Sent in by Who Walk in Brooklyn:
When I walked through the neighborhood the other day I was amazed to see the final results of the crack epidemic. Instead of seeing my old friends and neighbors emaciated and pale like zombies, what I saw was more stark and depressing. The city has changed the zoning and construction codes for the community. The generation old texture of one family homes has been supplanted by multi-story multiple dwellings that have no regard or respect for the scale of the community.
These multiple dwellings are filled to the gills with round the clock renters who tax all the neighborhoods resources especially the infrastructure (roads, water and sewer services). This becomes especially pronounced since their isn’t enough mass transportation to move people in and out of this community efficiently. This is real estate racism.
REAL ESTATE RACISM
Keep in mind that when the city hauls out the renderings of the "shiny new" Willets Point, they are allowing this to happen to existing housing on the other side of the park. This photo is just the tip of the iceberg - click the link if you really want to toss your cookies.