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NY Times article on Williamsburg residents vs. concerts

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“I lived in Manhattan in the ’80s and we used to talk about ‘bridge and tunnel’ people,” said Sunny Chapman, 60, a dance instructor and artist who moved to Williamsburg 16 years ago. “Now we talk about bridge and tunnel people coming in from Manhattan.”

The crush of outsiders in the neighborhood “absolutely is Topic A,” Ms. Chapman said. “One person will mention an episode of rudeness and the floodgates will open. They walk into me when they walk down the street texting.”

That is not all. “Don’t get me started on their giant $800 strollers running over my ankles in King’s Pharmacy,” she said

She added: “A lot of people from the old days carry guns. One of these days one of these suburban kids is going to say the wrong thing to the wrong person.” [NY Times]

Watch your backs.

The focus of the NY Times article is mostly the now familiar battle between the Williamsburg Waterfront concerts and some angry residents.

The first and one of the only free shows happening at the Waterfront this summer is Coheed & Cambria on 6/11.

The first pay show is currently Thievery Corporation on 6/24, a show which now also has Raphael Saadiq on the bill. Tickets for that and other Waterfront shows are on sale.

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