Italians in the 1970s ruled Carroll Gardens. This photo is from the sacred procession from Sacred Hearts St. Stephens church.
For renters who’ve loved Carroll Gardens for 6, 10, even 20 years, it would be hard to comprehend the pain of families who’ve lived her for three and four generations, now getting torn apart as the elders die off, leaving offspring to fight over multimillion dollar sale prices.
The stories of families torn apart by real estate is told in this must-read article in the New York Observer.
It’s the story of the Italian families who are losing their last remaining grips on Carroll Gardens, once a little Italy of Brooklyn.