East Park Side
East Park Side is a neighborhood in decline; historically home to a cross section of Gotham’s upper middle and lower upper classes, the rising crime rate in Central Heights and Cobble Hill has triggers a new round of “White Flight” as the wealthier residents abandoned their brownstones for homes in new developments in Somerset and Bristol Townships. In the wake of this, property values are declining and more of the once stylish town homes are being sub-divided into apartment buildings or commercial properties. The crime rate is not the issue in East Park Side that it is in Central Heights; the new residents of the neighborhood, while of a lower socio-economic class, are no less hard working than those who they are replacing.
East Park Side Locations of Note
Ciao Bella [pg 84]
Gotham Arms Hotel [pg 95]
[[Cameron’s by the Park]] [pg 88]
the Orpheum Theater [pg 106]
Images of East Park Side
Tired factory workers walking home at night.
Bicyclists weaving through heavy traffic and dodging crowded busses.
Crates of fruit and vegetables outside the corner bodega.
The sound of a Negro spiritual wafting out of the Apollo Street Baptist Church.
Back to Downtown.