The Times' Motoko Rich reports from Chelsea with this alarming news: the straights are moving in! One gay couple tells of a recent horrifying brunch experience in which "literally less than one-third of the restaurant was gay." What's to blame? A new wave of condos designed with families in mind (and design aesthetics only a straight guy could love). Next up for the gays: Hell's Kitchen, Washington Heights, Fort Greene and Williamsburg. Pay attention, folks: real estate brokers will tell you with a straight face that there's no better gauge of an up-and-coming neighborhood.
· Edged Out By the Stroller Set [NYTimes]
· Loft Elegance in Chelsea Mercantile [Brown Harris Stevens]
· London Terrace Gardens [londonterrace.com]