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I mean, I don't really have a problem with The New Yorker trying to cash in on the popularity of that strange and beautiful beast, the Brooklyn hipster. I do it all the time. But it is a little funny, because although The New Yorker is obviously and rightfully associated with Manhattan and New York county, many of their current writers reside in Brooklyn. And none of those people look anything like "Brooklyn's Eustace."
The pictures on this page—of Ben Greenman, Meghan O'Rourke, and Tad Friend—are all of New Yorker writers who live in Brooklyn and have virtually nothing in common with "Brooklyn's Eustace." Unless, maybe, one of them has a kid named Eustace? Or Tilley? Mark my words, those names are going to be very popular on a Park Slope playground near you.
She is lovely and unbearded and is not, at least in this picture, wearing a beanie. And, yet, she still lives in Brooklyn. How odd.
You kind of have to assume that Tad Friend is just covered in tattoos under that buttoned up shirt. But you'd be wrong. Although he is known as the Adam Levine of The New Yorker, so really, who's to say? Maybe it is me who is wrong. Maybe.
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