Real World: Brooklyn

MTV’s Real World: Brooklyn premiered last night.  I haven’t seen the show since the 1990s and although I  admit to being curious about their Red Hook habitat, I think reading the Recaps on Gawker will suffice:

Every time they mentioned Brooklyn or played a song about Brooklyn they used, well, a black male chorus of dudes shouting “Brooklyn!!” Which is all well and good, that kind of Bed-Stuy braggadocio is certainly a significant part of popular, visible Brooklyn culture. But I hope they switch it up sometimes. To like a bunch of Lubevitch from Midwood singing “Brooklyn!” or some old Polish ladies from Greenpoint or a Chinese guy from Sunset Park or a nice Italian girl from Bensonhurst. If we’re going to stereotype and noveltize, let’s get everyone in the pot.

Sady Sullivan

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Sady Sullivan is Director of Oral History at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
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One Response to Real World: Brooklyn

  1. gabby says:

    does anybody know the name of the song played on the latest real world episode when they are in the club it goes something like “hey shorty whats your name…” and who its by??

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