Walking down Valencia Street outside of Mission Cheese: A guy and girl, probably not more then 22 years old, wearing very expensive-looking skinny jeans, boots, and scarves. She is carrying a designer handbag.
She (mid-sentence): ... and techies, and they all live in the Mission! It's awesome.
She: Oakland is getting pretty cool too though.
He: It's getting safer.
She: Yeah, now it's, like, a bunch of people just a little older than us moving there. People live there now.
She: You know what Oakland is? It's like the Brooklyn of the Bay.
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