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Yesterday I attended the Brooklyn Blogfest held at the Brooklyn Lyceum. This was the 5th year for the event and the focus was how and why Brooklyn remains such a rich source of material and inspiration.


The event was hosted by Louise Crawford of Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn and sponsored by Absolut Brooklyn which is a limited edition of apple and ginger. Brooklyn is the only borough to have its own vodka so sorry Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.

There was also a special photo montage of images of Brooklyn by various Brooklyn Photobloggers like Atiba Edwards of Visual Stenographers (He is from Brownsville)

 Spike Lee and Lemon Andersen were specially invited guests who spoke and performed, respectively. Marty Markowitz, the Brooklyn Borough President, was also in attendance.


Spike Lee spoke briefly on gentrification and how the dynamics of Brooklyn have changed drastically since he was a resident. He also spoke about people not being able to afford to live in Brooklyn because it is becoming to expensive. Spike Lee was very charismatic and funny. He had a lot of great things to say about this great borough.


Lem0n Andersen performed a piece that incorporated all 90+ neighborhoods in Brooklyn. It was simply amazing! The last think he said was “Brooklyn the greatest country in the world, if your not in it your in the way” (So powerful!)

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