Photos: The Mysterious McMansions Of Mill Basin, Brooklyn

  Mill Basin was once best known for its abundant shellfish—crabs, oysters, and clams were aplenty in Jamaica Bay, the body of water the Brooklyn neighborhood overlooks. In the early 1900s the area took an industrial turn, and the landscape reflected that for decades. Sometime after WWII, however, residential development increased, and brick bungalows popped up all over the place. Presently, Mill Basin looks a lot more like Miami than Brooklyn, and that's because these quaint bungalows...

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