How “Brooklyn” Killed Brooklyn

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To bring “urban living” to Brooklyn, developers demolished Reggie Bridges’s house and the homes of his neighbors. Reggie lived here for 56 years. On the site where he attended elementary school, a new public charter school affiliated with a conservative religious college will open this fall. Lifelong Brooklynites remember promises city leaders made them years ago and Les Paul Garner says his house might end up “the last house in Brooklyn.

photo by Obscura Lux

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