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January 6, 2008

Nothing beats Brooklyn

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NY Daily News
JOTHAM SEDERSTROM makes a number of arguments that Brooklyn rocks - all for precisely the opposite traits that Ratner wants to force upon us, from historic buildings to independently owned shops to playing our own sports in the streets rather than paying others to do it for us. Errol Louis clearly did not approve this article.

It may be an underdog at times and just plain scrappy at others, but year after year Brooklyn rises above the fray to prove itself one of the best places in the world.

From dining on the cheap and shopping on the fly to great entertainment and tons of personality, there are plenty of reasons to have faith in the Borough of Churches. Here's why:

Because, love 'em or hate 'em, Brooklyn's activists are the most dedicated brawlers in the world:

They may not always win the battle, but be it the people leading the fight against the controversial Atlantic Yards project or plans to redevelop Coney Island, nearly every neighborhood has a cadre of feisty civic activists.

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Posted by amy at January 6, 2008 10:45 AM