On this week’s episode of The Mike & Judy Show, Mike Edison and Judy McGuire are talking with author Robert Anasi about the gentrification of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Robert’s book, The Last Bohemia: Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is a memoir of a magical time in the neighborhood’s history during the early nineties. Tune in to hear Mike, Judy, and Robert discuss what differentiates hipsters from real artists, and how New York City’s rent costs are prohibiting artistic communities from forming. The crew also discusses how other neighborhoods like the East Village and the Lower East Side have dramatically changed, as well. Hear about the evolution of subculture, and why these evolutions are generally greeted negatively. This episode has been brought to you by Roberta’s.
“You asked me if I miss Williamsburg, and I do! But the Williamsburg I miss doesn’t exist anymore.”
“People come to New York City because they want something different… now, people are just getting the sterilized version of that.”
— Robert Anasi on The Mike & Judy Show