Candice Waldron, owner of Jumelle (148 Bedford) wrote to set the record straight regarding the Brooklyn Paper story about Williamsburg Walks cutting back.
Her email (emphasis mine):
The comments and quotes from my staff that have appeared in recent articles about the reduced Williamsburg Walks schedule are inaccurate, misrepresented and false. We have contacted the staff writer asking for a correction.
Williamsburg Walks did not have any negative impact on my business revenue; this aspect of the story was never discussed with the reporter. In fact that comment was made by another local shop owner. We remained open every weekend during the walks and welcomed new customers.
Furthermore, the caption, “She got her wish now that the pedestrian mall has been cut to just two days” that appears with a photo of one of my staff is entirely fabricated. We have not actively campaigned to cut Williamsburg Walks.
Jumelle has been an active participant in the community and we simply wish to set the record straight.
Photo via Hazel Kiesewetter c/o NY Mag