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Yearly Archives: 2007

Open 24 hours*

I would like to share some information which may potentially be useful to people living in this neighborhood in the future. In most places I have been, if a business claims to be open 24 hours, it means that you can transact business at any time, day or night. Often in the wee hours of [...]

An interesting encounter

In the middle of my weekend ritual walking down Myrtle Ave away from my yuppie spaceship I ran into two gentlemen walking the opposite direction. One decided to address me, and here’s what happened next. Gentleman 1: Yo Me: What’s up? Gentleman 1(indignantly): What’s up? Me(thinking he might have been talking to someone behind me): [...]

Identity

In a comment Choco Man says: You need to tell us more about yourself. What’s your bio? (Did I hear you mention Texas? Is that where you’re from?) Tell us more… A few days later, bed-stuy banana had this to say about anonymity: My last post has been nastily commented on twice by ‘anonymous.’ I [...]

I am a racist.

I’m sorry that I haven’t mentioned this earlier, as I had planned on making such a post at some point, but I obviously took too long. The musical Avenue Q has a song which conclusively shows that I am a racist. The following lines in particular: Everyone’s a little bit racist Sometimes. Doesn’t mean we [...]

Not the kind of thing you want to read here

So … Bed-Stuy just got a little sketchier for us at the MYNT. Yesterday, I was just chillin’ eating some apple jacks and assembling my thoughts and some furniture when I heard something at my door. I went to check it out through the peep hole and some seemingly smashed out drunken dude was just [...]

Final thoughts on gentrification

I’ve learned a lot while trying to understand gentrification and what it means for me, the MYNT and Bed-Stuy. Here is a compilation of my basic thoughts on the subject. It’s big, not all bad and not totally unstoppable. I think of it less as a forest fire and more of a purification process (like [...]

Restart

After being mentioned on Bed-Stuy Blog as one of the top eight excellent blogs by The Changeling I said to myself, “Self, you’ve really screwed the pooch in November.” After a compliment like that, I can’t just let this blog end up like a nice mini-muffin that falls under the couch, slowly getting staler and [...]

A whole lot of fail

So … the blogscussion didn’t turn out like I had expected =) In any case, I have another question to ponder: is the resistance to gentrification in Bed-Stuy based on race? It’s certainly part of it, but how large a part? Check out the comments in this review of Tiny Cup. I visited there this [...]

Blogscussion

Blogs aren’t specifically designed for dialog, so this might be a bit awkward, but I envision this post as more of a discussion rather than a normal post. Save for this: Figured it out Streetfaerie: If you are going to live in this neighborhood then plan on actually becoming a part of it. How offensive [...]

Controversy!

I got a great comment from Streetfaerie and I think it will be instructive to address it point by point. All quotes are verbatim. Im just finding this blog so I havent read all the posts but are you serious about living in the Stuy and being “independent” of the neighborhood, only venturing to “scurry” [...]