BrickWatch: Revenge of the Brick
In which we follow the continuing efforts of one Michael Brick, New York Times metropolitan reporter, to make a name for himself and bring honor to the Metro section. A few weeks ago Brick caught our attention with his piece on the death of Williamsburg. This past week Brick has been attached to a rag-tag group of Texas activists who made the trip to New York to protest the president.
Yes, New York Messed With Texans
On TV this week, New York showed the world a choreographed convention punctuated with images of blurry mobs of protesters filling the streets. Somewhere in those crowds, these road-trippers were taking it all in, some lying low, some making trouble. In between rallies they were scattered around Manhattan and Brooklyn, learning the hard way - the way everybody does - about New York City, playground of the unforeseen.35 Hours on Burgers and 6 Tanks of Gas
Manhattan revealed itself in slow, courtly gestures: a waterfront, a light show, a building whose name the travelers knew. It was past midnight yesterday morning, and their rented Chevrolet van had covered 1,800 miles in 35 hours, stopping only for passengers, Whataburger, waffles and a half-dozen $45 twenty-six-gallon tanks of gas.Good on ya' Brick, keep up the good work.