On a tiny strip on Atlantic Avenue between Waverly Street and Washington Avenue, in what is soon to be part of the massive Atlantic Yards takeover, men of color stroll looking for loveor just instant gratification. Depending on the time of day, you can cruise professionals, service workers, blue-collar men, and black queens. However, this little slice of homo heaven has come under heavy surveillance thanks to a nearby hip-hop club that has been the scene of shootings and a nondescript porn shop thats seen its own share of rowdiness. Still, men still come for the paradingand the later it is, the dirtier it gets. At around 9 p.m., look for the guy who told his wife he was going out to buy milk for the kids.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 15, 2008