Remember how not too long ago there was at least a pretense that the summer musical events were for "residents and their guests"? Well, no more, as these days the advertising via social media and news pages is rampant. Why they've even placed a banner at the busy corner of 1st and 14th to advertize the summer events with absolutely zero information about "residents and their guests." Of course, crowds are needed, as events in years past were, in general, not that well attended and an embarrassment to the powers that be and the person, or persons, scheduling these events. Oh, and don't forget: the "Hood" where Stuy Town is located is the East Village (according to My Social List).
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Spotted this morning at the Starbucks on 1st Ave--Lady Maya (!), who walked out with some delectable brew. Doesn't say much about the coffee at Oval Cafe, does it, when the person behind that cafe and menu chooses Starbucks coffee instead. Well, truthfully, the Oval Cafe is meant for the peasants around here, the naive tenants of Stuy Town who are too lazy to go to the perimeter to purchase a better brew and get better food.
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A letter to the Town & Village editor that's of interest to read: