ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: #6 – I’m still offended more by the rally against Brooklyn 11223 than I am by the existence of a vapid TV show that nominally takes place in Brooklyn, and I blame the politicians for that. The call from Diane Savino and Carlo Scissura to boycott businesses that allowed Oxygen’s camera crews on their premises was particularly distasteful. The women who stood at the front of that rally came to talk about the positive contributions they and their peers have made in Bay Ridge, not to turn against other members of their business community. It was flat-out wrong for Savino and Scissura to involve them in that. Vincent Gentile did not make any boycott call himself, but as the event organizer, he should have been more mindful and thoughtful about the messaging.