Friday, September 9, 2011

Naked City _ The Williamsburg Story

Williamsburg is described as the neighborhood that made Brooklyn cool as a new terroir for indie music, alternative art and trendy restaurants. From then people started to migrate over the Brooklyn Bride with a special attraction to artist and writers who were looking for authentic places.

“The scale and style of the architecture are more deliberately suited to small, personal lives”

After Williamsburg, also other neighborhoods of Brooklyn’s inner city developed a new image of Brooklyn’s cool, but this time by hip-hop music (Biggie Small, Jay Z) and black movies (Spike Lee). These neighborhoods are Bedfort-Stuyvesant, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and East Flastbush.

Like Williamsburg’s artistic entrepreneurs, hip hop artists created a story of origin that became the basis for Brooklyn’s new authenticity. But unlike hipster Williamsburg, black Brooklyn was dangerous.”

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