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Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz got an iPad yesterday, and he's already putting it to good use. In what might be the greatest video ever made about a guy sending an email, Markowitz writes to Apple CEO Steve Jobs asking for a Brooklyn Apple store. Things we love about this: 1) The naturalistic acting. 2) The way Marty Mark touch-types with one finger. 3) The repeated dismissals of Staten Island. 4) "Fuhgeddaboutit!" 5) The fact that as goofy as this pitch might be, it makes a good point: Brooklyn really could use an Apple store.
Dear Mr. Jobs:
As you surely know, in the creative world, there's no place hotter than Brooklyn, USA. Just like "Apple," Brooklyn is now an international "brand" signifying the coolest place on earth to live, work, play and create.
I know you're always dreaming up the next big thing—here's a suggestion: Hit the big time and bring an Apple store to Brooklyn!
As we speak, Manhattan's got four Apple stores, and our "suburb: of Staten Island's even got one. It's time to bring the goods to the real market—the Mac-loving designers, writers, artists, bloggers, musicians, creative innovators and tech entrepreneurs in Brooklyn neighborhoods like Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, Park Slope and Carroll Gardens, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, DUMBO, Red Hook and beyond
Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest business hub in New York City—with more college students than Cambridge, Massachusetts. And these days, tourists visiting NYC are staying in Brooklyn hotels, dining at our renowned Brooklyn restaurants, hitting our clubs and cultural hot spots (and hey, if they want to take a day trip to Manhattan, that's okay!).
One more thing...
As Brooklyn borough president, I invite you to come to Brooklyn for a meeting, tour our borough and explore possible sites. I will even visit you in Cupertino—one hour is all I ask—and make the pitch of a lifetime for the biggest retail launch of the decade.
Let's make "Apple Brooklyn" the ultimate prototype store—one that changes the game yet again, with a retail experience that offers superior educational outreach and catalyzes entrepreneurial partnerships—a kind of "e-town square."
This is my official invitation: Let's make it happen! An Apple Store Grows in Brooklyn!
Sent from my iPad
· Marty Markowitz Uses iPad To Beg For Brooklyn Apple Store [Gothamist]
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