A recent article in the New York Daily News described a relatively swift resurgence of one Clinton Hill corner, known in previous years as an “open-air drug market” but now being recognizable for a host of new shops, restaurants and bars.
The corner of Grand and Putnam has in fact, become a “hot spot for trendy nightlife” that reportedly has some neighborhood residences concerned that the area will become too expensive.
And here we have the dilemma facing much of Brooklyn in recent years, and in particular, Clinton Hill currently: As neighborhoods become safer, cleaner, and nicer, they become more expensive, making many long-time residents frustrated that they can no longer afford their neighborhood once it finally becomes safe.
Other neighborhoods around Brooklyn will likely begin to experience this trend in coming years, to their residents’ delight or dismay.
But right now, most residents in Clinton Hill couldn’t be happier about the new neighbors.