A jewel that has yet to be polished..
Beacon for all it's charms can't seem to shake it's less than glorious days of poverty, crime and ghetto mentality.
Don't get me wrong, the town has made huge strides with it's businesses, annual fairs and the DIA, but one can't ignore the crackheads peeking around the corners or hard menacing looks one gets in certain parts of town or that uncomfortable feeling one gets when they park and leave their car.
I see through the fluff and transparent glitter that the town officials set up to promote tourism, I've seen much moving around Brooklyn years ago, and I know what I see. This area needs more attractions, destinations and a project clean-up crew to
clear out bad elements. Larger investments into the future will make this area a dream.
I suppose I could be nit-picking though and it could be worse.. I could be living in Newburgh (over the Hudson nextdoor)