The restaurant and the overpriced glass of swill with the notorious artifact
The scene of the crime blocks away from Summerhill just days after the community hearing.
A Canadian woman who formerly worked as a tax reform lawyer that runs an upscale bar and sandwich shop has become the subject of derision and consternation of the residents of Crown Heights because of a wall with bullet holes still remaining that the owner, Becca Brennan, steadfastly and stubbornly refuses to fix. The outrage being that Becca is using this reminder of an earlier crime blighted era to promote her business and using it as an aesthetic of authenticity to attract frivolous spending high end clientele and curious and stupid tourists.
Protests emerged since her social media post of a cocktail drink worth $12 and her idiotic concept of a 40 oz. bottle of rose’ wine in a paper bag from her store in revolting homage to the sight of men swigging from bottles of Old English Malt Liquor and Colt .45 in the blighted criminal heyday of the streets of the five boroughs. (I recall even Budweiser got into the act and sold bottles in that size, in fact they still do.) The last corner assembly was actually confronted by Becca herself, sitting in her Al Fresco table setting mouthing off and cracking wise to the citizenry shielded by a dozen cops.
Becca begrudgingly agreed to meet with the community and showed up dressing like a skank in cut off shorts showing her pockets in homage to white trailer trash and mouthed off to the community yet again and accusing them of having no sense of humor and also lying that those marks were left over from a deli fridge that was affixed to the infamous wall.
Becca’s repulsive behavior and eatery is another example of co-opting or appropriating (stealing) from past cultures. Another example is another like minded slag, Laura Jones also in her 30’s and from Canada, who turned a 2 family house she rented in Averne on Rockaway Beach into an illegal hostel that she operated from her Airbnb account, that she initially named the Hostile Hotel with rooms named after Ike Turner and Chris Brown and names like “wife beater bungalow”, “whore house” and “gang violence”. After reports of this circulated, she dropped the awful names but still continued to operate and profit from the area for 3 years until she got forcibly stopped by the Department Of Buildings for fire safety and crowding violations and dropped by Airbnb for her illegitimate business. Ms. Jones has since high-tailed it from the Rockaways, leaving some her tenants on the street and unable to retrieve their belongings.
The uncanny resemblance between these 2 douchehags is that they are using the bad old days of their neighborhoods’ history, which still has consistent crime though marginally less than in the past, of misery, city neglect, poverty and blight to promote themselves and their businesses, the distinction being that Laura dropped the names right away after being exposed but still got enough attention to get bookings. Becca though is trying to be the Angela Davis of tone-deaf clueless, entitled hipster chicks by refusing to consider her neighbors reactions to her insulting display. And she left the community hearing defiantly declaring that the bullet holes will remain. Maybe she feels emboldened because of the proven city enabled gentrification creep of the area and thinks that all those protesting will be gone soon.
The thing is, if Becca is not careful, she might get new authentic additions to her aesthetic feature. Because a few days later 3 men were hit and wounded from a hail of gunfire inside a chicken wing joint around 7:30 p.m. just blocks from Summerhill. It turned out that a customer saw the shooter and tried to block the door on him to no avail and the gunman chased him into the kitchen and started firing aimlessly, wounding two employees there. To compound the awfulness of this incident, a woman running for city council has campaign office steps away from there. So far there is no statement from restaurant management that they will use the bullet holes from the gunfire inside to advertise their establishment on Instagram.
So Becca better stop being a repulsive douchehag and respect the feelings and frustrations of all those who were there before her and her patrons and the next wave of citizens that will arrive, which will also include a glut of homeless people with the opening of 2 new shelters to go with the bunch already there. It’s called co-existence, Becca, which you should heed considering the good fortune you have in opening up a business as an independent woman and a customer base that’s dumb enough to spend 10 bucks on a sandwich, 12 bucks on a drink and thousands to live in a closet. Besides, Becca, you already got the attention and money you wanted by relying on notoriety, so plaster those stupid ugly holes. Hell, if you want to really pay tribute to the town’s past, cover it with a poster of the greatest rapper to ever come from Brooklyn.
Until then, don’t whine about people protesting and hide behind the cops while talking trash (and what the fuck is wrong with that precinct, sending that many cops there?). You’re not funny and have no sense of what satire or parody is. Oh, and be very aware of your surroundings and considerate of your new neighbors.
Also in Crown Heights Becca, 3 men surrounded a 30-year-old woman behind a building and they all sexually molested her. See, even without bullets, crime is not funny.
In East Flatbush, human remains were found in a sewer under a hospital by construction workers.
Also in East Flatbush, a 16-year-old girl riding her bike got run over by a SUV in another hit-and-run.
On the 5 train arriving at the Beverly Road station in East Flatbush, a man jammed a knife into the leg of another passenger and ran off when it stopped at the station.
In Clinton Hill, a crazed passenger yelling at other passengers spat on and assaulted a bus driver after she tried to get him out.
In Canarsie, a gang of thieves held up a laundromat and later a bookstore, punching the clerk as he was closing the shop and robbing it of $11,500 of cash and lottery tickets.
In Bushwick, a man who got into a fight at
an apartment an art gallery, died later resulting from a cracked skull.
In Cypress Hills, a man attacked and repeatedly slashed two men with a knife on the street at 6:10 p.m.
