Clinton Hill: Blog Central

I know everyone and their mom had posted this already, but Clinton Hill was named the “Bloggiest neighborhood” in the USA! Here’s an article from the Post:

BROOKLYN HAS NATION’S BLOGGIEST NEIGHBORHOODS
By HEIDI SINGER

April 25, 2007 — Brownstone Brooklyn, and especially up-and-coming Clinton Hill, is the busiest blog zone in the country, according to a new study that tracks the most blogged-about neighborhoods.

Steven Johnson, founder of the Web site outside.in, looked at the location and subject matter of more than 100,000 posts involving blogs in more than 3,000 neighborhoods to come up with a top 10 “bloggiest” hot spots during the past six months.

Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill, home to two colleges, and bursting with artsy young people, took first place.

Park Slope and other brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods were almost as bloggy, Johnson said, although the official second place went to Shaw, D.C., followed by downtown L.A.

Another rapidly developing nabe, Harlem, ranked No. 8, after areas of Newton, Mass., Chicago and Portland, Ore. “There are far more active bloggers writing about Harlem than the Upper East Side,” Johnson said. “There are a lot of people interested in what’s happening to Harlem.”

“Brooklyn in general lends itself to blogging because it’s a borough of neighborhoods,” said Jonathan Butler, 37, founder of the Brownstoner blog, which boasts a readership of 100,000. “Unlike Manhattan, people feel connected and empowered to do something about the changes happening in their neighborhoods.”

CHB has been a lot of work on my end, but thanks to everyone who reads, comments and sends tips. It’s really a group effort. Cheers to neighbors!

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