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Billyburg Update: Hipster Rockers Out, Hipster Designers In

Per the Los Angeles Times:

The fashionably coiffed woman of a certain age stares curiously at sawdust-covered Bart Bettencourt and Carlos Salgado as they have their picture taken on striped benches on North 6th Street. "Oh, are you in a band?" she inquires. Not quite. Bettencourt and Salgado do call themselves Scrapile, a worthy rocker name, but this duo makes recycled wood furniture, not music. In the low-rent, semi-industrial neighborhood on the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge, scrappy young architects and crafts artisans are forging a 21st century design movement.

Permission is hereby granted to kill us now.
· Nouveau Brooklyn [LATimes via Archinect]
· Brooklyn Style Photo Gallery [LATimes]