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Category Archives: Practical

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): [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bed-Stuy brownstoners tour

For once I have a lot more to write about than I have time to write. I decided to check out a stoop sale on Jefferson that I had seen advertised as well as visit some more data points on the map I have. I am used to garage sales in Texas, and thought this [...]

Sweet seduction

I have to admit, I was somewhat seduced by aptsandlofts.com, the broker for the MYNT. I walked into their offices one day and asked if they could help me find an apartment. I said I didn’t want to pay more than $1500, but that was a mistake. I should have said I don’t want to [...]

The reclusive garden

In lieu of a real post (you can only say so much about the walk from the subway to your apartment, really), I wanted to discuss a post from Bed-Stuy Blog with the readers of this blog. I passed this garden the other day. I was completely surprised when I passed it. It is really [...]

Omgwtfbbq

<excuse>Yikes! What a week at work!</excuse> I decided to test my hypothesis of the 11:45 PM police situation on the G on Thursday night. There was the normal police presence (aside from some EMTs across the platform helping someone who had apparently lost the strength to stand), but nothing like on Wednesday thankfully. Then I [...]

Fuzzy evening

I was surprised the other day at proof that people have found this blog by a comment left by Sam. I appreciate the feedback and hope that anyone reading continues to find this blog useful. He wondered, as have I, about what stores will occupy the first floor. I asked the man on site about [...]

Weekend odyssey

This post is a bit lengthy, but the posts during the week will likely be short. Home Depot is Home Depot, of course. I think I can get all the stuff I need for my coffee table there, but I have strange ideas for coffee tables. Maybe I should be an artist =) In the [...]