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A league of their own: Female pitchers strike out sexism in Williamsburg kickball

The Brooklyn Paper

Female kickball pitchers have turned sexist stereotypes upside down, going from under-appreciated afterthoughts to in-demand hurlers whose skill and savvy determines which teams see postseason glory at McCarren Park.

In the early years of the Brooklyn Kickball League, teams regularly put their least powerful kickers, often women, on the pitching mound — using the position as a way to appease league rules requiring teams to keep six female players on the roster and four on the field at all times.

But in recent seasons, top tier teams have realized that defense wins ball games — and a good pitcher is the keystone to a good defense.

“Too many people underestimate the value of a good pitcher,” said League Commissioner Kevin Dailey. “A pitcher covers the bases, knows where the ball is, and makes good plays in the field.”

Few do it better than Mathlete Adrian “The Denominator” Spatzer — a third-year hurler widely considered to be the league’s most difficult pitcher to face.

“You have to have someone on the mound who can control the tempo of the game and is a pitcher the team can trust,” said Spatzer, whose earned run average is under 2.

Spatzer mixes devastating curveballs both inside and outside of the plate — then jams kickers when they least expect it with fastballs right down the middle.

The result is often a foul-ball or a harmless pop-up, and sometimes even a strikeout, which happens when a kicker fouls the ball away three times during a plate appearance.

“The goal is for them to foul out or pop up because it is hard to hit a fast curveball,” said Spatzer, who played softball in college but mastered her pitching while bowling during the league’s winter offseason. “My defense behind me is solid. I trust them.”

And they trust her.

“She is on point all of the time — if someone kicks it to her, she’s going to catch it,” said Mathlete utility player Sarah “Plus One” Koniarski. “You don’t want to kick it to Adrian unless you want to get out.”

Spatzer and other female aces, including American Blood star Wendy “Push Pop” Gallo, Pony Boys roller Courtney “The Italian Stallion” Kessler, and the New Frontiersmen’s double-barrelled threats Jordan “Mountaintop” Peak and Jessica “All-American” Seibert, are highly coveted when teams are short players and need to add a body to fill out their roster.

Seibert, a fifth-year starter, has built a reputation as one of the best control pitchers in the league. She consistently throws strikes off the corners of the plate, releasing the ball just before her arm touches the mound.

“I try to get as low as possible,” she said. “If you bounce it too much, kickers won’t swing.”

Winning pitchers communicate with their defense constantly and always remain vigilant of runners on base and offensive players’s kicking tendencies — even when opponents try to psyche them out.

Milk Believe rookie pitcher Abi “New Girl” Bock, who is 4–0 this year, has regularly battled hecklers trying to take her off her game.

“People from the other team sometimes tell me I’m a bad pitcher — it’s mean,” said the roller, who mixes a repertoire of change-ups and junk pitches that lead to playable ground balls. “I try to go right over the plate and not make it too bouncy, but if you throw a bad pitch it’s bad for the other team.”

Male pitchers have come to respect female pitchers — at least more than they respect their rivals at the plate — because well-placed curveballs have a way of rolling over gender lines.

“One of the most beautiful feelings I have had in my life is striking out a grown man in kickball,” said male Pirates reliever Zach “Mariano” Shopsin, who often closes games for his team’s female hurlers.

Just for kicks

Milk Believe 10, American Blood 8

Milk Believe 6, Salute Your Jorts 2

Salute Your Jorts 11, Hot Mess 1

American Blood 5, Perfect Strangers 2

John Cougar Mellencamps 9, Dead Rabbits 0

John Cougar Mellencamps 6, Pony Boys 0

Pony Boys 6, Dead Rabbits 2

Mathletes 10, Perfect Strangers 0

Mathletes 10, Hot Mess 0

Pirates 6, Recession Aggression 0

Reach reporter Aaron Short at ashort@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2547.

