Brooklyn! Everyone wants to live here these days, but how can you be sure you really live here? If you’ve experienced any of these things that only a true Brooklynite has, you know that you definitely do!
1. Your license says “Brooklyn” in the space where the city goes
2. When you leave Manhattan to go home, you take a train marked “Brooklyn”
3. When filling out forms, you put “Brooklyn” in the town box
4. Or, you put “Kings” if the form asks what county you live in
5. If someone asks you “Hey, do you live in Manhattan?” you say “No, I live in Brooklyn.”
6. When people at a concert say “It’s nice to be here in Brooklyn,” sometimes you clap
7. You are eligible to vote for Brooklyn borough president
8. When people ask, “Which Whole Foods is in your borough, the SoHo one or the Brooklyn one?” You say “The Brooklyn one”
9. The geographic location of you home on a GPS system shows you to be east of Manhattan and Staten Island, and west and south of Queens (except for Rockaway, which you are north of)
10. When a friend says “My friend is moving to Brooklyn, you live there, right? Do you know anything about it you can share with them?” You respond: “Yes”
11. When you see a news story about something happening on or near the block you live on, the block is in Brooklyn
12. Your area code is 718, and you don’t live in Queens or Staten Island. Unless you’re still on your parents’ family plan, in which case never mind
13. When people say “the park” you immediately think they mean Prospect Park, because that’s the closest park to you
14. You read Brokelyn dot com to find things to do in the borough in which you live
15. If someone asks where you live, you say “Brooklyn.”
16. When you log on to weather dot com and put in Brooklyn, you get mad that it gives you the weather for Brooklyn, Ohio because that is not the Brooklyn where you live
17. The bus line you take to get home is identified by B[NUMBER]
18. When you step out the front door of your house in the morning, you are standing on a piece of land that is legally part of Brooklyn
19. When people you know see Brooklyn locations in TV or movies, they ask you “Hey, do you live near that? That’s in Brooklyn” or “Have you been there before? That’s in Brooklyn”
Was the eclipse in your favor, Cancer?
Other suggested neighborhoods for recent college graduates included Crown Heights, Washington Heights and Bushwick.