Arts & Culture

E.T. Visits Williamsburg Hasids and Possibly Hangs With Hipsters

Do you remember that scene in the epic 1996 Will Smith/Jeff Goldblum film, Independence Day, where they show Israeli soldiers and Arab soldiers getting ready to fight side-by-side against the evil aliens that are getting ready to destroy Earth?  Take … Read More

By / February 24, 2010

Do you remember that scene in the epic 1996 Will Smith/Jeff Goldblum film, Independence Day, where they show Israeli soldiers and Arab soldiers getting ready to fight side-by-side against the evil aliens that are getting ready to destroy Earth?  Take that scene, replace the soldiers with all the hipsters and hasids living in Williamsburg, and make the aliens want to unite, not destroy. It might be happening. As reported on blogs like Free Williamsburg and Vos Iz Neias, a possible UFO was sighted over one of the most popular spots in The Burg, and even borough president Marty Markowitz had something to say about it.

Despite meager evidence of intergalactic vehicles touching down in Brooklyn, Borough President Marty Markowitz has already embraced the would-be visitors, claiming that the "creative attire, hair colors, and eclectic body art of our more artistic Williamsburg residents" is evidence that there is already "very fashionable extraterrestrial life walking among us."

"But seriously, I would be thrilled if those from other planets would choose Brooklyn as their gateway to planet Earth. We are a city of immigrants, and when I say Brooklyn is proud home to everyone from everywhere, I really mean everywhere!" said Markowitz.

Is this an elaborate hoax? A project cooked up by some NYU student?   Do visitors from another planet really want to touch down and mend the rift between the Satmar community, and the army of Am. Appy wearers still angry about the loss of their bike lanes?

Only time will tell.