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swampyankee from ruined Brookyn says:
2nd one is kinda cute. Defiently has better arm definition than any male transplant I have seen in Williamsburg
June 6, 2012, 9:02 am
JAZ from occupied New York says:
The 'Brooklyn based' midwest bearded Buddy Holly glasses wearing transplants will be very excited to read this when they wake up first thing this afternoon. "Hey Hummus; wake up Parker, Cord, Harrison, Josh, and Caleb! Like yah, we're finally getting the media exposure we deserve as creative, quirky, and whimsical saviors of Brooklyn! Let's go celebrate by wasting money at Mast Brothers of Iowa."
June 6, 2012, 9:15 am
adult from Queens says:
I admit I'm the least coordinated, least athletic person I know outside of the actually disabled. Even so, at ten years old I was an adequate if not decent kickball player. How could this be an achievement worth documentation? What next, sandbox diving?
June 6, 2012, 10:03 am
Mickey Shea from Greenpoint says:
Time out, you hipster pansies...I've got a care package for you direct from the Midwest.
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June 6, 2012, 10:18 am
camper says:
These pitchers are good but never forget the time tested strategy of having your kicker stand still until they throw a pitch that isn't curvy or too fast. It's the beauty of a league that doesn't call strikes unless the ball is fouled off.
June 6, 2012, 10:45 am
Kevin Dailey from Greenpoint says:
I love the use of stereotypes and generalizations against the players of our league, so, anytime you haters - aka - "true New Yorkers" wanna put down the snickers bar dipped in cheez wiz, and come compete against us - IN ANY SPORT - I'm sure our players would waste you. Also, note, that many of the players listed here - the ones you brand as hipsters - are teachers, but that's not as noble a vocation as your jerking off onto the keyboard 4 times a day.
June 6, 2012, 10:49 am
Steven Bruno from Williamsburg says:
People generally hate people that seem to be having more fun than they are, I guess? You guys should really enforce who is allowed to live in Brooklyn. It was so much nicer in Williamsburg 20 years ago, I get it. I'm from Long Island, so I'm sorry I'll move back there as to stop ruining Brooklyn for all of the originals that built it brick by brick.
June 6, 2012, 11:09 am
Dustin from Billyburg says:
let's continue the sexism...get down to this track...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-zfbDHipG8
June 6, 2012, 11:12 am
Ann says:
This comment section reeks of trolls. Good on you boys and girls of kickball! —— all this noise.
June 6, 2012, 11:16 am
Will H from LIC says:
See the smiles on those wonderful ladies' faces? All the "hipster" name slinging and gender bashing in the world will never produce anywhere close to that amount of joy on your misguided "true blue" NYer mouths. Take your interweb trolling back to Reddit or 4Chan and leave the GOOD people of Williamsburg alone.
June 6, 2012, 11:21 am
Jessica from Williamsburg says:
We are all trying to just get out on a Sunday or Tuesday, enjoy fresh air and hang out with friends. Why all the hate? Why all the bullying? That is totally uncalled for. Grow up.
June 6, 2012, 11:21 am
Benny Snacks from Greenpoint says:
Sorry for ruining Brooklyn for you. It's been fun tho. And I have yet to meet a "trustafarian" in this league. Just a lot of school teachers and bartenders and assorted dorks of other types who all earn a living. Sorry we enjoy ourselves in the meantime in between time. You founded one hell of a city SwampYankee. I think I'll stay.
June 6, 2012, 11:31 am
William S. Burgheimer from Williamsburg says:
a pitcher needs to be able to field. since there are no strikes or balls in kickball, all the other stuff is just a waste of time.

and it makes the girls who do it look really, really silly.
June 6, 2012, 11:35 am
Bucking Buck from Real Life says:
HAHAHAHAHA! Some kickball playing meghan who's "from" Billyland is telling real hard working adults to "grow up". Priceless!
And the comment about "the beauty of a league that doesn't call strikes unless the ball is fouled off"? Seriously? WTF? How long are your games? No shot clock is what makes high-school baskteball almost completely unwatchable in most states. Might as well be playing t-ball or jacks as far as I'm concerned…
June 6, 2012, 11:40 am
Peja Stojakovic from Bushwick says:
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June 6, 2012, 11:46 am
Hipster from Kickball Fantasyland says:
Bucking Buck:

What's it like being a real hard working adult? That sounds like a lot of pressure. I really admire you. Your parents must be proud of you.

