The Ridgewood Moment began at least as early as 2008, when residents started reporting hipsterfication creeping into Ridgewood from the southerly parts of Bushwick. And the Moment is still going on: last week some photos landed in our inbox from two members of the newest wave of Ridgewood Bushwickification. They're architectural designers who bought and are now renovating a rundown townhouse on the Bushwick/Ridgewood border. Above, "before" shots of the space. The journey to "after" is chronicled on the owners' blog, complete with DIY stairs! Gives new meaning to the term "gentrification watch."
· Imajig [imajig.com]
· The Hipsterfication of Ridgewood [Curbed]