Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Gretsch Building

Another shot from the Williamsburg Bridge - Brooklyn Side. The graffiti on the nearby rooftop caught my eye. It's big and bold and I like it! But, There's another story here. The large building in the background looks a lot different than it did 20 years ago, when it was a rundown old former factory of the Gretsch Musical Instruments Company. Like other companies, Gretsch abandoned Williamsburg and moved elsewhere. But, Williamsburg has seen a renaissance recently with an influx of young, affluent residents. The Gretsch Building, which still has "Gretsch Building No. 4" painted at the top, has been converted to luxury apartments.

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