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Re: “Ranking the 13 Most Livable Neighborhoods in Brooklyn

Half of the people talking crap know nothing about the history of brooklyn... and theywant to talk about the "real brooklyn" the real brooklyn (original brooklyn) was not riddled with drugs gangs crackhead and stick up kids like it is today.. the real brooklyn was filled with educated cultrally diverse people home to some of the city's most famous artist.. the brooklyn you are talking about started in the 80s along with the crack epidemic.. read a book before you talk like you know something.

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Posted by Brian Rivera on 04/03/2014 at 9:19 AM

Re: “What to Expect When You're Expecting Butt Sex

Dear (what do i do) I think if you want to get into the mood to go there with your boyfriend and videos and research have scared you then look up anal erotica as that will be more apt to put you in that frame of mind. As reading about it in a non icky fashion will help you to think about it as a more intimate experience then something to be laughed at or looked at on a porn as porn is not really real . You might could relate better to a person in a erotic story.

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Posted by verucatopanga on 03/26/2014 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Ranking the 13 Most Livable Neighborhoods in Brooklyn

Also, when I was 6 yrs old I went to Brownsville Boys club day camp. It later became the number 2 murder capital of NY and home of a nice little fella named Mike Tyson who admitted himself you couldn't walk 2 blocks there without getting turned upside down by the bigger kids so they could shake the change out of your pockets and rob you. It was a zoo, in his own words. How did we Brooklynites ever let that happen? And then the next neighborhood and the next. And we kept thinking the law, the politicians would step in!!! But still we had so many good areas left we never thought an overly zealous mayor would just do everything he could to make sure not one group could have their own area anymore.80% of us who wanted to die of old age overlooking the lovely avenues and stores and beaches we grew up near were chased away by thugs to areas where our fsamilies come see us once every 2 yrs if we are lucky. And they never mentioned this mayors name as the one who gave away NY. Let me prove a point if I may folks. Can any of us who are not of color just waltz around many,many areas in Brooklyn anymore? No. Why not? Because they dont want diversity there and we RESPECT THEIR WISHES! Too bad no one respected ours. Brooklyn may get some of its appeal back, and it may draw in some money people, but the days of having choices of who you stroll down the street with at night are gone forever. Thats not America anymore. I lost my whole family because they had to leave the area of BKLYN I grew up and wanted to die in.Whole generations of different peoples: Italians, Jews, Irish, Polish, Puerto Ricans,West Indians,Africans, etc, who spent decades to afford a house in bklyn were chased out in a few years of forced bussing and OVER diversification,families never to be together again. Why isnt there a list for those people??? They make a list for everything else here. -( Did we have to make chop suey out of ALL of Brooklyn?
Case in point: Remember Harlem in the 30's and 40's? It was so lovely. Blacks and whites went to the same clubs and enjoyed the same things.Billie Holiday and Lena Horne were the voice of NY for ALL of us. How did that happen? NOBODY FORCED IT ON US. Maybe that should be the civil rights lesson of the 20th century. Nobody wins when you make people do anything. Nature sprouts her trees when shes good and ready, not when you want it. And nature has been around a lot longer than Brooklyn. Should we learn something from her, maybe?

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Posted by Marc V on 03/23/2014 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Ranking the 13 Most Livable Neighborhoods in Brooklyn

The sad part as a native from 55 yrs ago is that race is the real issue and as usual its being covered up...again.We cant even talk about it nicely. What does "livable" areas really mean? To me it means LOW CRIME. PERIOD! I can say this....Brooklyn was in its heyday in the 50's and maybe 60's. Period. Then suddenly a new mayor and political regime was voted in by a minority vote in the early 70's, forced change upon people who not only didnt want it...but it made the REAL natives of Brooklyn of ALL races, have to leave NY altogether.(How are those people doing?) Because it wasn't good enough to have Little Italy for Italians, China Town for Chinese, Williamsburg for Blacks and Jews and Bay Ridge for Italians as we enjoyed for 75 yrs.If you wanted to mix you mixed, you didnt, you didnt. Nothing was forced on you or your kids. But No...we had to get a mayor who just threw us all together with forced busing into schools and new projects and low income housing erected right in the middle of beautiful happy neighborhoods with no warnings...until the graffiti and broken windows started. (and we never even knew it was happening at first) whether we liked it or not.TO BE HONEST VERY FEW OF US WERE MAN ENOUGH TO SAY A DARN THING! It didnt benefit anyone at the time. And by the way, a "nice " neighborhood was judged then is the way it should be judged now...........with one question: Can you stay out past dark and feel safe outside? " No? Then its unlivable. Period.(At least to 95% of Brooklynlites) And for those who feel Brooklyn was for those who couldn't afford Manhattan, what planet is that guy on? MOST, yes most Manhattanites couldn't afford Manhattan. You couldnt live there and own a car too unless you were in Donald Trumps crowd and could afford $350 month parking in 1977! NY was awful for many for that reason so brooklyn was second best but still wonderful. Manhattan was for the rich only to live in, and Brooklyn became so overly diverse, we had no idea who was living on what block anymore, nobody knew their neighbors or spoke their language by the early 80's. And NOBODY likes to live where you dont know what lies 2 blocks up ahead. Not bangers and not the rich. So the real Brooklyn is gone. All of you under 40 will never know the joy of hanging out safely at 1am at your local diner, never ever seeing a fight break out, always knowing where you'd be safe just by the look and feel that block had. Places that stayed open to eat till 2am because there was no crime and you could hang out at the Canarsie pier ALL night, EJ Corvettes. Jahns Ice Cream Parlor, Roosevelt Raceway(where taking a date to the races at night was cool, fun and you had Drive In movies all around.), Brighton Beach Ave, where you could go to the movies at 9pm, come out at 11pm and THEN go for a stroll on the boardwalk. You could watch free fireworks in Brighton on the board walk every tuesday night.YOU DIDNT HARDLY NEED MONEY TO LIVE AND SMELL THE ROSES BACK IN THE 60'S-70'S. If you arent over 45, you missed it all. The word diversity never came up because if you wanted it,you knew where to find it and if you didnt, you had that CHOICE too. Didn't America, especially Brooklyn, used to be about having choices? Now over 80% of us over 50 yrs old now got "pushed out" to put it nicely. (actually we ran for our life)Yuh want to make a list on how nice the areas are, where we are stuck at in Florida too? LOL

