Original article can be found at New York Times
Originally published on April 21, 2010
By Richard Bernstein
NEW YORK — How nice to see that New York Magazine, one of the what’s-trendy weekly magazines here, has chosen my neighborhood, Park Slope in Brooklyn, as the best place to live in New York City.
To be sure, Park Slope has become a pretty nice place over the past 25 years, as the neighborhood, like New York in general, has experienced its long turnaround. The fear of walking out our front doors was replaced by pride in our security, and all the amenities that define the urban professional middle class — trendy restaurants, bicycle and jogging paths, yoga and pilates studios, organic food emporia and the like — proliferated, while real estate prices stayed well below those in Manhattan. (Read on …)