Thursday, September 6, 2012

Alek Wek: One of the Beautiful People

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The things she loves about Fort Greene—“the diversity, you know, it’s not just this or that, it’s the original people who still live here”—have added up to give Wek a sense of home she hasn’t felt anywhere else. Speaking about when she first moved to Fort Greene, when practically all she had in her new home was her as-seen-on-TV mattress, Wek said, “For the first time, I didn’t miss my old place. All I had was my bed, but I was home.”

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Kristin Iversen is the Managing Editor at Brooklyn Magazine and the L Magazine. She has been described as "a hipster buzzword made flesh." This seems pretty accurate.

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