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Gram Parsons

Brooklyn dodgers

Brooklyn dodgers

NEW YORK — Sorry, but I've heard that Brooklyn is over. You can get your hipster mustache waxed; just don't do it in Brooklyn. You wouldn't go to Seattle now, would you? If you wanted to visit the American community of the moment, you would visit, say, Portland, Ore. Haven't you heard: Brooklyn's compromised, edge-free; it's Portland five minutes ago.

That said, I remember relatives from Brooklyn, visiting us in New England when I was a kid, muttering that Brooklyn hadn't been Brooklyn since forever. Certainly, it hadn't been worth a damn since the schism of 1898, when Brooklyn was eaten by New York City, becoming Manhattan's troubled brother to the east, a sprawl of mulch-colored...