- Author: Brooklyn divided into rich vs. poor, old vs. young, supporters of Clinton vs. Sanders, between the Brooklyn that's celebrated and the Brooklyn that is ignored.
- Gentrification is raising rents, forcing those with less means to leave and changing neighborhoods, she says
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Tanwi Nandini Islam is the author of "Bright Lines," which was shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and a finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. She is a writer, multimedia artist and founder of Hi Wildflower Botanica, a perfume and skincare line. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)When driving through Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood last week on the day of a Bernie Sanders event, I noticed that a giant mural saying, "Welcome Home, Bernie!" had sprung up on Franklin Street.