NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Brooklyn is now officially the hippest place to be, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

The poll released Tuesday found that 67 percent of New York voters believe Brooklyn is the coolest borough.

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“I like Brooklyn, it’s better,” said Omar. “Brooklyn is the best. It’s a lot of fun over here. It’s a good place.”

Born and bred in Brooklyn long before the first baristas arrived, 52-year-old Rich told 1010 WINS’ John Montone he joined the Army at 18, traveled the world but came back to his home in Brooklyn.

“They say Manhattan’s a very cool place, but I think Brooklyn’s cooler,” he said.

Amar, who owns a hookah hangout, said there’s no doubt Brooklyn is the capital of cool.

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“Places to see, people to see, hangouts, drinks and the hookah,” he said.

When asked if he considered himself a hipster, Amar laughed and said “I don’t think so.”

But when does cool become common place, prompting the hippest of the hip to begin seeking out the new happening place?

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