Jan 6, 2023
Tweets of the Week: Brooklyn in the House!
On Brooklyn's mind: Rep. Jeffries will become the first Black lawmaker to lead a party in Congress, plus other equally important stuff
New here? Here’s the idea: Every week (more or less) we try to read the entire internet so you don’t have to and curate (some of) our favorite tweets from the previous seven days.
This week, Brooklyn’s own Rep. Hakeem Jeffries has been approved to lead the House Democrats and is poised to make history as the first Black lawmaker to lead a party in Congress as the 118th Congress convenes in Washington. (Meanwhile, Sen. Chuck Schumer, also of Brooklyn, continues to lead the Senate.) House members can’t be sworn in until the speaker stalemate — on its historic fourth day as of this typing — is resolved, though. So while Jeffries waits, we have other matters of less-than-national import to share with you as well.
In no particular order, here are your locally sourced, organically grown, free-range nuggets of wisdom and/or jest for the the first week of 2023.
— Lauren Burke (@LVBurke) January 3, 2023
I’ll chalk this down as the first straight Brooklyn ish I’ve seen from the Dems. 🙂
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) January 5, 2023
i'm watching an influencer review my old neighborhood between Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy and it's like listening to an alien describe society
— Rev. Poppy Haze (@poppy_haze) January 2, 2023
*voice of white socialist who overbid for an apartment in Bed-Stuy and is now being joined by plain old white gentrifiers*
YIMBYs need to be stopped from gentrifying our cities. Where are the ethnic enclaves of marginalized cultures that we used to love?
— vijay (@vijayvinyl) January 4, 2023
Self harm is wearing my 8th grade OWFGKTA shirt in bushwick
— Shapely and Intelligent (@vmanvman22) January 5, 2023
getting to bushwick or kensington from crown heights might as well be an entire hobbit’s journey
— elly belle 🔮 (they/them) (@literElly) January 4, 2023
Chile these bushwick gays done bought up all the good lube
— dj freedem (@FREEDDDEM) January 3, 2023
it’s sad that bushwick has become a slur 😭
— maassai 💎 (@maassai_) January 4, 2023
me last nite at a new year’s eve party in Bushwick, listening to circumcision discourse with Jewish ppl pic.twitter.com/rwyxonsBZg
— frida ☆.*｡ ☭ (@saintfridaa) January 1, 2023
Looking forward to angrily shoving dozens of these out of my way in Prospect Heights and Park Slope as the moon-faced parents stroll along gazing into their phones https://t.co/CaHbh6BvbA
— skeleton man (@MKupperman) January 5, 2023
Simply walking around park slope smelling the discarded Christmas trees of the wealthy.. is this what “upstate” is like ?
— Thomas Renjilian (@stayathometom) January 5, 2023
This made me remember another thing, speaking of park slope – I met someone walking a xolo there once and when i stopped to ooh and ahh, the dog’s human handed me a business card with the Instagram for the dog https://t.co/OM00yBZW4d
— Arielle Castillo (@ariellec) January 4, 2023
bout to start intermittent fasting again to save on the price of lunch in greenpoint 😭😭
— liv not liz (@livwutang) January 5, 2023
Aloha from Fidelity Triangle in beautiful Greenpoint, Brooklyn pic.twitter.com/SzZeaBgHca
— New York Shitty (@newyorkshitty) January 2, 2023
Shots from Red Hook on a misty New Year's Eve pic.twitter.com/xI54zcZWyZ
— Evan Allgood (@evoooooooooooo) January 2, 2023
if you’re in Williamsburg eating ramen and talking about how my parent company might be dead please stop i’m just trying to eat
— Sam Kessler (@skesslr) January 4, 2023
to the queens loudly planning their break-ups with their shitty boyfriends in fort greene park today, i wish you nothing but the best in 2023 <3
— jake ryan (@jakeryan____) January 2, 2023
when people say “yah i was born in nyc but grew up in boston” or whatever as if pooping your pants in cobble hill until you were 8 months old has any effect on what type of person you are today
— NOLITA DIRTBAG (@DirtbagNolita) December 28, 2022
Gendered Correctly! At the Gowanus, Brooklyn McDonalds Mobile Order Pickup Location
— agnostic (@femaIeboyfriend) January 5, 2023
if the Cybertr*ck & the Prospect Park Spaceship aren't the same vehicle, then how come i've never seen them in the same room at the same time pic.twitter.com/455srbRsJS
— Gabrielle Moss (@Gaby_Moss) January 3, 2023
A gorgeous photo of Albert, to cheer you up.
Albert Ayler, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 1969.
Elliott Landy, Kodak infrared film. pic.twitter.com/jqDmpdkt1k
— Anthony Osborne (@Anthony59981768) January 4, 2023
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