Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Machete Grows in Brooklyn

NY Metro's Amy Zimmer is reporting a violent uptick in crime in Williamsburg. Machete wielding teens seem to be targeting goofy white hipster types who continue to clog the streets of Billburg.

Now I'm not saying this is due to all the cool, hip, non-violent, non-obnoxious folks moving to the Boogiedown, but it makes you wonder. At least here in the Bronx our gentrification is kinder and gentler, less a a cultural and economic imperialism than a reinvigoration. If you're going to behave like a hipster Visigoth and try to take over whole hoods with glass condo towers and bars that sell Pabst Blue Ribbon to Trustifarian rich kids, at least carry a mace to defend yourselves. I'm just saying....


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