> Racist gated communities. I have sympathy for the people in Breezy Point and Seagate who lost homes and belongings in the floods and fires, and I know it’s no fun to be displaced. But we have to acknowledge these places for what they were: segregated enclaves designed to enable white people to live relatively cheaply within the city limits without having black or brown people living next door.
Yeah. I was going to visit breezy point this past summer, for fun. It’s a short bike ride from Fort Tilden beach. I figured the gates were for cars, to keep the parking for residents. But then I heard otherwise: The gates are for us.
In which case… best of luck to them, but I don’t see the public interest in funding the rebuilding of a private enclave.