25 gifts under $25, No. 7: If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em

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If you’re like me, you spent a good portion of 2012 rolling your eyes every time you heard someone say, “The Barclays Center will improve the local economy!” or “Finally, real sports in Brooklyn!” In September, we watched as Jay-Z ushered in a new era of peaceful coexistence between Hoboken bros with floor seats and Boerum Hill natives with eternal allegiance to their borough. A friend wearing Nets gear to Union Hall on a Saturday night returned from the bathroom saying she’d been stopped by two floppy-haired interested parties beguiled by her team spirit. I say if you can’t beat the BrooklyKnight, join him, especially since the Nets beat the Knicks last night. Give the gift of Brooklyn pride this season with a universally flattering black and white snapback flat brim. $23.99, available here.

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