So silly. Maybe the city should outlaw "Mary Poppins," and other similarly incendiary chalk-drawing influenced childrens' films. Stop that bad influence right in its tracks. There's much good reporting on this - Check it out on the excellently reported Gowanus Lounge
. But, I digress. This is actually not what I found odd about the report in the Brooklyn Paper.
I came across this nugget in Editor Gersh Kunztman's story about the recent chalk artist arrest: "While we’re not surprised that the sergeant was reading Brooklyn’s real newspaper ..." And then I noticed that another employee of The Brooklyn Paper was referring to it as "Brooklyn's Real Paper" elsewhere.
You mean just like "The Daily News" is Manhattan's "actual" paper, or The New York Times is midtown's "absolute" paper? Way to promote the McBranding of Brooklyn. As for surreptitiously demeaning the other papers - really bad form.
Brooklyn's "real" newspaper?
As Poppins might say, "That's a piecrust promise. Easily made, easily broken."
I stopped over at The Brooklyn Paper today to follow the hubbub on Chalkgate.