There Is Life East of Malcolm X Boulevard (The Wall Street Journal)

“You see Malcolm X Boulevard and still see many shuttered stores, but that’s actually not a bad thing,” explained Mr. Gilad. “It means that the need for those businesses have disappeared. In five years, Malcolm X Boulevard will start to look like 5th Avenue in Park Slope,” he added, partially because the street is a link to Bushwick, a 10-minute walk to the north.