Brooklyn: Attack of the Frenchies!

French colonize Carroll Gardens, "eat a lot of cheese"

Getty Images

Just like Vietnam and Algeria before it, Brooklyn is being invaded by the French.

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.)

Copyright FREEL - NBC Local Media
Contact Us