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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

They don't like the bars and the drinking

“People are having real concerns about that kind of activity going on at night … seven days a week, oftentimes beyond midnight."

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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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bushwick was less a quiet bedroom community than a really dangerous neighborhood.

June 25, 2014 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the difference between those places & the grove, is that people still go to those places. The grove has managed to beat itself into a has been kinda place.

June 25, 2014 3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Change is not automatically "has been". Hitler & Nixon might be labeled has been. The Grove is moving ahead into a new economic magnet. Out with the old & in with the new. And the new is going to be much, much, much more profitable for those who can participate. The old will fade as property values continue to advance and they sell off/out and move on making room for the new movers & shakers and their trickle down effect. The whole of Miami is poised to move ahead of the rest of the U.S. economy and in short order. Jobie Steppe

June 25, 2014 7:23 PM  
Blogger Tony Scornavacca Jr. said...

The drinking will continue, and also the Grove will see some pricey new shops and restaurants to cater to the incoming residents. Note: Parc Grove's Tower 1 condos will be starting at $6m, Tower 2 - $2m, Tower 3 - $575,000.

June 25, 2014 10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's funny how you say the "the residents won that one." It was not the residents, but Commissioner Sarnoff's vindictiveness against John El Masry owner of Mr Moe's, and his bullying that won it.
Won it until John sued the city and Sarnoff ended up back pedaling and restored the 5 am for him.
Wait til the next bar wants 5 am - they will sue and claim that the spot zoning that was extended to Moe's is illegal, and they'll win that one too.
Sarnoff just doesn't like to party, and he wants to rule the world

June 28, 2014 11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bushwick a "quiet bedroom community"? ummm i don't think so. That was one of the baddest neighborhoods in Brooklyn, and outside of a burgeoning hipster enclave, it still is. They have huge gang problems over there. If I remember right, it has one of the highest concentration of public housing in all of NYC. And by public housing I mean government housing projects.

June 30, 2014 11:28 PM  

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