“It’s the Brooklyn of the Midwest.”
Or the Brooklyn of San Francisco. Or the Brooklyn of Dubai. New Yorkers refer to any place where they serve craft beer, wear plaid, and ride bikes as the next Brooklyn.
Our version of “Thanks, Obama.” We basically blame everything we possibly can on the MTA -- we’re late because we left too late? Totally the MTA’s fault. We forgot to bring a birthday gift? It was the MTA! We missed a rent payment by a few days? Goddamnit, those transit bastards are at it again!
“Ooohh... it’s in Manhattan? I don’t know if I’ll make it.”
Says anyone who lives in an outer borough.
“Ooohh... it’s in Queens? I don’t know if I’ll make it.”
Says anyone who lives in Manhattan or Brooklyn.
“That’s not REAL Brooklyn.”
To anything in reference to anything gentrified in any area of Brooklyn ever.