While Bushwick may be one of the most expensive places in North Brooklyn to live, it is by no means welcoming to those of the over 20 set. With the thirty something exodus at constant play (see: The Bushwick Music Scene…in Ridgewood), those who do stay behind in Bushwick feel an impending sense of doom every time they leave their apartment.
The “old man” in question who has been responsible for raising awareness about the rampant ageism in Bushwick preferred to remain anonymous. “I was so sick and tired of being called an old man at every bar or restaurant I went to. I finally decided to adopt it as my own and transform the ‘A’ in it to the anarchy symbol. Because us olds need to start becoming anarchic against the youths who would try to pin us down,” Old Man stated.
With the rallying cry for others in the 29 and up category to join him in rebellion against the socialites and trust fund babies of the neighborhood, could an all-out age war be the next problem Bushwick has to contend with? Stay tuned as The Burning Bush reports to you from the front lines.
Written by Genna Rivieccio