In our defense, it's hard to squeeze in a job between kickball on Sunday afternoons.
June 6, 2012, 11:52 am
Pat I. from 70's Brooklyn says:
The hipster definition of "dilemma":

A bike lane running through the middle of a kickball field.
June 6, 2012, 12:09 pm
John from Greenpoint says:
Why is this even in the Brooklyn Paper ?
June 6, 2012, 12:13 pm
BunnynSunny from Clinton Hill says:
Give that girl a jockstrap!
June 6, 2012, 12:15 pm
Pat I. from 70's Brooklyn says:
Girls (or is it grrrrlz?) playing against a bunch of emaciated PBR marinated Joshies and Calebs?

It would be far more challenging if these canklesauruses played against the dismembered knight in "Monty Python and The Holy Grail"
June 6, 2012, 12:16 pm
Pat I. from 70's Brooklyn says:
Playing against the dismembered knight from "Monty Python and The Holy Grail would be far more challeneging than a bunch of PBR marinated Joshies and Calebs.
June 6, 2012, 12:17 pm
Pat I from 70's Brooklyn says:
Wouldn't playing against the dismembered knight from "Monty Python and The Holy Grail" be more challenging than a bunch of PBR marinated Zacks and Calebs?
June 6, 2012, 12:19 pm
BunnynSunny from Clinton Hill says:
Bruno,

It's not just about not being from Brooklyn.

Hipsters are stupid for paying exorbitant rents to live in gnome-sized apartments. They're still in puberty and appear to be in the eighth grade (both in physical appearance, psychological development and writing ability). Usually they have some strange and repulsive childish personal habits, e.g. not having any musical talent but playing the guitar terribly and singing in a murmuring, high-pitched lisp. They make life more difficult for everyone because their trust-funded lives permit them to jack up the rent in every neighborhood they swarm into.
June 6, 2012, 12:42 pm
Ashley from Williamsburg says:
Let the haters hate. We all know how much fun it is to spend the afternoon in the park with friends, make brunch together, booze, dance and get a little exercise and sun.

I feel bad for those who would rather bash the people of the league than join in on the fun. I am sure you're just looking for us to join in your misery. Sorry, not interested.

Signed..educated, employed, no trust fund...and happy.
June 6, 2012, 12:45 pm
sledgehammer from Gentrified Brooklyn, but really Minnepennsylhiowa says:
Why do all the players look like inpatients from Creedmoor and have all the coordination of someone who's has had a lobotomy and electric shock therapy?
June 6, 2012, 1:01 pm
Clinton Hill says:
Entitled Ashley - It's such a shame that you are sorry and not interesting. Now off to your booze and brunch with Zach and Parker, and Caleb.
June 6, 2012, 1:04 pm
brunojbruno from South Williamsburg says:
Why so bitter and angry about kickball? Come out and protest on Sunday at McCarren. Or do you work on Sundays also, in which case you can come on Tuesday night.

OR keep regurgitating the same quips on here about "Zach, Parker and Caleb" and the same Monty Python-PBR reference vaguely edited 3 times over. That works too.

You're unhappiness is no one else's fault.

Chances are we're better looking and happier than any of you haters.

Not because of privilege, but attitude and friends.
June 6, 2012, 1:11 pm
Tom from Bushwick says:
She's not entitled, she's privileged, the difference is in the attitude. All these kickball players are privileged because they don't have to spend their Sundays working, or studying, or taking care of their families. And that's alright. It's natural to get defensive and jealous when you see someone enjoying free time or money that you might not have, so you attack them on the basis of their looks or intelligence. But jealousy is ugly, and the more you indulge it, the more it will become you.
June 6, 2012, 1:15 pm
Ralph Ellison from Crown Heights says:
I love to see people having fun, but these kids need alcohol to have fun. And all they do when they're not boozing is whine like little girls about how nobody loves them. Talk about your rich, spoiled rotten brats!
June 6, 2012, 1:27 pm
CW from NYC says:
SwampYankee is clueless. Sorry, this article is giving women a little too much credit and he completely took the bait.

