The Brooklyn Queens passes through its Carroll Gardens
open cut phase. The top view is approaching Kane Street and below
is approaching Congress St. The right side of the highway (or
at this point; lowway) is the gentrified brownstone oasis of
Carroll Gardens. For those of you familiar with the F train subway
line, that's the Bergen and Carroll Street stations. The neighborhood
to the left is sort of, part of Red Hook. It was long neglected,
but is now also gentrified. There's not much to it, because the
piers are only a block away. Carroll Gardens was one of those
old-line Italian neighborhoods, like Little Italy, West Greenwich
Village, Gravesend and parts of Bensonhurst. It still retains
much of the flavor of the old days.
Those who've seen the American Experience episode on PBS, about
Robert Moses, may recognise this part of the BQE, shown during
its construction on the show.