There are some neighborhoods that the visitor to New York City will likely never see and residents outside those neighborhoods will likely never visit either. Brownsville, East New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Bushwick are among them. These places often serve as bragging rights for those who grew up there. Surrounded by these neighborhoods is Broadway Junction.
I was literally stopped in my tracks - the tracks of a confluence of trains and a massive, hodgepodge conglomeration of structures with every disparate element imaginable - different colors and materials embellished with chain link fences crowned with barbed razor wire.
This is Broadway Junction, where East New York Avenue, Broadway, Jamaica Avenue, Fulton Street and Interboro Parkway pass, along with subway stations for the A, C, J, L, Z and the Long Island Railroad.
Nearby, at 1520 Herkimer Street, I happened across the Calvary Free Will Baptist Church. A perfect addition to the ultimate juxtaposition...