Everything Old Is New Again in Crown Heights

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I was born, grew up and still live in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The area was originally called “Crow Hill” due to a succession of hills running east to west, but the name was changed to Crown Heights in 1916 when Crown Street was cut through.

Historically, Crown Heights was very upscale where many prominent and affluent New Yorkers chose to live, but in the 60s and 70s that all changed.

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