Posted in music | venues on April 13, 2011

MAJOR UPDATE: There will be concerts @ Williamsburg Waterfront this summer! (ticketed and free)

Williamsburg Waterfront concert in 2010 (more by Chris Doss)
Williamsburg Waterfront

Brooklyn 11211 blog writes about what went down at last night's CB1 meeting...

"A number of local residents got up during the public session (which usually happens after most of the public has left) and complained about the concerts at East River State Park (the "OSA" concerts). Basically, their complaint was that all the things that Greenpoint residents were afraid would happen if the Brooklyn Night Bazaar went down were already happening to them. Loud music (very loud music if you happen to live right there). Crowds of people walking to and from concerts (and much less steadily on the from side). In other words, a regular shitshow 10 or 15 times each summer.

So, the Community Board voted (unanimously) to ban the waterfront concert series from East River State Park.

It happened before an empty house - I guess the press left before the news happened."

huh? Brooklyn 365 also has the same story...
"After the crowd cleared out the public was allowed to voice their opinions. What came up was the waterfront concert series held at the Williamsburg Waterfront / East River State Park and the cluster-fuck it causes every Saturday and Sunday. The throngs of people ebbing and flowing and the VERY loud music being pumped through the sound stage were the biggest issue and as such, the board voted to ban the waterfront concert series at East River State Park (Williamsburg Waterfront)."
First of all, that sucks. But this is confusing...
  1. Are they differentiating between the free Sunday "OSA concerts" (Jelly concerts) and ticketed AEG-produced concerts? The one article does say "every Saturday and Sunday". The articles make it sound like they mean all concerts, but don't know that last year was not just one "'series." update: After I wrote that I realized that technically all the shows fall under OSA. OSA works/worked with both Jelly and AEG.
  2. No free concert series has been announced in that location for 2011, but if it had been, or if it's secretly being planned, the board is potentially saying "we don't care if you already spent lots of money and planned all these concerts and booked bands already and rented stages and hired staff, etc, etc... concerts cancelled...."
  3. The rumor is that OSA was already looking elsewhere, McCarren Park for instance.
  4. You'd think that they couldn't just ban established concerts without getting both sides of the story first, or at least without letting all interested parties know in advance. update: They maybe can't. See below.
  5. There are supposedly concerts happening at the waterfront this year, but AEG ticketed ones (not Jelly ones). Many of them are most likely already booked. It's hard to believe that if AEG does already have concerts booked there, that this community board meeting decision will cause them to be cancelled. There will be a battle at least...
...lots is unclear actually, and I'm just thinking out loud (and I know nothing about how these things work, and I only just read those two blog articles so details might be missing.). Am I missing anything? To be continued...

UPDATE: Someone wrote in and told me, "I was at the meeting. The board voted for the ban. Not sure whether it's a final thing or not. I would say that its not looking good though. People are ridiculous. Williamsburg neighborhood backlash will get much worse over the next few years."

UPDATE 2: A commenter asks, "do the community boards actually have the power to ban concerts? I was under the impression that they don't have direct power over anything, but that they make recommendations that are usually followed by the relevant City agencies." That makes sense. "Voting to ban" is probably different than actually banning it, though the titles of the two linked blog posts above are "Williamsburg Community Board BANS Waterfront Concerts" and "WILLIAMSBURG BANS MUSIC."

MAJOR UPDATE: There will be concerts @ Williamsburg Waterfront this summer! (ticketed and free)

In related news, the beginning of the same community board meeting (the part that had the big crowds and press) is where they discussed not allowing any more liquor licenses in Williamsbrg.

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Comments (143)

fuckers motherfuckers!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:18 AM

end of hipster era......

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:22 AM

McCareen Pool > Waterfront

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:23 AM

What?!?! Where the hell are Marty Moskowitz and Chuck Schumer when you need them?!?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:23 AM

The next CB1 meeting will be a meat market. Everybody gets laid.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:23 AM

Good - maybe we'll get better acts at the Prospect Park Bandshell for a change.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:25 AM

As a Williamsburg resident, I kind of understand. Although it is convenient and easy to get to, there's a lot of litter, annoyances that go hand in glove with that. I always think of all the litter that just blows into the East River during/ after the shows.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 13, 2011 11:25 AM

Oh shit, I need to get an outfit ready for the next CB1 meeting.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:27 AM

bullshit

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:29 AM

i liked after the modest mouse concert when everyone walking down N 10th street were yelling and doing stuff like picking up garbage cans and tossing them and banging on people's windows.

