Meet Lionel, Yani, Zach, David, Liz and Julio!
There absolutely are dumb questions but yours never are!
I don’t know: My tuxedo cat is a total butthead. His nickname is The Anarchist.
Wow - imagine living in that house. Awesome profile, Anne!
Amazing profile, and even if the neighbourhood itself is like a cat, I really appreciate the dogs in the pictures!
Well. This was an absolute delight.
A pretty good antidote to a daily NY Post Torment session. I'd say your exploratory surgical approach yielded positive results. but I hope the gent broadcasting his happy take home pay has 1040s with figures that match!
I was born and raised in Clinton Hill/Ft. Green in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Lots changed. A LOT. But it will always have my heart. I had an epic Brooklyn childhood 😁
This was great, Anne! I love that you rebooted the typical neighborhood piece we see so often various publications, and honestly, this approach was a lot more fun and informative than the stories that just cite demographic data and quote real estate agents. I hope these neighborhood profiles become a regular thing. And if you're looking for a suggestion, I've always wanted to know more about Roosevelt Island.
Loved this, Anne. I enjoyed living in the city for a couple of years and miss it terribly. Your posts always remind me that New Yorkers were the best thing about New York. I nominate my old neighborhoods, West Harlem and Bushwick, for future issues!!
As always, great story! I'd love to get to New York one day for a visit!
This Clinton Hill is so different than the Clinton Hill I knew when I moved to NYC in the early eighties. You capture it beautifully. Such lovely interviews. And it is like a cat! Meow!
This is what I love--you show us real people. You take us into a whole new world and make us love these people. I want to walk through Clinton Hill and say “Hey, y’all!” to everyone I see. Totally a Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood!
OMG, I saw that photo of Lionel and I thought he was my son, Tony, sitting on that bench! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Cl-kdaad2YUdGrIhoHKONpnfuvrqjMTA/view?usp=sharing
“It’d be a cat,” said Mr. Kearns. “Smooth!" What a great description! The sad part is that no neighborhood is safe from our modern day robber-barons, buying low and selling high. Clinton Hill is the perfect example. " When they move here, they making the money. Syracuse grads, Harvard." Perfect example! My other son, Frankie, was in NYC two weeks ago, for a friend's BD celebration, not far from Clinton Hill. He was "with" a graduate from Penn on Friday night and "with" a cheerleader who graduated from Syracuse, on Saturday night. I can understand the cheerleader, but you'd think the Penn grad would have more sense! I shudder to think what "with" means. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CtD96SVUFfZ0lNnUbZCIlHiVw-N_zapf/view?usp=sharing
I like the conflation of Syracuse and Harvard grads. I feel that speaks to your upstate roots.
They should call it Kitten Hill!