The inevitable arrival of Lululemon is only the latest affront to Williamsburg. And nobody knows that better than the Italian community that has been there since the mid-1800s. As Leonora Russo, the “Queen of Williamsburg,” told us before she died in November, the neighborhood is “growing so fast… They started building condos, condos, and condos. It’s all we have now, condos, condos.” While longstanding traditions such as the Giglio Feast have survived that hyper-gentrification, East Williamsburg’s Italian Americans are feeling the pinch. We spoke to three life-long residents about what has changed, and what’s left today. Play the above sound file to hear their story.