Writing in this space has become such a big part of my life, so I’m going to continue posting when the spirit moves me.
Anyhow, Mr. LH and I have been making regular trips to the Home Depot in Bed Stuy (yes, I know it’s a mess, but they do have most things in one giant store, at least when they’re not out of what we need, which happens regularly), and on several occasions I’ve noticed something interesting on Walworth Street across from the west side of the store parking lot – a makeshift tent filled with stuff and a giant sign that reads, “The Brooklyn Free Store.” I’ve been almost jumping out of my skin to go take photos of it and poke around. And then I remember that I didn’t say I’d never post here again! So on our last trip, I jogged over to see what was up.
Surprisingly, the tent was filled with some decent stuff – clothing, some nice handbags, a decent collection of books.
There was no one nearby, and I didn’t take anything. Although I’m pretty sure the whole point is to take-something-and-leave-something in some kind of hipster experiment. I Googled “Brooklyn Free Store” and came up with some references to something like this in Williamsburg in the early aughts that has since closed.
Are the same people behind this? Have you ever “purchased” anything from this store?