START SPREADING THE NEWS – NEW YORK CITY – WILLIAMSBURG , AND THE WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE .

Your  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  has  brought  you  to  Brooklyn .

You  discovered  from  your  guidebook  that  Brooklyn  is  known  as  ”  The  borough  of  Churches  and  Houses .  ”

You  think  that  they  should  have  added  bridges ,  too .

As  the  three  of  you  get  off  the  train  and  walk  around ,  many  of  the  old  buildings  look  like  they  were  banks  at  one  time .

There’s  a  reason  for  this .

Before  Brooklyn  merged  with  Manhattan ,  it  was  the  major  banking  capital  of  New  York  City .

The  three  of  you  are  in  the  section  of  Brooklyn  known  as  Williamsburg .

It  was  mostly  German  for  a  time ,  but  after  World  War  I  I ,  it  was  settled  by  Jews  coming  from  Europe .

Today  this  area  is  very  diverse .

You  all  are  standing  in  the  middle  of  the  city  where  a lot  of  German  butcher  shops  were .

Your  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  of  New  York  City  has  brought  you  to  Williamsburg  because  you  all  have  a  reservation  at  the  famous  Peter  Lueger  Steakhouse ,  which  is  across  the  street  from  where  you  are  now .

Willamsburg ,  or  ”  Willyburg  ”  as  it’s  called ,  is  known  for  something  else .

Forget  about  Atlanta  and  Athens ,   Georgia calling  themselves  ”  The  Indie  music  capital  of  America  ” .

It’s  actually  right  here  in  Williamsburg .

Right  above  you  is  the  Williamsburg  Bridge ,  which  separates  Brooklyn  from  Lower  Manhattan .

Except  for  the  grey  arches ,  the  bridge  is  actually  red .

Why  none  of  you  know .

Much  to  your  cousin’s  dismay ,  you  can’t  walk  over  this  bridge .

Just  bicycles  are  allowed .

It’s  almost  time  for  your  dinner  reservations  at  Peter  Lueger  Steakhouse ,  but  you  can’t  resist  taking  a  picture  of  the  sign  that’s  right  on  the  bridge  going  towards  the  city .

It  says  all  that  you  need  to  know  about  this  section  of  Brooklyn .

”  LEAVING  BROOKLYN .  OY  VEY !  “

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