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Organizer Behind 'Fyre Festival' of Pizza Promises Refunds

By Gustavo Solis | September 13, 2017 11:38am
 Photos from a Brooklyn pizza festival.
Photos from a Brooklyn pizza festival.
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BUSHWICK — The organizer of Brooklyn's disastrous pizza and burger festivals promised to refund all attendees, the organizer announced on Facebook Wednesday. 

Ishmael Osekre posted a message on the event's Facebook page Wednesday morning saying, "we have agreed on REFUNDING ALL TICKETS from the pizza and burger festivals."

Gothamist originally reported that attendees complained of paying up to $75 for the pizza and burger festivals but showed up to a "shady" parking lot to find a woefully inadequate number of burgers and tiny slices of bad pizza. One ticketholder compared it to the doomed Fyre Festival, and others created their own Facebook group with the intention of suing the organizers.

Osekre's message vaguely criticized reports of the weekend, alluding to stories, "without facts, quotes, or context," but failed to point out any specific factual inaccuracies.

The message did not mention that the State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office has been trying to reach organizers and is asking people who attended the events to file consumer complaints.

"Yes, we are reaching out to the organizers," AG spokesman Doug Cohen said. "Best to describe it as an inquiry at this point."