Guess what? Washington Square Park Blog is 1 year old on Thursday, February 26th!

It’s true. This blog’s one year anniversary is this coming Thursday!

I might have missed the 1 year mark if I hadn’t gone back to the archived February 2008 calendar to check. I thought the blog’s starting date was February 28th, but actually, it was February 26th, 2008 that I created the Washington Square Park Blog. I’ll write more about it that day.

Thank you to everyone who has read regularly or stopped by now and again.


Photo: Venetia27

New film on pre-gentrified Williamsburg “Brooklyn DIY” Premieres at MOMA Wed. Feb. 25th

Brooklyn DIY, a new film by director and artist Marcin Ramocki, will get its premiere Wednesday night, February 25th, at MOMA.

The Village Voice writes:

When did you know it was over for Williamsburg? Was it the day the first luxury condo was sold? Or the first time you saw a Ramones baby onesie in a Bedford Avenue shop? In his new film Brooklyn DIY, director and artist Marcin Ramocki, whose recent project was the video game documentary 8 BIT, examines the creative renaissance that arose in Williamsburg in the early ’80s and the gentrification that forced out the artists who once settled there for the cheap rents—not the chance to purchase a $12 cocktail.

Watch the trailer for the film here.

Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street, Manhattan

Wed. Feb 25th, 8:30 p.m.,

film length: 75 minutes, discussion with the director and participants follows, $6 students, $10 adults.

Ticket details here.