The below (look far below) was posted on a Brownstoner thread of 23 Oct.
People seem to think CH is all noise and crime.
Why do I love CHs (and Im a recent Manhattan transpant)
I love ..........
the old timers to always wave hello
the old woman who always call my baby's name as we walk by
my neighbor who sweeps in front of my house when I am too busy
the woman with dreads who looked after my house when we arent there
the mute man who warns me about people leaving their garbage in front of my house
the children of my neighbor who brought over freshly picked apples 10 days ago
the Franklin express stop - easy commute to gran central
my brownstone - costs the same as a mediocre 1 bedroom in manhattan
the quiet of Saturday and Sunday mornings in CHs
the yuppies who moved into the rental apt of my house
Underhill playground- a 10 min walk away
the proximity to Prospect Park (15 min walk with stroller), the Brooklyn Museum (10 mins) Botanic Gardens etc
the vibrant mix of people in my nabe. (other nabes in Brooklyn look like DC suburbs)
Yeah the grocery stores could be better and I would LOVE for Fresh Direct to deliver. Id also like a bakery where I could find fresh bread on Sat/Sun mornings close by.
Why do YOU love Crown Heights....
Is this for real? Trust me, I'd love to see this area gentrified, but the poverty and crime seem so entrenched that it leaves me wondering how much change is possible. Whenever I read the www.brooklynian.com "Crown Heights" board, 50% of the posts deal with noise and violence.
No malice here, it's just that I don't live in the immediate area and would welcome your more detailed perspective as a local.
Posted by: guest at October 24, 2007 11:05 AM