YOU MISSPELLED WINTHROP
I love living here but the air smells like garbage. You think you are getting nice wind blowing in your face but the breeze is dense with the smell of trash since there is a transport station.
When people say it's hard to get to Red Hook (and they say it all the time), I realize what they usually mean is "Riding the bus is below my social status. I don't 'do' the bus."
It doesn't take a super-genius to figure that the B61 brings you in from 4th Ave - 9th St (D,N,R,F,G trains). Same bus also comes in from downtown (near Borough Hall, Metrotech, Hoyt-Schermerhorn).
I usually just walk in from the Carroll St 'F' station. A pleasant trip west on 1st Place - Summit Ave, then south on Van Brunt. About 1 and a quarter miles.
Really, it's only hard to get to The Hook if you don't know how to read a map.
There is definitely a socio-economic and cultural divide between residents of the Red Hook Houses and residents of The Back. That is a dynamic which exists all throughout this city and, for me at least, it doesn't have the tone of menace that I have felt in other neighborhoods. Not yet.
Our full-floor one bedroom garden apartment is about half the price point you've listed. We've been here less than 2 years.
Oh yeah. A 2011 James Beard award winner says he's opening a restaurant here soon.
There is the occasional playground stabbing but...
"The thing about charmingly scuffy brownstones along peaceful tree-lined streets an affordable distance from commercial strips in an only softly gentrified neighborhood, of course, is that at night..."
I live in Ft Greene and it's no different at night than most of the other Brooklyn neighborhoods listed here.
This whole article stinks of white hispster BS. This is not what Brooklyn is really about.
Bark, Bonnie's, O'Connor's, High Dive, Al Di La, Culture FroYo + tree lined streets + brownstones + Prospect Park = best nabe in the city
Lived here for over 30 years. Loved it then, and love it more now!
Train service is about to get better! The B is becoming Express in Brooklyn starting October 3rd 2011.
Williamsburg is attacking Greenpoint as part of a broader conspiracy that involves shady real estate developers, dick waving politicians, Texas oilmen, CIA covert ops, Russian double agents and sadly, reaches all the way to the White House. Even L Magazine is not immune from being infiltrated by Williamsburg spies and propaganda. They'll tell you about the G train, and cancer clusters, but like, count the numbers man. They always add up to 9 and 11, and 9/11, and like, turn the numbers upside down man, and you'll find 666. The Mark of the Beast, and Marty's last name is Markowitz. Its, like, chilling man. Markowitz, Williamsburg, Obama, Bush and Condoleeza Rice are all in on it. Cheney too. Greenpoint over and out.
Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner had been in the forefront of this Cancer Scare campaign that L magazine is sadly contributing to. Greenpoint's health scorecard is readily available at nyhealth.gov and has consistently shown that the cancer rate in Greenpoint is 10% LOWER than the rest of the city along with a 25% and 50% LOWER asthma rate. Where are they higher? ... Williamsburg! The State DEC is aware of toxic industrial sites in Willliamsburg near Devoe Street along the Newtown Creek that could potentially be the cause of cancers, but no one is calling for a study (The Williamsburg section of the creek was found to be the most poluted section by the EPA not Greenpoint, but Williamsburg is never mentioned in articles about the infamous waterway). Instead, there seems to be a no holds barred attack on Greenpoint and a blatant disregard for the health concerns of the Willamsburg community. One has to wonder if former Congressman Weiner was in the pocket of Williamsburg real estate developers trying to cover up a serious health concern that might hinder the sales of their luxury condo developments. Public officials are to serve and protect life and property- not serve and protect property of their cronies.� One must question whether the recent support of massive residential development in Williamsburg and the historic resistance from Brooklyn politicians (including Borough President Marty Markowitz and Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez) to residential development along the rezoned Greenpoint waterfront has anything to do with this dissemination of lies. Read the health study at the link below and compare Greenpoint's numbers with the rest of the city.
tony soto...one of the chillest guys I've ever met, I used to hit up Owl's head during my time off from school and work, I just carved the bowl really and helped Tony clean up some rubbish in the skatepark once or twice I gave him a bag of spare nike SB laces once...got to hit up the park again...take it easy Tony!
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Amazing. Just amazing!
I second the props going out to Bill Pearis...love his insight into and knowledge of up-and-coming bands way before most others.
We're talking about the venue on BUSHWICK Place, just off BUSHWICK Ave, near the Montrose stop. Just because shady real estate agents used to try to pass this area off as "East Williamsburg" doesn't mean it is so.
Holy crap, L magazine. This was a perfect opportunity to call out "The Wick" for not being remotely in Bushwick but rather 2 stations outside of it and merely trying to import "cred."
I would absolutely kill to see their ideal band bill! It would be quite the show! I love seeing former CMJ bands that are breaking onto the scene. It makes me even more stoked for this year's festival! This year, CMJ added a student discount rate for groups of 5-9. It's definitely something worth taking advantage of, so see for yourself! http://www.bit.ly/cmj2011
Are you kidding me?
I mean, ok, the L Magazine is known for stretching the borders of "Bushwick" to fit whatever notion of "hipness" quotient is desired in any given article, but...
Metroplolitan & Humboldt?
Come on - Legion isn't anywhere NEAR Bushwick.
What..."Williamsburg" or "East Williamsburg" obviously doesn't have the coolness 'cachet' required for this piece, fine.
But really, give me a break...
LOVE HOUSE OF YES!!!!!! Breathtaking pictures and wonderful article!! Kiss Kiss KISS!
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