Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Park Slope Manifest Destiny Strikes Again

Gowanus-Park Slope Map

Truly, we realize that someday, this battle will be lost for good. Probably on the day that the Whole Foods at Third Street and Third Avenue opens, marketing wholesome goodness from a toxic site on the shores of the Gowanus, and people start calling it the Park Slope Whole Foods. We've already seen a Holiday Inn Express on Union Street between Fourth Avenue and Third Avenue on Union Street be named the "Park Slope Holiday Inn Express."

Still, to have a reader point out that the Brooklyn Artists Gym, which is located on Seventh Street between Third and Second Avenues (at 168 Seventh Street), refers to itself as being in Park Slope is a hard pill to swallow. We note many events that take place at BAG and we think it's a cool institution. We post them, partly because we always considered BAG to be in Gowanus. A shared artists' space in Gowanus is cool. One in Park Slope is, well, artists' space in Park Slope. There is this difference, no? (Nothing against Park Slope per se, but there are lines of demarcation.)

For those who will bicker with this definition, we'll point out that BAG's neighborhood is part of the Gowanus rezoning discussion.

Like we said yesterday, the cool, artistic thing to do would be for the Brooklyn Artists Gym to embrace its Gowanus identity as hip and great

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you for real?

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BAG is clearly in Gowanus, and one would think that would be a source of pride given how many artists live and/or work in the Big G. Go Gowanus!

3:22 PM  
Blogger gary said...

If they could could get away with it, some people would try to pass the Bronx off as "Manhattan North".

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You put the "anus" in Gowanus

12:08 AM  

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