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The Community

Community : a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

It is no secret that centered at the heart of Brooklyn Start is the sense of community along with conversation,

and the importance of both in our current world.

Due to the personal and cultural nature of the show, the creators wanted to provide informational insight into

the history of Brooklyn, New York, with specific references to the Canarsie neighborhood

and what is traditionally known as "Black Brooklyn".

Brooklyn's Last Village
Canarsie is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.

Between 1990 and 2000, the black population in
Canarsie, Brooklyn leaped from 10% to almost 60%.
This is the most drastic racial demographic shift
of any neighborhood in New York City.

Nowadays, many of Canarsie’s residents are Caribbean.
They once sought to have integrated neighborhoods,
but in seeking integration they found
only increasing segregation.

Here you can find links to more information regarding 
the Canarsie neighborhood, including demographics
and information regarding racial pressures
that ended up shaping the culture of this
once-prominent Brooklyn village.
Canarsie Community Health Profiles 2018
Racial Transition and Neighborhood Stability in Brooklyn
Anti-Gentrification Movement in Flatbush/Canarsie
New York Times Article on Rising  Canarsie Real-Estate Issue
Black Brooklyn
Black Brooklyn
Gentrification and Racial Segregation in Brooklyn
The Pace, and Face, of Gentrification
Black Branding and Community Resistance in Gentrifying Brooklyn
See How Hard Gentrification Has Hit Your NYC Neighborhood
If Brooklyn, New York was a city unto itself, it would
be the fourth largest city in the United States.
Among its many neighborhoods, there is a particular
set that has traditionally been called “Black Brooklyn”.

These neighborhoods include:
Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant or Bed-Stuy,
Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, and parts of Bushwick.

Over the past twenty years “Black Brooklyn” has seen extreme gentrification in these traditionally black neighborhoods.
Today “Black Brooklyn” continues to move further southeast
as a growing number of white people continue to
move into traditionally black neighborhoods.

Ironically, this integration has also created a new segregation. 

Explore links to more information regarding
"Black Brooklyn", including demographics and
information regarding biases that have
been and reshaping the community
for over 30 years. 
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