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Bedford + Bowery Video Interview

link. Before our reading at Pete’s Candy Store, Daniel Maurer from Bedford + Bowery interviewed me, Mike DeCapite, and Jake Tomsky about the changing face of Williamsburg. That DeCapite always has the best stories! Check it out:

There was a bakery next door to here. It was an all-night bakery and I didn’t really think much about that. It didn’t seem suspicious to me — I don’t know, I didn’t think about it much, just figured it’s New York, it’s the city that never sleeps and so the bakery’s open all night but then there was a shooting in there one night and when the cops came they tore down the ceiling which was full of heroin. That was right next to here. There was, you know, hookers checking their lipstick in the car mirrors. This whole neighborhood, there wasn’t really anything at all going on, there was a couple bars down near the subway. There must’ve been a restaurant that was open at night but I can’t remember one. They didn’t serve food at Teddy’s in those days. You know, it was just kind of bleak out here, really. What it had to recommend it was that it was cheap and you could keep a car here. —Mike DeCapite


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