Thursday, July 10, 2008

Manhattan is so 1992.

This post was inspired by my colleague, cheer bear (she has been my cheerleader for getting to my 100th post by CJ's Bday).

Cheer bear asked a group of us if we knew a bar she could go to with friends in the 60's on the East Side...huh? I asked her why would she want to go up there with all the old folks. This went on for about 5 minutes or so and then she and I decided to leave for the day. As we walked out I reiterated that only old people hang out in the 60's, to which Cheer Bear replied "You are such a Manhattan Snob". hmm does she get the side eye, nah she's too nice so I just replied "Ha, not really forget Manhattan, Manhattan is so 1992, its all about Brooklyn".

So here are some of the things I love about The Borough that's thorough: Only in Brooklyn

  • Ikea recently opened in Red hook, and it is the only one with panoramic views and a picture of the Notorious One painted on the side.
  • will you be able to get Chinese, Italian, West Indian, Dominican food all in one block radius at ridiculous times of night.
  • can you ride the oldest wooden rollercoaster, have a beer, see some freaks, have a hot dog and the most perfect french fries all on a board walk. YEAH CONEY ISLAND!
  • A secret concert held by Dave Chappelle and 90% of the borough is there singing along.
  • can Kevin Powell run for congress.. Yes Kevin Powell from the first real world.
  • will a bunch of artist squat and take over an entire neighborhood, and within years its the hottest place to hang (clubs, restaurants, outdoor bars) AH Willi-burgh
So I could go on and on with this one but I think you get the idea. Brooklyn I LOVE THEE!


Lena said...

I went to the Ikea today!!!
Imagine my surprise though when I found out it was there, I was like "whoa wtf Brooklyn movin' on up!" We were eating in their "cafeteria" and I was just in awe from the view...or maybe it was the view from one of the "bedrooms". I don't remember. Coney Island was the ish last week when I went, lol. Brooklyn is the only borough I would consider living in if I stay here. I always loved it.

Dreamy said...

girl i see that you have been making up for lost time from being away from your laptop.

well i cant say that i can comment on any of these things cause i am from country azz Louisiana,lol

Product Junkie Diva said...

I have not been to that Ikea yet but you are so right...brooklyn is great.
Product Junkie Diva

The Jaded NYer said...

Isn't this the BEST boro EVER???

And I'm loving that we got an Ikea before any of the others...


The F$%K it List said...

@Lena, I love IKEA. I can spend an entire day in that place.

@Dreamy, AH Brooklyn you must visit.

@product junkie, Brooklyn LOVES IT!

@jaded, BEST BORO EVER! No others can compare. And in your face Manhattan, we got a Target and Ikea first!

K@LiENTe said...

Lmao @ Y'ALL

i'm in FLA and the closest ikea is about 2 hours away in orlando! yea..LMAO @ the grafitti on Ikea...that is grafitti right? LOL I have been to NY b4 though and i was being such a tourist because of all them dayum buildings. i went to the bronx to visit (fam) i love them coquitos(sp) man i be dreamin bout them ice that beach was horrible though...u ever been to south beach??? the closest thing i have been to blue water..haha