Most Likely To Be the Subject of a New York Times Trend Piece in Two Years
East New York
After years of dispatches about the neighborhood’s stubbornly high crime rates, East New York got some much-deserved love recently with Flex is Kings, a documentary about its homegrown dance style, flexing. It’s also getting some early attention as the next logical choice for anyone hoping to find a room off the L Train for less than $1,000 a month. The “next Bushwick,” if you want to go there. It hasn’t exactly seen an influx of hip little bars and restaurants you’d associate with that type of superlative, but where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and these things tend to happen lightning-fast.