I am often asked ‘why the hostility toward the north part of Brooklyn? Why do you call it ‘fake’ Brooklyn? What do you have against hipsters?’ Now, I can simply provide a link.
Posted by Karol at 04:56 PM
“Sibley – who admits she’s in a “precarious” position, since she owns a condo in one of the first luxury buildings to go up in Williamsburg - says the party was a relative success”
I think it’s amazing that you can fit so much ridiculousness into one news story.
Dude, there’s a movie in this. Someone get Coyne-Maloney on the case!
How dare they de-flower the name “Warriors” and ruin a cinematic masterpiece! I gotta move out of that area. Those people are horribly annoying. It’s the same kids (errr 30 somethings now) that like 10 years ago were obsessed with Nine Inch Nails, and Nirvana. Now, they are all vegan and practice yoga.
Please, please, let’s don’t lump Greenpoint in with Williamsburg to write off “North Brooklyn.”
My hood is hugely Polish-Catholic-Conservative. Down with Dubya and the last Pope. Also, the beer is cheaper than in the bars a few blocks south in Billburg, many still sporting “Just Say No to the Bush Agenda” posters.
Friggin’ hipsters. I remember when wearing glasses meant you WEREN’T cool.
Oooh I didn’t know Greenpoint was a red state? I knew about Bay Ridge…but not GP. Interesting.
My lame Cobble Hill hood is NOT. Beautiful, posh, trendy, expensive, full of a buncha liberal transplants from Boston
Jay, I lived in Greenpoint in 2000. I believe Nader won second place after Gore. Bay Ridge is the only semi-conservative part of BK.
Funny, I saw quite a few BC04 pins and t-shirts in the hood last time around. I won’t doubt that the Point’s a ‘blue state,’ especially since Williamsburg is starting to swallow it, but it has to be a LOT less blue than the NYC average.
I’m clearly obsessive-compulsive because I just spent the last 20 minutes researching this but:
Greenpoint is Assembly District 50. Total votes 29898. Bush got 8330 and 363 on the conservative line. Kerry got 21992 and that’s not counting the 1195 votes on the Working Families line. Nader only got about 400 votes on two different lines. I’m not crazy enough to go looking for the 2000 numbers. Basically, Bush got approx 8600 votes to Kerry’s approx 23000. That’s about a third of the votes for Bush.
In the 5 boroughs, Bush got about 589071 on the R and C lines. Kerry got about 1828115. That’s also about a third.
But, Karol in Bay Ridge how did he do?
Cause you always hear that as the “Red State” in NYC
Kerry still won, but by a slightly smaller margin. K/E got about 20,000 votes to B/C 14,000.
was the most narrow margin in NYC?
Well, maybe the Greenpoint libs aren’t as in-yo-face and/or the Bushies are–I definitely got the (mis)conception that we were doing OK here relative to NYC at large.
This is why I’m registered to vote in NJ.