Of course the men in kickball are bigger and stronger, the reason that the women pitch a lot of the times in this league is because there is no bunting and no strikes/balls, so you can't throw a real pitch in there. Also, there is less fielding going on at the mound compared to other leagues. The men are in the dominant positions of OF, 1B, etc.

I'd love to see SwampYankee play kickball though, I'm sure he'd get smoked and pop out pretty much every time.
June 6, 2012, 1:49 pm
Dustin from Daddy's Huge New Apartment Complex says:
Who doesn't love kicking balls? All day every day baby. And throw in some alcohol and you've got a perfect mix.

By the way, has anyone seen my boat? I can't find it
June 6, 2012, 1:51 pm
Dustin from Daddy's Other Huge New Apartment Complex says:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiJMxOmwqMc
June 6, 2012, 1:53 pm
Bucking Buck from Real Life says:
Speaking of the same old tired routine, I've heard all I can hear about "you're just jealous that you're not as rich, fun, whimsical, attractive, talented, WHATEVER ELSE as we are".
What most of you people don't understand is that everyone likes to have fun. Everyone thinks they are attractive, everyone thinks they have above average intelligence. The main difference between hipster and normal people is that normal people can honestly look at themselves and their friends and don't delude each other into thinking they are artists or writers or athletes if they're really not.
And do any of you talentless worthless UGLY transplanted kickball playing hipsters think its fun to watch your grandma get displaced from her apartment so some slack-jawed yokel with no obvious job and no perceivable hygiene can move in and pay 3x what the apartment is worth? Does it take talent to use your parents’ money to only support other transplants in "Little Wisco" and put all the previous shopkeepers in your new neighborhood out of business? Is it somehow creative to open a store with no business plan that only sells one thing and then go out of business in six months? Is it whimsical to wear the same exact clothes and have the same tattoos and listen to the same crappy music and move to the same trendy neighborhoods and have the same worthless L.A. degree as every single other "whimsical creative type" in gentrified north brooklyn?
The answer: No, it's not any of that. It is what it is, and do what you want, but don't be surprised when people are annoyed and quite frankly pissed off when they see you and your ilk rolling out of bed at 2p to go ironically drink a 40 in on any street in Brooklyn that 20 years ago the very people who hate you had to have street smarts to survive living on. They stuck it out, survived, made the neighborhoods better, and then you clueless kickball playing hillbillies come along and price every last one of them out of their buildings.
Congratulations. You're having fun. You should be really proud of yourselves.

Can’t you “have fun” where you came from?
June 6, 2012, 1:55 pm
hipster from Your Grandmas apartment says:
We could have fun where we grew up, but your grandmas old apartment is much nicer. Where is she now anyway?
June 6, 2012, 1:57 pm
S from shiny loft says:
Can't you be "pissed off" in a place that you understand? Like the streets, not the internet?
June 6, 2012, 2:08 pm
BunnynSunny from Clinton Hill says:
Buck,

Never give up! These hipster loft livers are like a passing gas, the kind of foul ether that is momentarily gross but before you know it floats off into nothing.
June 6, 2012, 2:14 pm
Passing Gas from buck naked says:
Bunny and Buck are like roaches, stubbornly clinging on to what they're used to, sour faces growing heavy with lines and disappointment, trudging through their everyday life seeking enjoyment through schadenfreude.
June 6, 2012, 2:18 pm
Dustin from Daddy's Third Huge New Apartment Complex says:
It's going to be hard for us to leave because Daddy just called me and said he's buying 3 more lots in the area to build more new expensive complexes for my friends.

What a nice guy my Daddy is.
June 6, 2012, 2:19 pm
Furley from H'ville says:
If you were good "IN ANY SPORT" the last thing you would be playing is kickball.
June 6, 2012, 2:45 pm
Ashley from Williamsburg says:
I bet you played baseball in college.

Seriously though, cyclist, soccer player, kickball...and ex-college gymnast. You clearly have no idea what you are talking about.
June 6, 2012, 2:56 pm
Amanda from Williamburg says:
Hey! I challenge all the haters on the discussion board to come out and challenge one of the top teams mentioned in this article. If you think it is so easy to play then prove it. The worse that can happen is you loose to a bunch of hipsters and cry your way back to whatever borough you are from. And best case, you find out you actually had a lot of fun and meet a bunch of awesome new people!

