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Cintra Wilson cares less about what the new Cobble Hill Barneys Co-op means for Brooklyn and more about what its overwhelming army vibe means for the country as a whole. "I like a faded military look, from a purely aesthetic perspective, so I am part of the problem. But I felt queasy seeing so many luxe faux-military fatigues, in Brooklyn’s fanciest new retail establishment. It felt a little too disconnected from the fact that we still have an actual war going on to be surrounded by rich Brooklyn moms pushing four-digit sticker-price strollers, chatting on new God-phones and fondling $965 Helmut Lang leggings while dressed like extras from 'Apocalypse Now.'" [NYT]