While Brooklyn Heights doesn’t “crave to be on the front of the Daily Mail“, it doesn’t hurt that our humble neighborhood received some ink from one of England’s biggest newspapers today. Well, not so much. While the article touts our borough’s celebrity residents, it’s not so complimentary to the home of Giamatti and Byrne and the former stomping ground of Mailer, Capote and Miller.
In an article headlined, Leave Manhattan to the Tourists, Brooklyn is New York’s Real Gem, Ed Costa writes:
Daily Mail: To die-hard Manhattanistas, it is solely the route to JFK Airport. To most tourists, it’s a bridge or, if they’re intrepid, the uber-posh (and equally dull) Brooklyn Heights. And to Brits, for whom its image has been lifted straight from the cinema screen, Brooklyn’s the Tooting of New York – where people live by necessity, and work to escape from. It’s the setting for the pimps of Last Exit To Brooklyn and the mobsters of Prizzi’s Honor.
Except we’re a fair way behind the curve. Trendy New Yorkers, priced off the island, started an exodus to Brooklyn decades ago. Where they blazed a trail, the middle classes followed, pursued, in turn, by celebrities.