According to the New York Times, San Francisco–or the whole Bay Area–has a new sister city in Brooklyn, New York. Trendy creative types have taken to moving back and forth between the two areas because they can earn money on either coast. The natural affinity comes, according to this report, because both Brooklyn and the San Francisco area are regions where individuality and creativity are applauded. Several shops, such as the Mollusk Surf Shop in the Sunset district, that are successful in one area are opening a branch in the other, so the cross-fertilization between the two is growing. San Franciscans are used to thinking of themselves as the most forward-looking city in the country. It’s nice to think we have a similar outpost on the East Coast. And who would ever have thought it would be Brooklyn? It’s a long way from “dem bums” and Nathan’s hot dogs.
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