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Columbia Street

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A quiet street parallel to the East River

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Place Matters Profile

Place Matters Profile

Residents of Columbia Street in Brooklyn call the neighborhood South Brooklyn, Red Hook, or more recently, Cobble Hill West. Populated by Puerto Ricans and Italians as early as the 1930s, the area still enjoys a diversity of people, commerce and lifestyles and an industrial maritime setting.

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Robert Bellarosa

This was an area of first immigration for the Asians and Puerto Ricans in the 1930s. The street shows a diversity of people and shops demonstrating the tolerance of the area.

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