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Old 05-15-2012, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Well, it looks like the Creative Class has firmly established its presence in Brooklyn. Professor Richard Florida describes the Creative Class:

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It is composed of scientists and engineers, university professors, poets and architects, and also includes "people in design, education, arts, music and entertainment, whose economic function is to create new ideas, new technology and/or creative content.
Creative class - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Creative Class is easily recognizable.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wmdlaOBE4W...hipsters+2.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wmdlaOBE4W...hipsters+2.jpg

Now that the Creative Class has arrived, will Brooklyn (and NYC as a whole) finally start producing some creativity?

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Old 05-15-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Newark, NJ/BK
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Honestly, I gotta say that's a dumb question for anyone to ponder. To me, BK and NYC, in general, has ALWAYS been creative. The criteria for being considered the creative class basically goes to a lot of people who were born and raised in NYC or lived there a long time.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:45 PM
 
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I assume he is being facetious. At least I hope he is.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Newark, NJ/BK
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From the structure his post, I thought maybe it was a copy and paste from another blog or article. I don't think these are BajanYankee's own thoughts or pondering, though I could be wrong.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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From the structure his post, I thought maybe it was a copy and paste from another blog or article. I don't think these are BajanYankee's own thoughts or pondering, though I could be wrong.
You are right.It was a thread created in November,2010 by cyrusjul

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(Daily News) Bushwick on Bushwick: Streetcorner sages weigh in on their neighborhood
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Do you think someone from the Creative Class will make a sequel to Crooklyn? Or Do the Right Thing? How does "Hiplyn" sound? Or "Do the Deck Thing?" Instead of Radio Rahim there'd be Arugula Aaron.


crooklyn part 6 - YouTube


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOsb6crHook
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:13 PM
 
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Isn't Brooklyn like the Mecca of the creative class in this country?
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Newark, NJ/BK
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Do you think someone from the Creative Class will make a sequel to Crooklyn? Or Do the Right Thing? How does "Hiplyn" sound? Or "Do the Deck Thing?" Instead of Radio Rahim there'd be Arugula Aaron.


crooklyn part 6 - YouTube


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOsb6crHook
If the "new" "Creative Class" we're talking about are the hipsters that have come into the city the last decade, I would say HELL no! No offense against them, but being able to create classics like these requires one to step out of their world and critically look at how different ethnic groups operate within a community and separate from each other. How much has the new "creative class" in Williamsburg interact with the Hispanic and Hasidic communities a few blocks down past Metropolitan Ave or venture past the college bar scene on Avenue A in the LES and reach out to the PRs further east or look at how the traditionally black population in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill navigates through the changes of their neighborhood? Just a few examples.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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Isn't Brooklyn like the Mecca of the creative class in this country?


Portland is.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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Isn't Brooklyn like the Mecca of the creative class in this country?


Portland is.

I call Brooklyn and much of Manhattan the freelance class.
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