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Writer 'Discovers' Upper East Side

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Last month a Vanity Fair writer penned a travelogue about exploring Brooklyn for the first time, and decided that her Tory Burch ballet flats were a better fit on the Upper East Side than in Williamsburg. Now, Gawkerite Alex Pareene pens a hilarious spoof for Vice about a Williamsburger's first trip to the UES: "I'd heard from some kids I knew who went to Bard that the Upper East Side is a charming neighborhood inhabited by ancient, well-appointed relics of a glamorous bygone era, or like a Woody Allen movie maybe, with jazz and tiny dogs. And a park almost twice the size of McCarren Pool. But I'm what you might call a bona fide Brooklynite, in that after I graduated from Hampshire I moved into the McKibben lofts, after the first time but before the second time New York Magazine mentioned them. I've been to Park Slope—how exotic could the Upper East Side really be?" [Vice]