JILL: I’ve heard people describe Brooklyn as a hotbed of the salvage / reuse movement. Would you say there is a movement going on that is particular to Brooklyn or to Williamsburg?
CARLOS: I don’t know. I think that this attitude has always been in the neighborhood even back before this area was gentrified. I mean its almost like thrift recycling furniture for your next apartment. That’s always been the case with artists and people who have no money.
BART: Even just recycling spaces. There are all these bars that are named after their original occupants, you know?
CARLOS: Yeah, I think in some ways that has always been here. On top of that, this is probably the most industrial and toxic area that we are sitting on in New York. I think that has made people conscious of trying to make things better.