yeah, no disturbance at all there.

but seriously, isn't it better if that sort of stuff happens on the weekend when most people don't have to get up for work the next day? i'd rather some hipster yell "PENIS" through my window on a saturday night than a tuesday when i'm trying to sleep

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:30 AM

do the community boards actually have the power to ban concerts? I was under the impression that they don't have direct power over anything, but that they make recommendations that are usually followed by the relevant City agencies.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:31 AM

Who cares. That concert series was weak. The pool was a better venue.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:32 AM

Central/North Williamsburg is a disgusting, overpriced neighborhood that has been fully gentrified. If you move there and don't expect disrespectful hipsters blowing up your spot at all times, you're kidding yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:32 AM

Woohoo now will all hipsters move back to the Midwest now?

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:34 AM

^jealous of those who live there asshole?

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 13, 2011 11:34 AM

does the Real Real Yup PERIOD have a job? or about to get fired from one?

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:35 AM

Welcome to the end of Williamsburg as you know it, which started when those 'Land of the Dead' highrises sprouted up on the water.

You don't have to look any further then the East Village to see what happens next.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:36 AM

11:30 well, it started to rain. I was so upset that god would piss on my fun time that I had to vent. So. Not. Fair.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:36 AM

i hated the public taxpayer space being overrun by morons that prevented the general public from gaining access to the park on summer sundays. i really don't hate this at all. unlike celebrate brooklyn, or summerstage, there's extremely limited open public space in williamsburg, which is one of the reasons why the mccarren pool shows were such a good idea (extra revenue boost, otherwise unused space).

plus, weren't the prissy event organizers "sad" about going to the space anyway? fuck them.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:37 AM

I do have a job. A pretty great job actually but I love music and music blogs so I am active on the site.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 13, 2011 11:37 AM

can i work there? seriously

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:38 AM

It was a lame scene anyway. Beer allowed only in the beer garden which was not in any good sightline was silly. I know it's a State Park but these paid shows were never intended for families so the hardline rules just felt stupid. I live in the 'burg and would rather see a band in Prospect Park's bandshell or any city park over this place. It's nice to be treated like adults somewhere with a chill vibe..not this glass tower lined slab/consolation prize from developers. Keep it!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:39 AM

11:36 - all the cool kids live in astoria these days, amirite?!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:40 AM

Hipsters Unite...Let's complain and do NOTHING!!
Hipsters Unite...Let's complain and do NOTHING!!
Hipsters Unite...Let's complain and do NOTHING!!
Hipsters Unite...Let's complain and do NOTHING!!
Hipsters Unite...Let's complain and do NOTHING!!
Hipsters Unite...Let's complain and do NOTHING!!
Hipsters Unite...Let's complain and do NOTHING!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:41 AM

Governors Island. Play as loud and as late as they want. Fuck Williamsburg and AEG.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:42 AM

I work in the media and therefore have to go on blogs all the time...yeah sure, come work here. It'd be grand. But yeah, the Waterfront wasn't all it was cracked up to be. The sound quality of shows SUCKED. The whole beer regulation blew. Prospect Park is so much cooler.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 13, 2011 11:42 AM

I like The Real Real Yup. PERIOD. He's brave enough to sign all of his posts so we all know where he stands.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:45 AM

YOU CANT HANDLE these concerts!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:46 AM

"Hipsters Unite...Let's complain and do NOTHING!!"

I am not going to simply complain and do nothing. I will start an online petition. That will show 'em!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:47 AM

^ First of all I never get sick of seeing that .gif. Second, I am a girl so you can see where SHE stands. Third, is it wrong to be active on a blog?

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 13, 2011 11:50 AM

^^^ Who gives a fuck if this idiot signs his comments. Do you know who they are as opposed to any anon commenter? Is it that big a difference? It's not like they are signing their real name and who they are. Brave my ass.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:54 AM

Hipsters Unite...Let's complain and BLOG!!
Hipsters Unite...Let's complain and BLOG!!

Hipsters Unite...Let's complain and BLOG!!

Hipsters Unite...Let's complain and BLOG!!

Hipsters Unite...Let's complain and BLOG!!

Hipsters Unite...Let's complain and BLOG!!

Hipsters Unite...Let's complain and BLOG!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:55 AM

i'll sign a petition. i paid a lot of NY state tax, hoping for shit like free shows in my hood. not happy here.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:56 AM

Yea....the real yep yep. When did you start reading BV.

