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 ! “