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Brooklyn Renaissance

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Thanks to a group of young Brooklyn architects, an immigrant neighborhood untouched by gentrification gets low-income housing with high ideals.
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  In the scrappy neighborhood of East New York, the design firm Della Valle Bernheimer built five buildings for low-income homebuyers.
    In the scrappy neighborhood of East New York, the design firm Della Valle Bernheimer built five buildings for low-income homebuyers.
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  Shahan and Junnatul Rastgir purchased one of the homes.
    Shahan and Junnatul Rastgir purchased one of the homes.
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  Amelia and Lynette Deroy have found a strong sense of community, in addition to first rate design, at Glenmore Gardens.
    Amelia and Lynette Deroy have found a strong sense of community, in addition to first rate design, at Glenmore Gardens.
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  The homes were built for $108 per square foot using cedar paneling and corrugated aluminum arranged horizontally to correspond with the vinyl siding of neighboring homes.
    The homes were built for $108 per square foot using cedar paneling and corrugated aluminum arranged horizontally to correspond with the vinyl siding of neighboring homes.
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  Working in one of the city’s most crime-ridden areas, the architects tried to balance 
the neighborly bearing of traditional brownstones with the need for security.
    Working in one of the city’s most crime-ridden areas, the architects tried to balance the neighborly bearing of traditional brownstones with the need for security.
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  Olateju and Bosede Ogunremi can look out on the street from the safe remove of a third-floor balcony.
    Olateju and Bosede Ogunremi can look out on the street from the safe remove of a third-floor balcony.

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