Remember 2011? That gritty, dangerous era when Williamsburg didn’t have its own artisinal olive oil store? It was downright barbaric. Online group ParentsAtTheEdge remember. The condo dwellers formed their own online group to talk about such important matters and Gawker was generous enough to share some choice quotes leaked by of the group’s members:
Believe it it not, two to three years ago when many of us moved into our apartments, we were pioneers and this section of Williamsburg was still the Wild, Wild West. We were surrounded by warehouses, vacant lots, empty retail stores and half-finished/abandoned condo projects.
replied another Edge parent:
As for kent circa 2009- I remember looking out my window here and they were literally creating the extension of the street past kent avenue in front of our bldg. I also remember hoping that they would put in a traffic light at the intersection because crossing felt like a game of Frogger! Wild West indeed! .