lucky_dog 9:35pm, 14 August 2008
it was a working class neighborhood that was wiped clean off the map to make way for some robert moses project that at the last minute was cancelled. As for the vacant land, sheldon silver (who was the assemblyman ) of that area at the time, made sure that it sat vacant until this day.

www.villagevoice.com/2008-08-12/columns/the-shame-of-spea...

"Consider the facts: In 1967, the city cleared the last of some 2,000 residents and nearly 400 small businesses from the site. This was urban renewal at its destructive peak, demolishing tenements and evicting longtime residents with the feeble pledge that public good and betterment would result. Once new housing was constructed, residents were assured, they'd be first in line. Like most inner-city urban-renewal sites, minorities got the bulk of the eviction notices: Two-thirds of those moved off the land were black and Latino; one-third were white."
YoshiRobot [deleted] 9 years ago
Thanks for posting this link. I've often wondered about these ugly parking lots and how useless they seem.
TomBrooklyn Posted 6 years ago. Edited by TomBrooklyn (member) 6 years ago
lucky_dog wrote
Like most inner-city urban-renewal sites, minorities got the bulk of the eviction notices: Two-thirds of those moved off the land were black and Latino; one-third were white."
If this is the case, how come the remaining population was almost all Black and Latino? What happened to the Whites?
TomBrooklyn 6 years ago
lucky_dog wrote
Like most inner-city urban-renewal sites, minorities got the bulk of the eviction notices: Two-thirds of those moved off the land were black and Latino; one-third were white."
If this is the case, how come the remaining population in the surrounding area was almost all Black and Latino? What happened to the Whites?
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