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"Whose Brooklyn Is It, Anyway?" asked A.O. Scott in the New York Times this weekend. The film critic took a trip down Brooklyn's memory lane—reminiscing about the borough's on-screen persona in such TV shows as Welcome Back Kotter and movies like Do the Right Thing—in an effort to put Brooklyn's rapidly changing demographics into some sort of historical perspective. The genesis of Scott's nostalgia-trip was director Spike Lee's recent rant against gentrification and its negative effects on...