Botafogo: Rio’s New York-Esque Neighborhood

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Botafogo, a network of streets that spans from the Lagoa to its beach that looks onto Sugar Loaf, has been tentatively referred to as Bota-Soho in the press recently. Though the name is a bit wide of the mark, comparing this neighborhood with one in New York is not. Botafogo, which is a little rough around the edges, is just a little more Brooklyn than Soho.

Hipsters more interested in artisanal burgers than the beach have moved into the area and a number of cool new openings have begun . . .

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