Tammany Hall Never Sleeps, Memories of 1984 & 1986. @HarrySiegel, NYDN, Daily Beast.
05-02-2016 (Photo: 27, 1986, an enlightened crowd screams obscenities and heckles civil rights leaders marching against racism in #HowardBeach.) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules http://johnbatchelorshow.com/blog Twitter: @BatchelorShow Tammany Hall Never Sleeps, Memories of 1984 & 1986. @HarrySiegel, #NYDN, Daily Beast. “The scene is #WindsorTerrace, 1984. Just past #ParkSlope, it’s the rough start of outer Brooklyn, where neighborhoods start getting more ethnically defined and less expensive. Rowhouses with ceramic Virgin Marys and seasonal decorations out front and big families crammed inside line small streets that don’t quite connect, bisected by the Prospect Expressway and with foot bridges spanning that scar. It’s your classic nice, quiet place in the city, pretty much all Irish and #ItalianCatholics. Where people know your name, or they nod hello and watch as you walk past if not. “Enter 17-year-old Richard Wright, from Kingston, Jamaica, who’d arrived a year earlier to live with his mom, who’d bought a house here for about an eighth of what it would cost today, and his brother, sister and cousin. “My mom always believed in America,” Wright, now a lawyer, told me as we sat in front of the house, where he still lives. “It was a middle class neighborhood to her. She always strived for the best, for us.” “After a year here, he was an honor student at John Jay High School and an altar boy at the Church of the Holy Apostles, where his was one of the few Caribbean families. He felt that immigrant’s sense of arrival in the land of boundless opportunities…” http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/harry-siegel-neighborhood-article-1.2619363