Another goodie we missed while away last week: Clive Thompson's excellent article on one of our pet topics, the rise of the microneighborhood. The article focuses on the West Village stretch of Bleecker Street and its overnight transformation into hip boutique row/foodie court, split down the middle by the ol' Graying Sex Zone. (Don't miss the map.) Gem quote: "One risk of microneighborhoods is they can devolve into their opposite: microslums." Ahh, one can dream, can't they?
· The Rise of the Microneighborhood [New York Mag]
· The Balkanization of Bleecker Street [New York Mag]