There Goes the Neighborhood

May 4, 2017
By Lucas_m.525 BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
Lucas_m.525 BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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The deli around the block has closed
The shelves are all cleared out
Takis and iced honey buns
I’ll have to do without

Famous Ray’s has closed down too
Replaced by a hair salon
The cafés and the corner stores
All seem to be gone.

The rent is high, the money’s low
The chain stores are at hand
A book store falls to Barnes & Noble
Always eager to expand.

The bulldozers are rolling
The wrecking balls, they sway
And where my favorite toy store was
There now stands a Chipotle.



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on May. 8 2017 at 6:18 pm
littleseed SILVER, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
You want to be doing things when this world is still quiet: the quietness and uncrowdedness is your fuel." -Nicholoson Baker "A Box of Matches"

I had to do a project on gentrification which I knew nothing about and I had to do research and a powerpoint and all that. But this is so much better than all the work I did. You summed it up so well!


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