Tuesday, July 21, 2015


The hipster, the artisan, the sad to say goodbye to.  My italics.

Scott Stedman: The Man who Sells Brooklyn Cool (Observer)

"When I first moved here (2001), Brooklyn wasn’t a thing. Even though L Magazine was all about Brooklyn, it was a market that still no one understood. We were getting studios to advertise with us, but we couldn’t mention Brooklyn because no L.A. studio had any interest in identifying with a slum. Brooklyn was a footnote to New York City, and certainly that has changed in the past 12 years."

Another French bakery on Court Street (Brownstoner)

“We wanted to bring the Maison Kayser experience to Brooklyn, a community rich with artisans and an appreciation of authentic cuisine,” Janet Mick, a spokesperson for Maison Kayser told Brownstoner."

Taking Stock (for Once), Self-Styled Hoarder Makes Lucrative Deal to Close Bookstore
(NY Times)

Once a mainstay of brownstone Brooklyn and literary Manhattan, secondhand shops like Mr. Scioli's now seem like relics deposited by receding glaciers.  Then, one day, they are gone, and for the Community Bookstore, that day is near... 

"You never know what you're going to find here, and that's the appeal," said Gregory Ronan, who makes trips from Douglaston, Queens, to hunt for unusual titles.  "It's not somewhere you go with a book in mind, but with books on your mind."

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