Also, most of the people who play kickball in the BKKB league are graphic designers, producers, actors, writers, teachers, scientists, lawyers, editors, company owners. You can't bash a whole group of people without really knowing anything about them.
June 6, 2012, 3:13 pm
Irwin Maurice Fletcher from F says:
Arguments with crazy locals aside, i'm wondering why this "reporter" only covered about half the games that took place on sunday.

I guess when you're hiring for an internet "newspaper" you take what you can get?

Because, really, the fact that a couple of girls pitch like humorless dick-heads is a way better story than the scores from that Sunday afternoon. Good work Aaron.
June 6, 2012, 3:18 pm
Brunojbruno from Williamsburg says:
Amanda--

You SHOULDN'T bash a whole group without really knowing anything about them. Sadly, the nature of ignorance is to do so.
June 6, 2012, 3:19 pm
Jeanie from Greenpoint says:
What ever happened to Never Scared? I still see the stickers everywhere.
June 6, 2012, 3:19 pm
Ralph Ellison from Crown Heights says:
Amanda is a perfect specimen of the whining, spoiled brat that likes to talk back but doesn't know a damn thing about what she's talking about.
June 6, 2012, 3:30 pm
Sal from Bed-Stuy says:
The only ball-kicking that's gonna be done around here is gonna be done by me.
June 6, 2012, 3:38 pm
Dustin from My Yacht says:
I found my boat!
June 6, 2012, 3:39 pm
Amanda from Williamsburg says:
Hey!

Ralph---

I was just trying to be inviting. I'm sorry if my positive nature is disarming to you. And I have been living in and around Williamsburg for 6 years. I have a bit of an idea what I am talking about. I used to visit this area ten years ago and no exactly how it has grown.

You don't know me enough to know when I'm whining and if I'm spoiled come hang out on Sunday and then make a judgment call, if you still think I'm whining and spoiled I will take it :)
June 6, 2012, 3:39 pm
Pizza Teacher who bikes to work says:
Sorry guys, the Nest doesn't give out to go cups of Hateradeavezas. I'm sure Whiskey Brooklyn makes a great cocktail though...amiright?
June 6, 2012, 3:50 pm
brunojbruno from Williamsburg says:
So much anger. Ralph, I don't speak for anyone else when I say that hopefully your living space will be bulldozed soon to make room for more people like us. On the bright side, there's always the Bronx or Queens for you.

Amanda is a whining spoiled brat? You're an internet tough guy. Accept the invitation, and show up Sunday. After all, it's your park more than it's any of ours.

We're occupying your borough, we know. We should all just stop whining and get jobs (which we all have).
June 6, 2012, 3:56 pm
brunojbruno from Williamsburg says:
Yes Pizzateacher, and Sea is always another option... for when you visit our neighborhood.
June 6, 2012, 3:57 pm
Dustin from The Dock says:
Oops, I was wayyy too wasted and just crashed my boat. But not to worry, because I already called Daddy and he's buying me a new one.

Life is good!
June 6, 2012, 4:02 pm
BunnynSunny from The Hill says:
Pizza Teacher, put some extra mozzarella on that mother——er and ——.
June 6, 2012, 4:07 pm
Ralph Ellison from Crown Heights says:
little bruno - "People like us"? They're not your friends and they're not your people. If they were your friends or your people they wouldn't be laughing at you.
June 6, 2012, 4:33 pm
Pizza Teacher says:
Dear people of the 'don't nearly have as much fun as people who play sports' (anyone who actually CURRENTLY plays a sport on this comment thread would not be hating or else they just suck at the fundamentals of comradery), why don't you go find something that makes you HAPPY!
June 6, 2012, 4:48 pm
Dustin from The Boat Expo 2012 says:
I'm little bruno's friend...in fact, I'm about to buy him a boat to show how much of a friend he is.
June 6, 2012, 4:51 pm
White Collar says:
Playing kickball is a wonderfully silly excuse to get people together in the park to enjoy a beautiful summer day.

