Jun 1, 2011
Neighborhood Power Rankings: Summer 2011
Holding firm at number one, the locals resisting the non-stop day/night action of Williamsburg is actually a good thing.
A new local CSA and the arrival of the one and only Martin Amis!
Theater for a New Audience’s space is finally under construction. Also, introducing the Wallabout Historic district! (It’s just one block right now, but still.)
Yes, it’s a madhouse in the summertime, but it’s hard to argue against all the great music right in your own backyard.
David Edelstein moved here! From Park Slope! So, there’s that…
Unable to support jazz clubs or local video stores. Boo.
It might’ve been the mob, it might’ve been a broken heart, but the owner of Lucali got into a streetside knife fight. The end.
Take that, Brooklyn Heights! Vandervoort Place could become the Bushwick Art Park. Which would be cool.
Too beautiful to fall much, too dull to rise. (Though reports of students terrorizing locals with soda-can bombs are kind of interesting.)
Well, well, well. Look who’s getting a Whole Foods… Free samples!
Two words, really, for Red Hook in the summer: food vendors.
We guess it’s kind of cool that Peter Parker lives here now (who knew Spider-Man actually founded Facebook?).
A treeless neighborhood that is essentially just photo shoots, tourists, and roadwork is not going to be improved bywarmer weather.
So, a rat came out of a toilet and attacked a Prospect Heights woman. That’s not cool.
Will the first new roller coasters in decades bring summer back to Coney? Maybe.
Count it as a moral victory of sorts that scary realtor Corcoran will stop referring to the western part of the neighborhood as “Prospect Heights.” (Death to Pro-Cro.)
Increased complaints (from gentrifying white people?) have led to more police on the street. Good, bad, or just awkward?
Local politicians killed a proposed bike lane on the Bay Ridge Parkway. To hell with quality of life.
Osama bin Laden dies, a mosque gets graffitied. Nice work racists!
You might also like
CULINARY PARADISE IN A VERTICAL FARM: INTRODUCING FARM.ONE