White Folks Moving Into Brooklyn....

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    1. "Mark Dunlea and his wife, Judith A. Enck, moved to Brooklyn from upstate New York two years ago. Last March, they breached the blurry Clinton Hill border to buy an apartment in a four-story condominium that had replaced an abandoned warehouse in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

    a. The couple say they do not feel like pioneers in the gentrification of Bedford-Stuyvesant, the neighborhood in central Brooklyn that traces its African-American roots to the early 19th century and has been the borough’s black cultural capital for decades.

    2. “We just feel so lucky to be in such a vibrant neighborhood,” ... “To us, if you’re going to move to New York City, one of the benefits is a really diverse neighborhood.”

    3. Over all, the neighborhood is now barely 60 percent black — down from 75 percent a decade ago. But in the older Bedford section west of Throop Avenue, according to the 2010 census, blacks have recently become a minority of the population for the first time in 50 years.

    4. Arthur Kell, 54, a jazz musician and composer who is white and who bought a brownstone in Bedford with two friends five years ago, said, “It seems to be similar to what I saw happen in Fort Greene starting in 1997.”

    5. In the past decade, the black population of Bedford dropped to 34,000 from 40,000, or to 49 percent from 69 percent. Meanwhile, the number of whites grew to more than 18,000, up from just over 2,000, or to 26 percent, up from 4 percent.

    6. From 2000 to 2010, the white population soared 633 percent — the biggest percentage increase of any major racial or ethnic group in any New York City neighborhood. In Central Harlem, meanwhile, the number of whites rose 400 percent,...

    7.On Greene Avenue, down the block from Mr. Dunlea and Ms. Enck, a four-family town house is listed at $1.5 million. An area that epitomized racial tension around a pizza parlor in Spike Lee’s 1989 film “Do the Right Thing” is now home to several Zagat-rated restaurants and to Nice (as in France) Pizza, which features a “La Baltique” pie topped with smoked salmon and heavy cream ($20 for the 16-inch version).

    8. “I have a solid peer group here,” said Ms. Wright, who is black. “The real gentrification is people staying instead of leaving.”
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    OH...noooozzzzz!
    Them whites takin' over!!!!
     
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    Part and Parcel with the CRA.

    Gentrification of many of New York's neighborhoods.

    It's not only minorities that are pissed either..here in Greenpoint..the Polish population are hopping mad about "us" yuppies taking over.
     
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    I see your pic....you mean "puppies."
     
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    I hate the term "gentrification". It's America. People move in, people move out. No single ethnic group owns a neighborhood for eternity.

    Ask the Natives.
     
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    You just keep believing that...wait 'til my peeps have you surrounded!
     
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    I heard the same thing is happening in Harlem.
     
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    Wait?

    Koreatown, Manhattan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Food is great, however.. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Happening?

    It's happened.

    Many parts of Harlem are untouchable by middle class folks.
     
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    Alot of those people that lived there before had to leave there altogether because its too expensive, when I lived in Richmond Virginia my barbershop consisted primarily of barbers from the Bronx and Harlem who left because of the cost of living.
     
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    It's a lie!!!!


    Here's the real reason folks are leavin'...


    "MYFOXNY.COM -
    The board hand-picked by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that must approve his ban of selling large sugar-filled drinks at restaurants might be looking at other targets.

    The New York City Board of Health showed support for limiting sizes of sugary drinks at a Tuesday meeting in Queens. They agreed to start the process to formalize the large-drink ban by agreeing to start a six-week public comment period.

    At the meeting, some of the members of board said they should be considering other limits on high-calorie foods.

    One member, Bruce Vladeck, thinks limiting the sizes for movie theater popcorn should be considered.

    "The popcorn isn't a whole lot better than the soda," Vladeck said.

    Another board member thinks milk drinks should fall under the size limits.

    "There are certainly milkshakes and milk-coffee beverages that have monstrous amounts of calories," said board member Dr. Joel Forman."

    Read more: Health panel talks about wider food ban - New York News | New York Breaking News | NYC Headlines
     

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