If San Francisco is like Brooklyn, maybe the Richmond is like Elmhurst

Today, my friend sent me the article “Is San Francisco the Brooklyn to Silicon Valley’s Unbuilt Manhattan?” It compares San Francisco in terms of general living to Brooklyn – access to green parks, “locavore” restaurants, independently owned businesses, etc. But it reminded me of the neighborhood in which I grew up in San Francisco – the Richmond, and how I used to compare it to Elmhurst, Queens, where I first moved when I came to New York. Elmhurst is like the Richmond in that the rent is relatively low for the city, it’s full of great ethnic food, transportation is simple to downtown, yet… it’s not necessarily “up and coming” to those in their twenties.

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