My apologies to all Young Urban Professionals anywhere and everywhere. I (above) meant to say YUPPIE. I guess I was thinking of my young lovable puppy, when I mentioned my new young lovable "yuppy" neighbors. I like the word yuppy better anyway.
RE Our neighborhood (GreenPoint/Williamsburg)
I believe that due to redistricting, US Representative Carolyn Maloney - and correct me if I'm wrong - is going to represent BOTH GreenPoint/Williamsburg AND the Upper East Side, where she has been a vocal CRITIC of the waste transfer station planned THERE (to the detriment of GreenPointers seeking to spread the "wealth" of garbage transfer stations AWAY from GreenPoint).
If that's the case,
what SIDE will she be on NOW:
that of WEALTHIER East Siders (doners)?...or..... us poor folks, who have had to put up with disease and dirt producing garbage stations for far far too long. And who are waiting , and waiting, for the East Side Transfer Station to open, in order to reduce our long-time burdens.
In GreenPoint/Williamsburg we fought long and hard to shut down the belching incinerator several years ago at the foot of GreenPoint Ave. And we were successful. NOW under the guise of CALLING it a “state of the art waste-to-energy conversion facility", the city wants to dump ANOTHER INCINERATOR in GreenPoint (as your article briefly mentions).
WAKE up people:
They STILL want to make our neighborhood a dumping ground. Hey, its your lungs.
And dear new yuppy neighbors, its also the value of your new condos that they will be dumping on.
Unless we stop them.
Ugh you keep running these stories. CB1 opposes every single new licence and renewal and SLA disregards them every time. So who cares what they think? No one elected them, they have no power, they've lost what little credibility they have by being ridiculous, why even dignify it with coverage that suggests it matters somehow?
Looks really cool !:)
Where is the place (or what's the contact info?) I'll recommend it to people. (I used to rent out two rooms in my former loft for short periods, so I, still, get emails from people that are looking)
Wow... I'm sorry. I stumbled on this posting through a link from another site. So this "magazine" is really called "L"? As in "the L Train"? Seriously? I'm another life-long NYer who has been annoyed/ irritated by this throng of non-creative transplants who've been filing into Brooklyn unabated since "Friends" anchored NBC's Thursday night lineup, but I never thought that this collection of slovenly mid-westerners (yea, I'm being generic about where you come from) would ever recognize themselves enough to actually read an unabashed "hipster" periodical. Good for you, Caleb!
"the answer wouldn't be heavier firepower—it'd be better gun control. "
Gun control is the key phrase here. There is no need for a well-trained shooter to fire more than 5 shots at an armed assailant.
If he can't neutralize the threat in five shots, he's either a poor shot, or the subject is too far away to pose an immediate danger. Either way, the LEO needs to learn how to control his gun.
Also, why is the NYPD responding to "shots fired" calls with pistols? If they know there is a firearm threat, why not bring the shotgun? A shotgun requires far fewer rounds to neutralize a threat, and is much less likely to overpenetrate and kill or injure innocent neighbors.
If you aren't disciplined enough to pull the trigger without emptying the gun, it's time to go back to 5-shot .357 revolvers and shotguns. This idea that any regular street cop needs 15 rounds in his magazine is a joke, and it leads to laziness and sloppy trigger discipline.
NYPD, control your damn guns.
If my calculations are correct, all of these gentrified neighborhoods will soon turn back into ghettos as soon as we all have a massive crime spree, mug, rape and pillage all the White people outta here. Until then, let's be nicer to each other.
Also, Johnny, it's really unbecoming for someone who works at L Mag to comment and insult the readers. It's like when a school girl starts going bat shit crazy at her class after someone in her class says her face is ugly during a presentation.
Full circle. In the 60's it was "never trust a hippie or someone over 30". Now it's reversed the under 40 crowd have got to be the lamest, talentless, useless bunch ever. I was born & raised in NYC in the 70's & 80's. That was the real NYC. It's all a joke now. Parts of Brooklyn might as well be kansas or Ohio. 20 & 30 something bloggers telling me where I should go hang out in Brooklyn?? It's so laughable. The most ironic thing about hipsters is there is NOTHING hip about them. And why do the women want to dress like Edith Bunker.
Now they are all prostesting wall street for the reasons they created & caused. Who made you go into debt? You did it to yourselves morons. Like yah, buying the latest gadgets, AA shirt & $10 artis - anal coffee like yah. Morons. I bought myself a house in my 20's. Now I can sell it for 4x as much to some dumb ass whipe that didn't want to live here 15 years ago.
Power huh? This may be a good subject for multiple rankings. Such as highest rent, best sea food, most greenspaces or easiest parking. Could be an ongoing project and a feature every week.
Cops make a salary with benefits. Artists struggle. No salary or benefits. So wtf? they make more than me. And when i was growing up in Brooklyn they were never there when a puerto rican was robbing me. But, they're there giving tickets in the subway at 4am for leaning your feet on the seat. They're also there beating the shit out these artsy transplants on wall street. Most of their time is being spent being tools trying to fill a quota making money for the city. Also they have a tendency to be power hungry and bully the average citizen.
But, yeah I look down on the average blue collar type. They often have conservative values and hold back society from progress. They are mindless sheep who usually eat crappy food and drink crappy beer and buy big entertainment systems to watch crappy TV. And yes, they often make more than your artsy hipster. They're not poor they just max out the credit card on TV's and cars and spend their life paying it back.
Got bad news for ya, Stella.
You is a dinosaur.
there was a line in an earlier draft in which I stated flat out that I am, in fact, a journalist, but it got cut in a round of edits.
Haha, right on, Jonny.
Thanks for your pleasant comment, Stella. You seem happy and smart!
Good point, Stella. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Well, at least you don't call yourself a journalist. Right? I mean, no one else would...
Oh brother. You're occupying because you're spoiled. Breastfed on the taxpayer's dime for the first twelve years of your education, you just don't want to pay. For anything. No one believes you're going to give up your materialism; you just want it for free. Admit it. I'll admit this: it's for thugs like you that I keep my shotgun clean and ready. Romantic rebels, eh? Keep telling yourself that, you're idiots and stooges and don't even know it.
Fuck you. Cops make more than I do and have better benefits. I'm raising a family in Brooklyn. I value things like being "artsy and intelligent."
Again, fuck you.
I have a problem with these transplants looking down on all the working class people. "we are so artsy and intelligent" meanwhile the cop who barely gets by on his salary raising a family has to hear insults from this garbage. And to top it off has to protect them from all scary "minorities" these stupid clueless transplant f**ks are so afraid of.
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