Although Harry Dumont has been living in Bushwick for the past three years, he has still never managed to afford a night out in Bushwick–until now. Between his $1,025 share of the $3,075 rent, an ever amassing credit card bill and a few medical payments for getting that descending testicle operation, there’s never much left over to enjoy the so-called hipness of his neighborhood.
One night, while watching his far wealthier roommate (he works in real estate) go out to Commodore II, it struck Harry that if people could fund their massive collage projects and web series with crowd sourced funds, then why shouldn’t he be able to do the same for a night on the town?
Appealing to people’s gullibility, Harry logged on to Kickstarter and told the internet he needed $1,500 dollars to document “in an artistic fashion” his first ever outing into the Bushwick restaurant, bar and “club” scene. This included going to Dear Bushwick and dropping $350 on food and drinks for him and a
prostitute date, $150 on drugs and the remaining $1,000 on alcohol at bars including Tandem, Miles, Betaville and Bossa Nova, among others. Harry enjoyed himself so much, he’s already thinking of how he can position his next “art project.” As of now, his “documentary” only has two views on YouTube, so he might need another angle.
Written by Genna Rivieccio