You raise some prefectly knowledgeable and important points that I too was thinking of, and more since you obviously have more experience with Brooklyn and I am still a rookie. It is great of you to oppose to this article, as people with the knowledge can and should!
It is a very tiring aspect of history repeating itself and it happens all around the world, that perhaps just because they can or because of a feeling of threat, a brilliant and up-and-coming aspect of a place is brought down through publicity by another. I have witnessed it in Europe while living and travelling and now here, back in NY with Brooklyn. It is truly sad that instead of seeing apart from the fact that it is a place, as you said, where people live and work that so many young and innovative minds have found grounds to flourish and maintain a lifestyle that may as well be eaten up for breakfast by the unstoppable and ever faster Manhattan lifestyle. Nothing is wrong with either, and I love both Manhattan and Brooklyn, and it is a great pitty that as grown ups and well established buisness people we cannot leave aside the petty, high school antagonisms and live with what is - name it what you will. We are not talking appraisal but at least dignified cohabitation.
Meh...it has gotten a bit rediculous and coming from the Times... perhaps there is a decline in everything after all (just as history has shown)
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