Ask A Native New Yorker: Is Queens Doomed To Be The Next Brooklyn?

This week’s question comes from a lifelong Queens resident who’s got a problem with the “Brooklynization” of his borough.

Have you ever noticed that all gentrified neighborhoods are alike, but each ungentrified neighborhood is cool in its own way? Like I could drop you in any hipster area anywhere in the world—Brooklyn, Austin, Portland, Berlin, Tokyo—and you’d be surrounded by the same scene: coffee bars with people tapping away at Macbooks, an upscale dive bar filled with guys with beards, a bunch of restaurants selling farm-to-table food. Even the graffiti would look the same!

http://gothamist.com/2014/12/12/quooklyn_queens_hipsters.php

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