The Ridgewood-Bushwick boundary is porous, and the neighborhoods' arts communities overlap. Like, it's reasonable for Ridgewood studios to participate in "Bushwick" art events, given that you can easily travel between the two on foot. Delineating neighborhood, and county, boundaries shouldn't discourage cultural exchange between neighbors. It's just one thing—bad enough!—to call everywhere in Brooklyn "Williamsburg" in order to dupe people into paying exorbitant rents; it's another to call everywhere in the city "Williamsburg." Right?
"This is insane," our own Virginia K. Smith says. "It actually makes 'East Bushwick' seem comparatively reasonable." Which is the real danger here: that the truly insane will make the mildly insane look fair-minded.
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