Metropolitan Avenue dusts itself off

Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills has over the past five years become a lot more livelier, even – believe it or not – “a bit chic,” as the New York Times puts it in a profile of the once-leisurely Queens drag. Low rents and generally more affluent residents have spawned as many as a dozen antique shops along Metropolitan as well as an assortment of restaurants, including Peruvian and Thai.
more [NYT]
Also: The New York Post examines the many roles played by some of the city’s concierges. more [Post]
Also: The Village Voice profiles rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn Heights, New York’s “earliest suburb.” more [Voice]

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