You may have already forgotten now that summer is but a distant memory, but there was recently a time when Bushwick became a ghosttown thanks to mass weekend exoduses to Rockaway Beach. And, since there’s a time and a season for everything, the location for a Bushwickian weekend getaway has changed.
That’s right, now residents are crawling up the asshole of Sleepy Hollow for a change of pace that will distract them from the dreary, leafless existence of a Bushwick tableau. “I’ve been going up there every weekend since the beginning of October,” bragged Lacy Siebert, a 25-year-old who works in PR for a startup in DUMBO. “I just can’t get enough of the cider and those gorgeous leaves.”
And, with Halloween just around the bend, even more Bushwickians are flocking to Sleepy Hollow to take advantage of the cemetery’s creep factor. “I didn’t even know Sleepy Hollow was a real place. I just thought it was a Christina Ricci movie. But it’s so great to have, like, a spooky area to retire to for the month,” said Sheila Dimwitte, a 28-year-old who makes gift baskets for a living. The head of the Sleepy Hollow Board of Tourism somewhat tartly noted, “We have to tolerate this hipster riffraff coming here during the fall because it pretty much gets us through the rest of the year financially. We’ve paved so many new roads and added so many stop signs on the hipster dime.” So there you have it: another Bushwick trend that profits others.
Written by Genna Rivieccio