I think Gerritsen may have been my favorite neighborhood along the project route. There was something really unique about the area - small closely packed houses on little streets. Its the kind of area where neighbors can't help but be in each others business. I met a gentleman on one corner who grew up in Gerritsen, his aunt's house was a block away, grandma a few blocks on. He had since left for Staten Island, but his brother bought a house in the area. He said there were lots of extended families in Gerritsen. Two blocks later, sure enough, we met his brother.