Move over Paris. The world wants to be Brooklyn

Even Paris, once the global standard itself, is claiming to have a Brooklyn

New York /
Nov.November 15, 2014 05:00 PM

For centuries, Paris has been what other cities have aspired to. For instance, Bucharest, Prague, Istanbul, Beirut and Shanghai have all at some point claimed to be “the Paris of the East.” In North America, Montreal makes a claim to Parisian sophistication, while the Paris of South America is Buenos Aires. But now there’s a new standard for global cities: Brooklyn.

These days every neighborhood with a mass of bearded hipsters, bike shops and vegan cafes calls itself “the new Brooklyn.”

Ballard is the Brooklyn of Seattle. Oakland, Glasgow and Melbourne all claim Brooklyn status. Even Paris has a Brooklyn: the once-gritty suburb of Pantin, according to the Associated Press via Crain’s.

“It may have a way to go before it’s on a par with Brooklyn, but I expect it will continue to develop, considering how much investment and risk-taking is going on there—alongside the natural flux of artists toward the area,” said artist Oliver Beer, who works both with a gallery in Pantin and with the Museum of Modern Art’s contemporary arts outpost, PS1, in New York City. [Crain’s]Christopher Cameron


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Judge trashes 421a rent overcharge suit against Muss
Judge trashes 421a rent overcharge suit against Muss
Judge trashes 421a rent overcharge suit against Muss
Brooklyn luxury contracts led by $10.7M condo, $6.4M Park Slope brownstone
Brooklyn luxury contracts led by $10.7M condo, $6.4M Park Slope brownstone
Brooklyn luxury contracts led by $10.7M condo, $6.4M Park Slope brownstone
Photo Illustration of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty)
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio starts renovation work on Park Slope home
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio starts renovation work on Park Slope home
Carlyle buys Clinton Hill multifamily for $34M
Carlyle buys Clinton Hill multifamily for $34M
Carlyle buys Clinton Hill multifamily for $34M
Brooklyn luxury contracts heat up in first week of October
Brooklyn luxury contracts heat up in first week of October
Brooklyn luxury contracts heat up in first week of October
Williamsburg warehouse nears approval to become 100k sf mixed-use office
Williamsburg warehouse nears approval to become 100k sf mixed-use office
Williamsburg warehouse nears approval to become 100k sf mixed-use office
Scale Lending provides $40M for Clinton Hill residential build
Scale Lending provides $40M for Clinton Hill residential build
Scale Lending provides $40M for Clinton Hill residential build
A Boerum Hill townhouse was sold for $5.7 million (Corcoran)
Brooklyn contracts bounce back in second half of September
Brooklyn contracts bounce back in second half of September
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...