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
Wednesday, March 1 2017
On the topic of: Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Young Lovers
Friday, December 16 2016
Frost-brew stuntin' to catastrophe.
On the topic of: Beer, brinkmanship, Bro-ing Out, Brooklyn, Budweiser, challenges, freezing, frost, NYC, Weather, Williamsburg
Sunday, July 24 2016
Recent days of 90-plus degree heat probably make for ambient temperatures inside a deli lacking air conditioning that would melt any and all chocolate on their shelves. The cool safety of the meat and cheese display case would keep the bars solid, saleable.
I appreciate the consideration I see here. I do the same thing in my apartment.
Saturday, July 23 2016
On the topic of: Brooklyn, City, Heat, Hot, NYC, Street Scenes, Summer, Town, Umbrellas, Williamsburg
Saturday, July 23 2016
Monday, January 18 2016
At the corner of Havemeyer and South 4th St. in Williamsburg.
On the topic of: Brooklyn, DIY, Gloves, Inventions, NYC, Oddities, Street Scenes, Williamsburg
Thursday, January 7 2016
Newspaper readership is down.
Sunday, January 3 2016
I walked past just as the shopkeeper finished yanking the underwear off this mannequin. She then scurried towards the back of the store. The scene was quietly comical, strangely erotic, mildly unsettling.
On the topic of: Brooklyn, Just Plastic, NYC, Them Changes, Totally Normal, 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, October 29 2015
I'm fascinated by any changes I see on my old balcony, that one up on the top floor. There are now many plants growing there. Last time I was on the block there were none. I wonder if someone new has moved in.
On the topic of: Brooklyn, Housing, Memories, Williamsburg
Friday, October 23 2015
I threw the contraption in the Big Belly Solar trash bin before someone else could recover or repair it.
On the topic of: Brooklyn, Narcissism, Sidewalks, trash, 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."
On the topic of: Brooklyn, Changes, Hipness, New York City, NYC, Trending, Williamsburg
Monday, July 20 2015
A couple of chatty crustbros walked in Bedford Gourmet Foods, their conversation a debate on water quality.