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candy that looks just like crack!!

A Brooklyn performance artist's latest act is fake "candy crack" drug deals - riling neighborhood activists who don't think illegal narcotics are a laughing matter.
Every other Saturday night, Nate Hill delivers $1 bags of "crack" - really crystallized sugar - to anyone in Williamsburg and Greenpoint who calls in an order.
Dressed in a white tuxedo and a white dolphin headpiece, he shows up between the hours of 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., just like a many real drug pushers.
"There's this amusing theater going on and really, it's just supposed to be fun," Hill, 31, told the Daily News. But not everyone is amused.


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Asked by jaidah917 at 8:54 PM on Aug. 17, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I hate anybody who jokes about drugs," said Ismael Torres, 75, president of the tenant association at the Borinquen Plaza on Humboldt St. in Williamsburg.

    "I've seen too many cemeteries, too many hospitals, too many funeral parlors. The cops should stop this guy."

    Kevin Wadalavage, vice president of Outreach Project, an alcohol and substance abuse treatment center in Greenpoint, said he was "dumbfounded" by the stunt.
    "It's irresponsible just to assume that young people can make the difference and get the act," Wadalavage said.
    Hill, a beekeeper for a genetics lab by day, has a few other wacky performance pieces on his résumé - including Chinatown garbage tours and knee-bouncing rides for straphangers


    Answer by jaidah917 at 8:55 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • His latest gag does have some fans.

    "I'd definitely do it again. It's a great experience," said Enrica Serrero, 21, a recent Barnard graduate who ordered some candy crack at a Williamsburg party last Sunday.

    The cops are aware of Hill's deliveries, but aren't worried about them.

    "People have seen him around," said one police source. "It's just candy. Unfortunately, being criminally stupid is not illegal."

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    Answer by jaidah917 at 8:55 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • and the question here is....?

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:01 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • Hmm, maybe some day the real dealers will look at him as competition and jump him. Not smart. Plus, what he is doing is just conditioning people to not pay attention to this type of activity. I would be livid if he were in my neighborhood. I would probably video tape him and make his neighborhood visits really uncomfortable.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:03 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • Its pretty stupid just like the candy cigarettes from back in the day. Just prepping kids to make bad choices!

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 9:05 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • I don't like things like this that specifically target impressionable children.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:08 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • Yea, how pointless.

    Answer by Seven07 at 9:22 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

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