New York Magazine Competition No. 55: Brooklynize a Novel

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Welcome back to the New York Magazine Competition. On alternate Mondays, we lay out a challenge and offer sample responses. Enter in the comments section or on Twitter with the hashtag we’ve provided, and the editors will select a winner. Criteria are highly subjective, but heavily retweeted and favorited posts will have an advantage. The prize is a year’s subscription to New York in print or a two-year subscription to the iPad edition (winner’s choice). Full rules are here.

COMPETITION NO. 55: “BROOKLYN A BOOK.” Please retitle a novel for New York’s literary borough of late.  For example:

THE WITCHES OF BUSHWICK

ROSEMARY’S NANNY

THIS ALTERNATE SIDE OF PARADISE 

RABBIT IS RICH, BECAUSE HE BOUGHT HIS BROWNSTONE IN 1973

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLID TUDE

Enter on Twitter with the hashtag #brooklynizeanovel, or in the comments thread below, by September 14.

RESULTS OF COMPETITION NO. 54, MOVIES FOR SUMMER,” in which you were asked to retitle a film for summer consumption.

HONORABLE MENTION TO:

The Month the City Stood Still
—BambooLounge

Little Too Much Sunshine
—PassTheTanningButter

3:10 to Humid
—BambooLounge

A Time to Grill
—@TeRevesz 

The Shining Forehead
LCNYC

How Brown Was my Valley
—CaptServo

A Popsicle Now
—MiddleCoastDan 

The Baking of Pelham 1-2-3
—OldYeller62 

Fahrenheit 145
—queasyrider 

Of Humid Bondage
—RustyShackelford

Sophie’s Moist
—Gabegirl

Butch Cassidy and the Sunburned Kid
YAK52 

Fifty Shades of Sunburn
—@Sara8547 

Star Trek III: The Search For Spock’s Flip-flops
—robstumpf 

The Last Of The Mojitos
—rmtmiller 

Broadway Danny Rosé
—nycityofmind 

ICEE What You Did This Summer
BENLINUS99 

Swelter Island
—BobKopac

As I Lay Frying
—3North

Three Guys in the Fountain
—Periclescrystal

Swim, Fan
—@kingtengood

AND THE WINNER IS:

Big Hero Shvitz
—@debfreedman1