Sure - but in that I don't want to argue "NBC" exists - it wasn't until the hipsters got involved that "NBC" became something worth traveling outside of manhattan for.
NBC didn't begin with hipsters, though. NBC began with with the people who moved to places like Park Slope and Cobble Hill in the '80s and '90s. (The restaurant scene beginning in the '90s.) The original "NBC" strip was Smith St. NBC became hipstery at a later stage.
I've been reading your posts for a long-time, and of that first generation of places I think the only one you would suggest is worth a subway ride is Franny's.