Not to make my own ‘best of’ list of the Brooklyn Star’s ‘best of’ list, but here are some that made me laugh out loud or nod in acknowledgment:
Best Place to See a lot of Naked Flesh (for free): Mermaid ParadeAnd my own addition to the list: Best New Neighborhood That’s Not an Acronym (BNNTNAA): Flatlantic. Term courtesy of the Queens Ledger and the Brooklyn Downtown Star.
Best Fake Ironic Bar Name, i.e. Best Place To Watch Hipsters Pretend to Slum it: Tie - Gowanus Yacht Club Smith Street, Cobble Hill & Bushwick Country Club Grand Street, Williamsburg
Best Place to Shop For Figs and Run Into a Hip Movie Director and/or Politically Active Action Movie Star: Sahadi, 187 Atlantic Avenue
Best Place to Get Run Over By an $800 Bugaboo Stroller: 7th Ave, Park Slope
Best View, Period: Williamsburgh Saving Bank, Observation Deck, Flatlantic
Other coverage of the Downtown Star's list: Best Transformation of a Waterway into a Romantic Symbol? The Gowanus Canal Wins! [Gowanus Lounge]