Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Stop Knocking Coney!

The blog Man Made Lake recently posted an entry in its 'slum series' entitled 'Coney Island: Two Thumbs Down.' "Coney Island rates very high on a typical list of Brooklyn's attractions," writes blogger Nick Carey. "God knows why."

The opinion of one random hipster blogger who moved to New York from across the country is not terribly important. However, the Coney deriding language Carey uses is heard all to frequently. It is heard often on the streets of Manhattan and the more gentrified parts of Brooklyn, and popped up online quite fiercely during the recent "Curbed Cub" on Curbed.com.

Clearly, Coney Island has problems. These problems are being worked on, and hopefully a viable redevelopment plan will come to fruition in the relatively near future. In the meantime, though Coney Island is still a pretty amazing neighborhood, like none other in the world.

- post by Ben Nadler

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