Opinion: The Sad Reality of Gentrification As JAY-Z Highlights Changing Brooklyn on …

It’s a last minute “let’s-catch-up” meeting with a homegirl who I haven’t seen in ages. We are riding the J train to the L train in Brooklyn and she notices some things have changed since our last visit. Her: We still in Brooklyn? (Note: Her orientation sucks.) Me: Bed-Stuy. Her: Bed-Stuy! So many White people now… Me: Yup, gentrification will do that…and…
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