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We wrap up our summer terrace tribute at the Toren building in Downtown Brooklyn. This chic outdoor space faces Manhattan, where the Freedom Tower peeks from behind the Brooklyn skyline.
The New York Times tracks Brooklyn’s influence in Paris—in food trucks. Since the rise of food trucks here in NYC, an American has taken the fad to France. After many hurdles of finally getting open, her burger truck has been a wild success; and her cuisine is “très Brooklyn,” a compliment chock-full of street cred.
“Among young Parisians, there is currently no greater praise for cuisine than ‘très Brooklyn,’ a term that signifies a particularly cool combination of informality, creativity and quality.”
For young Parisians, organic meat and high-grade ingredients in street food are still very uncommon. They see New York and California-inspired cuisine as chic and relevant, and are embracing it so much that the Parisian trucks are known to sell-out on a daily basis.
Read the full article at The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/04/world/europe/food-trucks-add-american-flavor-to-paris.html
Western Brooklyn was not always the sought after location it is today. Fortunately thanks to the love and compassion of Everette and Evelyn Ortner now neighborhoods like Park Slope are common place in Brooklyn Real Estate conversations.
When the Ortners moved to Park Slope in 1963 they fought hard to preserve its buildings, convince friends to buy rundown brownstones and raise money for neighborhood improvements. Some couples recall buying Park Slope brownstones in the 60s for around $25,000; these same buildings easily fetch upwards of $2 million in today’s market.
Recently a group of friends who were all coaxed into purchasing these delightful brownstones by the Ortners gathered to reminisce about the couple who both passed away this decade. The Ortners liked to joke about how much money they made their friends by convincing them to invest in these properties.
Thanks to the help of the Ortners we can all appreciate the beautiful buildings and tree lined streets that Park Slope has to offer!
Image and Article Source The New York Times [Read Full Article Here]