10 May UN Plans Move to Brooklyn
This is not a joke. According to this report in the NYT, the UN is considering moving temporarily to Brooklyn while its Manhattan headquarters is renovated. While some may see this as a step down for the UN, others (quoted in the article) suggest that the embattled UN will fit right in with Brooklyn’s underdog image. Maybe in the old days. But Brooklyn is hardly the hardscrabble borough folks imagine. In fact, some parts of Brooklyn are barely less tony, and maybe more so, than Turtle Bay.
Still, I can’t wait for the datelines: “This is the BBC, reporting live from UN Headquarters in…Brooklyn?”