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Crown Heights and the 1991 riots

Crown Heights was subject to the same rapid racial turnover that affected Brownsville, East New York, Canarsie, and other neighborhoods in the decades following World War II. But there was one major difference: one white group in Crown Heights didn’t … Continue reading

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Photos from Carnival 2012

My friend Helen and I went to yesterday’s 45th West Indian American Day Carnival. Held every Labor Day, it’s one of the largest parades in New York City. The procession follows Eastern Parkway from Crown Heights to Grand Army Plaza, … Continue reading

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