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In a clothing store that sells colorful hijabs, skirts, and dresses, Kaid sits and listens to music while she awaits for costumers. Two blocks away, Larsen sits on a bench, a local resident for over forty years. Both have decided that they will not vote in any election this year because they don’t see their communities and their concerns addressed.
Marital Status: Widowed, has two children and two stepchildren.
Occupation: Retired seventeen years ago from her career as a tax accountant.
How Long She’s Lived in Brooklyn: She came to New York from Vienna in 1939, when she was fourteen years old, and attended High School in New York City. She raised her children in Brooklyn and alternates between living in Midwood and Boca Raton, Florida.