"Brooklyn has taken on a new sheen. Williamsburg has become a more powerful nightlife magnet than the East Village, a bustling theme park for artistically minded twentysomethings. Park Slope's Fifth Avenue now has the kind of dining typical of the Village or Soho. Beyond the Pastrami Box there is a lot of new construction. It's clear that my little corner of Brooklyn is on the verge of losing its humble workaday feel."
Thanks to Julie Taraska