|Katy Perry: MTV|
Sunday night's Video Music Awards at Barclay's Center was a gritty love poem to the city's hottest borough. Publicity shots and advertising images ranged from Downtown to the Manhattan Bridge bikeway, to DUMBO and the waterfront, to Katy Perry under the Brooklyn Bridge, to Brooklyn icons, skateboarders, subways and sewers.
Whatever they were selling (forget Miley Cyrus grinding out the sleaze), Brooklyn was the message.
Will Brooklyn's hype overdrive draw hoards of starry-eyed aspirants to Brooklyn the way 60s-era peace lovers and stoners once flocked to Haight-Ashbery?
Are you going to Brooklyn?
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair....
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