Do you think that in decades from now we'll look back at these photos by Nate Kensinger the same way we look back now at this last brownstone standing on the Upper East Side in 1959?
Check out more of Kensinger's photos here, where he visually documents the arrested development state of Williamsburg. He notes: "Located at the epicenter of New York City's recent development boom, the neighborhood saw countless industrial buildings and row houses torn down by developers. In their place, dozens of luxury condominium towers were constructed, permanently altering the skyline. By July 2009, however, the area was 'littered with half-built shells of a vanished boom.' Like any gold rush, the aftermath of the frenzied push to develop Williamsburg has left permanent scars on the land."