Earlier this month, another of Brooklyn’s White Castle locations shuttered. This time, it was the Myrtle Avenue White Castle location in Clinton Hill, which closed to make way for luxury apartment buildings.
This morning, @lunapark ‘grammed a photo of the shuttered White Castle, with its sign replaced with the words “White Hassle.” Gothamist reports that street artist Gabriel Specter was the one responsible for the White Hassle panel. Specter has since posted a picture of the sign on his Instagram account.
[pullquote]The process of putting up the piece, for Specter, was itself a study in Clinton Hill gentrification. ‘No one was ever concerned about what I was putting up. They kept coming up to me wondering what’s going on, instead of bothering to look at [the White Hassle sign],’ he said. Passersby seemed thrilled with the idea of something new being built in the now derelict space. ‘A guy pulled up in a Porsche Cayenne and stood there, staring at me.'[/pullquote]
This used to be a White Castle pic.twitter.com/WSqe1UWdqB
— Parker Maimbourg (@parknpay) January 20, 2015
In Clinton Hill and Bed Stuy, cherished mom-and-pop shops—as well as neighborhood staples like White Castle—are being replaced with juice bars, Crossfit studios, and dime-a-dozen New American restaurants and craft cocktail bars.
Long live the Crave Case.