Dec 17, 2021
Tweets of the week: Bon Jovi attends a Nets game and Kevin Durant dunks on Skip Bayless
We also learn what Nancy Reagan had in common with Bushwick kids, and iconic community organizer Mary Sansone gets her own street
Every week we here at Brooklyn Magazine read the entire internet in order to curate (some of) our favorite tweets from the previous seven days. These are locally sourced, hand-crafted, organically grown, free range nuggets of wisdom and jest.
The Nets may be down seven players due to the NBA’s covid protocols, but that couldn’t stop Kevin Durant from carrying the team to an impressive overtime win against the Raptors this week. But woe betide the columnist who praises him (and dings LeBron James in the process). In short, Durant pulled no punches when Skip Bayless called him “The Best Player on the Planet … You watch, Born?”
In any event, Jon Bon Jovi appears to have enjoyed himself at the game.
Also this week, Mary Sansone, the trailblazing Bensonhurst-born community organizer who died at 101 in 2018, had a Carroll Gardens street dedicated to her … And, on the other end of the political spectrum, we learned that Nancy Reagan may have more in common with some Bushwick kids than we had realized.
If you see something, tweet something. Be sure to alert us to any Brooklyn-based tweets and we might include them in next week’s roundup. We also might not. Have a great weekend! (Here are 13 things to check out.)
— Bon Jovi Updates (@JoviUpdates) December 15, 2021
I really don’t like u https://t.co/CdTs4ZReko
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) December 15, 2021
I saw 6 guys on roller-blades in Sunset Park, Brooklyn tonight.
There’s definitely gonna be a heist.
— Patrick…O’hAillin (@patricksallen) December 15, 2021
New York’s hottest club is the 27 simultaneous dance cardio classes in sunset park every morning
— Sylvia (@sylvia_nyc) December 15, 2021
Brooklyn’s up to some weird stuff today, it seems. pic.twitter.com/P5FwAiyazy
— Scott Westerfeld (@ScottWesterfeld) December 15, 2021
finally a mayor for guys in bushwick https://t.co/34jany43ds
— David Grossman (@davidgross_man) December 14, 2021
Bushwick street justice. They hit every window. LMFAO. pic.twitter.com/zI35ChX3UT
— New York Shitty (@newyorkshitty) December 14, 2021
Anyone who has tried to get from Astoria to Bushwick using public transit can tell you this is absolutely poppycock https://t.co/cUi2c1F5O3
— Ｄ Ｙ Ｌ Λ Ｎ (@kcuahd_) December 14, 2021
POV: you just asked to bum a cigarette in Bushwick
— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) December 13, 2021
So nancy loved both blow jobs and astrology – further proof that you should never assume a Bushwick witch’s politics
— Blair Dawson (@urgirlblair) December 11, 2021
‘Can afford the Brooklyn Heights waterfront, can’t afford a parking garage’ is quite a flex
— City Nolan (get your 💉!!!) (@ndhapple) December 1, 2021
Dyker Heights, please never change. pic.twitter.com/91rFlQuEHa
— Kodi (@useyourtanuki) December 15, 2021
Plymouth (at the border of Sunset Park and Borough Park) pic.twitter.com/lV140JJEQz
— Harry Siegel (@harrysiegel) December 15, 2021
More positive change is coming to Willoughby Ave! Today #OpenStreetsNYC volunteers are out painting the curb extensions blue to ensure a more vibrant corridor during the winter months ⚠️💙🚴 pic.twitter.com/S9P1KcLOds
— Fort Greene Open Streets (@fgopenstreets) December 14, 2021
When I was running for Mayor, I was asked who the most interesting New Yorker was. The answer was obvious: Mary Sansone.
From her house in Borough Park to her soap box in Union Square, this daughter of Italian immigrants fought for working people.
Proud to honor her today. pic.twitter.com/4R5oTw6BuW
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 15, 2021
How to get from the street-renaming for the legendary Mary Sansone in Carroll Gardens to my final City Council meeting at City Hall?
My first trip on the Brooklyn Bridge protected bike lane, of course.
— Brad Lander (@bradlander) December 15, 2021
So awesome to have all this SPACE // new Emily Roebling Plaza under the Brooklyn Bridge pic.twitter.com/YzDMLVD6JJ
— Alexandra Lange (@LangeAlexandra) December 12, 2021
Theodore Earl Butler – (1861-1936) Brooklyn Bridge pic.twitter.com/1xrmTVti62
— Olga Tuleninova 🦋 (@olgatuleninova) December 15, 2021
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