I haven't heard your name pass around till last week.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:59 AM

Those hipsters made it into condos. They grew up and are no longer hipsters. They're yuppies now. Yuppies have families and can't have juvenile things like music and fun bothering their families, not even just a few times a year!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:00 PM

Like last year.....

"Free" Prospect Park * Summerstage shows > "Free" Waterfront shows

P.S. Ok Pavement at Waterfront was a fun show and.....Cap'n Jazz/Lightning Bolt as well.

Posted by Tiki | April 13, 2011 12:02 PM

"Yuppies have families and can't have juvenile things like music and fun bothering their families, not even just a few times a year!"

Cracks my shit up.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 13, 2011 12:03 PM

yuppies:bankerwave
hipsters:shitgaze

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:06 PM

Best "free" summer show last year was Sonic Youth on 7/31/2010

Sonic Youth at Celebrate Brooklyn July 31st setlist
Candle
Brother James
(I Got A) Catholic Block
Stereo Sanctity
Hey Joni
The Sprawl
'Cross The Breeze
The Wonder
Hyperstation
White Cross
Mote
Shaking Hell
Encore:
Shadow of a Doubt
Silver Rocket
Expressway To Yr Skull

What was your favorite summer show of 2010?

Posted by Tiki | April 13, 2011 12:10 PM

Why can't the concerts just be more spaced out instead of week after week. Plenty of other places in NY to play, with much more space as well.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:11 PM

favorite summer show of '10 was cut copy at williamsburg waterfront.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:12 PM

I hope that this "Real Yup" is actually several 13 year-olds posting. If so much banality is coming from one idiot we have a duty to ensure she doesn't reproduce.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:13 PM

This is what happens when developers turn everything into high priced residential neighborhoods. The people that those high rises attract are intolerant suburban minded a-holes who expect to live within the CIty the same way they could live in Connecticut. They move in to their overpriced glass tower condo and then immediately declare war on whatever surrounding culture bothers them.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:14 PM

one more example of how gentrification destroys the culture of NYC

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:15 PM

12:10 - for anyone who says Sonic Youth is still great, pass along your setlist. Even Sonic Youth thinks their best work was pre-1990.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:16 PM

it's not that sonic youth is bad now (they are definitely not), it's just they have no edit function. i think it's awesome that they do entire shows of 80's material though.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:19 PM

bushwiiiiiiiiick

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:20 PM

12:19 - you may be right.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:23 PM

Sucks there will no more waterfront concerts, but I was shocked last year that they were even able to have concerts there. The space is SOOOO close to people living spaces it's really an annoyance to anyone who lives there. Besides the space isn't the best for concert viewing. Bring back McCarren Park - far enough away to not bother residents and much better concert layout!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:24 PM

Were any of you at the LCD show a few Saturdays ago? Man, that was great.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:25 PM

Yeasayer
Caribou & Phantogram
Dr. Dog
Beach at Gov Isl.
Ferry's suck, view is gorgeous, sound was sick. And no hummus...

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:26 PM

^ going for 600 posts?

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:26 PM

12:16pm. You obviously didn't see what they played. They played everything pre 1992 if I remember correctly.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:27 PM

If The Real Real Yup. PERIOD is actually a girl then I would very much like to court her. I'd take her to my local Friendly's restaurant, where we could share a carmel fudge brownie sundae while discussing the banality of The King of Limbs.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:27 PM

I vote to bring back McCarran Pool. There was something special about that place.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 13, 2011 12:28 PM

No edit function? What does that mean?

They only did the 80s set because Ibold wasn't with them.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:31 PM

"What was your favorite summer show of 2010?"

The FNM show 7/2/10. Easily.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:32 PM

^Thank you. I will take you up on that date and maybe after we could hop in the El Camino and cruise while listening to the new Panda Bear.

For the record, why does anyone care who I am. I am a girl, who lives in the city, and likes live music. I have opinions on stuff so don't get your panties in a knot trying to figure out who I am.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 13, 2011 12:32 PM

12:27 - put down the bong:
Candle
(I Got A) Catholic Block
Stereo Sanctity
Hey Joni
The Sprawl
'Cross The Breeze
White Cross
Shaking Hell
Shadow of a Doubt
Silver Rocket
Expressway To Yr Skull

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:32 PM

I really hate to say it and I am not trying to be ironic but one of the best shows of last year was LCD at Williamsburg Music Hall.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 13, 2011 12:35 PM

12:32pm what?

