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It started with a bad cough, began Margarita Pabon, who lives in Sunset Park.
On a cold January evening, rain poured down onto the dimly-lit asphalt of Coney Islands Mermaid Avenue, pooling in clogged gutters and dark, cigarette-stained alleys.
Back in late March, One City/One Future, a group of community advocates and planners, labor unions, scholars, and others released A Blueprint for Growth that Works for All New Yorkers.
The list of neighborhoods that lie within Brooklyns 33rd City Council district reads like something out of a real estate developers wet dream: Greenpoint; parts of Williamsburg including the waterfront and the Southside; Boerum Hill; Downtown Brooklyn; Brooklyn Heights; DUMBO; and Vinegar Hill.