Comment 84612

By Mal (anonymous) | Posted January 01, 2013 at 17:21:31 in reply to Comment 84593

In order to work the Manhattan-Brooklyn analogy, Hamilton becomes a borough of Toronto. Mississauga would presumably be Queens, and Oakville the Hamptons.

The illustration is undone by geography, however. Wall Street is as far from Park Slope as it is from Greenwich Village – a 15 minute drive. Hamilton is about as far from Bay Street as Trenton, NJ is from Wall Street – an hour and change.

I know that these comparisons are intended as flattery, but IMHO they do not offer any real insight into cities' complex sociopolitical dynamics and convey a fairly finite and utilitarian appreciation of culture.

Not that there aren’t already enough reasons to question “Brooklyneque renaissance” speculation, for anyone who cares to look:

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