With a waiting list piling up to get into some of the latest mental institutions opening up in Bushwick, those who fear not being able to feign being crazy enough have already hedged their bets by cultivating the perfect padded wall-inspired rooms.
“I thought about trying to play up my bipolarity to get into one of the loony bins off Gates Avenue, but then I figured it would be more cost effective to just have my interior decorator pad my walls and buy me like a prison cot,” explained one of Bushwick’s favorite socialites, Tyra Trustfund.
Others with a lower budget than Trustfund are also following suit, scrapping together what they can from foam pieces and random mattresses scattered throughout the street. “I am crazy, and I deserve to have a room that I can fuck in to mirror that aspect of myself,” insisted Joey Moncrieff, an eccentric from Baltimore. And so begins a new absurdist trend in Bushwick interior design.
Written by Genna Rivieccio