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:36 PM

Wouldn't it be YOU that's the one with panties TRRY.P?

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:38 PM

Trust me, there are dudes on here that wear panties.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 13, 2011 12:40 PM

@12:14 nails it. i liked the Waterfront shows, but anyone who didn't think that once those residential towers were inhabited by rich folks that those concerts were done is either an idiot or naive. Hell, we all LOVE music but if we could pay $3-$4 million for one of those places, would any of us honestly NOT want to use that park on weekends, vs. hearing loud rock music at least 2-3 nights a week all summer? Sad but true...

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:42 PM

Rank these in order:

Williamsburg Waterfront
Summerstage - Central Park
Prospect Park (Celebrate Brooklyn)
McCarren Pool
Governors' Island

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:42 PM

Radiohead fucking blows.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:44 PM

AEG = OSA or OSAP!!!!

O - Obese
S - Succubus
A - Asshole
P - Parasites

They are the DEVIL incarnate and their greedy, parasitic, leech-like ways single handedly ruined the Williamsburg music scene.


Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:45 PM

Is the hipster being gentrified out of Williamsburg by yuppies? Kind of funny.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:46 PM

McCarren Pool
Governors' Island
Prospect Park (Celebrate Brooklyn)
Summerstage - Central Park
Williamsburg Waterfront


Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:48 PM

I have to agree w/ 12:26. Govs Isl had some of the best FREE shows last year. Even w/ all the bs to get there

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:54 PM

"The Community" needs to move out... with a quickness.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 12:56 PM

holy cr@p. that sucks

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 1:07 PM

hipster vs hipster?

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 1:17 PM

12:46!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 1:19 PM

12:10 - I agree
I've seen them maybe a dozen times, and they were totally on fire that night. Best show of the summer, since I missed We Are Floating In Space at RCMH

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 1:20 PM

Who should we book for 2011 at the Waterfront?

Any suggestions?

Posted by JellyNYC employee | April 13, 2011 1:22 PM

P.S. We already booked "super secret headliner" that we can't tell you about for the last week of August....but here's the hint.

It will be their first show since they retired this month:)

Posted by JellyNYC employee | April 13, 2011 1:23 PM

LIVING COLOUR

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 1:26 PM

BLACK EYED PEAS PLAYING TERMINAL 5 ON APRIL 18TH, TICKETS ON CRAIGSLIST

newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/tix/2319062351.html

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 1:27 PM

Thanks scalper 1:27pm.

But hipsters don't listen to Black Eyed Peas so you should try to get on Z100 or something and advertise your willingness to sell it for "face value"

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 1:43 PM

Can we blame the Hasidics and bring in more Palestinians to piss em off?

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 1:45 PM

scalpers get Black Eyed Peas confused with Black Keys

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 1:46 PM

Why don't we blame the liberals and bring in more conservatives to piss them off?

Come to think of it, that might not be such a bad idea apart from all this ...

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 1:47 PM

"Is the hipster being gentrified out of Williamsburg by yuppies? Kind of funny."

no, the hipsters are becoming guilt-free yups, guilt-free because the hipster has rationalized the yup with snark and a smirk

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 1:52 PM

money jungle

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 1:53 PM

12:14 for the win. The real fight was to stop those buildings from going up in the first place, and none of you showed up for that fight. Those suburban minded assholes will now proceed to completely destroy the neighborhood.

Time to move further east. And next time at least try to fight that shit when it comes knocking.

May I suggest at least robbing or beating up a few of them before you are yourself economically relocated?

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 1:58 PM

you people are total morons if you think a neighborhood is being "ruined" in the process. new york is expensive. live with it. williamsburg was the next closest area to manhattan that was reasonably cheap, and still cheaper than most of manhattan, so it's totally understandable that high-rises went up and the suburban kids moved in, willing to pay more.

as long as people are willing to pay the high costs of living there, the development is going to continue. and as long as the starving unemployed artists continue to produce nothing worthwhile to society, then your bitching and moaning about paying more to live there is going to continue to fall on deaf ears. most of you turds in the area claiming to live on nothing are blowing your mom and dad's "nothing" each night on overpriced booze and cocaine anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 2:13 PM

there are also a ton of younger kids in williamsburg now, and more businesses opening aimed and families and whatnot (the new york times had a piece on this recently). there's a starbucks coming to bedford to replace that overpriced bagel store, and a mainstream megaplex coming in the next year. it's just how neighborhoods evolve. get the fuck over it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 2:15 PM

Having only been to Prospect Park and Williamsburg Waterfront, what was so good about the McCarren Pool? I see a lot of praise for it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 2:20 PM

who cares. shit is lame

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 2:24 PM

now that all of williamsburg is gentrified better move it to Bushwick. time is running out cause Bushwick in 5 years will be what Williamsburg is today.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 2:28 PM

aaaaannnnnnd this is why I live in south Brooklyn.

