(Franklin Park Reading Series, Tonight at 8pm)
(Organic ODB at Franklin and Putnam)
- The New York Times ran an article/slideshow yesterday titled "Brooklyn: The Remix" that looked at the borough's hip-hop past and gentrifying present. Featured, of course, was Franklin Avenue, where the Franklin Avenue Posse has been replaced by an ever-expanding array of cafes and bars. For more about the Posse, and a sense of just how different things along Franklin used to be, check out Douglas Century's fascinating book Street Kingdom: Five Years Inside the Franklin Avenue Posse (there's an excerpt here, courtesy of the Times).
- In more immediate news, local literary folks mingle with all-stars tonight at the Franklin Park Reading Series, kicking off at 8pm with $4 pints and a great lineup, as usual. Complete info from their FB page is below: