Bodega today, Dunkin' Donuts tomorrow. Parts of Brooklyn are morphing into something else so fast that even high school students are documenting neighborhoods and following development. Some of them have been crusing Brooklyn neighborhoods like Williamsburg and Carroll Gardens with cameras, taking photos of buildings both before and after the wrecking balls, condo converters or new businesses arrive. The result of their efforts is the Urban Memory Project, whose website serves up some of the photos. There's also an exhibition at the Municipal Arts Society called "Lost in Transition: Williamsburg and Carroll Gardens" through the end of August, at which point some of the places they photographed are bound to be gone.
· Student Development [Brian Lehrer Show/WNYC]
· Lost in Transition: Williamsburg and Carroll Gardens [Urban Memory Project]