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Bartoonist is raven about this beer bar

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Glorietta Baldy [502 Franklin Ave. between Fulton Street and Jefferson Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant. (718) 389–3904, www.502franklinbar.com]. Open Mon–Thu, 4 pm–4 am; Sat–Sun, 2 pm–4 am.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

diehipster from Incinerating Ians says:
That bartender is unique. And I see two African American woman in a white "naaaaaaaabe"
April 25, 2014, 10:08 am
JAZ from Hunting Redbeards says:
Wow, a room full of midwestern gentrification lemmings that don't belong here; how quirky!

And if you overhear one of these fakes say they are 'from' Bed Stuy & it doesn't instantly make you angry, then you don't belong here either.
April 25, 2014, 11:39 am
James from where you now live says:
DH/JAZ—My comments are getting censored because they are true.
April 25, 2014, 11:59 am
James from where you now live says:
The truth is, this artist was criticized last time around for not having any people of color is his drawing about Crown Heights...it was basically wishful thinking. You know damn well, these people cannot wait for the day to rid of all the people who are not like them in our borough.
April 25, 2014, 12:06 pm
VLM from Brooklyn says:
These comments are terrible. At what point does anyone from BP take some responsibility for them?
April 25, 2014, 1:25 pm
Mike from Williamsburg says:
Oh shut up JAZ with your segregationist garbage. American apartheid is over.
April 25, 2014, 1:53 pm
A leftover from a place called Reality says:
Sorry folks, gentrifiers are racist. Plain and simple. If you don't believe that, it probably means you're one of them. Please prove this otherwise.

(oh, I'm not black, by the way. Just in case ya were wonderin')
April 25, 2014, 2:01 pm
Mike from Williamsburg says:
Really? Gentrifiers who are happy to live in racially diverse communities are racist, but the people of Howard Beach and Breezy Point aren't?
April 25, 2014, 2:31 pm
A leftover from a place called Reality says:
Hey Mike, do you really think think these neighborhoods are racially diverse?! Just because people are living amongst each other does not make it diverse. Diversity is sharing and understanding. Gentrifiers rarely care and the certainly don't understand. Fort Greene for instance is becoming one of the most segregated neighborhoods in Brooklyn. NOTHING that's now being created there, or in Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy, etc, caters to anyone but gentrifiers...how is this diverse? It's total exclusion (with a hidden agenda). You have to be incredibly naive and/or blind to not understand this.
April 25, 2014, 2:53 pm
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
James, as someone that was born in Brooklyn I feel you comments are spot on. Mr Roundy calls them as he see them however. I can't tell if these are brown people or not but I know exactly what you are talking about and you are spot on.
April 25, 2014, 4:29 pm
Mike from Williamsburg says:
Yeah, living amongst different kinds of people is a heckuva lot more diverse than Breezy Point is. Living amongst different kinds of people and shopping at the same grocery stores is closer to your Sesame Street ideal than the segregation that JAZ preaches.

If the unhidden agenda is "make the long-time property owners obscenely wealthy," then then "gentrifiers" are doing a bang up job.
April 25, 2014, 4:31 pm
A leftover from a place called Reality says:
Proof point: Mike = racist
April 25, 2014, 4:47 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Pardon me, but I've been searching for "Reality, Brooklyn Neighborhood" on the computer for quite a while now and can't seem to find any relevant results. Where exactly is this located, if you don't mind my asking?
Also, WHY exactly did they leave you? There must be some reason, no?
April 25, 2014, 5:19 pm
SwampYankee from ruined Brooklyn says:
Hipster are the most racist people I have ever met. They are absolutely terrified of brown people and want them gone. They fear what they don't understand. That is why they try to turn everything into a white bread, olde thyme playground like back home. Nothing like sitting in a new Brooklyn hipster joint and watching their reaction when a brown person walks in. the super condescending attitude just stinks of fear. The whole place acts different until the brown folk leave. Racist cowards
April 25, 2014, 6:17 pm
Mike from Williamsburg says:
Hipsters are racist because they are willing to move to neighborhoods with different types of people. Of course, if they weren't willing, that would also be racist. Because the important thing is that hipsters are racist and the reasons come afterward, but boil down to "I don't like people who have different consumer preferences than I do, so AAAAAAGGGGH!" Likewise:

Hipsters are snobby because they drink craft beers. Of course, they should be mocked because they drink cheap beers like PBR.

Hipsters move to cities, so that means they like suburbs. Of course, they flock to the neighborhoods that are least suburban, so... .

You people are out of your gourds. You should follow the proud New York tradition of seeking therapy. Several times a week, if possible. You need help.
April 25, 2014, 6:38 pm
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
Hipsters = Racists
So there were no bars in Bed-Stuy before Glorietta Baldy opened about 5 minutes ago? Of course there were, but lily white twillzer armed Mike is not going to go in those places. They have darkies in them. Hipsters have to open up all white hipster bars in old neighborhoods why? Can't get a drink anywhere else or do the existing places have something you are afraid of?
April 25, 2014, 7:06 pm
Jake from Brooklyn says:
As one of the darkies, I think it's hilarious that you guys think that bars that sell craft beer or cocktails are just for the white folk from Ohio. Seriously, stop lumping people into little boxes. Beyond being insulting, that's actually racist.
Part of me wonders if you people really exist or if this is just a trolling exercise.
April 25, 2014, 8:23 pm
Jake from Brooklyn says:
Serious questions:
1. Without using incendiary language, please define a gentrifier.

