New urbanist blogger John Massengale critiques New York's story on the microneighborhoods of Bleecker Street:
What the New York writer misses is that there's a difference between "neighborhoods" and what retailers call "retail destinations" ? a neighborhood is a compact, walkable place where people live, work and shop. New York's microneighborhoods are concentrations of luxury stores which draw people from all over the city and the suburbs. I doubt the neighbors find many of their daily needs at Lulu Guinness.Uh... Mr. Massengale, may we introduce the women of NYC?
· Microneighborhoods? [Veritas and Venustas]
· "To divide (a region or territory) into small, often hostile units" [BoxTank]