There is good news and bad news in terms of prognosticating the post-recession real estate future and it all depends (of course) on where you live and how good the guesses are. In any case, Gawker has produced a guide (full map by clicking here) that basically says that everything in Manhattan will be cool except for Harlem, East Harlem and Washington Heights, which are rated "marginal." The fun comes in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. The latter two are completely rated as "wilderness," meaning " where yuppies would fear to tread after The Poors take them back for good." (Even Forest Freaking Hills and LIC?) In Brooklyn, the Slope, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg and Greenpoint stay gentrified. East Williamsburg, Prospect Heights and Bushwick are called "marginal." And now for the part that will make some people insane. Among the neighborhoods called "wilderness" are: Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights, Kensington, Crown Heights, Ditmas Park and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Please discuss, scream, curse or whatever is necessary.
· The Neighborhoods of Post-Recession New York [Gawker]
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