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Politicians keep talking about preserving Stuy Town as a "middle-class oasis" that's "been home to teachers, firefighters, court officers," but New York's Chris Rovzar (a seven-year Stuy Towner) writes that they're not quite grasping who they're trying to protect: "A growing percentage of the population doesn't fit that description, and won't, even if a nonprofit organization takes charge or the tenants buy it. Sure, when you pay a lower, stabilized rent you can actually afford, you may indeed call yourself middle class. But when you are looking for an apartment and you find a low, stabilized rent, you just call yourself lucky, whether you’re a firefighter or a gaggle of former sorority sisters with lingering Carrie Bradshaw fantasies." [NYM]