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The Observer’s “Greenpoint Lonely Boy”: A Female Response

Greenpoint's Lonely Boy / NY Observer


The header of Kate Mooney’s Observer piece, “The Eight Guys You Might Meet in Brooklyn,” should feature an italicized “might” across the board, but the Greenpoint Lonely Boy is an especially half-hearted descriptor of our male population and neighborhood at large. Not only is it common knowledge that Greenpoint is no longer an out-of-reach Siberia (it takes two stops on the G train at most, compared to several times over if you’re heading to Park Slope or further south or east), but this piece also condenses the regional nuances in a large Brooklyn neighborhood, treating the whole gestalt like the compressed culture terrine that might apply to the twenty-something post-grad population on the Lower East Side.

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