New York's Own Main Streets


After all that talk about Main Street from politicians these last weeks, the NY Times checks in on New York's own literal Main Streets. In fact, there are five of them, one in each borough. In Queens, Main Street cuts through Flushing, and shifts from an Asian to a Jewish population. In Staten Island, the six-block-long Main Street sits in the Tottenville neighborhood, and up in the Bronx, it's hidden in Edgewater Park, "a former campsite turned into a neighborhood." So what about our own Main Street? No sign of economic hardship here. "The preferred mode of transportation is the stroller, coming in all sizes," they write. "'It was crack city down here,'” one resident said. “'Now it’s million-dollar condos.'”
Foreign and Familiar: Main Street, New York City [NY Times]
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