New York checks in on NYC's hot neighborhoods for artists, from Harlem to Clinton Hill. For that gritty artist vibe, try Long Island City: "Atmosphere: Industrial wasteland, interrupted by residential pockets like Vernon Boulevard. 'The neighborhood comes to life at four in the morning,' says Burns. That?s the busy time across from his studio, at the car wash that houses a mosque that houses a vendor-cart business." And in Williamsburg? "A postcollegiate utopian village." Natch.
· Where the Scenes Are [New York Mag]