The canal is due for a cleanup and a Whole Foods is on the way. Census figures show that the boom is being fueled, at least in part, by an influx of young residents.
Shopping for Change on Franklin Ave.
BROOKLYN – On a recent Sunday at Bob and Betty’s Food Market in Crown Heights, a young white couple inspected some organic bananas, while an older black woman picked out a bouquet of roses.
The scene in the stylish, newly renovated grocery on Franklin Avenue, a commercial hub in Crown Heights, would be unimaginable 20 years ago. Back then, the neighborhood was best known for its race riots and drug trade.
But over the past decade, the neighborhood around Franklin Avenue has transformed.
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