Posted by Dan | April 13, 2011 2:44 PM

STARBUX ON BEDFORD!!! Bring it on!

Posted by TrentaFrappuccino | April 13, 2011 2:46 PM

"The space is SOOOO close to people living spaces it's really an annoyance to anyone who lives there"

But the space was there WAYYYYY before these jerkoffs moved in.

and the live music on the site predates any of the residential units.

So basically, no matter how long a public space has been there and if the music in that space predates the people's living spaces, instead of the people moving in knowing in advance they must tolerate the occasional music before making a chioice to move in, they move in and then have a right to get rid of what was there first?

Ridiculous and the reason why NYC sucks now.

This is why the East Village is a joke, because all the rich new tenants declared war on the LES culture effectively wiping it out, and now the same will go for North Brooklyn.


Pity

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 2:47 PM

move to detroit

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 2:50 PM

"it's just how neighborhoods evolve"

bullshit.

A corporate retail takeover and an an overnight development of high residential towers is not how a neighborhood 'evolves' sorry.

A neighborhood evolves much more naturally.

When expensive glass towers with chain drug stores on the ground floor sprout up seemingly overnight, that's a take over, not evolution.

And it's a very sad indication of how the neighborhoods are going in NYC these days.

Williamsburg is now losing its soul and much of its character.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 2:51 PM

i just hope there is a place to see FREE MUSIC OUTSIDE this summer. thats all

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 2:54 PM

^ unless Williamsburg is a black man playing a guitar, Lustmord is not interested.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 2:55 PM

Williamsburg lost it's soul when Kokey's closed.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 3:01 PM

Starbucks opening up on Bedford?!

Yay!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 3:04 PM

2:51 - this is how neighborhoods naturally evolve. in america, "big corporations" or whatever liberal lefty crap from your one semester at nyu that you want to throw on here is part of that natural evolution.

3:04 - yes, starbucks is opening on north 3rd and bedford.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 3:07 PM

Finally, for too long there has been a lack of decent coffee in Williamsburg. Now if only I could get some Thai food too.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 3:10 PM

Williamsburg is so over.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 3:24 PM

Its not only those from the new luxury condos. Its from all residents who lived here for generations not only for a year. Its disruptive, vibrates the foundation of our homes causing tons of damage. My car was personally boxed in my concert goers and then sideswiped which costed me 675 to have it repaired..not to mention the vomit thr neighbors have to clean up infront of ours houses..beer cans/litter everywhere..the park is not equipped to hold these concerts and all of the officers were disgusted with it as well. A cop car was vandalized..a neighbors garage was also vandalized..i love music and loved the bands..but not infront of my house..we have tons of video footage and pictures of all the damage and drug dealing/abuse going on..come on guys..there are plenty of concert venues around...dont abuse the residents and the neighborhood..and for those of u commenting the park was there BEFORE the condos makes no sense. There are homes 100 years old that were there before the park...families have been herewayyy before the park opened. Its not only the condos..im 26 born and raised...i love music and people..not madison square garden concerts on my front stoop nor vomit or piss or crack needles weed bags beer cans tampons n all that amazingggggg stuff

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 3:30 PM

Crack Needles are playing at my house.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 3:31 PM

I smoke crack

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 3:38 PM

3:10, you should try Sea on N 6th!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 3:39 PM

it costed me several brain cells trying to get through 3:30's comment. maybe next time you should buy some drugs and relax a bit, instead of sitting there all angry-like clinging to your camera phone.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 3:46 PM

346..wow thats pretty sad. Please try saving the rest of ur brain cells and lay off the crack..dont need another overdosed body layin on the street

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 3:51 PM

MY LIFE IS OVER

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 4:28 PM

alert to 2:51 and 3:24: Williamsburg has been over for 8 years.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 4:32 PM

4:26-your life has been over for awhile now but for some reason it hasn't registered.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 4:34 PM

kansasburg

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 4:38 PM

hey 2:13 get the f*ck out of here you troll.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 4:38 PM

once again, Living Colour said it best...


