In response to Sunday's NYT Real Estate section story about the rise of Brooklyn neighborhood Clinton Hill, Brownstoner initiates a debate about the future of the hood:
If the current momentum continues in this direction, we strongly believe that the neighborhood?whose architecture is second to none in the entire city?can reclaim the former grandeur and prominence it had over a century ago. On the other hand, if the city keeps cutting funding for the local police, goes ahead with its plans to shut more and more token booths, and ignores quality of life issues like broken street lights, this momentum could also be lost and even reversed. Thoughts?Good responses in the comments, e.g., "Why does everyone still focus on Clinton Hill/Ft Greene crime, when statistics show that other areas have far greater crime than we do?"
· Clinton Hill Article Reaction [Brownstoner]
· Living In: Clinton Hill, Brooklyn [NYTimes]