We'd be seriously remiss if we let any more time pass on this Monday morning without going to the YouTube of the Pandamonium madness on Bedford Avenue in the Burg on Saturday night. There were people in panda costumes, confrontations with the cops and, of course, arrests and allegations of police brutality. The newish blog Stuff Hipsters Don't Like has a long description of the, uh, pandemonium, including this: "There were hundreds of hipsters in the street walking alongside cop cars with flashing lights. My initial thought was that it was a parade, and the helicopter flying overhead was lighting the way as a good Samaritan effort." Good for real estate values? Will it end up in a condo promo campaign? Time will tell.
· Pandamonium Williamsburg Riot Police Brutality [YouTube]
· Pandas on the Prowl in Williamsburg [Urbanite]
· Police Unhappy with Pandamonium in Williamsburg [Gothamist]