Thursday, April 14, 2011
Stupid Hipsters Can't Camp Out In Bushwick Anymore
The Brooklyn Paper brings us the wonderful tale of the Bushwick Project for the Arts. Over a year ago, a bunch of pioneers decided to move into an abandoned factory and then rent out run down mobile homes stationed in an adjacent parking lot. The factory loft featured a stage, an illegal word working shop, shared bathrooms that look like they house disease, and random bicycles. According to the the fire department and the NYC department of buildings, this creative mecca violates both zoning laws and features electrical work that is not up to code. Apparently someone forgot to tell these kids that you can't just move into a building zoned for factory use and then rent it out to a bunch of your friends.
Recently, a bunch of "residents" thought it was a good idea to move their trailers to a lot owned by the LIRR, until they LIRR promptly towed their shit and left it out in the street. Now these people are threatening to sue the LIRR for "damaging our recycled mobile homes" and claim "we will figure some way to get this up to code".
Please stop camping in Brooklyn, there is no place for trailer parks next to a factory in NYC.