Costly Rents Push Brooklynites to Queens

Costly Rents Push Brooklynites to Queens

Source: nytimes.com

“It was only a matter of time, after Bushwick was given a featured role in the HBO show “Girls,” that the young creative types who established this gritty Brooklyn neighborhood as an artists’ enclave began to be priced out.

A Divide Between Two Neighborhoods

Galleries, restaurants and bars have multiplied in Bushwick. Rachel and Kurt of Fox Television’s “Glee” moved into a loft there. Last September, the Clintons were spotted at Roberta’s, the artisanal pizzeria. More recently, Anne Hathaway was reported to be filming a scene for a movie at a local cafe and music joint. And developers have homed in with plans for doorman buildings, and possibly a mall.

Now, with such mainstream endeavors looming and prices on the rise, artists, 20-somethings and young families are taking the L train for the short hop to neighboring and more economical Ridgewood, Queens.”

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