Monday, November 25th, 2013

White Woman Wants Your Home

I was thinking about writing a dissertation on gentrification and race in Brooklyn but yesterday's New York Times' real estate section had this photo and caption on its front page so I guess it's covered.

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Flaneur (#998)

I hear you, Choire, but I don't know if this is quite the example you're looking for. The Huxtables lived in Brooklyn Heights, then as now not a particularly black neighborhood. The point was that they were distinctively African-American but also just like any other well-off family, down to living among other well-off families without regard to race.

migraineheadache (#1,866)

The actual exterior in the show is a house on Leroy in the West Village which says something about something I guess.

macartney (#1,889)

You shouldn't be so rude to Kate Baldwin. What has she ever done to you, Choire? Oh, you had to sit through Big Fish? Well then, troll away Sicha, troll away.

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