commodification of brooklyn

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Brooklyn, City Living

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“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]

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Brooklyn, Bushwick, Polls

Yesterday, we reported that Vogue listed Bushwick as the 7th coolest neighborhood in the world. The article claims that few places garner as much global attention as the Brooklyn ‘hood. And while we don’t doubt Anna Wintour’s editorial chops, we want to know what you think.

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Brooklyn, Bushwick

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Bushwick‘s star continues to rise amongst fashionistas. Not only does the neighborhood have its own candle, but Vogue magazine just named it the 7th coolest neighborhood in the world. The article, which appears in the September issue, cites cutting-edge art galleries, “Jay Z–approved restaurants” like Roberta’s, and quirky pop-ups in unexpected spaces as some of the items drawing cool kids in. Centro in Sao Paolo, Canal Saint-Martin in Paris, and Brera in Milan are just a few of the other nabes that round out the top 15. Another silly list, yes, but the story does beg the question: Has Anna Wintour even been to Brooklyn?

What do you think? Weigh in here