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Brighton Beach In The Spotlight On Barclays Center Television

Posted By Willie Simpson On February 12, 2013 @ 9:59 am In Arts & Culture,News & Features | 9 Comments

Screenshot of BCTV host Alyonka Larionov from “BCTV – Brighton Beach” by Ali Hashemi. Source: Vimeo

If you have visited the brand-spanking new Barclays Center this year, you might have already seen this cool new tribute to Brighton Beach [1], which has been playing on Barclays Center Television (BCTV).

The video features the fetching Alyonka Larionov jaunting her way through Brighton Beach, eating authentic pierogis, vamping like Leo DiCaprio on the boardwalk, and sharing drinks with some friendly Moscovians in town to celebrate a friend’s birthday.

Aloynka, who makes mention of her Russian roots, does get a little confused when referencing Brighton Beach Boulevard, which we all know doesn’t exist. Geographic error aside, she leads an otherwise cheerful tour through Brighton Beach, checking out Russian hats, Russian dolls [2] (no, not these Russian Dolls [3]) and Russian candy. She even expounds a little upon that “funny little creature,” Cheburashka [4].

It’s a fun, snappily-edited and mood-brightening journey though Little Odessa.

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URLs in this post:

[1] this cool new tribute to Brighton Beach: http://vimeo.com/57566463

[2] dolls: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matryoshka_doll

[3] these Russian Dolls: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/tag/russian-dolls/

[4] Cheburashka: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheburashka

[5] When Art Doesn’t Imitate Life: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2008/05/when-art-doesn-t-imitate-life/

[6] Today: Russian-Speaking Vols Needed For Language And Cultural Exchange: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/04/today-russian-speaking-vols-needed-for-language-and-cultural-exchange/

[7] Temporary Bathrooms Being Added To Brighton Boardwalk, But Hardly A Victory For Oceana Residents: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/07/temporary-bathrooms-being-added-to-brighton-boardwalk-but-hardly-a-victory-for-oceana-residents/

[8] Suspect In 2011 Brighton Beach Boardwalk Shooting Says Video Vindicates Him: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/10/suspect-in-2011-brighton-beach-boardwalk-shooting-says-video-vindicates-him/

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