29 May 2008 9:57 am   //   Filed under: Brooklyn, Music

Who’s Brooklyn is it anyway?

Two big Brooklyn cover stories this week.

    1. Marc Ferris does a fine job explaining the Brooklyn country music scene in the Village Voice.
    2. In New York magazine, writer Adam Sternbergh examines Brooklyn through the prism of the Brownstoner real estate blog.*

      If you read these stories, you’ll think they’re about two different cities.

      The borough I know is the one in the first story, a place where all sorts of people manage to live in close quarters and get along, everybody listening to their own style of music. It’s not a nervous hive of interlopers bickering about real estate.

      *Get your hands on a print magazine to fully appreciate the Seussian illustrations by Zohan Lazar that accompany the article.