Another Moving Season Threatens SH

Only a matter of time??

Only a matter of time??

As Fall begins, each neighborhood braces for a new influx of residents. Whether those will be stop-overs before their move to Manhattan or permanent neighbors, each corner of Brooklyn must deal with the neophytes as they can.

For those of us who have lived here for a few years, Shang Heights has seen many such Autumns. We can’t help but wonder what may be in store for our neighborhood this year. Will this be the year that our beloved SH is not only listed (for the first time) on the city’s registry of best neighborhoods, but is listed high on such a roster? Only time will tell.

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Straphangers Weigh In On Future Of SH

We nabbed straphangers for impromptu interviews hereat the 8th Ave N stop.

We stood outside of the 8th Ave stop a few nights ago and asked people coming off the train one simple question:

What would you like to see more of in Shang Heights?

“I think we need just a just like a really cool place to watch sports. I know that may seem like a stupid thing for an up and coming neighborhood, but some of us really want to watch baseball to just like hang out.” -M, 29
“I think we could really benefit from a farmer’s market. I mean we have so much seafood, but really if we could use a corner of Sunset Park as a place to get some killer local produce. That would just be so great.” -F, 23
“We just had our first baby this summer, and I’m worried that we’ll have to leave the neighborhood once she reaches school age. I think it would be nice to have a charter school established here by then.” -F, 36
“I would say that we need a Whole Foods, but definitely a bigger grocery store. I love all the little Chinese markets and seafood stands, but I also want to be able to get tough to find staples, like quinoa or really decent yogurt when I need it.” -M, 26
“Nothing, man. I love this place!” -M, 23