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17 Reasons Jaffa Is The Brooklyn Of Israel

What? You thought America was the only country with a hipster capital? Don't worry, being the first to start reThinking is pretty hip within itself.

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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.

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...

13. The innovative spirit of the city can also be felt in its experimental theater scene.

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Sure, Brooklyn has some pretty unique shows, but have you ever heard of an all-deaf-blind theater troupe?!

14. And, after your dinner and a show, you can visit one of Jaffa's converted warehouse clubs!

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Some are so out there, they would definitely get the Stefon seal of approval.

15. "Jaffa's hottest club is Container! It has everything: a converted shipping hangar, a hybrid art space, a seafood restaurant that also serves breakfast, and live music and DJs."

Yes, Container is a real place. As for if you'll come across Human Fire Hydrants and Teddy Graham People, well... you'll have to find out yourself.

16. Or if that's not your scene, you can always find a bar to cozy up to.

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No matter what night of the week it is, Brooklyn and Jaffa's hottest bars are always packed until last call.

17. But maybe the biggest similarity between Brooklyn and Jaffa is their residents' ownership and loyalty to them. / Via

Meaning that credibility in the neighborhood comes from being there before it became cool to be a part of the scene.

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