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Old Posted Jan 14, 2018, 10:42 PM
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And re. "does NYC have an Hyde Park/Kenwood type neighborhood", I would say not really, but closest would be Flatbush, which transitioned from white to black in the 1970's, but never really lost its affluent white population, and, while the racial dynamics have shifted again, remains pretty integrated. I have friends in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and it feels like 1980's Cosby Show. But this is slightly different because almost all Flatbush blacks are of West Indian descent.

Fort Greene would be another option, but Fort Greene feels less kumbaya. It has lots of affluent people (black and white, though more white these days) and poor blacks in public housing. It's also extremely expensive and bougie these days. It's also kinda creative and "Hollywood" (tons of people are involved in entertainment industry). People like Erykah Badu.
Isn't a lot of the white population in Flatbush Orthodox Jews rather than your white liberal gentrifier demographic?
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Old Posted Jan 15, 2018, 6:08 PM
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Isn't a lot of the white population in Flatbush Orthodox Jews rather than your white liberal gentrifier demographic?
Kinda. "Flatbush" used to encompass a lot more neighborhoods than today. The Orthodox Jews who live in "Flatbush" are really in Midwood and Kings Highway neighborhoods.

In the old days, everything in Central Brooklyn was Flatbush, but nowadays it usually just refers to the neighborhoods immediately southeast of Prospect Park, which doesn't have Orthodox Jews.

But old-timers will call everything in Central Brooklyn "Flatbush", and you'll have, for example, "Yeshivah of Flatbush", which isn't really anywhere near what most folks consider Flatbush these days.
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