Paolo Balboa


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I went to Brooklyn earlier this month to see friends and a punk show. I’d perceived Brooklyn to be some kind of hipster mecca, and it kind of is – artisanal everything – but it’s the same story as Echo Park in LA, or Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, or any other neighborhood amidst gentrification. Get a bunch of young, privileged, “creative” types together, let it simmer, and you’ll get neighborhoods like Williamsburg or Silverlake.


I was telling my friend that Brooklyn was auditioning for me on this trip, and it went well. Maybe I’ll live there in a few years. This first picture is by Andy Betsch.


Written by Paolo Balboa

December 30, 2011 at 1:04 PM

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