Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Brooklyn About.com Apologizes for 'Awful Video' About Greenpoint


Ellen Freudenheim, About.com's Brooklyn guide, apologized yesterday for an "absolutely misleading, awful video" about Greenpoint that she says somehow appeared on her website without her consent. (That's it, above.)

She adds, "Don't watch it. It's all wrong. I work pretty hard to present Brooklyn honestly. This is garbage. Nobody at About.com asked my OK to post this. Am lodging a complaint. Expletive deleted."

The video's description is:
"A spit away from Manhattan is Greenpoint, an authentic Brooklyn neighborhood of tough guys and families with kids. Oh, and then there's the "Murder Bar..."

With that introduction we just had to watch it.

Some YouTube fans had positive things to say about the video, like this commenter: "Lived 10 years on Freeman street right next to the Tommie's murder bar hanged there all the time loved the action!"

Go to McBrooklyn's HOME PAGE.

8 comments:

subtexture said...

So what is so awful about that video? Do you know who George is? Do you know the streets that he's talking about? He gives an even-handed tour of the neighborhood then and now, and George knows what he's talking about.

Gubatron said...

I don't see ANYTHING bad about that video.

Anonymous said...

I want to be able to take any bus to Manhattan from Greenpoint. That sounds awesome.

Anonymous said...

Oh shut up. that video is old, but its great and for those of us who knew George back then, its pretty funny too. Reminds me of better days in the neighborhood before it was stuffed to the gills with self-adoring little narcissists. You probably wouldn't appreciate some of George's political commentary either. Thanks for making me watch it again. Fart noise.

bj said...

Ha ha ha ha sound effects.

comment grossir said...

lol nice guy !

Anonymous said...

Ditto. Hermano is keepin' it real. People got a problem with that video, it's probably time for me to move to Queens, or Cleveland, or anyplace other than my home for most of my life.

George Diaz said...

To you all ONE LOVE! GREENPOINT! The only bad thing about this VIDEO is that it's being streamed on a Shitty Web Blog such as yours MOVE Greenpoint don't need YOU!