Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn’

The Big Circle (song)

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Atlantic Yards: Whose Community Benefits? BUILD, ACORN, or Develop Don’t Destroy.

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

President of the Youth Council Atlantic Terminal Community Center

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Whose Community Benefits Part II

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Master Builder: You Can’t Block the SUN!

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Gentrification + A Word of Advice (song)

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

The Four Brooklyns (song)

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Prospect Heights Back in the Day OR “Make the Left!”

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

That Used to be So Brooklyn w/ Urban Bush Women (dance)

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Gentrification OR “Pardon the Crackers”

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

White People (song)

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Bloggers, a Greek Chorus

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Eminent Domain and Black Communities with Urban Bush Women (dance)

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Whose Neighborhood? With the Neighborhood Song

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Crumb Snatcher?

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

“We’re the average joes and we’re the average janes.  We’re African-american, we’re asian, we’re hispanic we’re all these different things.  We struggle and yet we’re accused of taking the money.  But nobody’s taking account of moneys that come out to support the opposition.  It’s ok for them to have all of that.  It’s ok for my city council and my state senator to give them $100,000 so they can do an environmental to review the project that’s $200,000 but grassroots organization like us we couldn’t get 5 cents.  So if we get $50,000 from the developer again for things you’re showing and you’re doing, oh you’re taking the money and you’re running off and you’re doing whatever.  This is not a get rich quick scheme.” Hard working advocate

What’s the NEXT wave?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

“My dad says he’s scared of what the NEXT wave is gonna be. Cause before you had the pioneers, who’d talk and be neighbourly. Then the millionaires came in and they speak sometimes but only to us cause they think we’re in the same class as them, you know, cause we’re owners. Dad says he’s scared of what the ones who buy their houses for 3 MILLION (and it’s their SECOND house, you know, their CITY house) are gonna be”  – anonymous long time resident

TALK, by all means . . .

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

“If ya’ll do kick them out cause they can’t pay rent I hope ya’ll got another house for them to move in. My grandmother been here for twenty years and she said she ain’t going nowhere. And I said grandma I’m right wit chu. Cause I love this building. Without Atlantic Terminal there wouldn’t be me. With all the talking and encouragement, you must stay on the right track, you know. Me talking to gang members out here, drug dealers. Some of them went back to school because of what I said to them, the good advice. You know it make me feel great. Me going to another complex? C’mon I don’t know nobody. I know people in the Clinton Hill area, Fort Greene area. I don’t wanna go out to no Bed Stuy. No Farragut. I don’t wanna  go there. I’ll go there to talk or whatever but I’m not going to live out there.”

“I like to talk. See, what it is with me, I’m studying to be a preacher. I like to talk. If somebody invite you to talk, TALK, by all means. If your schedule is not bad.” – Talented Talker

(NOTE: Man pictured is not Talented Talker)