Flatbush, NY – Hipsters rocking keffiyehs is so 2006, so it makes sense that the trend would finally find its way to real estate ads. But one observer is not pleased: “When most of us think of Flatbush, Brooklyn, we think of it as a largely Jewish and Caribbean community.
Recently, the Flatbush Gardens apartments began featuring an ad with five smiling young adults. The ad is probably targeting the hipster class. One of the figures in the photo is wearing a keffiyah as a scarf. Forget about Che Guevara, the Yasser Arafat scarf is the latest in ignorant hipster couture. Terrorism is not cool! Besides, a keffiyah is traditionally worn only by men. Brooklyn is the most Jewish place outside Jerusalem, and for a developer to feature an Arafat scarf in its ads sends the wrong message to the public. I hope this ad appears on your blog. Be sure to forward it to your blogging friends in Brooklyn.” Brooklyn blogging friends: you have been alerted. [CurbedWire]
Interesting to note, that Flatbush Gardens owners is clipper equity which is led by jewish real estae developer David Bistricer, who made headlines last year in his failed attampt to purchase starett city.