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Has anyone noticed the recent prevalence of all-things-hipster in current tv commercials? It's scary. It seems that marketing companies have found themselves a new demographic. And now nationwide when people watch television, their product spokesmen sport full beards, horn rimmed glasses and skinny jeans. It kind of bleeds the "hip" out of "hipster" doesn't it?  

But on the brighter side it makes for a wonderful drinking game. Every time an ad comes up and you spot a thrift store wardrobe, asymmetrical haircut, ironic facial hair or fedora, take a shot. For those of you who don't own a tv, see examples below.

 

  

  

  

by:real dan  posted by:real dan  filed:Art & Culture  04-29-12

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So there you are in the only bodega on your block, and they don't speak a lick of English.  What's a hipster to do?  HOW AM I GOING TO ASK IF THEY CAN MAKE THE CUBANO SANDWICH VEGAN???  Well, here at The Bushwick Dream we have taken the time to tackle such burning questions.

 

 

1)  Just friend me on Facebook.

Solo haste amigo de mi en Facebook.

 
2)  What do you mean this place has a cover charge?
¿Que quierres decir con que este lugar tiene cover?
 
3)  It's getting cold.  Time to bring out my fingerless gloves, over sized scarf and pea coat.
Se esta poniendo frio.  Tiempo de sacar mis mintones, bufanda extendida, y chaquiton.
 
4)  I cut my own hair.
Yo corto mi propio pelo.
 
5)  Do you carry hemp milk?
¿Tienes usted leche canamo?
 
 
by:angry dan  posted by:angry dan  filed:Insights  03-15-12

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So another Beat Night has come and gone.   The Bushwick Dream team got a bit of a late start but none the less we were on scene for a few of the events.  The good news is the weather was nice, there was some free alcohol and some damn fine artwork by Skewville, QRST and Don Pablo Pedro to name a few.  Here's a peek....

 

               

by:angry dan  posted by:angry dan  filed:Art & Culture  03-11-12

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It looks like Bushwickbk is waking back up. It was a shock to many to see them shut down last October. The website had long been a staple of the community; providing an extensive events list, reliable news, and reviews on nearly everything. At this moment they are raising money to bring that all back for all of us. They have the most amazing and diverse arry of rewards for backers, from art to food to a church pew! Go check it out. Give a bit of money. Its worth it.

by:real dan  posted by:real dan  filed:Neighborhood  02-16-12

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This past Friday Factory Fresh was the site of Skewville's 80th: A Retro Retrospective. The Queens-raised twin art-duo showed how to properly fill a galley; thoroughly covering every wall floor to ceiling. Anxieteam played to an enthralled crowd and people from Nuart stopped buy to present the brothers with a copy of Eloquent Vandals, featuring some of their previous exploits. Oh, and there was beer. Cheers.

       

by:real dan  posted by:real dan  filed:Art & Culture  02-08-12

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by:real dan  posted by:real dan  filed:Neighborhood  12-25-11

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In third place:

@La_Shiinax3

22 yr old female; living in Bushwick on my own; no kids & never been pregnant... Is there an award for this?  If so, where's mine?

 
In second place:
 
@amoolia
I think mediocre skateboarding originated in Bushwick
 
 
And in first place and the winnah of the best tweet of the week is....
 
@jstraw
You know you're in Bushwick when you see a girl with a shaved head and a ponytail. 
by:angry dan  posted by:angry dan  filed:Insights  12-06-11

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After a bit of neighborhood disapproval over Swallows new mural, it seems that the cafe took heed of neighborhood opinion and yesterday altered the painting, covering over the silly statement "welcome to morgantown". A good call.

 

 

by:real dan  posted by:real dan  filed:Neighborhood  12-06-11

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So there you are in the only bodega on your block, and they don't speak a lick of English.  What's a hipster to do?  HOW AM I GOING TO ASK IF THEY CAN MAKE THE CUBANO SANDWICH VEGAN???  Well, here at The Bushwick Dream we have taken the time to tackle such burning questions.

1)  Mic check!  

¡ Checa Micrófono!
 
2)  Oh no!  I scuffed my Converse.
 
¡No mames, Fregué mis Converse!
 
3)  I know I should get this rash checked out. Is there a free clinic around here?
 
Se que debería cheqarme estas erupctiones.  ¿Hay alguna clínica cerca de aca?
 
4)  Fuck!  I hate Fox News.
 
¡Chinga!  Me caga Fox News.
 
5)  Look what I found in the trash.  It would look perfect on the wall.
 
 Ve lo que encontré en la basura.  Esto se vería perfecto en la pared.
 
by:angry dan  posted by:angry dan  filed:Insights  11-29-11

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Beacause you can't read 'em all, we bring you the best

 

 

In third place

@ xtopher1974

Sure the fancy end of Bushwick has cute cafes but we have better cell service plus better taquerias.

 

In second place:

@gradyderosa

Bushwick at 1 in the morning is one hell of an adrenaline rush.

 

And in first place and the winnah of the best tweet of the week is....

@lila_engel

"You should come visit me in Bushwick"

"Do you have brunch near you?  I don't want to get stuck there after dark"

by:emily  posted by:emily  filed:Insights  11-28-11

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As many of you may know, Swallow has gotten a face lift with a new mural. Now a large bird (let's assume it's a swallow) on a black background dominates its exterior and in big bold letters it proclaims "Welcome to Morgantown".  Many long term Bushwick residents don't seem so comfortable with this murals statement and it's easy to tell why.

