Brooklyn's growing pains.....hurts all New Yorkers
These last few days have spotlighted the ugly side of Brooklyn in the news unfortunately with shootings and other horrible street crimes. With Brooklyn striving to dust off it's grime and shine with thriving new small businesses, new residents,new housing developments and plans for more community spaces... it may be time to pause and take a look at the why's.
the excitement sorrounding Brooklyn's reinassance, begs to question, are we displacing, and making this borough increasingly unsustainable for the old residents causing a disastrous tipping point? I hope not. Because I still see the shine through the grit and love to share with outsiders how much of a neighborhood this outerborough is. It is more than these awful events. We do have a sense of pride and community, we have the best Borough President in the world and he really lives and loves Brooklyn.....all of it.
The underpinning of these last few days really brings the national dialogue of gun control closer to home.
It's my prayer that the Brooklyn I envision will be able to accommodate both the old and new, the rich and the poor in a holistic mosaic.