New York | Monday, June 25th, 2012
Some of Michael Bloomberg’s constituents accuse the mayor of neglecting the outer boroughs, but Bloomberg has come out swinging in support of Girls, HBO’s gritty Brooklyn-based comedy. “We love the show for inspiring people to move to New York City and become the ‘voice of a generation,’ as Hannah would say,” Bloomberg said shortly after the mayor’s office posted a photo of him with series creator Lena Dunham. Set largely in Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick, Girls has been rapturously praised by critics for its sharp, colloquial dialogue spoken by realistic young characters on the opposite end of the income and glamor spectrum than the Boom Years cougars of Sex and the City.
Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson is an even more outspoken fan. “We’re obsessed. It’s the big water-cooler topic of conversation Monday morning in the bullpen,” he says. “We want the next set of brilliant writers to watch the show and say, ‘I want to move to New York, too.’” Girls just wrapped up is debut season, and a second is on the way.