Friday, January 20, 2012

Pacific Street (Brownsville)

From time to time I come down this block of Pacific on my way home from work. These buildings are close to Our Lady of Loreto, between Sackman & Eastern Parkway.  After a fierce campaign, the church was saved from the diocesan wrecking ball in 2010. Affordable housing units will be built around it, on its two acre site, & the church itself is to become a community center.  This area was once farmland owned by New York's first Italian American immigrant, Pietro Alberti.  Alberti came to New York in 1635.

It's well worth checking out the link for photos of the church - a very grand building indeed.  I don't like using other people's pictures without permission, so I'll just have to stop back & take some of my own. 

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