Barneys to Brooklyn: The End Is Near!

You would think the economic slowdown would have meant Brooklyn would stop turning into, well, Manhattan. But with Barneys looking to stake a claim in Cobble Hill and your parents making inroads into Williamsburg, it looks like the borough's hipster cred is in serious jeopardy.

I'm a 212 guy. But many of my best pals are on the other side of that physical and psychological divide. They love Brooklyn so much that they hate leaving it to go to work in Manhattan (although I have heard that actual jobs exist within Brooklyn). I can respect their quirky passion and sometimes even understand it, like last summer when I had that yummy iced latte from Baked on Van Brunt Street. There's a nice funky vibe on that side of the Brooklyn Bridge.