Thursday, October 11th, 2012
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Novelist Deserts Brooklyn For Nearby Backwater

"So in another comic reversal, I found myself explaining to my horrified Brooklyn friends — who couldn’t understand how I could ever choose to move away from the action — that I actually loved Manhattan. There were plenty of bookstores, a lot of great food, and it would take me less time to get to many parts of Brooklyn than when I actually lived in the borough."

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deepomega (#1,720)

If I rubbed this website and a genie came out and granted me three wishes, one would be that there no longer be any words to differentiate between parts of NYC. Everything within 50 miles of central park would be called New York City.

BadUncle (#153)

@deepomega I rub this website all the time, and all I got was crabs.

Multiphasic (#411)

@deepomega Except Maspeth, which would be legally annexed by Weehauken. And the parts of Long Island City that Deitch owns would be on a 99-year lease to Santa Monica.

jfruh (#713)

@deepomega "Westchester County Adjacent"

Alex Balk (#4)

@deepomega Ew, like Secaucus even?

deepomega (#1,720)

@Alex Balk I thought you'd be madder about East Brunswick.

hman (#53)

@deepomega #EBHSGRAD

NinetyNine (#98)

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Brian Calandra (#3,753)

@NinetyNine Was her piece about living in Manhattan or getting a book deal after reading at an open mic? I couldn't tell.

Matt (#26)

Tickles me that Balk still doesn't know how to use his own comments.

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