Greenpoint, Polish people and storefronts
March 25, Brooklyn NY
Greenpoint is rapidly changing.
For years it was possible to eat very inexpensive dishes like pierogis and borscht at many Polish restaurants. Or get delicious Polish donuts with rose or plum filling at one of the many bakeries.
The neighborhood is getting rapidly developed and new high rise luxury buildings are on their way, possibly transforming the quaint neighborhood in a similar way nearby Long Island City has.
New coffee shops like Budin or Grumpy charger $3 for a regular drip coffee and $5 - $10 for a cappuccino. I wonder when the leases of the old Polish business will be up if the business owners will be able to afford to stay. At Polonia restaurant $5 could get me a whole lunch, not just a cup of coffee.
I ran into a Polish lady at the Salvation Army store on Manhattan ave. She was wearing leopard print and brown. She told me she always wear no more than 2 colors only.
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