Future Brooklyn Girls Articles, Predicted In Order Of Their Appearance On My Twitter Feed

  • Hey Look At This
  • This Song and Video Doesn’t Show The Reality Of Living In Brooklyn Even A Little Bit
  • Brooklyn Girls Is Ruining Bushwick
  • Criticism Of This Song Is Tinged With A Not-So-Latent Misogyny
  • 17 Ridiculous Things Only Native New Yorkers Will Get About Brooklyn Girls
  • This Is A Great Song Because It Encourages Women To Control The Narrative Around Their Lives
  • The Sounds Of Gentrification – Brooklyn Girls And The Outer Boroughs
  • Girls, Broad City and Brooklyn Girls
  • The ‘Brooklyn Girls’ Version Of Feminism Doesn’t Include Any Women of Color, And That’s Bad
  • What Is Brooklyn Girls And Why Is It Controversial?
  • Is Iggy Azalea A Brooklyn Girl?
  • Why Can’t We All Just Appreciate A Catchy Song
  • How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Brooklyn Girls
  • Arctic Monkeys Cover Brooklyn Girls Acoustic At Glastonbury 

*spends 10 minutes photoshopping a picture of Kanye for tumblr so that it looks like he is wearing a band’s t-shirt*

*stands back like “lol I can’t even imagine a black man even knowing about the same things as me”*

Hi, I am Jake Fogelnest 


If you’ve ever tried to transfer to the B at 14th Street, now is your chance to sue Citibank.

someone please explain this


Hey folks,

I can’t tell you all how excited I am to share with you a piece I’ve been working on for the better part of the last year. It’s called Sweet Home Everywhere, and it’s an alternative history of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” the perplexing, irresistible, annoying, resilient song that was released as a single exactly 40 years ago, to this day.

My story on the song, which runs at just under 13,000 words, was published by a really cool new project called The New New South. Every few months, they release top-notch, stand-alone stories about the modern American south that are all well worth checking out.

Sweet Home Everywhere is available now as a Kindle Single and as a nifty multimedia version with photos and videos rarely-heard audio recordings. 

This is worth much, much more than the $3.99 you’ll pay for it and I am not just saying that because I’ve known Jon since kindergarten. 

There’s an almost absurd quality to it: White supremacy is so pervasive, and its structural mechanisms so powerful, that even identifying and rejecting racist attitudes can implicate white people in the reproduction of white supremacy.

Gentrification’s Racial Arbitrage | Jacobin

found bae on Tinder

found bae on Tinder

When I moved in to Brooklyn I took a tall Ikea dresser from my dad that my parents had had in our original apartment on 7th Street in Park Slope.

Each drawer was lined with carefully folded pieces of this Naj-Oleari wrapping paper. I ended up passing the dresser on to my roommate but before I gave it to him I pulled out and scanned all the liners. I finally got around to cleaning them up and stitching all the pieces together in Photoshop. 

My parents said that, as best they can remember it, this wrapping paper is from gifts they got at my baby shower. That was 25 years ago. Naj-Oleari still appears to be making some great stuff.

RE: Reading Rainbow Kickstarter

a cool thing to do would be to support reading programs for kids without layering on your own personally satisfying nostalgia trip 

Andrew Sullivan’s complaints about New York City are incredibly valuable pieces of journalism and I share them widely because every single person that Andrew Sullivan dissuades from living in New York City is one less Andrew Sullivan reader living in New York City.