Ridgewood, Queens, is a place I was going to blog about until I suddenly realized that I was confusing it with Woodhaven. I went to Woodhaven all the time in the 1980s. The reason was a girl. It was, I think, the first time I was called “Tony Manero” and the only place I think it was meant as an insult.
Anyway, it turns out that some young fool blogger who never knew Brooklyn when he would be scared to wander around at night now says that the hipster thing is bleeding into Ridgewood. I read that as Woodhaven and had a WTF moment. A long blog post composed itself in my head ... but then I realized my mistake.
I dunno if I have ever even been to Ridgewood. (I used to go to a diner in Maspeth with JKR, but that might as well be Rhode Island.) So hipsters, whatever.