After a brief hiatus--INFRA played in Philly on Pub Crawl Friday last year--the famed CPCCPC is back for 2010!
As RB wrote in 2006: "What better way to explore the fiber of the community that created the Bellinger boys than through drinking?"
We've been to bars that no longer exist, some of which were shut down by the NYPD. We've inspired, and then joined forces with, rival townie pub crawls (see photo). We've eaten more 7-11 ta...quitos than anyone should consume in a lifetime.
At the heart of the matter is what it means to be from Queens, a 2.3-million-person slice of New York City that no one in America or the world knows anything about.
And the isolated neighborhood of College Point, hometown of the Bellinger boys, shall again be our research subject. Once a working-class European neighborhood, CP now has three distinct, stratified brackets. We will drink our way through all of them, gathering stories and creating photographs along the way.
Depending on how many people are coming, we may kick off dinner at one of the yuppie-approved, NYT-reviewed Asian restaurants in the former-immigrant-ghetto but now socially-acceptable-for-those-who-read-the-right-reviews Downtown Flushing.
So let us know if you're interested and we'll work on the logistics. Don't let transportational issues get in your way. We can teach you what a livery cab is, or even book one of the many new chain hotels that have sprung up in the area.
See you the Friday after Thanksgiving. Bring your MetroCards.