Vid: ‘Will Whole Foods Destroy Brooklyn?’

Yeah, they make the trip to the Park Slope Food Co-op to ask the folks there about what they think of Whole Foods coming to 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue. Also, one neighborhood activist quoted at the end who is against the grocer says she believes Whole Foods has some unspecified “hoops to go through” before they can actually build.
Will Whole Foods Destroy Brooklyn? [Reason.TV/YouTube]

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  • Kennedy! My favorite VJ who was not Kurt Loder.

  • daveinbedstuy

    She seems like an idiot to me. Typical histrionics trying to drum up a story that doesn’t exist. Just a wannabe journalist of which there are far too many in these days of youtube

  • daveinbedstuy

    The Marianos sound like real nut cases though. “Architectural treasure???” “Natural beauty???” Come on.

  • East New York

    How many times is Brooklyn going to be “destroyed” anyway? Jesus.

  • This is satire, folks! This “bucolic neighborhood”? Preserve “the open space” — in other words, an empty lot.
    Google “reason.tv” if you need further proof.

  • This is satire, folks! This “bucolic neighborhood”? Preserve “the open space” — in other words, an empty lot.
    Google “reason.tv” if you need further proof.

  • wasder

    Uh yeah, this is so obviously satiric, hard to imagine that anyone thought this was real.

  • wasder

    Uh yeah, this is so obviously satiric, hard to imagine that anyone thought this was real.

  • How are some people thinking this was serious? Wasn’t the satire clear from the beginning? “bucolic neighborhood” followed directly by the sheet metal fencing? “original building was open space”? Whose original building? The Native Americans?
    Also, using the “Ashoken Farewell” song from the Civil War documentary was a nice touch.
    And btw, Kennedy is a renowned Republican. Not judging that, but that kind of further illuminates that this is satire and she doesn’t actually give an F about fighting “big business.” At worst, this is just a “news” piece cribbed from the Daily Show format.

    That’s the real problem with Brooklyn these days. It’s getting tougher and tougher for some people to figure out who’s kidding and who’s not.

  • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH I loved this. I could watch it over and over again. Great job!

  • how could whole foods destroy a vacant toxic lot?

    who thinks this crap up.

  • Linda and her husband are retards. What the F are they trying to protect, the crappy little run down building.
    Do they eat the apples that has roots under ground on a toxic wast site.

    yeah, Linda and her husband are not in their right minds.

  • minard

    Cute. But making fun of elderly people is not very cool.

  • slopemope

    cute! i hope she does more of these, they’re funny.

  • Hilarious. Couldn’t have put a finer point on it.

  • Hilarious. Couldn’t have put a finer point on it.

  • This video is hillarious, especially when she tried to interview the dog, lol. Whole Foods would be more of an asset to Brooklyn because there would be more jobs coming to the borough. The Nets Arena Downtown is an example of an asset. I wish those who oppose the Whole Foods agenda to look at the bright side of the tunnel.

  • This video is hillarious, especially when she tried to interview the dog, lol. Whole Foods would be more of an asset to Brooklyn because there would be more jobs coming to the borough. The Nets Arena Downtown is an example of an asset. I wish those who oppose the Whole Foods agenda to look at the bright side of the tunnel.

  • Where did this reporter ever, ever get the notion that this is an issue between the Coop and Whole Foods. The only place that notion has been heard of is from reporters trying to insinuate themselves into the talk-of-the-town over at the Coop. Why do a real story when you can fitter about this way.

    And the reporter can’t be a real Republican. If she were, she would have recognized that the comparison between the Coop and the Gowanus Whole Foods market is that the Coop has finances their business entirely on their own and paid their taxes as any solid conservative organization; while Gowanus Whole Foods has used the arm of government to secure the their whole site and Whole Foods is using a very generous state program to finance their building–yes tax payers will pay for more than a quarter of the Whole Foods development.

    A republican who backs this development because they want it, and looks the other way on how it came about, has ventured into being the conniving liberal that republicans despise.

    • She’s not a “reporter” she’s a comedian. The lack of humor showing in your post is exactly what she’s making fun of. She did the interviews at the PSFC to show nobody but this one couple has a problem with Whole Foods’ arrival, not even the institution one would assume would have the biggest beef with it.

      • “She did the interview…. to show…..”
        that makes her a reporter who thinks she is a comedian.

        Maybe she could come back to the same spot and do a “funny” two minute piece on how the tide never rises, nor falls in the Gowanus canal because she only witnessed it’s stillness during her two minuets of research.

      • “She did the interview…. to show…..”
        that makes her a reporter who thinks she is a comedian.

        Maybe she could come back to the same spot and do a “funny” two minute piece on how the tide never rises, nor falls in the Gowanus canal because she only witnessed it’s stillness during her two minuets of research.

  • Where did this reporter ever, ever get the notion that this is an issue between the Coop and Whole Foods. The only place that notion has been heard of is from reporters trying to insinuate themselves into the talk-of-the-town over at the Coop. Why do a real story when you can fitter about this way.

    And the reporter can’t be a real Republican. If she were, she would have recognized that the comparison between the Coop and the Gowanus Whole Foods market is that the Coop has finances their business entirely on their own and paid their taxes as any solid conservative organization; while Gowanus Whole Foods has used the arm of government to secure the their whole site and Whole Foods is using a very generous state program to finance their building–yes tax payers will pay for more than a quarter of the Whole Foods development.

    A republican who backs this development because they want it, and looks the other way on how it came about, has ventured into being the conniving liberal that republicans despise.

  • Great video. Here are some photos I took of The Coignet Building.

    http://flic.kr/s/aHsjxqEAo2