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Cobble Hill History Lesson

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Spike Lee on his old 'hood, Cobble Hill: "It is Brooklyn Heights now. But when I was growing up, the demarcation line was Atlantic Avenue. Brooklyn Heights was rich, Jewish. Atlantic Avenue was like the train tracks, and on the other side of Atlantic Avenue was Cobble Hill. It was mobbed up. When you crossed ­Atlantic Avenue, that was like going to another world. They say that [Brooklyn Heights ­private school] Saint Ann's was formed because parents did not want us black kids in their schools in Brooklyn Heights. [Vulture via CHB]