Wow some of the shittiest fake-talented clown garbage I've seen in a while, and all in one place. Thank you Brooklyn artists under 30.
I grew up in Brooklyn and moved away 20 years ago. I go back and visit every year to see family and immerse in nostalgia. I found it funny that the neighborhoods that are so livable were among the most crime ridden ones back then.
However I do agree that you list the hipster neighborhoods and miss out on so much of the areas that made and still make Brooklyn. Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Coney Island. Manhattan Beach , 86th street, etc.. Each of these have their local immigrant communities, bars, local ethnic restaurant. Each generation brings a new wave with their own language, food, stores, and customs. This is the DNA of Brooklyn.
Soon enough when the cooler neighborhoods rents have risen thru the roof and the hipsters have fled to newer grounds, Brooklyn will still remain Brooklyn/
I want to try it but I'm to scared to cn anyone help me?
I want to try it but but I'm to scared to
funny, i'm surprised Lena Dunham isn't the entry for nos. 1-19
I take issue with the Juice Box as the best wine store in Brooklyn. It's alright, but the customer service is lackluster. I vote for TB Ackerson in Ditmas Park for best wine store. And Trader Joe's - although a nice grocery store for what it's worth - does not hold a candle to the Red Hook Fairway. Trader Joe's selection of produce is very limited and they are quite heavy on the frozen foods. Plus, there is absolutely no where to park near Trader Joe's, whereas Fairway has parking and shuttle service (in groups of 10 I think) for those who don't drive. And who doesn't love a grocery store with views of the NY harbor and the Statue of Liberty? Believe me, Fairway is worth the trip. In the summer, you can pick up a taco at the ball fields on your way home.
I have to say I'm very snobby about where I buy my kids stuff. I'm not a Mom but have an insane amount of nieces, nephews & friends babies I frequently buy for. The way I see it, if I'm gonna spend the money it needs to be incredibly cute (so I can impress the parents) & also cool enough for the kid too. I also love to buy "Brooklyn" merchandise to support my neighborhood & the one store I can say is THE BEST Kids store in Williamsburg, if not all of Brooklyn is Cute Attack on Graham Ave. This store should've at least gotten an honorable mention-come on!
Why are Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens listed as the generic sounding South Brooklyn? They're not even that far south!
DijitalFix is a Giant rip off, I'd prefer Mikey's HookUp with real prices and far less pretense.
Re: Neergaard. "This large 24-hour pharmacy on Fifth Avenue is right in the middle of a major transit hub." This place is great, but the closest transit (a block away) is the F, G, R stop at 4th/9th. I would not call that major, or even convenient.
i knew lesia personally... i was with her the entire 2 days prior to her attack.. we hung out in her apartment and watched The Stand and drank beer.. we parted ways when she was going to Tomkins and i was going to get food at NYU... the boy the interviewer refers to in this article--on the way to the beer store on 2nd and 5th who was wearing make up--is Jordan, also a friend of mine. there are so many factors to this story that the article doesn't cover... that are impossible to cover... these kids are responsible for their actions, but they are still victims to a city that's plagued by prejudice and gang-related violence. Jordan was a crazy fuck, but he was also an intelligent and nice guy. Lesia had a short fuse, but she wasn't violent--she wouldn't provoke a fight, much less involve others in something of that magnitude. i wish everyone knew what really happened to these people that i spent so much time with and cared about so deeply...
I'm surprised folks from Bedford Stuyvesant didn't make it. There are a number of entrepreneurs there, many of whom were born and/or raised in Brooklyn who are doing amazing things. They also represent a very diverse population across the board.
Very interesting article. Thanks
This is great, but I would love to hear how they managed to get the money together to get off the ground and do what they love full time. Investors? Loans? Mom and Dad?
This was a fun read. Now I have some ideas of what I want to do if I ever go to New York City! Instead, I'm going to Boston! Does anyone know of things to see and do in Boston? I would love to hear things so I can plan a fun trip!
5. What’s your least favorite part of being female?
The fact that women continue to make 78 cents to every dollar earned by a man. For women of color that gap is much wider—it’s 69 cents for African-American women and 59 cents for Latinas. It’s outrageous to me that wage inequality is still very much a reality in this country.
