We here at The L are still calmly waiting (i.e. taking “breaks” to walk around outside for hours and emailing out frantic “sent from my iPhone” updates — so Blair!) for the cast of Gossip Girl to show up in our hood. While I count down the hours till my life changes, I’ve just been wondering if anyone has spotted the new kids from The Real World: IKEA!! out and about. If so, can you give us some dirt on the cast, their drinking habits, and whether they’ve gotten in any public scuffles with Red Hook residents?
In pseudo-memorium of what will never be again, here is your gratuitous recap of the first season of The Real World: New York, which we all like to reminisce about because this was back when it really was SO REAL and utterly ground-breaking, and like, totally on the bleeding edge. Of something.
That time that guy tried to be my congressman was, ironically, kind of surreal.
Kevin Powell has the vision and drive necessary to actually bring change to Brooklyn. With 20 years experience as a political activist, community organizer, and public speaker, he has demonstrated a commitment to social justice and antiviolence education. He is a respected and influential member of his community, and a trusted friend and mentor to countless Brooklyn residents.
Kevin is calling for a plan, or direction for the 21st Century. The Plan: A New Way for the 21st Century is a series of positions, programs and initiatives that will finally address the problems strangling the district’s opportunities for growth and change. The progressive and reformist spirit of President Rooseveltâs New Deal animates Kevin Powellâs visionary outlook. His positions on the issues, outlined in this platform, are designed to bring relief, recovery, and reform to hard-working Brooklynites struggling to make ends meet.
Kevinâs Legislative Agenda speaks to the actionable steps he can take while Congressman. He is focused on implementing Poverty Reduction and Community Growth Strategies. These innovative and responsive programs can be deployed to revitalize the 10th Congressional District and drastically improve the lives of the districtâs residents through the creation of sustainable businesses and local intuitions providing underrepresented goods and services. Kevinâs legislative priorities are as follows:
Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
Providing Incentives to Stay in School
Easing the Financial Burden of Education
Addressing the Looming Credit Crisis
Revisiting the Current Welfare to Work Program
Creating a District Wide Resource Guide
How did you get here so quick? That’s some kind of amazing fourth-generation Google Alert shit, there.
Anyway it’s good to know that the fact that the 2008 elections haven’t, you know, happened yet is not going to prevent Mr. Powell from powering forward on his 2010 campaign.