The only thing better than the real thing is something just like it that’s totally insulated from the original entity. Enter “Bushwick Part Deux,” a glass condo on Montieth that will serve as the Bushwick solution to being “European”–though, in actuality, it simply looks like something out of the post-2005 Williamsburg tableau.
“We want to give Bushwickians the ultimate Bushwick experience–without them ever having to leave the premises,” stated the developer of the project, Antoine Vagueleeuropeen, a 34-year-old from the Netherlands. The “complex” a.k.a. former brewery will house not only several public parks, but also a number of bars, music venues and boutique clothing stores.
A resident who has already signed a lease for a building that hasn’t even been erected gushed, “I can’t wait to live in a community that’s just like the real Bushwick, but not. It’s going to be so authentic.” Burning Bush readers are reminded that a likenable structure, Dekalb 1492 formerly Fortress 1492 offered a similar sales pitch, suffering numerous burnings in effigy before being “accepted” by the community.
Written by Genna Rivieccio