'As a Neiman neo-Marxist ...'
I don't have a dog in this fight. But Armchair Gen. Savin Hill, a regular Hub Blog correspondent who's about to move back to Brighton, takes exception
(see comment below Adam's post) to Redstar Perspective's fears
about a changing Brighton Center. SH's point: Before the current romanticized Brighton Center-Oak Square, the neighborhood was a pit. ... From my own observations, the neighborhood is now in that sweet spot in between urban neglect and urban gentrification. It's recovered, but hasn't quite been discovered yet by chains that will ultimately destroy its non-chain charm. ... FYI: I remember when Oak Square was called 'Needle Park.' I'm sure Brighton Reader, an AWOL Hub Blog correspondent and long-time resident of the area, has thoughts on the matter. Where are you, Brighton Reader? ...