Originally Posted by ChiTownCity
I think comparing it to brooklyn is stretching it. I'm really not seeing the comparison...
I think he meant that St. Louis and Brooklyn have a similar structural resemblance-- solid rows of brick buildings, corner stores, etc. Of course a lot of cities have these features, but mattguy had just been in Brooklyn and the similarities probably stood out to him more than they otherwise would.
Culturally, Brooklyn is obviously a different animal.