Photos from the Bushwick perimeter ride

The annoying thing about being annoyed with gentrification is that I must end up annoyed by myself (thank god there is only one of me). I am frustrated with people encroaching and taking over a neighborhood that was previously undesirable, and in the worst and (inevitable?) scenario, pushing out the older, less well-funded tenants to other undesirable areas, but am inescapably part of that change.

It is a complex issue, and one that I have yet to suss out, so for the sake of not putting up, I will shut up. I decided it would at least to tour my neighborhood so as to know it and appreciate it and not just my immediate blocks (and my favorite organic bicycle shop). These are photos from my perimeter ride

Purple hat

Tomatos, tomahtos, coches carros

Important MTA equipment

The wicked witch's brother, always working on his car

Some building, idk

industrial tree, Starr st.

Old hydrant

My next girlfriend. Really. I date graffiti now.

Crane company

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About Big Adam

A NYC doorman, a community organizer, wannabe ape, sometimes blogger, sometimes writer, always crossword puzzle incompleter, I will ride bicycles with your papa, dance Bhangra with your mama, take you on dates that cost nada.
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5 Responses to Photos from the Bushwick perimeter ride

  1. Duane's Mom says:

    a. you are very funny.

    b. what is an organic bike store?

    c. Ah, yes. The complexity of gentrification–really its what keeps NYC vibrant and successful as a city I think. Perhaps that’s why government is so important to have ways to help people in some economic fashion if they are caught in the consequences (or in economic terms, the externalities of the situation. BTW, are you and ALL your friends voting in the upcoming election? Or working for progressive candidates? This election is WAYWAY important.

    d. Duane says hi.

  2. janis joplin says:

    o0oh 🙂

  3. Zach A. says:

    Glad to see you’ve made the move from invisible girlfriends to visible ones. Too bad they’re only 2D though.

  4. Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.

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