Now that the secret’s out about Detroit and Buffalo being hipster paradises for those who can’t afford their rock n’ roll lifestyle in Bushwick anymore, Detroit is making active strides towards advertising in key areas to lure away on the fence “millennials.” One of those targeted locations is, of course, Bogart Street, alternately known as wastrel central.
Greg Tantalyse, the commissioner of the Detroit Board of Tricking People Into Moving Because of How Fucking Cheap It Is, told The Burning Bush, “We saw an obvious opportunity with marketing our city in Bushwick. People are desperate enough right now in terms of their financial circumstances to want to seriously consider getting out of dodge, and into a city that once manufactured Dodges.”
A number of Bushwickians who have passed the sign admit to being lulled in by the promise of abandoned houses at affordable rates. Tamara Foolhardy, a 24-year-old originally from South Carolina who thought she could hack it in Bushwick as a bartender at Titty Tease, confessed, “I think I could be leaving for Detroit as soon as tomorrow. If I’m going to make what’s tantamount to fifty cents an hour, I might as well live in a place that’s in keeping with the cost of living.” Foolhardy is likely not to be the last to hightail it out of this town and head west (at least, west in relation to Bushwick).
Written by Genna Rivieccio