Regarding Changes

Friday, June 9 2017

Friday Night, Bedford Ave

Man on curb, drunk, and leering.

Whatever Williamsburg ever was, it's a white man, middle-aged, on Bedford Avenue, sitting on the curb, slobbering on an unlit cigar, in front of an Equinox, drunk, and leering, now.

He was lifted up and carried off by a woman, big shopping bag in hand, who came out of the Duane Reade, who I’d guess was his wife.

On the topic of: Brooklyn, Changes, Gentrification, Leering, NYC, Streets, Williamsburg

Saturday, December 12 2015

Nita Nita Closure

Nita Nita in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has closed and become a gentrification crime scene/artist installation.

Nita Nita, a bar in Williamsburg, was wrapped up like a crime scene. The tape reads "GENTRIFICATION IN PROGRESS." Local artist Gilf (Ann Lewis) did this. Gilf's done this at other locations around NYC. If you want to do it too, she sells the tape for $60 retail. Find it through @gilfnyc's profile or her site here

On the topic of: Bars, Brooklyn, Changes, Closures, Fenetres, Gentrification, Gentrification in Progress, Hipsters, NYC, Rent, Things That Are Too Damn High, Williamsburg

Thursday, August 20 2015

Timeless Williamsburg, Following the Wiliamsburg that was Once of the Moment

Scaffolding and advertising at 260 Metropolitan Ave

How the neighborhood has changed. On the scaffold, advertising this development:

condos. refined. williamsburg... timeless. terraces...

We're a long way from "hip."

On the topic of: Brooklyn, Changes, Hipness, New York City, NYC, Trending, Williamsburg