Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Neighborhood Blogs

Here is a interesting article in the NY Times that was sent to me by a reader:

April 30, 2007 The Latest Must-Have for Yuppies: A Blog About the Neighborhood By MARIA ASPAN

First come the renovated condominiums, the latte bars and the expensive baby strollers. Next, apparently, come the bloggers.

"One Web site’s survey of the prevalence of blogs in urban neighborhoods found a link between gentrification and the number of people who feel compelled to think out loud about the changes in their backyards. The site, Outside.in, crowned Clinton Hill in Brooklyn as the most blogged-about neighborhood in America"

1 comment:

Shawn-non-anonymous said...

If there is a tie between "creative class" and gentrification, this wouldn't be at all surprising. The downside is that the overall view expressed by these bloggers is only part of the story in a transitional neighborhood. Who blogs for the demographic on the decline. (Which could be the poor but may also be childless heterosexual couples or homosexuals.)