These 2 clips were taken within 1-2 blocks of where we are staying in Brooklyn near the Franklin stop (generic photo included). This is a wonderfully diverse yet rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, with great Caribbean and Soul food mixed with hip new Brooklyn eateries and bearded baristas. Last night we heard the call to prayer which was quite beautiful and I knew I had to capture that moment (clip 1).
I often stop at the end of a long day by the local Popeye's for a biscuit and some iced tea (where else should I go, given the wealth of possibilities within walking distance?)--Popeye's does make a mean biscuit. Last year I noticed that the restaurant had moved across the street. Then a few months later, the entire block where the original Popeye's had been located was torn down to make way for a new development (captured in the construction sounds). The buildings immediately to the left of these townhouses are all gone now, only to make way for another generic development--very demoralizing.