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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Real Women of Brooklyn

Get ready for a blog post in which I shamelessly promote myself! I mean, it's okay to promote yourself on your own blog, right? That's basically why blogs exist? Anyway, some of you might have heard of a new reality show coming out on the Oxygen network called "Brooklyn 11223." (If you haven't heard of it, please just Google it. I don't even feel like linking directly to it because I find the whole idea of the show so annoying.) 

The whole situation (not to be confused with Mike "The Situation," mind you) is causing some controversy in my neighborhood, so the Brooklyn Daily Eagle is starting a weekly feature called "The Real Women of Bay Ridge" to counteract the stereotypes that are sure to be purported by the show. Brace yourselves, here comes the self-promotey part: I was interviewed as a "Real Woman" for my work at the library and on the local community board. Kinda cool, right? And it came out just in time for International Women's Day! Yay feminism! 

The article doesn't appear online as far as I know, so if you can't get your hands on a hard copy of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, feel free to attempt to view the grainy scans of the article below. (UPDATE: a friend alerted me to the fact that the text to the article can be accessed online after all! Ahhh, technology) I really do think Brooklyn is great, and Bay Ridge in particular is a wonderful place to live, so I hope this feature gains some traction! (Otherwise, I might have to adopt Snooki's hairdo and I just don't have the time, energy, or access to a Bumpit to do so.)

Made the cover!