Atlantic Antic Wrap-up Part I: What Is Wrong With This Picture?

October 6, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

When I saw this t-shirt from a distance I thought to myself:

Great, finally a Brooklyn shirt I can send to my dad!

Pa Heather has been hassling me for a new shirt for months. Then of course I realized it was missing something: namely the Garden Spot of The Universe! Does Williamsburg really deserve this much space? Really?

Otherwise Greenpoint did indeed represent at this year’s Atlantic Antic. Stay tuned to find out who and how!

Miss Heather

P.S.: As a matter of fact this piece of apparel is missing quite a few noteworthy nabes. I wonder what Best View In Brooklyn or Sheepshead Bites would make of this?


7 Comments on Atlantic Antic Wrap-up Part I: What Is Wrong With This Picture?

  1. bitchcakes on Mon, 6th Oct 2008 3:42 pm
  2. Not only does Williamsburg obnoxiously take up 3 lines, but there is plenty more room on that shirt to add the other nabes!

  3. missheather on Mon, 6th Oct 2008 4:38 pm
  4. Williamsburg? Obnoxious?!?

  5. bestviewinbrooklyn on Mon, 6th Oct 2008 5:39 pm
  6. How much were they? I mean, when you can buy 4 tees for five bucks on 5th Avenue, why mess with it? πŸ˜‰ We’re almost too hip for the likes of me right now anyway.

  7. missheather on Mon, 6th Oct 2008 5:50 pm
  8. Personally I think they should make two sets of shirts: one for them and one for us. πŸ˜‰

    The Garden Spot of the Universe is a lot of things; “hip” is not one of them. It’s a haven for misfits. Myself included. Where else in this city do you get SUV’s tearing down the street at 9:00 p.m. at night draped in Polish flags, cranking eurodance/trance music, with women hanging out the windows screaming at the top of their lungs?

    Better heeled people would call 311. I call it home: Greenpoint.

  9. missheather on Mon, 6th Oct 2008 5:53 pm
  10. Oh yeah— and a park located on the premises of a sewage treatment plant? Methinks that alone merits a t-shirt. Seriously.

  11. al oof on Mon, 6th Oct 2008 10:40 pm
  12. i think the person who made the shirt is a realtor. you know, so ‘williamsburg’ includes greenpoint and bushwick. i mean, boerum hill -and- cobble hill are included separately and they are as similar as the different parts of williamsburg (northside and southside i mean). i don’t know, it’s pretty random. it doesn’t even really seem ‘hip’ in scope. so strange.

    have you seen the williamsburg tote bag? there is so much not to like about it, but the main things that stick out to me are the misuse of the term ‘greater’ (to mean a little bit more than) in reference to greenpoint (it’s all of greenpoint, but only some of williamsburg) and the mislabeling of the russian orthodox church on mccaren park as “The Mosque”.

  13. missheather on Mon, 6th Oct 2008 11:03 pm
  14. OMFG, al oof I am *SO* on this.

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