Thursday, July 31, 2008

Looking at the Tompkins Square Park riots in black and white

As the week's issue of The Villager notes:

Just in time for the 20th anniversary of the Tompkins Square Park riots, East Village photographer Q. Sakamaki is releasing a book of his dramatic black-and-white images bringing that turbulent period in neighborhood history back to life.

[Photo by Q. Sakamaki]

Also in The Villager this week: An editorial asks for "die yuppie scum" protestors to lay off Red Square developer/Christodora House resident Michael Rosen.

Bobby Steele on Why "Die Yuppie Scum" must die: It’s hate speech

Previously on EV Grieve:
Looking back: Red Square and gentrification


Anonymous said...

Bobby Steele = drama queening

"Yuppie" is not the equivalent of "n*gger" or "f@ggot" -- that's REAL hate speech. Get a grip old man.

Then he says the slogan "Die Yuppie Scum "is "calling for the death of total strangers" -- yeaaaah ... except it's NOT "Kill Yuppie Scum," dude.

Seriously, is this guy a cop? I don't give an eff if he was in the Misfits, he's an ass, so shut up and sit down por favor.

Anonymous said...

Bro, what exactly is a "yuppie" anyway? Is it simply, to you, a white guy under 40 with a higher paying job than you?

Anonymous said...

11:19, I don't know if that was directed at the first post (me) or at EV Grieve. But if you're talking to me I'm a white girl under 40 doing just fine in life, thanks.

I simply think David Peele is going way over the top in calling the slogan "Die Yuppie Scum" hate speech. It's totally hyperbolic.

Anonymous said...

I never heard Jerry personally talk about passive resistance towards gentrification. Personally, if i saw you tearing down the posters that I just put up, I'd do the same thing. You're lucky he didn't break your fingers.