Brooklyn’s Katy Perry, Gentrification Thoughts, & de Blasio on Colbert–The Hook Up 7/18
If you want to be irritated, watch this cringe-worthy music video, which is basically a knock off of California Girls, sung by a party girl who dances around Williamsburg in a Nets hat.
Bill de Blasio played it cool with Colbert this week and denied being a socialist (even though we all know he’s a communist spy infiltrating the city to spread universal pre-K).
Both GIRLS and Boardwalk Empire are shooting in the hood today. Speaking of which, have you heard of Film Complaint 11222? Local resident, Rolf Carl, is Greenpoint’s own film shoot monitoring vigilante, removing tape from irresponsible crews and keeping 311 on speed dial.
The NY Times finally publishes a thoughtful piece on gentrification from a writer who has lived in Brooklyn since the 70’s.
An all-vegetarian restaurant is about to open on Manhattan Ave, called Jungle Cafe, not to be confused with the Rainforest Cafe, which holds a very dear place in my childhood heart. The cafe will serve house made cereal, and a combo of Mexican/Indian/Polish and Chinese food….creating a jungle of flavors?
DNAInfo selected the Newtown Creek Nature Walk as a top spot for a hot date because there’s nothing more sensual than wastewater treatment infrastructure. And on the topic of romance, if you haven’t tried canoeing through our backyard, ’tis the season.
“Environmental gentrification” is the subject of a recently-published academic paper from UC Berkeley, using community activism on the Greenpoint waterfront as a case study for green planning.
Want to get XTREME? Try the non profit off-road bike park in Williamsburg. Where else would you find a non profit off-road bike park?