Andrea Peyser Boycotts Park Slope Food Co-op Over Israel Boycott

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The Observer‘s favorite newspaper columnist weighed in on our favorite grocer today. “Here’s Reason No. 501 never to set foot in the People’s Republic of Park Slope,” Andrea Peyser declares in The Post, referring to the brewing Israel boycott at the Park Slope Food Co-op. Her screed is as loud and droning as a Phish concert.

Earlier this week, we gave space for a BDS defense, so it only seems fair to let Ms. Peyser air her grievances, as well.

The issue isn’t plastic bags, banned from the co-op in 2008 to save the planet. Nor is it plastic water bottles (banned), or Coca-Cola (banned in protest of labor abuses in Colombia). And it’s not about meat, which arrived on the free-range shelves in 2002 — to the horror of militant vegans — along with microbrewed beer but, tragically, no Budweiser.

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The issue isn’t plastic bags, banned from the co-op in 2008 to save the planet. Nor is it plastic water bottles (banned), or Coca-Cola (banned in protest of labor abuses in Colombia). And it’s not about meat, which arrived on the free-range shelves in 2002 — to the horror of militant vegans — along with microbrewed beer but, tragically, no Budweiser.

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Mazor just wants this to blow over, so she can go back to bagging her all-natural greens. “If I have anything to do with it, it won’t come up for a vote.”

Being reduced to shopping at Pathmark would be a major letdown. In Park Slope, it might come to that.

Ms. Peyser, herself a BroBo, even gives The Observer a shout-out, quoting from our interview with Alan Dershowitz. This reporter can now die a happy man.

mchaban [at] observer.com | @MC_NYC

Comments

  1. Allison says:

    Between AP and Allen Dershowitz, I say this never-gonna-happen hummus boycott is a win for the coop. Two more intensely annoying people I don’t need to worry about in line.

  2. Eric McClure says:

    If Atlantic Yards-loving, bike lane-hating “real New Yorker” Andrea Peyser never sets foot again in Park Slope, the whole brouhaha over the Israeli-products boycott will have been more than worth it.

  3. Rufus says:

    No loss to PFSC, there