Duck Avenue looking wets toward the setting sun, except there are no tourists here. They are all crowding Mallory Square, the beaches, odd roof tops and more familiar places.
New Town is where the business of key West carries on, shopping, homes with yards hold workers who have a grip albeit tenuous on homes not desired by snowbirds who just love Key West. These streets are wide and straight and not at all historic.
Homeless dudes hang here with their bicycles and their bundles just like they do in Old Town. Some aspects of Key West don't change no matter the neighborhood.
New affordable housing is popping up here at Flagler and Eleventh. Half million dollar homes on stilts complete with parking, air conditioning, they are waterproof structures with windows that close. Features you cannot count on when you buy a million dollar cottage where the writers used to live when Key West was bohemian.
Some people decided that stilts were a good idea after Hurricane Wilma flooded a third of the entire city. I've heard stilt homes derided in New Orleans as "olives on toothpicks." But dry in a flood.