Sunday, April 16, 2006

Brooklyn




So beautiful yet so sad and telling of the unfortunate real estate situation in New York. Brooklyn has been the recent home for the artists of New York who fled Manhattan due to the high price real estate. For years they have been able to earn a living in much cheaper Brooklyn. Yet now even this neighborhood is coming under attack. Slowly but surely, land is being bought up by businesses and overtaking Brooklyn. It was quite ironic seeing this, as I was walking through the underdeveloped streets of Greenpoint I suddenly would come across a designer store; a sign of things to come. In probably a year Brooklyn will be bought up and developed.

There is a really interesting area of Brooklyn just west of Greenpoint and on the waterfront across from Manhattan. It a sort of junkyard/old dock that is largely deserted all but the few people that visit the area to relax. I went right on the short and sat down with my friend overlooking Manhattan. For such a secluded place, it is quite beautiful, and it’s a shame that it’s being threatened by the real estate developers.

We then went to the Hassidic Jew community just under the Williamsburg Bridge. I have to say, I have never seen a community quite like this one. All of them dress uniformly and usually have one or two strollers with them. Aside from the physical features, their behavior is remarkable. They all avoid eye contact and they appear to always be in a hurry. It’s as if they only come out when they have too.

9 comments:

Arman said...

Avoiding eye contact is a sign that the person in front of you either is hiding something or is lying.

Tania said...

Only in certain cultures. Every culture has its own definitions and connotations of the meaning of body language. For some cultures, avoiding eye contact is a sign of respect.

And Levon if you wanna see those Jews here, just go to Beverly Hills on a Saturday afternoon, same thing.

Arman said...

People who want to show respect by avoiding eye contact usually do it by keeping their heads down, while this guys usualy look side to side.

Besides why would "the Gods' people" show respect to uworthy people like us.

Tania said...

I just found out that Bush is going to make a surprise visit to Irvine this Monday, April 24th. I think we have to take advantage of the fact that he is so close, and go protest there on Monday. Imagine all the media coverage we will get. If this ends up being true, what do you guys think we should do?

Arman said...

Hey is that true ey...?


Hmmmm, we have a AEO chapter in Irvine maybe we can ask them.

Tania said...

I heard it on the news briefly that he is trying to make a low-key visit to California, and has extended his trip until Monday where he will be in Irvine at some event. Although, I briefly heard it, so I wasn't able to catch the details of where he will be, and I'm keeping my ears open to see if I can get any more details. If you guys are able to find any information, let me know as well.

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