The difference a few blocks makes has always been a trademark in many NYC neighborhoods, but none as stark as the discrepancies between East New York and Cypress Hills Brooklyn. Atlantic Avenue serves as the buffer zone between a litter free suburban-like enclave and crime ridden hornet’s nest of rampant low income shacks and despair. Amazing how an avenue without even a wall can totally demarcate two totally different neighborhoods and provide residents with a physical barrier from the poor people in addition to the steel fences and bars around all first story windows. After the jump we present the houses you’d expect to find on Long Island, not a few blocks away from Broadway Junction.