Oh Fuckin’ Great, As Though We’re Not Already Knee-Deep in Gentrified Shit

And there goes the neighborhood…

I found out today that Real World is going to film its 21st season in Brooklyn this summer. While they did not disclose a particular location, there seems to be rumors that it’s going to be a strategical location. Kevin Powell, a cast member of the first season of Real World, is running for New York’s 10th Congressional District this Fall, which major neighborhoods consist of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Heights, Canarsie, East New York, Brownsville, and parts of Fort Greene and Williamsburg. I prefer the theory of a strategical location, as the part of Williamsburg that is in the 10th District primarily consists of Williamsburg’s Hasidic Jewish community and they would not tolerate that shit (thank the gods). And we all know that shit would not be filmed in East New York nor Canarsie.

Considering the usual format of the show (big cast, one token cast member, big crew, ample space, “non-threatening” population outside of the house, yet still have a whiff of “ohhh, diversity”) I guessing that it’s going to be the western-part of Bed-Stuy, as it is a neighborhood known for its big townhouses. Even though Brooklyn Heights has a significant number of townhouses, there’s pretty much no minorities left. Bed-Stuy is “up and coming,” yet still invokes a sense of “diversity” and the “masses are living together in harmony” and there is a variety of lovely ethnic restaurants to choose from because, as we all know, that’s a great indicator of tolerance </sarcasm>.

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~ by Luci-Kali on May 15, 2008.

One Response to “Oh Fuckin’ Great, As Though We’re Not Already Knee-Deep in Gentrified Shit”

  1. […] of Update: MTV’s “Real World: Brooklyn” In May, I reported on MTV’s decision to place its 21st season of Real World in Brooklyn. However, the location was not known at that point, which led to a educated guessing name. I guessed […]

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