Filed under: 11206, Culture War, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Gentrification, The Word On The Street
Taken February 20, 2014.
This comes courtesy of an anonymous tipster who writes:
Really, we need a memo about this! Who are these parents?
Indeed. Then again if residents of the Viridian had to be advised not to let their dogs to crap in the indoor garden (and just this has come to pass) is this really surprising? No. It is not. Still it is as good as a reason as any to roll this out…
Filed under: 11211, Culture War, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
This vision can be found on North 4 Street Street. As you can see in the last photo, yours truly was not the only person who found this amusing. It rather reminds me of Beeteljuice. If calls his name three times, he will manifest. Here no less than nine solicitations have been employed— with considerably less success. Something which crossed my mind during my peregrinations today was how many vacant storefronts I saw. Invariably they were covered in graffiti. This leads one to wonder, perhaps, if these spaces were occupied this would mitigate the problem somewhat. Thus, it could be surmised that the rapaciousness of landlords can and does have a hand in the “graffiti epidemic” hereabouts— and, contrary to what the pillars of our community may believe: this is not simply a matter of vandalism for vandalism’s sake. Think about it.
Props/hat tip: goes out to Bitchcakes for bringing this to my attention!
Filed under: 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Culture War, The Word On The Street
Taken by Scoboco.
(Taken by Greenpointless.)
Every so often I am reminded that I know some pretty darned interesting people. This morning (when this tome from the Village Voice was brought to my attention) is just such an example. I clicked on the link and sipped my coffee. After it pulled up I found myself muttering:
I know that guy in the gorilla suit.
It’s true. I do. What’s more I have to say I am really jazzed by the thoughtful commentary Larry tenders in both the previously-mentioned article and this Op-ED which can be found on his blog. Follow is a teaser from the latter:
…The issue here was always a bigger picture of a changing City and country. The idea of a flea market being a corporation is embarrassing. A flea market is a community of various people coming together and realizing that they could be an outdoor store of used items; some are junk, some are collectible, and some are antiques. Some junk turns out to be a rare antique, and some antiques turn out to be reproductions. Some people are selling off their dead dad’s pipes, and some people are selling their dead fishes, (not needed anymore) fish tank. It is hard to believe that it is packaged as something to be marketed and trademarked. It’s embarrassing laughable, not for Brooklyn Flea, but for customers who believe the preciousness of it all…
Give ‘em a read!
Special thanks goes out to Walking and Typing for bringing this (guilty pleasure) to my attention!
Filed under: 11211, 11249, Culture War, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Taken October 14, 2013.
Filed under: 11206, Culture War, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, The Word On The Street
Taken October 8, 2013.
Filed under: 10003, Culture War, East Village, East Village Manhattan, GENIUS, The Word On The Street
Taken October 2, 2013.