You can laugh all you want about how relisten.net has 1,251 different Disco Biscuits tapes, or whatever, and you can close the tab and forget about the whole website. You can do whatever you want.

I’ll tell you though, there are some true gems here. Big, fat, glistening gems.

This mural, on the corner of Verona Place and Fulton Ave, right on the Bed-Stuy/Crown Heights border, memorializes 16-year old Yusef Hawkins, murdered in the streets of Bensonhurst by a mob of white men 25-years ago this week.

Hawkins and his three friends had gone to the conservative, predominantly Italian-American neighborhood to look at a used car when they were cornered in a schoolyard by a group of thirty angry white kids, whom wrongly thought Yusef was dating a girl in the neighborhood.

Hundreds marched in the streets of New York following Hawkin’s murder, as they did this week, 25-years-later, for Eric Garner and Mike Brown—a wrenching coincidence of time. 

Painted in 1991 by Floyd Sapp, the mural was refurbished in 2012 by Gabriel Spector

awalkinmanhattan:

Hello. I have decided to try and walk every block in Manhattan. This is not a particularly original or—in the grand scheme of things—ambitious idea. Original and ambitious feel like high standards though. I just want to learn more about the city.

I decided to walk every block of every street in Manhattan. I have really only just started but you can follow along here, if you want. 

nyclandmarkscommission:

Ever wondered what a brick mold is?  Our handy-dandy diagram can help!

Very informative. Thank you. 

Future Brooklyn Girls Articles, Predicted In Order Of Their Appearance On My Twitter Feed

  • Hey Look At This
  • This Song and Video Doesn’t Show The Reality Of Living In Brooklyn Even A Little Bit
  • Brooklyn Girls Is Ruining Bushwick
  • Criticism Of This Song Is Tinged With A Not-So-Latent Misogyny
  • 17 Ridiculous Things Only Native New Yorkers Will Get About Brooklyn Girls
  • This Is A Great Song Because It Encourages Women To Control The Narrative Around Their Lives
  • The Sounds Of Gentrification – Brooklyn Girls And The Outer Boroughs
  • Girls, Broad City and Brooklyn Girls
  • The ‘Brooklyn Girls’ Version Of Feminism Doesn’t Include Any Women of Color, And That’s Bad
  • What Is Brooklyn Girls And Why Is It Controversial?
  • Is Iggy Azalea A Brooklyn Girl?
  • Why Can’t We All Just Appreciate A Catchy Song
  • How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Brooklyn Girls
  • Arctic Monkeys Cover Brooklyn Girls Acoustic At Glastonbury 

*spends 10 minutes photoshopping a picture of Kanye for tumblr so that it looks like he is wearing a band’s t-shirt*

*stands back like “lol I can’t even imagine a black man even knowing about the same things as me”*

Hi, I am Jake Fogelnest 

sexpigeon:

If you’ve ever tried to transfer to the B at 14th Street, now is your chance to sue Citibank.

someone please explain this

thepretender:

Hey folks,

I can’t tell you all how excited I am to share with you a piece I’ve been working on for the better part of the last year. It’s called Sweet Home Everywhere, and it’s an alternative history of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” the perplexing, irresistible, annoying, resilient song that was released as a single exactly 40 years ago, to this day.

My story on the song, which runs at just under 13,000 words, was published by a really cool new project called The New New South. Every few months, they release top-notch, stand-alone stories about the modern American south that are all well worth checking out.

Sweet Home Everywhere is available now as a Kindle Single and as a nifty multimedia version with photos and videos rarely-heard audio recordings. 

This is worth much, much more than the $3.99 you’ll pay for it and I am not just saying that because I’ve known Jon since kindergarten. 

There’s an almost absurd quality to it: White supremacy is so pervasive, and its structural mechanisms so powerful, that even identifying and rejecting racist attitudes can implicate white people in the reproduction of white supremacy.

Gentrification’s Racial Arbitrage | Jacobin

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