A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 04, 2013
Brooklynification

"Brooklynification” is a term that means an area is being gentrified and is suddenly hip and multi-cultured, like the borough of Brooklyn since the 1990s. “Burlington is currently in the throes of Brooklynification, as that borough has reached terminal hipster velocity and must now extend, tentacle-like, to even tiny burgs like our own” was cited in print in 2006. “The Brooklynification of North Carolina—Can it be stopped?” was a headline in November 2013.

A similar term is “Manhattanization.”


The Contrarian
Fashion!
Posted by: Casey Rae
Posted date:  January 26, 2006
This is supposedly a music blog, but I just got back from the Walkmen show and I want to talk about FASHIN!

First of all, I have noticed a new breed of hipster lately. Burlington is currently in the throes of Brooklynification, as that borough has reached terminal hipster velocity and must now extend, tentacle-like, to even tiny burgs like our own.

Every Restaurant in Astoria
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Panino (Il Bambino; 34-08 31st Avenue)
(...)
Part of us wants to protest the Brooklynification of Astoria and make a principle of scorning such places at Il Bambino.

Twitter
Dov Emerson
‏@dovemerson
http://twitpic.com/imxxf - the brooklynification of the 5twns continues. bought this @ costco
6:15 PM - 21 Sep 09

Curbed NY
Wednesday, March 30, 2011, by Sara Polsky
BROOKLYNIFICATION
Queens: it’s just like Brooklyn! Or so argues the Village Voice food writers, with the example of Salt & Fat, a new Sunnyside restaurant with a North Brooklyn-y name focusing on “globally influenced New American small plates.”

Twitter
Caroline Watson
‏@SweetCaroline83
Brooklynification? Article from earlier this yr comparing BK to Portland. Conclusion: we’re all #weird http://wweek.com/portland/article-17831-the_portlandificatio.html
8:10 PM - 18 Sep 11

The Atlantic Wire
Zombie Words Are Coming for Your Brains
JEN DOLL JUL 24, 2012
Ah yes, the vile “ism” and “tion”: Sometimes we make them up—Brooklynification, Disneyfication, blogism—but many versions of these are well established and dictionary-approved.

The Gurgling Cod
THE BROOKLYNIFICATION OF NORTH CAROLINA - CAN IT BE STOPPED?
Monday, 04 November 2013 at 10:33 AM
GravyOn occasion, we’ve noted in this space that Durham, NC has become the Brooklyn of the South (in a good way even, once, if memory serves).

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNames/Phrases • Monday, November 04, 2013 • Permalink