Letters: Mar. 18, 1966

Don't Knock Brooklyn

Sir: Your Brooklyn story [March 11] nauseated me. Brooklyn isn't Sheepshead Bay, Fort Hamilton, Flatbush, Bensonhurst, Canarsie and Coney Island. They're foreign. Brooklyn is Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Fort Greene, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Red Hook—places like that, where you can't get foot-long hot dogs or Marianne Moore, but where you can hear Latin-American music blasting all night, where Al Capone is a martyr, where you can buy licorice for a penny, where you can get the best malted milks in the world. "Only 1% of the kids are still dese, dem and dose types,"...

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