Lockhart Steele Lays The Smackdown On Brooklyn Heights

Lockhart Steele has built an impressive empire of blogs including Curbed and Eater. We’re fans and that won’t change anytime soon. However, a recent tweet from the plucky publisher may have taken us out of our comfort zone.

Ok, except for the fact, with some exceptions, he might be right.

Can a simple, tweeted out Foursquare check-in/chin music cause an entire neighborhood to have an existential crisis? You decide:

Steele responds and we think he feels our pain:

Photo via Business Insider

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  • AEB

    “Aggressive” denotes more active investment than is actually the case.

  • Knight

    I think that we should wait for the “metanarrative” before we pass judgement on Mr. Steele’s comment.

  • Knight

    excuse me: “crucial metanarrative”!

  • ClaudeScales

    People should not use Twitter to try to express anything involving complexity, nuance, or “metanarrative.”

  • Wiley E.

    Why even bother with nonsense?

  • Lori

    I somewhat agree, especially about many of the restaurants in the Heights – and the stores.

  • http://www.facebook.com/heather.quinlan Heather Quinlan

    “Crucial metanarrative” made me cringe more than anything he said about Brooklyn Heights.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    Pompous, Postmodern, Pseudo-intellectual, that is the “Crucial metanarrative” of Steele

  • Jorale-man

    Jealousy takes many forms…whether on Twitter, Foursquare, or whatever it is he’s doing.

  • David on Middagh

    What was he doing in the wine bar?


  • AEB

    Wait a second. His name is LOCKHEART STEELE?!

  • AEB

    Ooops! Lockheart = Lockhart.

  • GHB

    Who is this douche, and why should we care?

  • Boerum Bill

    He’s kinda correct. Though I’d love to read a more detailed assessment.

  • MonroeOrange


  • http://www.facebook.com/kenjibaseball Kenji Takabayashi

    Who cares? I like my neighborhood where bars close early and the waiters and restaurant owners know your name. Go to GoCaGa or BoCoCa or any of those ridiculous real-estate named areas where restaurants last as long as a loaf of breads shelf life and if you want to see and be “seen”

  • BKNYNative

    Oh I like that wine bar.