PS 270 in Clinton Hill, PS 135 in East Flatbush, and PS 73 in Brownsville will be shuttered fo poor student performance according to Fermanda Santos, who wrote in NYT article Poor Schools Hit Hardest By Layoffs In Budget Cut Maneuver These areas are characterized by childhood poverty, as 82 percent live in poverty. “Schools had to absorb a budget cut, and our principals made the best staffing decisions they could for their students,” the schools chancellor, Dennis M. Walcott, said in a statement. “I’m going to adhere to those decisions.”
Clinton Hill, is a high crime area according to a recent Fort Green Clinton Hill Patch crime blotter report for Precinct 88.
East Flatbush, once a lower middle class Jewish neighborhood, now predominately West Indian, meaning Jamaican, Haitian, and Trinidadian. While sometimes labeled “thriving” and “energetic” because of its immigrant population, it’s really one of New York City’s worst neighborhoods, being both dirty and dangerous according to Urban Dictionary.
Brownsville is widely accepted as on of the toughest neighborhoods in all of New York City It is the former home of Mike Tyson. Other notable people from Brownsville include rappers Sean Price, Buckshot, Smif-n-Wessun and M.O.P. Brownsville, never ran, never will, according to Urban Dictionary.