As certain as you are that every other hood is filled with:
[ ] shoe-gazing hipsters
[ ] date-raping frat boys
[ ] strollers
you know your turf is relentlessly great. Evidence its supremacy, with Everyblock.org.
EB filters TV/radio/web news and collates it by NYC nabe, dropping knowledge on everything from restaurant reviews to crime reports, allowing you to retort "I see your regional/seasonal bistro and raise you a grand larceny". Enter any address or choose a specific zip/hood/block and pore over liquor licenses granted, grafitti cleaned, buildings zoned, and restaurants violating health codes (that taco was apparently "not fresco"). For the socially-minded, EB also serves up Craigslist posts (lost and found, missed connections), plus place-tagged Flickr photos -- for appreciating local color while your telescope's in the shop.
For your convenience, EB also groups its data on a map that, impressively, isn't made by Google -- because EB knows a certain Mountain View search operation is peopled entirely by drink-dosing, stroller-pushing hipsters.