Open Letter To A Landlord

Now you can tear a building down
But you can't erase a memory
These houses may look all run down
But they have a value you can't see...

This is my neighborhood
This is where I come from
I call this place my home
You call this place a slum
You wanna run all the people out
This what you're all about
Treat poor people just like trash
Turn around and make big cash

Chorus: now you can tear a building down
But you can't erase a memory
These houses may look all run down
But they have a value you can't see

Last month there was a fire
I saw seven children die
You sent flowers to their family
But your sympathy's a lie
Cause every building that you burn
Is more blood money that you earn
We are forced to relocate
>from the pain that you create

Chorus

We lived here for so many years
Now this house is full of fear
For a profit you will take control
Where will all the older people go?
There used to be when kids could play
Without the scourge of drug's decay
Now our kids are living dead
They crack and blow their lives away

Chorus

You've got to fight
You've got a right
To fight for your neighborhood!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 4:40 PM

I agree, 3:39! Plus drinks and you can dance with dressy chicks there too!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 4:41 PM

haha @ 1:46

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 4:41 PM

^ holy crap. Living Colour? we've hit a new low. Is this the end of BV?

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 4:42 PM

3:31 for da WIN.........

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 4:45 PM

irony is completely lost on 3:39

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 4:51 PM

sarcasm is completely lost on 4:51

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 4:53 PM

ok 3:39. were you being serious? be honest now!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 4:58 PM

Frohawk's social life just got wounded.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 6:54 PM

The people who enacted this over-looked the effects on local business. The local businesses will all lose profits from pita chips, hummus, and pbr. But, the air quality will greatly improve due to a reduction in methane emissions typically released from hummus farts.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 8:19 PM

most of williamsburg renters get their monthly checks from mom and dad. that is why rent has gone sky high.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 8:42 PM

PUNCHES was the best wb show of 2010

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2011 12:31 AM

"I don't know much about this band, The Shit Robots, but I really dig their style."

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2011 1:45 AM

sounds like Attorneycore to me.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2011 1:51 AM

BLACK EYED PEAS PLAYING TERMINAL 5 ON APRIL 18th, TICKETS ON CRAIGSLIST

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2011 10:28 AM

wow guys, for a bunch of hipsters you sure do have a loose grasp of irony. would anyone seriously recommend Sea in earnest to someone looking for good Thai food?

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2011 10:31 AM

^ Well then, what would you recommend.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2011 11:20 AM

lets be real Upper West Side is where it's at. hedgefundcore ftw

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2011 11:24 AM

that's not really the point, 11:20

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2011 11:35 AM

^ But you didn't answer my question.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2011 11:42 AM

lobbywave

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2011 2:23 PM

strollerwave. hate that sh*t

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2011 2:25 PM

^ What? Where are these terms coming from?

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2011 4:33 PM

^ What? Where are these terms coming from?

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2011 4:35 PM

Throughout our history, the unparalleled freedoms that we enjoy as Americans

Posted by Mikki Wilder | May 13, 2011 3:58 AM

I'd just like to say that I was born and raised in Williamsburg, before about 90% of the people in this thread even knew it existed. It's hilarious how my hometown became such a fucking parodic maelstrom. That people make fun of the whole idea of it has become, whether in jest or in brutal seriousness, is something I can ALMOST wrap my head around, but not quite. It disgusts me, to be frank and it's a love/hate relationship I have with the place. You know it's bad when you feel like a tourist in your own hometown.. So many people, especially including people that don't know what it was like to grow up there, have turned it into the parody and famous four-headed Starbucks-opening, "hipster" (whatever the fuck that word means anymore) ridden little town. The Hudson river might as well not be there, Williamsburg is essentially a part of Manhattan now. It's the East-er Village.

It's all so hilarious.
Good day.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2011 4:32 PM

East river*

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2011 4:34 PM

Even though I grew up in Brooklyn I'm not sure how Williamsburg was before but I don't think that there was some thriving community present before the neighborhood started changing. Regarding this culture that everyone's talking about, not all "culture" is good. If a neighborhood was crime ridden and dangerous and that neighbborhood is no longer crime ridden and dangerous then that's a good thing for Brooklyn and I'm all for it. As for Williiamsburg becoming like a part of manhattan, there's nothing wrong with manhattan, I love the city.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2011 10:20 AM

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