The New Brooklyn
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.
Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy... Submissive to everything, open, listening... Something that you feel will find its own form. --Jack Kerouac, from "Belief and Technique for Modern Prose"