Monday, April 6, 2009

When busloads of tourists take part in studies: The buzziest areas in NYC are around Lincoln and Rockefeller Centers

From the Times:

Apologies to residents of the Lower East Side; Williamsburg, Brooklyn; and other hipster-centric neighborhoods. You are not as cool as you think, at least according to a new study that seeks to measure what it calls “the geography of buzz.”
The research, presented in late March at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, locates hot spots based on the frequency and draw of cultural happenings: film and television screenings, concerts, fashion shows, gallery and theater openings. The buzziest areas in New York, it finds, are around Lincoln and Rockefeller Centers, and down Broadway from Times Square into SoHo.


Ken Mac said...

does this mean they are leaving the village? Thank God!

Barbara L. Hanson said...

It seems to me as though, each weekend, every tourist in New York is standing in line outside the Clinton Street Bakery. At least I have the satisfaction of hitting them with my laundry bag, while muttering "lemmings" under my breath.