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Bodega Beefs

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Ralph Jawad, proprietor of a 40-year-old beloved bodega on Lafayette Avenue in gentrifying Fort Greene, was arrested last week for selling drugs out of his store. Police uncovered a pound of marijuana and 460 assorted pills, and the news rocked the community, shocking and upsetting many?except for the newcomers. A trio of bodega-fearing girls imported from Houston joked about the arrest, calling the place sketchy, noting, "You should try to buy a special sandwich and see what they put in it." [NYT]