Originally Posted by RSS
I'm curious as to why? Perhaps your answer will help our OP. Don't get me wrong ... Brooklyn has some great neighborhoods ... and its offerings in the arts and other amenities have come a long way in the last several decades. Of course, it always had a few choice plums. Still, The City is a world class destination ... the other four boroughs are not. They can be okay ... even good ... and occasionally great ... but they are not The City. If it's to be experienced or had, New York offers everything but country living. And from my point of view, Brooklyn isn't the Rive Gauche ... that's the Upper West Side or maybe Downtown.
Hey, I don't necessarily disagree with you. I could tell you all the reasons why Brooklyners annoy me, but if I go down that road there isn't a single neighborhood in NY that wouldn't get me complaining. To be honest, your politic leaning is towards the left and you work in a creative field - that screams Brooklyn. Brooklyn is very "neighborhoody" and certain parts have a lot of night life just like downtown in Manhattan. Btw, here's something funny for you, a lot of the children that grew up on the UWS moved to Brooklyn post college. Many of their parents also followed them. The UWS really is like a black hole for life and culture, but perhaps in your circles there are more happenings up there. I like my new neighborhood, and my coveted key to the park that I never use but casually drop into conversations (like so).