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Bklink: Park Slope is the Next Chelsea

October 30th, 2007 · 2 Comments

“When my broker said ‘Park Slope is the next Chelsea,’ and I said ‘but what about the Park Slope Restaurant?’ she waved her and dismissively and said ‘the days of that place and the cheesy dollar stores that go along with it are numbered.’ I hope so. I’m growing impatient.”–Gawker

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  • 1 Anonymous // Oct 30, 2007 at 6:42 am

    well, the dollar store on my block on 5th ave b/w prospect place and st. marks closed up shop a year ago and was replaced by a bad pan-asian restaurant and a useless hawker of over-priced beauty products. the little mom-and-pop real estate place just down the street closed. a local latino grocer closed and is being replace by a restaurant, etc.

    i don’t mind change, but it’s a sad day when everything useful gets replaced by some joint that sells booze and mediocre food or some high-priced boutique. that’s not progress, that’s just homogenization.

    lord help us.

  • 2 hellx // Oct 30, 2007 at 10:39 am

    it sounds like the real estate agent sold that person more than a brownstone. things in the neighborhood have changed, but we’re on the fringe of brownstone brooklyn. on the other side of prospect avenue on fifth avenue, you start hitting light industry, body shops, MTA facilities, etc. 5th avenue is pitted, potholed and basically to be avoided if you have any choice at all.

    gradually, as the neighborhoods between greenwood and third avenue continue to change, the stretch of fifth avenue between 9th street and Prospect Avenue may become more like 7th avenue, say. for now and the forseeable future though, that area is the transitional zone between the more gentrified areas of park slope and the less gentrified surrounding neighborhoods.