Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the creator of Micropolis, WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City. He has been with the station since 2005, and has covered a wide range of stories, including the death of Sean Bell, the controversy over the Park 51 mosque and community center and Occupy Wall Street .
Micropolis: What Neighborhoods New Yorkers Avoid
Friday, April 13, 2012
As indicated in the MTA’s report on subway ridership released this week, the fastest growing stretches of subway are along the L and J lines.
It’s likely the influx of new residents in Williamsburg and Bushwick, Brooklyn, had something to do with the trend.
But if Billyberg and “East Williamsburg” are the areas New Yorkers are clamoring to get to, what are the neighborhoods they try to avoid? WNYC posed that question to some folks on the street.