As formerly boho environs of Brooklyn become unattainable due to creeping Manhattanization and seven-figure real estate prices, creative professionals of child-rearing age — the type of alt-culture-allegiant urbanites who once considered themselves too cool to ever leave the city — are starting to ponder the unthinkable: a move to the suburbs.
Yes, Williamsburg has become expensive; yes, it's being gentrified; yes, it's time to move. But not to the fucking suburbs. What a lot of nonsense. Please just read Jonathan Raban's Soft City. It will tell you where to go when your city has become hard: You go to a city that's soft. What's a soft city? It's a cheap city, a city that capital has more or less deserted. Where is there such a city today? Detroit is as soft as you can get.