The label "Morgantown" popped up sometime in the early 2000s describing a small oasis of artists in an otherwise strictly industrial and Puerto Rican area. This geographical term was only known to locals and created a sense of community, being not only a location but a cultural marker amongst its first wave of residents, many of which looked to deny mainstream culture and the trappings of the Chelsea style art world. But then the hype went into action. As Bushwick grew in reputation, Morgantown, it's fledgling epicenter, also gained great popularity. The term first appeared on the internet around 2005, possibly on justseeds.org, and by 2007 became widely used in flyers, craigslist ads and local blogs (this one included). Now references to "Morgantown" can be found in many large publications, tv shows and tourist guides. It is becoming a tourist destination, a magnet for posers, trust fund kids and outside forces looking to set up shop and make a buck (Swallow included).

"Mogantowns" legitimacy is being eclipsed by it's marketability, and there is no better proof then relative newcomer Swallow declaring "Welcome to Morgantown"; identifying itself with a community it took no part in forming, creating nothing more than a perfect spot to check maps and pose in front of for photos. Bad form.

by:real dan  posted by:real dan  filed:Insights  11-27-11

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Bushwick, with its thriving art community and ever growing selection of bars and restaurants seems so very safe now-a-days. But nevermind all the magazine write-ups and influx of young artist types, this place is still with its dangers. Case in point, Just today (11-25-11) long time Brooklyn resident Steven Harrington (pictured below) had himself quite a run in. While entering the Jefferson L train stop he was confronted at the top of the stairs by two men in their early twenties, one possessing a gun. While menacing, they made for a fairly bungling pair and Steven was able negotiate his way through the situation, only parting with his cell phone. As you can see he is smiling in his photo. That's because he's alive. Though he made it fairly unscathed it's good to be wary. Go ahead and tell your parents that of course Bushwick is safe but while walking around, watch your ass.

As you can see he is smiling in his photo. That's because he's alive.

by:real dan  posted by:real dan  filed:Neighborhood  11-25-11

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We at The Bushwick Dream can't help but love the newest song/video by art/music duo Anxieteam. So very awesome.

by:real dan  posted by:real dan  filed:Art & Culture  11-25-11

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In this landscape of steal and concrete it's always nice to get a little exposure to some greenery. Artist Kim Holleman has a novel way to supplying such things with her creation Trailor Park: a mobile public park. It is currently located on Bogart St near Boerum. Don't miss your chance to stop by and take a stroll in this 18' X 8'  botanical wonderland.

by:real dan  posted by:real dan  filed:Art & Culture  11-25-11

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Eat, drink and be merry. And don't go feeling so bad about those turkeys. If given the chance they'd eat you too. Example:

by:real dan  posted by:real dan  filed:Neighborhood  11-24-11

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Those who live off the the L  train will have a special treat during their commute this week. From 8 to 10 am (11/14 – 11/19) riders in the last two cars will have access to a pirate Wi-Fi intranet; the " L Train Notwork" which allows users to share info, photos or simply chat amongst each other. This fun project is brought to us by the good people at  We Make Cool Sh.it and will feature poetry, prose and writing from the writers collective 1441. When you get on the train simply connect to the "notwork" and go to LTrainNotWork.com to join in the excitement.

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Picture Via 1441.

by:real dan  posted by:real dan  filed:Neighborhood  11-14-11

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Yes it's October and yes it's snowing; a truely great WTF moment for all Bushwick residents. Pity for all the girls and their sexy nurse/police/vampire costumes. They are going to freeze.

by:real dan  posted by:real dan  filed:Neighborhood  10-29-11

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A stranger is just a friend that you haven’t met yet. Bushwick Dream puts random people on the spot. This time: Paola R., and found at Pearl's Social and Billy Club, hailing originally from Bushwick!

 

 

Why are you here?

Well I was born in Bushwick and the house that I live in, I own and it's been in my generation for two generations.  I'm also a real estate agent.

 

What are the borders of Bushwick?

The borders of Bushwick are always changing.

 

What is you weapon of choice?

Klingon Bat'leth

 

 

 

by:angry dan  posted by:angry dan  filed:People  09-09-11

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Fact: Nine out every ten dishes ordered in Bushwick will come in a tortilla. We love Mexican, but how much corn can one person take? Bushwick Dream gives you the rundown on your other options for unpretentious ethnic cuisine.


If you thought that the Athom Café was the only Broadway joint catering to francophiles, you’re wrong. Close to the Kosciuszko J stop you’ll find Abidjan, a restaurant whose whose colorful and patriotic awning promises “Bon Manger le Bon Gout” or, Good Food, Good Taste. (Doesn’t everything sound better in French?)
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by:Jeniece  posted by:Jeniece  filed:Neighborhood  08-31-11

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So there you are in the only bodega on your block, and they don't speak a lick of English.  What's a hipster to do?  HOW AM I GOING TO ASK IF THEY CAN MAKE THE CUBANO SANDWICH VEGAN???  Well, here at The Bushwick Dream we have taken the time to tackle such burning questions.

 

 

1)  Which delivery service do you use?

¿Qual servicio de distribución se utiliza?

 

2)  I don't believe in Jesus...... but I believe in Kafka.

No creo en Dios...... pero creo en Kafka.

 

3)  Do you know where I can get a room with lots of natural light and high ceilings for $600?

¿Sabes donde puedo consigir un cuarto con mucho luz natural y con un techo alta para $600?

 

4)  Is there a yoga studio around here somewhere?

¿Ay un estudio de yoga por aqui?

 

5)  It's vintage.

Es antiguo.

 

 

by:angry dan  posted by:angry dan  filed:Insights  08-29-11

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