There Goes the Neighborhood? How Williamsburg Feels About Its New Starbucks [Video]

Well, it was inevitable.

Perhaps it's Brooklyn's final surrender to consumerism or to complete gentrification, but Williamsburg now has a Starbucks. It remains to be seen what impact its presence will have on the local economy and (sub)culture, but we wanted to get a sampling of opinions on the matter.

We posted up in front of the store (just off the Lorimer subway stop) a few days after its opening and asked passersby to weigh in. Check out their reactions above.

We can't wait to see what happens when there's a J Crew.