Excellent Friday reading from the New York Press, which rolls out a suite of Brooklyn neighborhood essays this week as part of its Brooklyn Issue. Recommended: Christopher Ketcham's eerie essay about the dogs of Gowanus ("At night there was always this terrible, awing loneliness in Gowanus... Flood season in Gowanus makes the animals come out, just as in the desert), Jim Knipfel's (grudging but elegiac) defense of his Park Slope neighborhood, and Tony Dokoupil's musings on a little place he likes to call "Slumbo."
· The Brooklyn Issue [NYPress]
· The Dogs of Gowanus [NYPress]
· Park Slope: Brooklyn Becomes Myth [NYPress]
· Is Slumbo Fast Becoming the New Tribeca? [NYPress]