Friday, June 9 2017
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, 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
How the neighborhood has changed. On the scaffold, advertising this development:
condos. refined. williamsburg... timeless. terraces...
We're a long way from "hip."