Posts Tagged: Crown Heights
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Checking In With the American Conversation About Gentrification

A sign goes up in a rapidly changing New York neighborhood. It contains this joke. On Facebook, a reasonable demand for an apology: "This is racist at worst and insensitive at best."

A survey of the responses: — "Cruelty"?!? Really? Don't make everything a race issue, princess.

—^^ Agreed. Sickening – Typical transplant bullshit. Go elsewhere with this – we don't want this here. Honestly, I'm so sick and tired of all the nubies that need to act up like this – Here's a thought: MOVE TO FLORIDA. IT'S VERY HIP AND SUPREMELY IRONIC THERE.

—Phew almost went off topic there. Anyway, this sign does not offend me.

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The Tragedy of 1375 Dean Street, Brooklyn

Why, look, it's "the Only Known Freestanding, Mid-19th Century Wooden Country House Remaining in the Northwestern Section" of Crown Heights!

A brief recent history: 2006: Landmarked by the city; sold for $800,000. 2007: Listed for sale at $799,000. 2008: Listed for sale at $699,000. 2009: Listed for sale at $425,000. 2010: Currently listed for sale at $299,900.