"'Chic organic farms, cowsheds serving fresh-picked herbs and tables made from old electric cable spools. Move over, Brooklyn: the South African city’s artisanal charms are enough to make any New Yorker fall in love.'
Granted, the whole conceit of this travel essay was an attempt to impress a jaded New Yorker. But really — is the allure of Cape Town best measured by its resemblance to Williamsburg?"
This point of clarity may have been spurred by the folks at The Atlantic, who published an article last month entitled "All the Places The New York Times Has Compared to Brooklyn", which recounts 12 clear-cut examples that are either about other cities being like Brooklyn, ("Oakland: Brooklyn By the Bay") or Brooklynites encroaching on other places (The Hudson Valley: "Williamsburg on the Hudson").