June 20, 2005

The New Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY is the fourth largest city in the US, bigger than San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, and St. Louis combined. It has always been a wildly colorful and diverse place, and is more so now, evolving rapidly and beautifully into a cornucopia of new immigrant cultures. My old stomping ground of the early 1980s, Park Slope, would be out of my price range now but is more than ever a mecca for writers.

Read this excellent NYT feature story by Suketu Mehta. He knows whereof he speaks: he's not only a Brooklynite, but the author of MAXIMUM CITY: BOMBAY LOST AND FOUND.

It makes me want to go back.