They don't like the bars and the drinking
Sound familiar? This is a resident in Bushwick, New York, one of the trendy new neighborhoods in Brooklyn, right next to Williamsburg who is concerned about the younger crowd hanging out and drinking. An article in the New York Observer explains the situation here.
Reminds me of our 3 am/5 am battle few years back. The residents won that one and I suspect they'll win their fight in Bushwick, which is a little different as it's always been a quiet bedroom community and now it's the hot place to party. So in this case, the residents came first. Same with Williamsburg, this is the Brooklyn Ale House in Williamsburg, quiet during the day, loud and with lots of people at night.
Exorbitant rents are also becoming a problem in NY as they seem to be in the Grove. After 30 years, the popular Union Square Cafe is moving. It started in the run down neighborhood when everyone except drug dealers and the like were afraid to be in Union Square, now it's a really happening place with the largest farmer's market in the city. I remember taking the L train from Union Square to visit my grandmother in the early 1980s, she was one or two stops away, in Williamsburg. Ironically both neighborhoods now are are the place to be -- Union Square and Williamsburg.
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