Saturday, September 19, 2015


Yarn in the news!

Bushwick Native Says Crochet Graffiti is "A Small Piece of a Much Larger Social Epidemic." (Gothamist)

Wes Anderson inspired crochet graffiti - Gothamist

Not that kind of rapper?

Park Slope Rapper Pumpkinhead Street Renaming Gets Initial OK (DNAinfo)

The effort to rename a local street after an underground rapper who grew up in Park Slope got initial approval from the Community Board 6 transportation committee Thursday night after a passionate appeal by family and friends of the hip-hop artist. The street renaming must be approved by the full board and by the City Council to move forward. 
... Committee member S.J. Avery  said Thursday she was skeptical at first when she heard about the effort to honor Diaz. "My first reaction was, 'Rapper — yech,'" Avery said. "But he wasn't that kind of rapper." 
She added, "As Park Slope changes, I think it's important to remember who was there and that we have a tradition that's longer than the new condos that are there now."

Yes, well ...  Let's hope the street renaming makes its way through the rest of the approval process ASAP.

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