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Columbia Street

Columbia Street. Elis Shin, 2012
Columbia Street. Elis Shin, 2012
A quiet street parallel to the East River
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Residents of Columbia Street in Brooklyn call the neighborhood South Brooklyn, Red Hook, or more recently, Cobble Hill West. Populated by Puerto Ricans and Italians as early as the 1930s, the area still enjoys a diversity of people, commerce and lifestyles and an industrial maritime setting.