Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Back in the Day

I will be dropping a few articles here and there from Back in the Day to give some perspective about the recent political victories. Here's an interesting one about alliances...

Hasidic and Hispanic Residents in Williamsburg Try to Forge a New Unity
Published: Sunday, September 18, 1994

Division Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is just that: a demarcation line between Hasidic Jews, who live, for the most part, to the north, and Hispanic residents to the south. But there is no dividing the air over Williamsburg.
In that irrefutable fact lie the roots of a budding cooperation between two groups that have, for three decades, written a history of contention and sometimes violent confrontation.
"We all breathe the same air," said Luis Garden Acosta, president of El Puente (the Bridge), a nonprofit organization that provides services to Hispanic residents, particularly the young.

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