Curbed Takes on the World (of Red Hook)
November 16th, 2007

The Curbed Empire descended on Red Hook yesterday to find out whether the neighborhood is really “degentrifying,” as suggested by a recent New York Magazine article. Keeping in mind how the media can affect the real estate market (and how real estate can affect the media?), they went searching for signs of gentrified life. In between being funny and posting listings for the neighborhood, they point out some anecdotes to describe the quality of life there.

They find popular cobblestone streets being ripped up for a new and controversial Ikea; observe an undependable water shuttle; and take a look at a new space for art galleries. But in its defining moment, they uncover the indisputable evidence of gentrification: baby strollers and “sophisticated hipsters.” The series also takes a look at the history of the area and its recent travails.

So, what’s the verdict? You be the judge.

By on November 16, 2007, 9:12 am
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