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Posted by Marc V. on 03/23/2014 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Ranking the 13 Most Livable Neighborhoods in Brooklyn

no ratings for bay ridge, no mention for dyker heights, where the quality of life beats any neighborhood in new york.

Posted by Vin on 03/23/2014 at 11:35 AM

Re: “5 Brooklyn Artists You Need To Know

Exactly who cares what they have to say if we dont know if their art is any good? Anyway you forgot Peter Caine who so your list is moot.

Posted by Michael Wolf on 03/12/2014 at 11:26 PM

Re: “5 Brooklyn Artists You Need To Know

I totally agree. I am more interested in what kind of art they do than what they look like.

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Posted by Charmant on 03/12/2014 at 7:58 PM

Re: “5 Brooklyn Artists You Need To Know

Maybe someone at L should have thought to put a sample of each artists work instead of a GQ shot!

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Posted by Squiggy on 03/12/2014 at 1:33 PM

Re: “5 Brooklyn Artists You Need To Know

Graig Kreindler should be on this list.

Posted by Billy H on 03/12/2014 at 12:44 PM

Re: “The Rise and Fall and Rise of Jenny Slate

Yes, mark - she is the bitter loser. right.

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Posted by chris on 03/11/2014 at 4:54 PM

Re: “What to Expect When You're Expecting Butt Sex

When my wife caught me dressing up in a tinkerbell outfit she told me i had been a bad little girl and bad little girls get spankings so she pulled down my lacy panties and started spanking me then told me to bend over and take it like a good little fairy .guess she kinda knew all along so she pulled out a strap on and pushed me down into the bed and fucked me for what seemed like a blissful eternity it hurt a little at first but then became very very pleasureable it was exhilerating the only problem now is that I wonder how it feels to have a guy fill your ass with steamy cum. I'll bet it's nice.

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Posted by danny on 03/09/2014 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Ranking the 13 Most Livable Neighborhoods in Brooklyn

I read the article with interest and have being reading the various articles about Brooklyn and its history. My relative lives in Bed Sty and I have observed over the years the gentrification of the area and the demographic change which I think is good. Now certain parts of Brooklyn are suddenly becoming hip and very very expensive to live in yet years ago, if I can dear say the (white population did not want to live there, but now are and the student increase due to the Pratt college is in the area. How some of forget our history. Gentrification should be for all, but lets not forget the communities that made Brooklyn what it is today.

Posted by Crystal on 03/08/2014 at 11:10 AM

Re: “18 Brooklyn Dates: One for Every Conceivable Dating Scenario

Art date illustration got her high beams on.

Posted by justsayin' on 03/01/2014 at 12:26 PM

Re: “25 Cheap Things To Do in NYC

I hate paying full price for anything. For restaurant deals and bar specials in NYC I use 365 Guide New York City. www.365guidenyc.com It saves me a ton.

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Posted by Anna Edwards on 02/25/2014 at 2:54 PM

Re: “The Rise and Fall and Rise of Jenny Slate

Jan, what have you done with your life? My guess is nothing...you sound like a bitter loser.

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Posted by mark on 02/22/2014 at 12:58 PM

Re: “What to Expect When You're Expecting Butt Sex

my boyfriend has done it with other people and he wants me to do it with him but im scared to and he told me to look up anal sex and watch a video and so I did but that only made me more scared and now im kind of terrified to do it and I am scared that he will do it next time we have sex and he doesn't live in the same state at the moment so I have some time to really research it and find out as much as I can but this is the only thing that I have found on this subject that is making me feel like it wont be so bad what I saw from that video made it seem like the worst thing ever but uh I don't know do you have anymore information on it or any website's I could go to, to get more information on this topic????????????????????????????

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Posted by what do i do on 02/20/2014 at 5:20 PM

Re: “The Rise and Fall and Rise of Jenny Slate

I just do not like this woman. she is not very attractive and her voice is far from it as well. In each role I've seen of her, she acts whiny and annoying and I can never bring myself to call her funny. There is a reason why this woman was canned from SNL after 1 season. She's a hack.

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Posted by jan on 02/18/2014 at 4:23 PM

Re: “The 2014 Brooklyn Bar Awards

This list is a joke for a number of reasons, but mainly for no mention of The Gate, the first craft beer bar opened in Brooklyn back in 1997, long before the many posers and pretenders jumped on the microbrew bandwagon, and still going strong today.

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Posted by Mackey Williams on 02/16/2014 at 1:20 PM

Re: “The 2014 Brooklyn Bar Awards

Battery Harris: not on "Harris Street"

Posted by yo yo pa on 02/14/2014 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Community of ‘Whatevers’

"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

The New Colossus, Emma Lazarus
(at The Statue of Liberty)

Posted by Susan NYC on 02/07/2014 at 11:03 AM

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