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How Brooklyn Got Its Groove Back: New York’s biggest borough has reinvented itself as a postindustrial hot spot.
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In City Journal
, Kay S. Hymowitz walks us through a story of entrepreneurial "creative class gentrification" in NYC's most populous borough.
In addition to the usual concerns about gentrification in general, Hymowitz also asks us to consider the "limited economic impact" of these gentrifiers' boutique businesses on the borough, as contrasted with the greater impact that larger companies had had on Brooklyn during more industrial times, as well as the impact of these larger companies' absence during darker times.