In Brooklyn, New York City's wealthiest and poorest often live in close proximity. Elena Milin and Lore Croghan report, "[n]ow more than ever, Brooklyn has become a tale of two boroughs, with rich and poor in parallel worlds."
"We have more poor people in Brooklyn than the entire population of Detroit; we have more people on food stamps than the entire population of Washington, D.C.," Marilyn Gelber, president of the Brooklyn Community Foundation said. "Yet there are more wealthy people than in Greenwich, Conn."
Statistics compiled by Milin and Croghan paint a contrasting picture: