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The term bridge-and-tunnel has historically referred to anyone outside Manhattan who commutes in for work or travels in for play (and sometimes get stuck in Grand Central overnight after the last train departed for the 'burbs). It was seen as pejorative, or derogatory. But as per the trend arbiters at the Times' Style section, the roles have apparently reversed, with Manhattanites now being seen as the new B&T crew, heading to Brooklyn for "bohemia, performance art and off-center clubbing, all of those disciplines seeming to move over the bridge, where the setting is more affordable. ... In a weird "Planet of the Apes" plot turn, the hairier primates are suddenly in charge, and I'm begging them for guest-list action." [NYT; photo via Flickr/Kate Killary]