City officials estimate that about 20,000 French people live in Brooklyn -- more than Manhattan. And according to a Daily News article, the traditionally Italian Carroll Gardens "is quickly becoming the city's Little Paris," apparently due in part to a French program at Public School 58.
The gallic onslaught's being felt at local businesses like Caputo's Fine Foods, whose owners have seen a sharp uptick in proper cheese name pronunciation among their customers. "They do eat a lot of cheese," Frank Caputo told the News. In response, Video Free Brooklyn has expanded its comedy offerings to include a special Jerry Lewis section. (Unconfirmed at press time, or possibly we just made this up.)