Friday, November 14, 2014

Sad Story of Carroll Gardens Families Torn Apart by Real Estate Goldrush

Photo: MK Metz
 The New York Observer has come out with an article about long-time Italian Carroll Gardens families torn apart as the new generation of home owners cash in on grandma's brownstone.

The "tidal waves of cash and transplanted Manhattanites that have rolled over the leafy streets of this onetime blue-collar Italian neighborhood have altered the landscape," Chris Erikson writes.

In some cases, the family turns on the sibling who stayed behind to take care of elderly family members. In others, they try to get rid of the elderly "leftovers" while they are still alive.

And so it goes.

As Brownstone Money Rushes into Carroll Gardens, Families Fall Apart [New York Observer]

(via South Brooklyn Post)

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