Damn. This article really infuriated me: A Guide to Greenpoint that doesn’t even mention one Polish business? How is that even possible? What a smack in the face to an entire community that has inhabited that neighborhood for decades. There so many great Polish restaurant/bars, delis, meat markets, etc. I guess if they lack pretension, smug, beards, thick-framed glasses, scarfs and wool hats in the summer, and Gilligan-shaped kazoo-voiced beta males – then they are not worth visiting or mentioning. Make sure you watch the slide show when you click on the link and pay attention to the addresses of each location; five of those hipster patronized businesses are on one street: Franklin St. I’m pretty sure the author of the article went straight to that street not even bothering to go anywhere else in Greenpoint. Also, gotta love the last sentence of the eighth place No.7 Sub Shop. (who the fuck calls sandwiches SUBS in New York?) The article ends with: “Not to mention, all the cocktails and sandwiches are only $9 [each] — what’s not to love?” Only $9.00???? Only?? Wow, it must be great to be a part-time freelance blog reporter intern who LOVES those prices.
It really amazes me how these hipsters and yupsters want to erase anything and everything that made Brooklyn and other parts of New York what they are. Everything they participate in, patronize, and put out there in their own media bubble is Anti-Real Brooklyn. Getting back to sandwiches; here’s an example of how the idiotic hipster’s mind works: If I tell you that you are getting a ham and cheese sandwich from lets say John’s Deli on Stillwell Ave (in real Brooklyn) - you know you are gonna get a great sandwich – end of story; and you only need to call it a ham and cheese sandwich. Now if you are a pretentious, wanna-be foodie hipster piece of shit, you will need to told the sandwich comes on artisan bread with cured, Appalachian forest maple wood smoked ham, imported carved-off-the-wheel cage-free goat’s milk swiss, locally sourced rooftop arugula and smeared with specialty hand-crafted bacon and pomegranate infused mayonnaise.