2. if a person grew up in say Canarsie, but after going to college and getting a job, decided to move to say Williamsburg. Are they considered a gentrifier?

3. Should people ever move to new place to experience a different way of living?
April 25, 2014, 8:31 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Swamphole,
I'm no Canadian dentist, but you have an incredible gift with broad generalizations. It's too bad Auschwitz was shut down-you would do well there. People would really rely on you even more than they do now, if you don't mind the opinion of one John Wasserman.
April 25, 2014, 8:32 pm
diehipster from Krushing Kyles says:
Nahhhhh, hipsters don't cringe or change their demeanor when they are all comfy wumfy in their "craft ale" (wait isn't that just beer?) overpriced gentrification bars and a black person walks in. Nope. Never.

Hipsters move to black and Latino "naaaaaabes" solely for learning about African and Latino culture and hoping to have dinner with a Puerto Rican family some day. Its not because their lease went up 60% in one year in their former "kewl naaaabe" because a richer hipster from Michigan or Iowa is willing to pay it and they are 'forced' to move and start the process all over again in the next "naaaabe". Nope. All a myth.

What a dilemma it must be, being a 'never to be known' artist who moved from Flyoverlandia to Brooklyn and having to push lower income families out of their affordable neighborhoods and then having to pretend they actually liked those families and make up excuses on message boards like this.

Like, yah.
April 25, 2014, 9:22 pm
Isaac from Ch says:
I think Bill Roundy is antisemite and homophob
April 25, 2014, 9:29 pm
Mike from Williamsburg says:
If 5 hipsters go to a bar playing hip hop, you'd call them racist for intruding where they don't belong and appropriating another culture. If 5 hipsters go to a bar playing music made by white people, that's racist too.

As I said, you dislike hipsters because they have different consumer tastes than you do. So you start from hating hipsters, and then you just make up reasons as you go after that. There is literally nothing young people could do to please you.
April 26, 2014, 8:23 am
diehipster from Piledriving Palmers says:
Mitch,

You should sign all your posts like this:

-Mike, CB1 Member & upstanding wholesome concerned member of the community.
April 26, 2014, 9:08 am
Stephen F. from Brooklyn says:
Unfortunately Jake, hipsters/yuppies may not be so upfront with you of how they really feel about people of color and the lower classes (they would never do that, it's called fear). See, they assume I'm on their side because of the color of my skin, so they talk freely--whether it's at work (and I'm a graphic designer, so there are hipsters everywhere in my world) at social events, wherever. It's pretty f-cking sad how blinded everyone is with this gentrification stuff. Consumer tastes aside.
April 26, 2014, 9:11 am
Mike from Williamsburg says:
If Eric Adams wants to appoint me, I will.
April 26, 2014, 10:54 am
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
Mike, what do "young people" have to do with this???? You just love putting words in peoples mouths and tell people what they are thinking. hipsters do not equal young people. Starting to see 40 year old hipsters who have aged in place and have gone nowhere except further down the BMT lines. Plenty of nice young people in the city that are not hipsters. Nice straw man, but you fooled no one.
April 26, 2014, 1:07 pm
NYPD from NY says:
BWAHAHAHAHHAHAAAAA!
All these homegrown idiots complaining about transplants failed to recognize that the author/cartoonist of this article himself is a transplant from Virginia. You dullards have a false idol and the irony is hilarious! The stupid flowing from these comments is nauseating.
April 26, 2014, 4:46 pm
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
NYPD, where, precisely, did I say anything negative about Bill Roundy? Love his cartoons and unlike hipsters he really is an artist and has a paying job being an artist. I read the blotter and I can't find any mention of color or race. Oh-Oh------looks like hipster NYPD is assuming things without facts again! Racisit
April 26, 2014, 5:03 pm
NYPD from NY says:
Wow, you keep getting dumber by the comment. Maybe re-read my comment before frothing at the mouth.
April 26, 2014, 5:08 pm
NYPD from NY says:
Come down to the 90th and see just how many "hipsters" we have in lockup if you don't believe me.
I'll tell the desk sergeant to give you a personal tour.
April 26, 2014, 5:11 pm
NYPD from NY says:
Oh and swampdummy, it's spelled r-a-c-i-s-t, not racisit. WOW, you really are a dum dum. Maybe go back to whatever jerkwater town you came from and learn how to spell.
April 26, 2014, 5:14 pm
Maria from Bay Ridge says:
Wait, NYPD and Captain don't really work at the 90th Precinct?

Aww shucks!! They both fooled me good! You silly jokesters, you two.
April 27, 2014, 8:13 am
Jeffrey from Midwood says:
I was fooled too Maria! Don't feel bad. That was some deceiving trick those two pulled on us!
April 27, 2014, 8:15 am
Alex from Brighton Beach says:
Same here Fred and Maria!
April 27, 2014, 8:16 am
John from Maspeth says:
Me too! I made a fake account just like you guys!
April 27, 2014, 8:37 am
I love it says:
It's always entertaining to see Diehipster and his band of loser trolls try to paint 'hipsters' as racists when they go on and on about their South Brooklyn neighborhoods where there are no black people thanks to decades of racism and deliberate exclusion. It's easy to tell who the true racist kidults are in Brooklyn, and it's not the transplants, that's for sure.
April 27, 2014, 8:42 am

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