In DUMB(O), a man committed suicide and died jumping off the Manhattan Bridge and landing under it.
In the Brooklyn Courthouse in Downtown Brooklyn, a court cop sexually harassed a woman who was waiting for her boyfriend to post bail.
In Brownsville, 4 male teens sprayed toxic liquid at employees and shoplifted boxes of toothpaste and air fresheners from a dollar store.
In Sheepshead Bay, a 6 year-old-boy ran into the street and got hit by a car.
In Bed-Stuy, a private garbage hauling company truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and collided into and destroyed 13 parked cars.
Also in Bed-Stuy, a man punched a gay man in the face and broke his jaw when he was trying to break up a fight.
In Fort Hamilton, a woman died from a fire in her apartment.
Under the bridges on the Lower East Side, a man stabbed two people he was getting drunk with after an argument.
On the Upper East Side, a gang is wanted rushing into 3 athletic stores and robbing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.
Also in the Upper East Side, a woman speeding up Park Avenue in her sedan collided into an SUV ahead of her and wound up with critical injuries.
Again on the Upper East Side, a luxury building elevator fire injured 3 workers.
On the Upper West Side, a door on a church and synogogue was defaced with a swastika.
Also on the Upper West Side, a woman got killed falling from her window at an apartment building on West End Ave.
In East Harlem, a 13 year old boy got killed when he ran into the street and got hit by a SUV after running from a man chasing him who accused him of throwing a bottle at his vehicle.
In the park at Union Square at 3:30 a.m., a man got stabbed over an argument with others over a chess game.
Also in Union Square, on the stairs inside the train station, two women started fighting when they bumped into each other, leading to one of them pulling out a bottle and bashing it over her opponent’s head.
At the 2nd Avenue station platform in the East Village, a woman was pushed onto the tracks by a man who specifically told her he was going to push her.
Also in the East Village, a woman undressing herself with the window opened was being watched across the way by a man taking photos of her.
In Chelsea, a 21-year-old woman assaulted 2 workers at a pizzeria after they tried to kick her out for being a nuisance.
At Penn Station, 7 people smoking the disgusting and dangerous fake marijuana K-2 got sickened and sent to the hospital.
At the 51st station in Midtown, a man grabbed a woman’s ass as he walked out, and an elderly man who invited two slutty women to his room at the Loews Hotel was robbed by them of his $13,000 watch and $3,000 in cash.
Also in Midtown at 1:20 p.m., a tourist was held up for $50 when a man went up to him and threatened to cut his throat.
In Harlem, a BBQ party on the sidewalk ended abruptly when a police officer pour a gallon of water on the grill to douse the fire.
At the Canal St. station in Chinatown, a man attempted suicide jumping in front of an approaching 6 train
By the Statue Of Liberty around 10 p.m., a man committed suicide after jumping off the Staten Island Ferry.
At the Broadway-Lafayette station in Soho, a woman climbed the girders above the tracks in a attempt at suicide and was stopped by a concerned samaritan who talked her out of it.
In Inwood, a dead man’s body was floating by a waterfront restaurant on the Hudson River.
At the Port Authority bus terminal by Times Square, a homeless woman panhandling for change pulled out a 13 inch kitchen knife at a man who wouldn’t give her money and was threatening commuters throughout the station
In Mount Eden, a barber defending himself was shot at by 2 men who robbed the shop of cash and his jewelry.
In Eastchester, a woman lost control of her SUV and died when it smashed into parked cars.
In Morissania, a man got killed in a drive-by shooting at 2:00 a.m.
Also in Morrisania, a man, stalked then choked and molested a 74-year-old woman in an elevator
At a cemetery in Woodlawn, 6 caskets were removed from a mausoleum and placed in a row on the ground.
In University Heights, a man walking home was nearly killed when got hit by an errant bullet from four shots fired.
At the Monroe Houses in Soundview, a NYCHA inspector was threatened by a woman who demanded quicker service improvements. There will probably be more of these in the next few months.
On the 4 train line at the 149th street station in Mott Haven, a woman attempted suicide by jumping in front of an arriving train.
In Sunnyside, tenants are mortified when a man in a Donald Trump mask affixed stickers of the
President Figurehead fascist sympathizer on the elevator.
In Jamaica, a man in drag tried to pull a hit on a group of men on the street and wound up getting shot himself and died from his wounds later at Jamaica Hospital.
Also in Jamaica, a man was shot at on the street in a drive-by from a black vehicle at 9:30 p.m.
In Pomonauk, a man confronted a girl with a knife demanding her cellphone then slashed her leg when she refused to give it up.
In Flushing, a masseur attacked his coworker over a stolen customer with a metal mug and punched him repeatedly.
In Richmond Hill, a homeless man was killed when he was dragged by a vehicle and then was assaulted by the driver and passenger that leveled his damaged body with kicks and punches.
In Woodside, a man accosted a woman on the street and claimed to have a gun and attempted to rape her.
In Astoria, a man robbed a citibank branch as it just opened it’s doors.
On the Clearview Expressway in Auburndale, a man ran out on the highway and got killed by a tractor-trailer.
On Rikers Island, 30 prisoners from various gangs had their sentences extended after continuing to brutalize and terrorize other inmates.
Once again, ladies and gentlemen,
Mr. Conway Twitty, Big Daddy Kane