New York Times Will Finally Stop Comparing Everything to Brooklyn

Posted On Tue, November 18, 2014 By

Posted On Tue, November 18, 2014 By In Brooklyn, City Living

“What’s next? Describing Manaus as the Williamsburg of the Amazon? Katmandu as the Cobble Hill of Nepal?” These are the questions posed by New York Times Standards editor Philip B. Corbett to his writers, who can’t seem to stop comparing everything in the world to Brooklyn. He references The Atlantic‘s article “All the Places The New York Times Has Compared to Brooklyn,” which points out that the paper has dubbed everywhere from the Hamptons and Maplewood to Stockholm and Beijing as Brooklyn. Two recent Times examples are the story declaring that Ridgewood is bringing Brooklyn to Queens and another story about Cape Town, South Africa comparing it to the borough on the other side of the world because of its “chic organic farms.”

While we’re not going to be too sad to see this trend go, we will miss the creative monikers that come with such comparisons. (Remember Quooklyn?)

[Via NY Times]

Image by Brandon King cc

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