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 April 29, 2009
“Shut up, Brooklyn”

The snarky website Gawker.com published a story on February 22, 2008 titled: “Report: Williamsburg Not As Cool As It Was, Earth Revolves Around Sun.” TheHonJudgeSmalls commented: “Can we get a new ‘Shut up, Brooklyn’ tag?” A Gakwer glossary published on July 9, 2008 included “Shut up, Brooklyn.” Gawker explained:

“People in Brooklyn can be so annoying! They always go on and on, in various media outlets, about their kids or their gentrification or how so great their awesome neighborhood is. Shut up!”

The expression has been almost exclusively used by Gawker and people who read that website.


Wikipedia: Gawker.com
Gawker.com is a blog based in New York City that bills itself as “The source for daily Manhattan media news and gossip” and focuses on celebrities and the media industry.

Founded in 2002, Gawker is the flagship blog for Nick Denton’s Gawker Media. Gawker has created other blogs, including Wonkette, covering Washington, D.C., Defamer, covering Los Angeles, and Valleywag covering Silicon Valley.

Gawker.com
Shut Up, Brooklyn
Report: Williamsburg Not As Cool As It Was, Earth Revolves Around Sun

By Hamilton Nolan, 1:48 PM on Fri Feb 22 2008
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COMMENTS
TheHonJudgeSmails
1:52 PM on Fri Feb 22 2008
Can we get a new “Shut up, Brooklyn” tag?

Gawker.com
shut up brooklyn
Touré Has Lost Any Possible Street Cred

By rebecca, 2:46 PM on Mon Mar 24 2008
Fort Greene is not gentrifying fast enough!

Gawker.com
Look, We Made You a Gawker Glossary!
By Sheila, 4:52 PM on Wed Jul 9 2008
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Shut up, Brooklyn: People in Brooklyn can be so annoying! They always go on and on, in various media outlets, about their kids or their gentrification or how so great their awesome neighborhood is. Shut up! (Coined by commenter TheHonJudgeSmails.) It’s a similar phenomenon amongst college kids, as evidenced by our “Shut Up, College” tag.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNames/Phrases • (0) Comments • Wednesday, April 29, 2009 • Permalink