A pleasant block in Stuyvesant Heights
More Stuyvesant Heights brownstones
I did try, honestly I did. About a week before Christmas, I wandered out into Bedford-Stuyvesant, a rich and varied neighborhood, but I didn’t enjoy it. Too much stopping to take my gloves off, snap a picture, put the gloves back on, etc.; and much too chilly to be pleasant. Even my photos didn't come out very well, maybe my hands were shaking and blurring the image.
A house on MacDonough Street
St. Philip's Anglican Episcopal Church on MacDonough Street
There are some beautiful blocks in the
Brower Park, the Kingston Avenue side
Prospect Place off Kingston Avenue across from Brower Park
Above and below are some blocks in
Statue of Robert Fulton in Fulton Park
Chauncey Street along the edge of Fulton Park
Further west, several blocks beyond
First Church of God in Christ, Kingston Ave. & Park Place
Also on the edge of Stuyvesant Heights is one of the more interesting looking Carnegie Libraries, the Macon Branch, now undergoing some renovation. It's at Lewis Ave. and Macon St. I've tracked down most of Brooklyn's Carnegie Libraries since all but, I think, three still remain. I'll get to them later in the spring also.
And just for comparison's sake: Boys High School (pictured in a previous post) and Girls High School a few blocks away. Both were designed by the same architect.
Boys High School (above)
Girls High School (below)
From the size of the buildings I'd say they expected a lot more boys than girls to go to high school!
I suppose I could use the winter months to add photos from summer walks that I didn’t put in here earlier, but that depends. I still try to walk home from