1. The theory is based on the common association that Tel Aviv is essentially a beachfront New York.
2. Both Jaffa and Brooklyn are sister cities to major metropolitan hubs and are both located on ports...
3. ...where people can choose to partake in fast-paced metropolitan life or just chill by the water.
4. Both cities were once considered unsafe to move to, but are now popular places to live for recent graduates and young families.
5. But as Manhattan and Tel Aviv started getting too crowded and prices skyrocketed...
6. ...even the biggest princesses had enough and decided to give the 'burbs a try.
7. By that point, Jaffa and Brooklyn were both home to up-and-coming artists and musicians.
8. Which of course means that the self-proclaimed next generation of "artists" and "musicians" shortly followed.
9. The new generation (like in Brooklyn) now lives off the passed-down, vintage items from generations past.
Jaffa's famous outdoor market, Shuk Hapishpeshim, would make any Williamsburg hipster green with envy.
10. Much like areas in Brooklyn, such as Park Slope, the sudden rush of young blood brought new life to Jaffa and resulted in its gentrification.
11. Which resulted in trendsetting restaurants...
L: Abrage, one of Jaffa's most popular restaurants, known for putting a contemporary twist on Mediterranean classics. R: The Meatball Shop in Williamsburg, famous for reinventing an old favorite, the meatball!
12. ... where new foodies are taking advantage of influx of up-and-coming chefs.
Both Jaffa ( L ) and Brooklyn ( R ) brunch hard! Especially when it's a boozy a brunch...