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Despite Hardship, Residents of East New York Look Ahead

By Ivan Garcia • Dec 23rd, 2011 • Category: Editorial, Lead Story

By Ivan Garcia Empty lots, abandoned buildings, foreclosed houses and shuttered businesses populate the working-class neighborhood of East New York. As communities around the U.S. have been impacted by the economic crisis, it falls on the residents to determine their future. East New York has long been called “the ghetto,” by locals and outsiders alike, [...]