So I read an article in Eater, This Brooklyn Wine Bar Is Betting Big on Food Pop-Ups — Will it Work?, which pointed me to Ostudio at Night, which describes itself as "A 4,500 sq ft venue in Brooklyn at the conjunction of Bushwick and Bed-Stuy, two of New York’s most creative and vibrant neighborhoods."
Well, that's marketing speak to describe two huge neighborhoods that have numerous sub-neighborhoods. And the buzz you may read/hear about those neighborhoods often relates to a very small fraction of blocks, attractions, or businesses.
In other words, the location of this wine bar--which may be a great place to visit!--likely has little to do with the overall creativity and vibrancy of these neighborhoods. They're just too big.
If you want to get to know Bushwick or Bedford-Stuyvesant, you really have to walk around--a lot. My 2.5-hour tours, however briskly paced, only traverse part of each neighborhood.
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