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The Heights Report

Wedged between Park Slope and Fort Greene, Prospect Heights has always been the forgotten neighborhood at the heart of Brooklyn's brownstone revival, quietly evolving from seventies poverty to small-scale gentrification—until Frank Gehry's gargantuan Atlantic Yards project last year. Now, this diverse triangle-populated by Caribbean immigrants, African-Americans, and, increasingly, come-lately familes priced out of Park Slope—is a battleground for the meaning of Brooklyn. And it's a perfect illustration of the busts and boons of development: from Flatbush Avenue's invading chain stores to Eastern Parkway's beautifully renovated civic institutions, to the Richard Meier rising above Grand Army Plaza. ... Read the story

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