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9) Brooklyn Social Clubs
They still exist. These groups of guys—older, they're always older—who hang out together on chairs outside of their storefronts, smoking cigarettes, talking a little, staring out at their neighborhoods. They disappear inside for a while, talking about their...well, who knows what? I certainly don't. I'm about as far from being in one of these clubs as a person could be. But they are a part of the fabric of many Brooklyn neighborhoods: Bensonhurst, Sheepshead Bay, and Carroll Gardens—the hood where men like this were immortalized in "Motherless Brooklyn." Even as their neighborhoods change around them, they'll still be there, drinking their espressos, watching.