Fort Greene and Clinton Hill have always been great. Take a look at Nelson George's film "Brooklyn Boheme"! Cool has been here not the "new" hipsters.
Why would you not factor safety/crime into this list?
There are, like 15 neighborhoods further south than BoCoCa (sorry for the acronym)- how is that considered South Brooklyn? Poor choice.
I guess the title should really have been "Ranking the 13 Most Livable Neighborhoods for White Folks in Brooklyn," right? You could have saved me the bother of reading this...
I'm just glad Bed-Stuy was left off the list. Although it's already gentrified, I don't want it to get more so. Stay in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Crown Heights...Please & thanks...
Again with the lists? I guess you have data that show your readers love pointless arbitrary lists. Ten this. Thirteen that. Five of those. Seven of these. It was cute at the beginning but now it's ripe for parody and getting annoying. And now you write about OTHER magazines' lists. Maybe you could skip the lists for a while? Or is that all your readers care about? I guess you know your demographics, but this makes me think your readers must be dullards. How about the five most moronic lists The L Magazine and Brooklyn Magazine have published?
Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill are all included as "South Brooklyn," near the top.
Is this a joke? You have Red Hook, Bushwick and Windsor Terrace but not Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill?
This sums up the entire borough.
uh, where's number 12
Hipsters Don't Exist! so these high-end items must be for yuppies or guppies or something
If youve only fucked once on you ass n its been over a yr will it be tight again for my second time?
There are some responsibilities that tie the host too, it's not opening your door to strangers and then treating them as garbage when they arrive.. maybe it's a hipster thing? .. the hosts are usually assumed to be interested in their guests, that's why they're inviting them over. It's not about just sleeping on a different couch than your own for a night! :) Getting to know new interesting people is essential part of CouchSurfing. Those were BAD, BAD hosts from hell, and they shouldn't be hosting at all if they can't not argue in the middle of the night when they have company.
That's ridiculous, when you have guests you focus on them..naturally. I thought that would be self-evident to other ppl as well?
Although there's no money exchange, there's still things that are customary, like conversation with guests, cooking with them, showing them around town and overall taking care of them..making them feel welcome. That's what GOOD hosts do.
I hope he didn't give them positive feedback after a weekend of scared sneaking around and not feeling welcome at all.
i like your allusion to raymond carver. great article!!
A suggestion for a new category. "Greenest Street." My nomination is for
Haring Street between Voorhies and Avenue Z. Look at how green that street is!
Lena looks so beautiful in that yellow photo in the middle!
Rabbi Aron Teitelbaum and Lincoln Restler a lasting friendship.
Lincoln Restler a tireless advocate for the entire community has fought for many years for the Satmar group under the leadership of the great Rabbi Aron Teitelbaum.
Vote Restler so he will continue to fight on Rabbi Aron Teitelbaums behalf.
A vote for Restler is a vote for Rabbi Aron Teitelbaum of Satmar.
Here is my personal take on Mr. Restler:
I met him for the first time a few weeks ago.
In the heat and humidity of a particularly harsh New York City summer, Lincoln was walking from house to house, from block to block, day after day - meeting the people of our Brooklyn community.... talking to them about their concerns and their problems, ... asking them what needed to be maintained, and what needed to be improved.
I was impressed: this kind of dedication and hands-on effort is rare among aspiring politicians. Usually when they're running for something you might find them standing at a subway stop for a half-hour, handing out a few leaflets - IF you're lucky.
I was even more impressed when I checked the web and found that Lincoln Restler's position was unsalaried!
Mr. Restler has my support in Thursday's election for Democratic State Committee....because Brooklyn needs more people politics - and less machine politics.
By the way: That's NOT his photo!!!
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