Man, when it rains developer chutzpah, it really fucking pours. Fresh off the news that some brilliant real estate minds are too busy destroying shit to be bothered to prove they own it, word comes down from Sheepshead Bites that a piece of land previously targeted for a 22-story development that opposed because of its enormity is now being fitted for an even larger building coming in at thirty stories. (more…)
Possibly the brilliant legal mind who came up with this argument.
Well, we did it, we finally did it. All the joking about “X is the new Brooklyn” just because someone with a RIDICULOUS beard was spotted in a coffee shop or someone made some art is finally having real world impacts beyond disdainful eye-rolling among New York media types. TWO recent separate legal cases in New York and Detroit have featured involved parties arguing that they can be or are known as “the next Brooklyn,” so their side should come out triumphant. (more…)
If you make the decision to evict a community garden (may we ask you please don’t do that?), you need to make sure you have your house in order. You need your backhoes and your trucks and your constitution that allows you not to listen to people’s pleading. Oh! And you gotta bring some proof of ownership, or else the police will bounce you, as two jokers learned recently when they started tearing up Prospect-Lefferts Gardens’ Maple Street Community Garden. (more…)
You ever get the feeling…you’re being watched? via Facebook
You probably would never have guessed Williamsburg is a stomping ground for the Illuminati, but the bro-heavy neighborhood has taken a turn to the spooky. Not only is it the stomping ground of disgraced, war-happy, human rights-violating ex-presidents, Crain’s reports today that the corporate mega-chains moving in see Williamsburg as a “secret lab,” in which they can jot down the shopping habits of the urban elite and learn to craft the aesthetic for Middle America. YOU’RE BEING WATCHED BY LULULEMON, SHEEPLE! Which, along with Helmut Lang apparently has plans to come to Williamsburg. (more…)
If it felt like it came to this more often than usual last year, that’s because it did. via Flickr user Gene Han
While you were standing on the hot, gross subway platform peering down the tunnel and wondering where the motherfucking cocksucking train was over the past year, you might have wondered if the goddamn train taking so long was merely in your mind. Well, the good news is you’re not crazy, but the bad news is that there was an increase in trains running behind schedule since last August, according to amNewYork. (more…)