Occupy Wall Street hasn't been blowing up so much lately, but that's all about to change. Troubled by dwindling numbers and pesky court injunctions, OWS has decided it's time to open a branch of the operation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Naturally, Williamsburg residents are down.
Occupy Williamsburg held its first meeting last night at Union Pool, a Williamsburg bar (and actual pool, sort of) complete with taco truck and plenty of room for rabble rousing. In case you weren't expecting this, it's an unbearable sight:
"To find the activists, you had to walk through the main bar, past the DJ booth, elbow past the locals in skinny jeans nodding to the beat, through a campfire ringed by more locals probably smoking Parliaments, and then into a cavernous music hall that looked all Christmas-y trimmed with pine garlands and a few strings of lights. Indie rock-themed movies have been filmed in this room, the archetypical Brooklyn bar, and Williamsburg's Occupiers reveled in the cliché. 'People think of this as the iconic hipster nexus, but one of the cool things of Occupy Wall Street is repurposing places for political purposes like this," said Corey, who started the general assembly 45 minutes late and asked that we didn't use his last name. Welcoming the hipsters, the ex-hipsters and everybody else, he declared, "I think hipsterdom is dead. I think Occupy marks the end of it.'"
Come on, that's just embarrassing.