Boston Magazine has an interview with some hip artisanal interior craftsman or something who has dreams of setting up a design district in Chelsea (around his office, natch) that would draw all his fellow hip artisans away from the Boston Design Center in South Boston:
We’ve called Chelsea “the Brooklyn of Boston,” because that’s what we think Chelsea has the potential to be. Brooklyn has a mix of trendy living and workshop spaces, and there’s an opportunity for entrepreneurs and people with ideas to carve out areas for themselves to do their thing. That doesn’t exist in the Seaport because it’s so expensive.
Also, Mr. Hip Dude, who obviously has never been to any part of Brooklyn that doesn't border the East River, disses the Chest, um, Dot:
There are always people who are resistant to change, who feel threatened by young entrepreneurs, artists, or other people doing things that are out of the norm for that area. I think that’s pretty obvious in places like Dorchester and Southie, where gentrification causes a bit of a rub with people who’ve lived there for a long time.
Other parts of the Boston area that have been called the Brooklyn of Boston:
H/t Welcome to Dot.