-- Then please ask your friend Lena to employ some women of color in a starring role on your show, okay?
Great article, until you had that disgusting slideshow at the end which actually made me feel genuinely demeaned as someone who has had to go through the unpaid internship process. Seriously? Categorizing people in such a manner, 90% of whom are just desperate to get a paying job and are doing their best to get ahead in any way they can? I went from reading this article avidly to being completely turned off in the space of about 30 seconds. Shame on you.
LMAO @ da truth...so ironic how easily BS can come from some one called...The Truth. I lived in the city...and realized...if you're trying to run from yourself...it's def da place to be. But when the dust settles...you really need culture..not commercialism...and that is in Brooklyn...sorry...
Besides...claustrophobia is a bioch no?
Hey Rich White Liberal Hipster Yuppie Transplants:
This is "The Real NYC"...
Some of us still live in "Real" Neighborhoods too... Perhaps some of this right-wing bashing is just your residual resentment of white native new yorkers coming out?
Oh, and if it seems "racist", maybe you will take into consideration this movie is directed by Spike Lee , a real Native New Yorker, albeit , in my opinion a hateful black racist. That being said, I have to give him credit (and whatever Jewish guy who wrote the film) for being honest and encapsulating in it's most perfect sense what NYC , the Polyglot, is really like.
@Joseph P. Murray
I am an ex-liberal/right wing white person who also has an adopted Latino/Brown relative who I care for like a sister...At the same time, I hold pretty strong anti-immigration views, for a pleathora of reasons, cultural, racial, economic , etc. It is what it is... You're an ASSIMILATED Latino.
White Liberals don't "get" that just because certain whites are angry about black/non-white racism or political correctness on race or black crime doesn't mean that translates into being abusive towards non-whites, it just means we're more honest about the situation. We're tired of the abuse we receive from non-whites being denied away and also tired of being called "racists" for not wanting to put up with endless racial tension and black crime.
I would imagine Breezy Point is surrounded by some pretty thuggish, ghetto hoods and housing projects... There is no reason people would want to live around that riff-raff and the crime and tension it brings. It's barely "living". White Suburbanites do the SAME THING when they go to live in 90%+ white suburbs... Except you white liberals LIE to yourselves about why you move to those suburbs....
Also, BREEZY POINT IS *NOT THE ONLY 90%, 95%, 98%+ WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD IN NYC! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? PARK SLOPE 100% WHITE LIBERAL/LEFT WING YET IS LILY WHITE, ALL OF MANHATTAN BELOW HARLEM IS LILY WHITE... Open up your eyes! And your Latino Door Man doesn't count as "diversity", White Liberal. Yeah, Ok, there's a few white males in the building with Asian wives... get over yourself! Yeah, ok, there's like 2 Housing Projects in Park Slope that add a few blacks to the neighborhood... and they live in their own sub-world, their own sub-section of Park Slope. I see you White Liberals never eat the Mcdonalds with them there, do you? And they notice that too.
Btw, I lived in a Puerto Rican hood for 2 years and experienced no crime and no tension, no racial nastiness, so this is really an American Black problem we're talking about. No one wants to live around/deal with (ghetto) American Blacks... and they all have their reasons. It's not just the crime, it's the hostile attitude and endless racial fighting.
IT'S A KNOWN AND OBVIOUS FACT THAT IT IS NOT JUST "WHITES" SELF-SEGREGATING ANYMORE... EVERYONE IS DOING IT... Why don't you go beat up on the Chinese for having China-towns... How does China-town become China-town? Not through diversity... through a lot of self-selection I would say. Ditto for Latinos. Everyone has their own hoods in NYC... it's what makes NYC NYC...
A White Ex-Liberal
PS.... Really, you guys are so hypocritical with your 95% white liberal /non-diverse neighborhoods (do I have to list them all? UWS, UES, The Village (blacks may pass through, but none live there), Midtown, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, on and on and on) and the worst part about it is you're not even aware of it or conscious of your own hypocrisy.
Most of the white right-wing hoods are now more diverse than yours... Grow up and join the real world. Almost all right-wingers have more experience living with/dealing with/working with/interacting with large groups of blacks, latinos, and asians than you do.
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