When did Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights become part of >>> “SOUTHEAST BROOKLYN” <<< ?
Is this just more bad staff work by a bunch of anti-Asian, Anti-Chinese racists on Golden’s and Grimm’s staffs ?
This geographical gaff appeared in a statement posted on State Senator Golden’s home page about a “joint letter” sent to Mayor deBlasio: “I hope that the Mayor will take a hard look and work with us on this major problem, which is especially concerning since his City housing plan specifically mentions new up-zoning as a priority....” Rep. Grimm said. 'For generations, neighborhoods in southeast Brooklyn like Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights have resisted overdevelopment to preserve that signature character and quality of life that make them so great....' ” ( See “Rep. Grimm and Senator Golden Join Forces to Fight Illegal Home Conversions in Brooklyn” posted by Martin J. Golden, 6/19/14, Home Page New York State Senator Martin J. Golden [http://www.nysenate.gov/press-release/rep-grimm-and-senator-golden-join-forces-fight-illegal-home-conversions-brooklyn ]). The passage speaks for itself — however, it clearly misidentifies the location of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights as part of Southeast Brooklyn.
Maybe, both Golden and Grimm need to talk to Liam McCabe and ask him why he thinks the area they’re talking about is in "Southwest Brooklyn."
btw, since when is just sending a letter “fighting” — and isn’t it clear that this pitch about "this major problem, which is especially concerning" is aimed at the anti-Asian, anti-Chinese element of potential Golden and Grimm supporters, who have [f]or generations, [lived in] neighborhoods in ... Brooklyn like Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights [and who] have resisted overdevelopment to preserve that signature character and quality of life that make them so great..." ? ? ?
Isn’t this letter to the Mayor deBlasio a none-to-subtle appeal to racism in the rhetorically mis-located Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights “communities” by the joint staffs of Grimm and Golden ?
I’d love to hear any response that tries to deny it or explain any of this away.