You left out .. Marine park - Gerritsen beach
As a fellow Irish person and a great advocate of couchsurfing - having hosted and couchsurfered on many occasions, I have nothing but good things to say about couchsurfing. As I read through your article, I expected that you would have left after your first night of 'hell' as you would see it, but no, you went back to stay 2 more nights. Really, I would appreciate if you would not use couchsurfing as a punchbag for your lack of taking responsibility for your own actions. After all Peter, I always learnt that in life, if we're not happy with something, we empower ourselves by changing it. Perhaps you would like to pen an article on this topic!
As for couchsurfing, I again reiterate to all of those out there who are contemplating joining it - PLEASE do. You will meet the most amazing people and will have wonderful nourishing experiences.
The residential highway block is 17th street between 6th and 7th avenue. Not 4th and 5th.
you asshole hipsters need to go back from where you came from. all this was here long before you got here and will be here long after you are hopefully gone. by the way tennis court is not a pun, one of the oldest tennis clubs sits right on the side of the large apartment building at the end of the street.
Geographically,South Brooklyn would be the southern most part of Brooklyn which would be The Verrazano Bridge located in Bay Ridge..Check your maps!!..
Oh my, what a wanker !!! Sorry world, I feel I have to apologise for my fellow Northern Irish TWAT.
"Tourists, like neo-liberals, are all for doing more with less......Parsimonious traveler that I am, New York’s vertiginous hotel prices long kept me away".
F$%£ Me, in the first paragraph I already know you're an absolute dickhead. It's a review of a free accommodation experience your writing, not of a Dostoevsky novel.
OK, you've had a bad experience but, in fairness, you don't sound like the type of person who should have been there in the first place. Try using your 'big words' for something a bit more useful...like talking your girlfriend into staying with you after cheaping out on a trip to New York...lol
gentrification seems like a good thing, it makes a old neighborhood that is falling apart and makes it trendy, and everyone wants to live there~
why do you want to live in a worse place?
This list (and many many in written in the same vein) completely ignores that there exists a HUGE chunk of Brooklyn south of all these trendy areas. Where is Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Marine Park, Flatlands...etc? The truly affordable and diverse areas are totally neglected, even though they fit the criteria of this list much better than many of those mentioned.
All these complaints about lack of greenspace...you want greenspace? Check out suburban Long Island (god forbid though, it's totally uncool)...Brooklyn isn't meant to be some kind of utopia where you can have it all...it's an urban city, and a very densely populated one at that.
...and what's up with the artsy fartsy pictures, why not show some actual pictures of the neighborhoods? That would seem like the intuitive thing to do, no? This makes Brooklyn out to be a very very homogenous clusterfuck of scenesters and pretentious artists.
TLDR: I've lived in Brooklyn my whole life and this list just outright sucks.
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