Why Can’t We Be Friends?
May 31, 2011
Since NYC is made up of over eight million people in five boroughs, squeezed into just 305 square miles, it’s no wonder we experience a little sibling rivalry here and there. We put up with strangers nodding off to sleep and onto our shoulder on the crowded 6 train, spewed spit droplets on our face from the passionate homeless man in our neighborhood, long lines and extended wait times just about everywhere, and overpriced everything to quench a supply-and-demand you can only get in a place that everyone wants to live. The family that we are forced to be a (literally) close one, and is bound to experience growing pains. It all started as a beef between competitive hot-spot sisters Manhattan and Brooklyn. These two have since resolved their differences (for now) and have a new jealous middle child to deal with: the Bronx. Yes, the Bronx wants to play, and let everyone know it can be just as cool and witty as the slim, blonde Manhattan and the fit, all-natural Brooklyn. We don’t know what Queens and that red-headed stepchild we call Staten Island have to say, but we’re not so sure we’re in fighting mode. Or maybe we could pay more attention to the trendier, more American Idol way of doing things and have a sing-off! This LEGIT Battle of the Boroughs will showcase winners at SummerStage this season, and we are excited–to say the least.