The 10 Biggest Brooklyn News Stories of 2012

12/17/2012 5:00 AM |


8) The Great Park Slope Food Co-op Hummus Debate
Oh, Park Slope. Never change. The much revered and much maligned Park Slope Food Co-op went through a really traumatic time this year as its members debated whether to continue carrying products made in Israel—namely, hummus. There is definitely an argument to be made that it is admirable that a collective institution takes the opportunity to discuss and take seriously all the issues that its members raise. There is also the argument that, c’mon, get over it, it’s hummus. But that is not really for us to say. We do not belong to the Park Slope Food Co-op. In the words of a great cinematic poet, “We’re not worthy.”