Why Brooklyn and not the Bronx?
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For a good while now Brooklyn has been as the go-to source for great art and night life, often not as a second choice to Manhattan’s, but as a first choice in its own right, all a short train ride away. Quirky cafes, great affordable restaurants, independent bookstores, art venues, etc., all established in bonafide art / shopping districts & neighborhoods. In the mean time, by comparison, the Bronx remains stagnant. Aside from its location (geography and geographic location), what do you see as significant reasons for the disparity? Suggestions for developing the Bronx beyond the Bronx Zoo and the other tourist attractions? Do we need first a Clinton-like figure to move his/her base here? Are we doomed until an uber-architect builds one of her / his signature projects? Any reason why the waterfront has not captured any developer’s attention as it has happened elsewhere?
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