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  •  A lot of us are FROM Brooklyn (2+ / 0-)
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    I read somewhere during I think the 1980s that one out of every 52 Americans had been born in Brooklyn. I was, and the neighborhood-after-the-Lower-East-Side in East Flatbush where my mother's parents lived in the 1950s is now solidly Jamaican.

    What that article describes that's new is that for the past 20 years large numbers of people from elsewhere in the United States are moving TO certain areas in Northwest Brooklyn. As bbb says, newcomers. Thing is, they vote like the people who were already there. If newcomers suddenly overwhelm Borough Park, THEN we'll see a change in politics.

    -7.75, -8.10; . . . Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall (h/t cooper888)

    by Dave in Northridge on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 06:45:16 AM PST

    •  oh, don't get us started (1+ / 0-)
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      on the cesspool known as Brooklyn politics....

    •  Flatbush (0+ / 0-)

      used to be very Jewish (less orthodox than Borough Park and home to the well-known Brooklyn Jewish accent) and I was surprised when I saw what it's like now in DRA.

      "...and as I learned higher joys, so I learned neither to harm, nor to wish harm upon others." -Nietzche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

      by KingofSpades on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 09:09:13 AM PST

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    •  I was born there too (1+ / 0-)
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      I read somewhere during I think the 1980s that one out of every 52 Americans had been born in Brooklyn. I was, and the neighborhood-after-the-Lower-East-Side in East Flatbush where my mother's parents lived in the 1950s is now solidly Jamaican.
      And spent a fair amount of my childhood and young adulthood there. My family lived in Park Slope and Flatbush when both were heavily Irish.

      Flatbush, after a couple of centuries of being mostly Dutch with some English tossed in, became heavily Irish in the late 1800s. Then the Jewish families moved from the LES and Williamsburg. I have a voter registration list for Flatbush from about 1920. My Irish great-grandfather (who lived in the East 30s) was a machine Dem, but a lot of Jewish names are there listed as registered Socialists, the party of Debs.

      Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

      by fenway49 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 10:17:29 AM PST

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