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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2007 12:00 am

A group of Queens residents known as the Queens Militia took to the seas via New York City Water Taxi on Saturday. Armed with the borough’s flag and decked out with custom-made T-shirts and at least one tricorn hat, the group’s stated purpose was to “liberate” Brooklyn and rescue the borough from a growing population of Hipsters.

“Brooklyn is supposed to be a place where old guys barbecue in their backyard talking to their families,” said “General” Brian Gibbons, 29, of Sunnyside. “It’s not supposed to be a place for young kids to live in lofts and talk about art and go to coffee shops.”

The group left from Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City , arriving at Fulton Avenue just after 1 p.m. From there, they marched past Borough President Marty Markowitz’s office, the courthouse, Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park, before settling at Coney Island to catch a Brooklyn Cyclones game.

Commenting after the completion of his mission, Gibbons said, “While D-Day didn’t win WWII in one day, it established a beachhead for the Allied forces on enemy land. Likewise, the 7/7/07 Invasion of Brooklyn was the first step in liberating the once-proud county from its hipster-captors.”

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