Brooklyn illumination

On Brooklyn:

The book ends with Campanella walking 10 miles down Flatbush Avenue from Fulton Street to his own home in Marine Park, watching as the proliferation of “hip” Edison bulbs in bars and restaurants gradually diminishes, giving way to fluorescence. The light bulbs, he claims, correlate exactly to housing-price heat maps. His final paragraphs urge readers to “flee the twee” and follow him south, toward the “Guyanese grills and Dominican bodegas” where “life is still lived unposed and uncurated and close to the bone.”

Brooklyn illumination