The 39 Most Brooklyn Things Ever

NYC’s most populous borough has somehow become the international brand for all things yuppie and hipster. Hello, Brooklyn™.

1. These trees wearing sweaters:

In Park Slope, of course.

ID: 1186175

2. This truck and its license plate:

Only in Red Hook.

ID: 1186618

3. This store:

It’s pretty great, actually (proceeds go to 826 NYC).

ID: 1186663

4. This extensive product line:

ID: 1186997

5. This decorative kale growing in a recycled sink planter:

ID: 1186183

6. This coffee shop that’s also a yarn store:

Alas, it closed.

ID: 1186712

7. This:

ID: 1187550

8. This baby drinking cappucino:

Long live the babyccino.

ID: 1187464

9. This wifi network:

ID: 1186735

10. This vandalism:

ID: 1186737

11. This bookstore’s advertising strategy:

ID: 1186743

12. This coffee shop turf war:

Oslo vs. Gimme!

ID: 1186864

13. This robot on the L train:

ID: 1186881

14. This polite request for the neighbors:

ID: 1186896

15. This dude playing Jenga in the Subway:

ID: 1186907

16. This baby in a bar:

So two years ago.

ID: 1186926

17. This hipster trap:

Courtesy of our very own Jeff Greenspan.

ID: 1186944

18. This:

ID: 1186950

19. This traveling musician:

ID: 1186983

21. This careful documentation of a trash can:

ID: 1187047

22. This cat on a leash:

Good thing the Times was on it.

ID: 1187072

23. This attitude toward steak:

ID: 1187525

24. This ship carrying beans for artisanal chocolate from Ecuador:

“Two years ago a pair of bearded brothers decided to try importing cocoa for their Williamsburg chocolate factory — which focuses on simple, ecologically friendly sweets — by sail.”

ID: 1187081

25. This elaborate memorial for the dolphin that swam into the Gowanus Canal and died:

Crying right now.

UPDATE: Installation courtesy of Shawn Lyons, owner and operator of Rabbit Movers.

ID: 1187145

26. This turtle commuting to work:

ID: 1187170

27. This apartment-hunting tactic:

“A reader/writer/draftsman/craftsman/cook
Who, evenings, likes a bourbon and a book;”

ID: 1187312

28. This:

Outside Fleisher’s in Park Slope.

ID: 1187380

29. This literary organization:

Wanna join? Right this way.

ID: 1187479

30. This artisanal mayonnaise emporium:

ID: 1187428

31. This hideous crime:

ID: 1187184

32. These children named Bowie and Denim:

They may live upstate now, but they were obviously born in Brooklyn.

ID: 1187453

33. This dog listening to Fun. while he drives:

ID: 1187446

34. This diligent citizen reporting:

ID: 1187507

OH in Park Slope: “She has a child from a previous union named Thor.”

— Alisha Levin (@alishalevin)

Alisha Levin


OH in Park Slope: “She has a child from a previous union named Thor.”

ID: 1187493

OH in park slope: "I hope our baby is cute. People have such high expectations"

— Jonathan Wegener (@jwegener)

Jonathan Wegener


OH in park slope: “I hope our baby is cute. People have such high expectations”

ID: 1187505

OH in Park Slope: "Daddy, why do you have a record collection?" #strollerchats

— Jennifer Krasinski (@prettymetals)

Jennifer Krasinski


OH in Park Slope: “Daddy, why do you have a record collection?” #strollerchats

ID: 1187506

36. This tween metal band:

Meet Unlocking The Truth.

ID: 1187229

37. This BBQ smokercycle:

ID: 1187611

38. This very considerate laundromat:

ID: 1187519

39. This important protest movement:

ID: 1187475

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