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Now, Knickerbocker Village, due to the recent increase in New York City’s Chinese population and the close proximity of Chinatown, is predominantly Chinese. Over the years, I’ve heard people, who lived in Knickerbocker Village at the same time as the Rosenbergs, talk about the Rosenbergs and not always in a kind way. People generally spoke favorably about Ethel .
But, as far as I can determine, Julius was disliked by practically everyone. The $64,000 question is - were both Rosenbergs Soviet spies? Were both really traitors to their country? Or, was being the faithful wife of Julius Rosenberg Ethel’s biggest crime?