Brooklyn in a Bottle, Literally

For $24, you can have your own test tube stuffed with a muslin cloth that’s been dirtied with bits of Brooklyn detritus and grime. “Our team travels throughout Brooklyn staining a muslin cloth with dirt, grass and water,” bottledBrooklyn co-founder Joshua Adam Brueckner tells us. Of course, the team, including co-founder Rameses Crisi, has received some hostile feedback. (The comments on a recent Times profile are nasty.) “We’ve found the critics’ response to bB a little perplexing,” Brueckner tells us. “We truly want to give back to our community.” He says the company’s supporters “appreciate the piece as conceptual art, and of course, have a flare for interesting home décor.” But also, “thanks to our supporters, the rest of the world can help make food more accessible to New York City’s hungry. Ten percent of every bottledBrooklyn purchase will go toward a vegan food donation to City Harvest.”

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