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Nobody tell Brian Williams but there's a blogger in the United Nations. Today's NYTimes reports that Matthew Lee is the sole accredited blogger, entitled to "free office space and access to briefings and press conferences," covering the inner workings of the UN's hallowed halls.

The question of bloggers in the UN is a new one, according to the article, in part because "foreign policy debates...[are] considered mind-numbing to many Americans." (We suspect that's just because Mark Burnett and MySpace have yet to intervene).

Also a problem: "the day-to-day work of the United Nations...[involve] passing boring resolutions and delivering food. Nobody cares." Which, actually sounds to us a lot like the day to day work of people who run the Park Slope Food Coop, leading us to another of today's Times articles: apparently, blogs are the new "must-have" for gentrifying neighborhoods.

"First come the renovated condominiums, the latte bars and the expensive baby strollers. Next, apparently, come the bloggers."
Ah yes, Brooklyn. According to a recent survey Clinton Hill in Brooklyn, is the most blogged-about neighborhood in America. We're not surprised, good efficiency apartments in these parts are not easy to come by, we'd be talking about them endlessly, too, if we could get our hands on one.

The Latest Must-Have for Yuppies: A Blog About the Neighborhood [NYT]
As Blogs Proliferate, a Gadfly With Accreditation at the U.N. [NYT]

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