Roberta's is Expanding in Bushwick

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It appears Roberta's has grown too popular for its own good. The Brooklyn Paper reports that the Bushwick restaurant is looking to make alterations to the space next door on Moore Street so they can use it for special events and weddings. We predict a thousandfold increase in the number of hipstavore weddings in the neighborhood.

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Meryl Meisler
Meryl Meisler

Check out this exhibit about Bushwick before it was hipster heaven.

December 7 - 31, 2011Here I Am: Bushwick in the 1980s by Meryl Meisler, guest artist

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8, 6-8 PMGallery Talk: Wednesday, December 14, 7-8 PMGallery Hours: Wednesdays - Sundays, 1-6 PM

Soho Photo: 15 White Street, NY, NY 10013 Soho Photo is located 3 block south of Canal St. between 6th Avenue and West BroadwayContact: Wayne Parsons, info@sohophoto.com or 212.662.5532Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce that Meryl Meisler is December’s guest exhibitor. Her show is entitled, Here I Am: Bushwick in the 1980s. When Meisler began teaching art in Bushwick in December 1981, she wondered, “Was the other art teacher killed?” Meisler explains, “Bushwick resembled a ghost town war zone. Scorched and seemingly forgotten since the ’77 blackout, Bushwick hit the skids. To me, Bushwick’s natural light was beautiful; kids were kids, vacant buildings whispered: Here I am, take my picture before I collapse. Using a plastic point and shoot and color slide film, I photographed walking from subway to school, through classroom windows and back again. The images, many forgotten in boxes for nearly 30 years, are a wink, quick sketches of the neighborhood’s people and places during a disparate decade. Revisiting to photograph Bushwick today, I feel like Jimmy Stewart’s character George Bailey coming home to Pottersville in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ There’s been a paradigm shift. Burnt out Bushwick has become fertile ground for community activism and the arts.” See Meisler’s interview with Gabe Pressman on NBC:Bushwick: Brooklyn's Newest FrontierA special report by Senior Correspondent Gabe PressmanView the: http://tinyurl.com/497dypt

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