The Ruins of Jewish Brownsville

Podcast

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By Jon Kalish

Published November 23, 2012.

Brownsville, Brooklyn is perhaps most famous as a rough neighborhood and the birthplace of boxer Mike Tyson, but in the 1940s and 1950s the community was home to a large Jewish community. In this podcast reporter Jon Kalish rides along with the late Greg Jackson, a former basketball player who was born and raised in Brownsville. Jackson shared his memories of growing up in the neighborhood.

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