A Saturday, October 15th Community Event!

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Cypress Hills Senior Center at 3208 Fulton Street is located on the corner of Richmond St and Fulton St, two blocks from the Crescent Street stop off the J/Z.

On Saturday October 15th, available students and I made our way out to the “Cypress Hills Local Development Corp. Rent Freeze and Exemption Information Session.” Held at the Cypress Hills Senior Center (3208 Fulton Street, Brooklyn) from 10:30a – 2:00p, we spoke with attending residents about the rezoning about our plans to collect oral histories from residents in the neighborhood. For the most part, we were well-received, though it became immediately apparent that language would be a barrier – about half of the residents who we ‘spoke’ with at the event were Spanish-speaking; no one in the course including myself were fluent in Spanish.