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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Coconut Grove and Brooklyn are similar today

As Coconut Grove goes, so goes Brooklyn.

I came across this column by Vanessa Mártir in the Huffington Post, "Gentrified Brooklyn is not my Brooklyn," and it speaks to the changes in Coconut Grove. So many of us feel the the essence of Coconut Grove is slowly slipping away.

This sort of reminds me of the time a writer wanted me to discuss the similarities between Brooklyn and Coconut Grove and I didn't think they related to each other, I suggested Brooklyn (meaning Williamsburg, Brooklyn from his article) and Wynwood were similar and I told him that I felt that Coconut Grove and Greenwich Village were similar, but now I can see the similarities between Brooklyn and Coconut Grove. Both are changing a lot.

If there was no money involved in building chrome and glass condos and reshaping the shopping district, would any of these changes be on the agenda?


Anyway, check Vanessa's column out, it relates to to what's going on here.

And this is interesting - a very large part of the arts district in Orange County, CA was bought out by a developer, the story in the LA Weekly says the district never had a chance to shine. It's sort of like the Grove or Wynwood being bought out by one big company.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The similarities between the grove and brooklyn include: cities within the US. End of list.

March 26, 2015 12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@12:02

Couldn't agree more, and let's keep it that way.

March 26, 2015 2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coconut Grove is Coconut Grove and nothing can fix or break it, hurricanes will put everything else in their place.

March 26, 2015 11:41 PM  

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