Posted by jack delaney
on Saturday, September 8th 2018:
I'm not a demographer, but let me just observe this:
When we're talking about nostalgic "Brooklynites", we're talking about our enclaves. That plus our "yute" results in our viewpoint. I always felt safe in Prospect Heights, I could come home at 3 AM with no problem.
You don't see many posts on this Board from people who grew up in bad neighborhoods. Maybe their memories are not the same.
I have this theory -- It runs like this.
If your parents pushed you and you had the brains, you took a path to sucess. You joined the police or Fire departments or became a doctor or lawyer. Doesn't really matter.
As soon as you could,you moved out of the "bad" neighborhood. That left the bad neighborhood with a shortage of the brightest people (including their kids) and an expanding population.
It was expanding into your enclaves. So you moved. That was white flight.
Now Brooklyn is changing again. It's a matter of money of course.
Places in Manhattan have skyrocketed in cost so Brooklyn is becoming the place to be.
This in turn squeezes the expanding bad neighborhoods. It's becoming too costly to live even there.
So you have an explosion brewing.
I don't have a good answer here --- it's just an observation.
Anyone got any thoughts on this?
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