illustration by Jessica Namnum
It’s a time-honored tradition to identify strongly with a borough, and the chest-thumping has gotten louder in recent years as more and more Manhattanites (or their boyfriends or girlfriends) move to Brooklyn. It’s tempting to pick sides over issues of transportation, finances, square footage, conveniences, attitude and culture. Are you Brooklyn? Or Manhattan? And will the two—should the two—ever be thought of as one?