One of Bushwick's finest and funniest natives was born today in 1916. He was born Herbert John Gleason. We know him as "Jackie". He attended PS 73, where the kids today remember him by having no clue who that black and white fat guy is. Here's to you Jackie, I hope you're drinking whiskey and smoking cigars with Sammy Davis, Jr. If you want a more detailed story, you can look here at theThe Brooklyn Eagle.
Any bicyclist in this city knows that you gotta watch your ass. With all the crazy drivers and poorly marked, if not completely lacking, bike lanes its a risky ride out there. Well thanks to Lazer Helmets being struck by some asshole cab driver may be a bit more survivable. Using "SuperSkin" technology they have created a helmet that better deflects impact and lessens the rotational force caused by, lets say, bouncing your head off the street at 30 mph. The future is now people.
Thats right, the Associated Super Market on Knickerbocker, long known for not paying their employees and only stocking their shelves with Goya products has now started sneaking in some hipster friendly foods. Bob Dylan was right, the times they are a-changin'
Two teens were apprehended at the Rite-Aid on Knickerbocker for shoplifting today. Four of NYPD's finest arrived to handle the situation. One of the teens were spotted crying. The world is a safer place.
Everything was going just fine. The new store on Knickerbocker and Hart was selling and leasing miscellaneous appliances, saying "hi" to the neighborhood, and then, WHAM! This fucking prick of a purple gorilla shows up, starts throwing heavy ass furniture.... and wearing shades, on a clearly overcast day. What a dick.
featuring Bushwicks own Skewville
Opening this Fri.(12th) at Factory Fresh.
how many shapes and lines and other graphic elements are there to compose the message, the art, the style of one wall? i guess it depends on the angle you use to see and the way you document it. few days ago i happened to see several shapes of heart on this wall, happy valentine's day.
Created by artist Caleb Larsen, this unassuming black cube, titled "A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter", regularly connects to the internet and puts itself up for sale on ebay. Once sold, its current owner is required to ship it off to the winning bidder. If you would like to try to bid for it, go to www.atooltodeceiveandslaughter.com.
This just goes to show you, art/concept really can't be owned. Ha.
A little guide of the bushwick/east williamsburg area as created by Offmanhattan
View Brooklyn Graffiti Tour Part 2 (by offManhattan.com) in a larger map
For those of us who don't have cable:
Diesel's new campaign Be Stupid. i feel related personally. i feel related coz being stupid means doing things with less calculation like the majority does, which can lead to a fresh way to discover things that most ppl haven't discovered yet, which would bring the world more fun and diversity and maybe beauty accidentally. and i like the idea that a huge brand is selling this idea. but ya know, don't buy diesel because of these pretty stunts, it's all advertising, ya know