The Dubious Spread of ‘Très Brooklyn’
[…] A brief reminder of what Brooklyn used to be: “unsophisticated and unfashionable, the butt of the kind of jokes now directed at New Jersey.” Also, ”synonymous with crime, drugs and welfare.” But flash forward to 2012 and now it’s a “brand,” according to one Brooklynite quoted. Even if there are still murders, poverty, crime, and so on. Even if there are many, many different parts of Brooklyn, in which many, many different things happen, things other than artisanal pickle-making.
Read more. [Images: Flickr/Wally Gobetz, BushwickDaily.com]
Wait wait. There are things happening in Brooklyn OTHER than artisanal pickle-making?