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A panel of Bushwick old timers drew a crowd to the Brooklyn Historical Society last night to discuss what it was like living and working in the neighborhood during the late 1970s and early 80's. Brooklyn's On Fire: Bushwick is Burning spotlighted the various components of a recipe for disastrous neighborhood decline: the blackout of 1977; the fires lit every night by crooked landlords, bored teenagers, and desperate residents alike; de jure and de facto racism;...