Let's hand it over to Bob Dylan to help bring it all back home as we sort out this election. Lots of stories coming out about Diana Reyna's win and the implications in Williamsburg and beyond. We lead off with the Times' Kareem Fahim yesterday who called the real winner of the 34th Diana's supporters, with the Democratic party remaining fractured. El Diario came out with an editorial pointing to Bishop DiMarzio's robocalls supporting Lopez backfiring, leading to voters supporting Reyna. The Village Voice weighs in too, saying that Reyna's victory was a defeat for Lopez, and that "his political muscle failed him". I will be writing more of a broader post-mortem analysis early next week, but ultimately, it was an uphill fight for the Davila camp to get Democratic voters to switch lines and vote Row E and Reyna happens to enjoy significant popular support in Williamsburg.
As for this weekend, I'm hosting a talk at BETA Spaces on Sunday about public art in Bushwick (1 PM, Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver Street) at after heading to Philly for my college's homecoming. I'm not sure who we're playing. Probably Brown. Who cares. As long as I get to throw some toast. Go Fighting Quakers! P-E-N-N-S-Y-L-V-A-N-I-A! Can I be in the V this year? It's the best letter.
Speaking of Muessig, aka the reporter who looks like a cross between Kermit the Frog and Christian Bale from The Machinist, it's true, he's gone. He's at Gothamist now. The blotters are what he does best and it's good to see him on the beat. He even has a new modeling gig with American Apparel, right. Anyway Ben, we miss you, even if you won't be writing stories like this anymore. I'd run the Brooklyn Paper video of Muessig's Brooklyn death, but you've probably heard it already. Instead, here's my tribute: