In addition to receiving a "good luck" email from a New York Times reporter (which to the BoogieDowner is the equivalent of getting an email from Brad Pitt or some such other world-famous celeb), we also heard some very encouraging feedback from a couple of other readers.
Here's what people are saying:
"You guys are great. Your blog popped up in my "Google News Alerts" a few times -- now I am a daily reader. Having lived in Mott Haven for three years now, I can tell you that we love the attention given to our neighborhood and our local business, just as we love seeing someone else recognize the slow but steady improvement of this and other BX neighborhoods. Thank you and keep up the great work!"
"Just a note to say how much I enjoy and appreciate your blog. I've been living on the Concourse at XXXth Street for a couple of years and it's great to see a well written an regularly updated blog about the neighborhood. Keep up the great work."
Gee, can you tell it's a slow news day so far because we've dedicated a whole post to how wonderful we are? But seriously, BoogieDowner feels quite privileged to have gathered such a dedicated and bad-ass group of readers in such a short time. Stay with us people! And, as always, email your post ideas or comments as to how to improve the site to firstname.lastname@example.org. Long live the BoogieDown (and the BoogieDowner).