This morning with The New York Times came an ad insert that dropped on the floor, as they all do.
It was your friendly real estate agency, Brown Harris Stevens, selling homes and condos in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Yes, they are truly, ahem, upper tier, "established 1873," as they say next to their logo. One of the 60 agents whose smiling face is offered for your inspection is- get this- Jill Roosevelt.
I'll tell you this: Eleanor Roosevelt would be embarrassed at the implicit message - no Blacks, Latinos or Asians need apply.
Yes, this conclusion is drawn from looking at the photos.
But it's decent enough evidence to see that Brown Harris Stevens, and who knows how many other agencies and city big shots, are out to totally gentrify (or in old lingo, whitenize) Brooklyn and Manhattan (including, yeah, Harlem).
Call it the new renaissance.
And bye, bye, Bed-Stuy.
At least now, dear Brooklyn, you'll be able to read cute, upbeat and (ahem, let's be blunt) promotional articles about you and your communities in The New York Times.