Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Our Neighbor(hoodies) is Under Attack by the New York Times!

Posted By on Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 2:37 PM

jean seberg, herald tribune
  • Sigh.
Oh no! Two floors below the L Magazine offices in DUMBO sits Neighborhoodies, your source for custom-made hoodies emblazoned with the names of Brooklyn neighborhoods (and other things). One of their recent designs is a nod to Jean Seberg's t-shirt in Breathless, you know, the one that says "New York Herald-Tribune" on it?

Well, guess who's pissed off about that? In another brilliant bit of community outreach, the New York Times is suing for rights to the logo, and sent a bullying cease and desist letter. But as Neighborhoodies co-owner Elissa Shevinsky told the Brooklyn Paper:

We’re tired of being bullied so we’re not going to take this shirt down. [The Times] doesn’t sell the shirt and they’ve never shown interest in the logo.

To which we say, "right on." And Ms. Shevinsky, should you need any extra muscle to repel Times thugs, please let us know. We like to be extra muscle.

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