Spike Lee blasts Brooklyn gentrifiers

Spike Lee blasts Brooklyn gentrifiers

There are 17 comments on the New York Daily News story from Feb 25, 2014, titled Spike Lee blasts Brooklyn gentrifiers. In it, New York Daily News reports that:

Spike Lee has plenty of love for Brooklyn - just not the hipsters and gentrifiers.

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bite me

Kearney, NE

#1 Feb 26, 2014
blah blah blah blah WHITEY SUCKS blah blah blah blah EVIL WHITEY blah blah blah blah WHITEYS FAULT blah blah blah blah

it must be nice to sit back and blame "OTHERS" for your failures.
but you've got to admit, SOME people are damn good at it
yawn its spike lee

Buffalo, NY

#2 Feb 26, 2014
Spike Lee is gentrified big time living in a $30 million home like a white fat cat. He is no longer a movie maker and just a whining windbag because real estate investors are buying up former "bad neighborhoods" and turning those lemons into lemonade. Look at Hell's Kitchen now. It is richer, whiter and gayer than the Village now. They have gay pride parades there every few minutes.
Brooklyn

Farmingville, NY

#3 Feb 27, 2014
I gotta give Spike Lee credit for one thing. In his attempt to slam white people ("hipsters" is code for white people), he has actually opened the flood gates for white people to legitimately slam the bad black people who destroyed these neighborhoods. MILLIONS of non-blacks remember how nice those neighborhoods were before blacks took over and they know they are now becoming nice again because of these so called "hipsters" moving back in.
wickED

Denver, CO

#4 Feb 27, 2014
Brooklyn wrote:
I gotta give Spike Lee credit for one thing. In his attempt to slam white people ("hipsters" is code for white people), he has actually opened the flood gates for white people to legitimately slam the bad black people who destroyed these neighborhoods. MILLIONS of non-blacks remember how nice those neighborhoods were before blacks took over and they know they are now becoming nice again because of these so called "hipsters" moving back in.
what does spike lee think about the suburbs/long island being ruined by his people???
if the white people took over long island again, maybe we can live safely the way we did 20/30 years ago before spike's people decided to move to the island and ruin it they same way they ruined brooklyn, the bronx, queens, etc.....
Professor Emeritus Fellow

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Feb 27, 2014
Spike, you been voting for Democrats, right?

NYC is controlled by Democrats.

You want to CONSERVE what we had?

Join us and vote CONSERVATIVE.

PS. Required disclaimer: I'm not a racist, homophobe, etc, blah blah blah
Brooklyn

Farmingville, NY

#6 Feb 27, 2014
Professor Emeritus Fellow wrote:
Spike, you been voting for Democrats, right?
NYC is controlled by Democrats.
You want to CONSERVE what we had?
Join us and vote CONSERVATIVE.
PS. Required disclaimer: I'm not a racist, homophobe, etc, blah blah blah
Conservative?
http://i.imgur.com/orgJh3k.gif
Brew Master

Germany

#7 Feb 27, 2014
Worst Black in America is Obama.
Jiggers

Farmingville, NY

#8 Feb 27, 2014
I never knew Irish jigs were so popular in the inner city...

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Leroy

New York, NY

#10 Feb 28, 2014
We need to beat these gentrifying fools to the curb!!
Gentrifier

New York, NY

#11 Feb 28, 2014
Money talks dude! Poor slobs need to hit the road!!
Hipster

Farmingville, NY

#12 Feb 28, 2014
Look what you have done,idiot!
http://nydn.us/1obuMiF
Hipster

Farmingville, NY

#13 Feb 28, 2014
Cowboy

Oklahoma City, OK

#14 Mar 1, 2014
Brooklyn wrote:
I gotta give Spike Lee credit for one thing. In his attempt to slam white people ("hipsters" is code for white people), he has actually opened the flood gates for white people to legitimately slam the bad black people who destroyed these neighborhoods. MILLIONS of non-blacks remember how nice those neighborhoods were before blacks took over and they know they are now becoming nice again because of these so called "hipsters" moving back in.
I used to buy,remodel,and/or sell homes in the Brooklyn area. I bought from blacks and whites.Mostly elderly.
A black couple moved into one of the $800k homes on Halsey St. Last summer. Seem to love it there. Sold to other young blacks,whites,gays,Indians,Bra zilians,etc.. They can afford $300k-$500k So I don't care who lives there.
Some blacks and whites even bought and put down the cash to get remodeled themselves.

More about class/money and not color today. This is the mistake you are making.
Manny

Miami, FL

#15 Mar 1, 2014
People giving blacks too much credit.

I'm white and this gentrification has slowly destroyed what my mostly white neighborhood once was. Now it's higher taxes and uppity snobs for neighbors. The ones who could not afford it left.
Changed the culture that made this neighborhood great.
Manny

Miami, FL

#16 Mar 2, 2014
Manny wrote:
People giving blacks too much credit.
I'm white and this gentrification has slowly destroyed what my mostly white neighborhood once was. Now it's higher taxes and uppity snobs for neighbors. The ones who could not afford it left.
Changed the culture that made this neighborhood great.
Don't believe just spend time in south Boston.
Gentrifier

New York, NY

#18 Mar 2, 2014
Manny wrote:
People giving blacks too much credit.
I'm white and this gentrification has slowly destroyed what my mostly white neighborhood once was. Now it's higher taxes and uppity snobs for neighbors. The ones who could not afford it left.
Changed the culture that made this neighborhood great.
Poor slobs need to get the Hell out! In America money talks, and peons walk!!
Community Disorganizer

Newtown, CT

#19 Mar 2, 2014
Spikey is just having a hissy fit because his beloved Knicks stink!

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