The New York Times ran an interesting story on Friday that mirrors a perennial struggle in Louisville: industry in evolving neighborhoods. Many of New York’s most fashionable neighborhoods—Soho, Tribeca, Dumbo, and the Meatpacking District—were full of industrial uses, not the fashionable boutiques you see today.
Greenpoint, Brooklyn, however, is facing the challenge of industrial-to-residential transition today, a battle Louisville still hasn’t gotten its head around yet. It seems a chicken slaughterhouse is causing the stink:
“It smells like death, like rotting garbage, like rotting flesh,” said Mr. Rodgers, 40, a certified public accountant who moved into a $2,650-a-month, two-bedroom duplex in October, and is seeking to move out. “You can hear the chickens clucking and screaming and the truck guys cursing and carrying on. These guys are delivering chickens to a slaughterhouse. It’s not exactly Goldman Sachs.”