If any of you kickballers want to actually be competitive, there are numerous other kickball leagues that actually take the game seriously(which I personally will never understand, it is kickball after all).

BKKB was once glorious because a win wasn't defined by runs scored, but by who could steal the opposing teams mascot, or who could hurl the wittiest remarks about the opposing teams "uniforms", or my personal favorite, the great shaving cream battle of '04.

I think that everyone needs to realize this is a school yard game that is perfect in its ability to take us back to elementary school, a time where none of us had responsibilities. Which, in this writers humble opinion is what we should all strive for on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
June 6, 2012, 5:10 pm
Amanda from Williamsburg says:
White Collar--- Well said.

Also, I personally know pretty much half of the the people commenting on this feed and actually they are my friends and if they are laughing we are laughing together. I started playing kickball to meet new people and make new friends and I think in that I have succeeded. There is no better way to spend a Sunday than outside, with good people, staying active, and having fun!

I agree with Pizza Teacher I hope everyone on this list can find something that makes them Happy :)
June 6, 2012, 5:40 pm
Biggs Bottom from Brownsville, Brooklyn says:
Aint no teacher gonna lay a hand on my balls. No sir!
June 6, 2012, 6:40 pm
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
Amanda,
I know the other half of the people commenting on this thread. They are hardworking, mostly middle class and were all born and raised in Brooklyn and we have seen the hipster invasion destroy the character of our home. If everyone in your league that was not born in Brooklyn would go back to the midwest state they came from you would not have much of a league , would you? You move in, raise rents, force local business out, replace them with cupcake shops, take all the character out of the neighborhood, get priced out, replaced by yupsters, move along to the next neighborhood, and destroy the character and the culture of that one too. You are a cancer. You take and destroy, you add nothing. You know what would be fun? If all the transplants went home and Williamsburg could return to the middle class spanish - Polish working class neighborhood it once was before you pushed everyone out. you will never get it because you are not from around here. You live in Brooklyn, you are not FROM Brooklyn
June 6, 2012, 7:44 pm
Amanda from Williamsburg says:
I will never say I'm from Brooklyn. But, I'm also not from the Midwest. I live in a mostly Spanish & Korean neighborhood and I too got priced out of my first apartment but transplants moving into luxury high rise apartments. But, but can't blame youth for moving to the city. In fact gentrification is happening all over the city, but just in Williamsburg. I'm from a middle class family and so are all my roommates. Anyways isn't this country based on transplants?
June 6, 2012, 8:07 pm
hmmm from southside says:
SwampYankee,

Remember when Williamsburg didn't have any Hispanic or Polish people... cause it was German and Dutch. Were things better then? How were they moved out? Change happens. The problem with your argument is you blame solely the people moving in. Who were the landlords and community boards that let it happen? The local government that changed zoning? Where's their blame? Or the crime wave that left rents so low that so-called hipsters could start moving in? That had to happen first, right? So much deeper then blaming a kid with a stupid haircut.

Also, the kickball league has former and current Marines. Do you hate America?

June 6, 2012, 8:19 pm
BunnynSunny from The Hill says:
hmmm,

The Germans and the English didn't leave Brooklyn and were not pushed out. Many of them died here. True, they built these houses, but they lived in them for generations and died in their houses. The Depression changed the neighborhoods especially Clinton Hill, and the automobile resulted in the devaluation of property by making these country like homes seem, well, not very country like. Still, the children of those who built this neighborhood stayed on but things got much worse in the 30's and it was suddenly no longer fashionable to live here. After WWII, everything drastically changed. The GI Bill was the nail in the coffin. The factories closed and the business dried up. For decades Brooklyn was basically forgotten. But then a renaissance occurred in the 70s and 80s. Now those people who were responsible for bringing this great borough/city back are dying off. The new breed of real estate junkies is intent on raising real estate value and using it all for their own gain and for their own greed. They are speculators and the young people that pay $3000 in rent for two bedrooms are not helping the neighborhood. They are pricing families out and they are being exploited.
June 6, 2012, 9:03 pm
Dustin from Daddy's Huge New Apartment Complex says:
I'm back in my ridiculously expensive apartment again and writing this in my hot tub while simultaneously checking out pictures of the THREE boats that I bought today (yes, I bought 3 boats).

