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I dunno, advertising the bullet holes and serving 40 oz bottles of rose in paper bags does come across as tone-deaf. And I'm a "newer" resident that a place like this is catering to.
The comparisons to Franklin Avenue are no mistake. "As someone who lives on Nostrand, I was getting tired of walking to Franklin," Brennan said. "It's three blocks, but it's three long blocks. You just deserve something close, and a hang out, especially if you live on New York [Avenue] or Schenectady or something like that."
So...Who's out on Schenectady anyway?
CHop Shop Grub Shop used to be on Nostrand, but went out of business after it mocked the impact of Stop and Frisk.
Which received media in various sources.
It would have been wise to have someone tweak Summerhill's press release to be less tone-deaf as well.