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Monthly Archives: July 2008

How I got here part II

In response to Edie Spencer‘s comment, today I will reveal why I chose this particular 421a yuppie spaceship in this historic neighborhood. I’m starting in the middle because that’s when the story is the most relevant. It would be inaccurate to say I had never heard of Bedford-Stuyvesant, I am a Billy Joel fan after [...]

I am rubber and you are glue

Yesterday’s post ended up being much longer than I had intended and not really funny at all. Not that gentrification is funny, but I like to find humor in everything. This post will be short and humorous. Today I was hit with a water balloon. As I walked down the playground side of the street [...]

The chicken and egg problem

Most of the comments from my newfound audience thanks to the Times sought to explain the increased police presence. Honorable mention goes to KR in TX, emily from the mynt and Edie Spencer whose comments I will address in future posts. However things are not always as they appear and therefore deserve further attention. I [...]

Not at all obvious

Bed-Stuy Banana asks: “I’m curious … if the interviewees have more to say than what was quoted [in the article].” I know at least I told Manny a lot more than was explicitly quoted, but I can understand with the constraints on an article like this. Here are what I felt were the most important [...]

Hypothesis shmypothesis

June was apparently a big month for this crazy yuppie spaceship. It got an article in the New York and LA Times. What publicity! And it seems like everything is going great for those wanting to live like Gordon Gekko on a budget. But au contraire baby bear, something is rotten at Myrtle Place and [...]