After my little rinse, I'm going to all the local hipster bars and buying multiple shots for every single person under 30 and getting everyone super wasted...and then I'm going to organize a crazy drunken kickball game at 2 AM that will likely be very loud and involve lots of nudity.

SwampYankee, you should meet us there man. You sound like such a nice and happy person!
June 6, 2012, 10:08 pm
Ralph Ellison from Crown Heights says:
"very loud and involve lots of nudity. SwampYankee, you should meet us there man."

Dustin, you need to hang out on gay web sites if you're into cruising but not here. Try man2man or boycruising or whatever they're called. Good luck!
June 6, 2012, 10:29 pm
Dustin from His Brand New Shiny Boat says:
I'm not an internet dating kind of guy...I like live action, know what I mean?

By the way, the Sound is just gorgeous today. It's a shame that you're probably stuck at work, while I just sip some Dom Perignon out here on my boat.
June 7, 2012, 11:24 am
Jeremy PC all day everyday! from Williamsburg says:
SwampYankee -

before Williamsburg was known for hipsters it was known for mob activity and heroin. It has been my pleasure cleaning up your neighborhood over the past 6 years thanks in part to the job i got after graduating college (a SUNY school BTW) that allows me to pay absorbent rent.
June 7, 2012, 2:03 pm
Jeremy PC all day everyday from williamsburg says:
If you'd like Berry and Wythe to go back to being abandoned warehouses and "rape alley" type environments those are your issues. I personally prefer beer gardens , bowling alleys and restaurants that serve steak frites.
June 7, 2012, 2:07 pm
hmmm from southside says:
BunnynSunny,

are you suggesting that germans don't breed? kinda made my point, thanks. except the hyperbole(?) about a renaissance in the 80s. you def didn't live in nyc then. i did.
June 7, 2012, 7:14 pm
Jeffrey from Creepy Newtown says:
Adrian kicks ass...

I heard her rookie card is trading for at least 5 large margaritas at the nest and a back seat on the bus at good co... Plus she is an awesome person... Glad she got a write up....
June 8, 2012, 1:05 am
Jeffrey from NYC pot auth. says:
Dustin,

I was at the boat expo this year, I vaguely remember the transit of Venus plus a dance party on the wings of the space shuttle... You bounced at least 3 checks... Are you by chance related to Dustin Hal Akim?

That ——er owes me for a submarine...
June 8, 2012, 1:19 am
bruce from midwood says:
Jeremy , Williamsburg was a great place to hang out long before people made up the term hipster. There were polish,Italian ,Spanish and Thai restaurants on Bedford ave. that weren't overpriced. There were neighborhood bars ,polish dance clubs and latin dance clubs. There were great ethnic food stores. Believe it or not there was a great time to be had there before you guys came along. And just to make a point I am from Brooklyn and I have two professions and my wife is a professional and we are still priced out of some areas of Brooklyn. You people need to understand that there would be more Brooklynites on your side if you would at least show a little respect and recognize the fact that you are pricing hard working people who lived there whole lives here out of their own neighborhoods.But what has happened in Cobble Hill and Prospect Park will soon happen in Williamsburg and people with more money than many of you will come in and price you out too.
June 8, 2012, 1:15 pm
OLd time Brooklyn from Slope says:
Hey

If it helps get you laid go for it. Like swamp I would go for the chick in blue (the one on top is kind of horse faced but then again that's why you turn off the lights)

If these kids want to live in an Arthur cartoon go ahead - always a pleasure to overcharge them.

Mazel tov
June 9, 2012, 8:36 am
Dustin from Fiji says:
Jeffrey, you've got the wrong Dustin, because it's impossible for me to bounce checks, due to Daddy's trust fund that I'm locked in under.

And sorry for taking so long to get back to you as I decided to take a trip out to Fiji for a week. It's lovely here around this time of year.
June 11, 2012, 3:12 pm

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