Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Inbox: Keep Off The Grass?
A person we’ll call “E” writes May 12, 2012:
Hey Heather. I wanted to pick your very informative brain to ask if you knew of any way to find out whether something that appears to be a public space is or not ? I’m talking in particular of the grassy areas just outside of the Brooklyn Flea/Smorgasburg. People are being told they cannot sit on the grass at all now. I was asked to move today, and when I asked when we would be able to, was told not at all over the summer. Its a ridiculous sight seeing literally hundreds of people sitting around d the edges of a lovely grassy area that’s out of bounds. Absurd. If you want to check it out, go to morrow during the flea…
Naturally I had to see this for myself so today I swung by to see what gives…
Aside from a mass demonstration of cognitive dissonance I didn’t see a problem.
Although I have put out “feelers” as to what is (or isn’t) going on here (and will update this post accordingly) if anyone has the 411 please share via comments or email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Your identity will remain anonymous if you so desire. Thanks!