Passing by A Flophouse in Bushwick

bushwick streetscape neptune hotel
sign for the neptune hotel
June 2, 2014

I try to walk a few blocks out of my known territory every other day to add what was yesterday's frontier to tomorrow's familiar spaces. I want to get a sense of place relative to where I'm living now. I want to learn where I can work, where the viable coffices are. I need to learn where I can buy food, like real groceries and not bodega meals. I was wandering south-easternly down Broadway when I saw Neptune Hotel.

How weird. Hotels are rare in Brooklyn. Hotels that aren't part of a franchise are rare everywhere. What hotels are nearby are boutique luxury experience hotels. If Neptune is a legitimate working hotel or even a flophouse, who stays there?

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