Posted by Eddie
on Monday, September 3rd 2018:
In Reply to: Re: The old days posted by jack delaney on Sunday, September 2nd 2018:
Ah, good discussion. My views: you're fooling yourself if you think you could walk "anywhere" at 2am in Brooklyn in the "good old days." Red Hook? Nasty place from the 1920s to 1990s. You didn't walk there at 2am, for sure. Bushwick? Not safe since post-WWII. Bed-Sty? Downhill in the 50s. Even Bensonhurst in the 50s and 60s was not safe due to a large number of turf-gangs, *especially* if you weren't lily-white. We all fondly remember our little neighborhood enclaves and think of them as safe little edens. But Brooklyn, like almost all of NYC, has always had its depressed neighborhoods, with different ethnicities and different cultures, and as we can see by looking at the entire western edge of the borough today, changes are radical and never-ending.
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