Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Brooklyn's Racist Fucking Real Estate

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 1:17 PM

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850 Park Avenue New York
While Brooklyn realtors were segregating the races, Manhattan realtors were segregating the boroughs. From a 1995 issue of New York magazine: "The dentist had a Brooklyn accent and a Jewish name. The board rejected him. Would a dentist with the same 'financials,' the right medical school, the right clubs and no Brooklyn accent have been accepted? [One coop resident] thinks so." [photo]

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Henry Stewart is the Culture Editor at The L Magazine and Brooklyn Magazine. He has always lived in Brooklyn.

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