Archive for March, 2010
A building under construction located on Conselyea St. b/t Union and Lorimer Avenue collapsed this morning. A few workers were trapped but have since been rescued. The site isn’t a stranger to the city.
A DOB complaint was filed on 2/4/10 and assigned to the “Emergency Response Team,” identifying 36 Conselyea with conditions that are endangering workers. DOB inspector #1842 visited on 2/4/10 and 2/7/10, but gave up after two attempts when the site was locked and he was unable to gain access. That’s all it took. The building that fell is reportedly 34 Conselyea, although that’s a tad unclear.
Dale Carnegie once said, “If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.” That applies here, me thinks.
Update: Assemblyman Joe Lentol adds, “A building has collapsed on Conselyea between Lorimer and Union. I remain concerned about another collapse in the community where people have been injured. The Department of Buildings must find a way to ensure that this kind of an incident does not happen again. I would like to extend my thoughts and prayers to the wor…kers and their families as well as any assistance they may need.”
Update2: So it is 34 Conselyea. The building is owned by 34 Conselyea Street LLC, a limited liability corporation headed by aptsandlofts.com President David Maundrell’s mom.
PICS AFTER THE JUMP…
N.6 has closed, and Pinkteron Wine Bar (yes, it’s named after the Weezer album) has opened in its place. Although the interior and layout is similar to N.6, there are new window treatments, and word is that there will be more of an emphasis on mood lighting. In warm weather patio seating will also be available.
Pinkerton is owned by former New York Times journalist Thomas Hudson who wanted a to open a bar that served ‚”interesting, fun, good wines that are affordable,” with a focus on wines from Washington, Oregon, California, and Australia. Pinkerton also serves microbrews from both coasts, as well as simple small plates like cheese spreads, olives, and hopefully in time will begin to ‚”make full use of the kitchen”.
Pinkerton Wine Bar, 263 N 6th St., nr. Havemeyer St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-782-7171
[image via The Downtown Diaries]
Sideshow’s (S. 2nd St.) curator Richie Temperio spoke with Art Talk’s The Greatest Interview Show of All Time about the art scene in the 60′s and 70′s in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They had Thai restaurants everywhere back then too!
In The Greatest Interview Show of All Time’s ongoing oral history of Williamsburg, Will finds Richie Temperio, curator and gallerist extraordinaire, at home in Sideshow, his gallery on South 2nd Street. Richie talks about being an artist in Williamsburg way back when, and provides some intriguing details about the very beginnings of the art scene there; and we’re not talking the early-90s here–we’re talking the 60s and 70s, people! He then recounts stories of his offbeat gallery space, from hanging his friends work in a local Thai restaurant for free beer to creating one of the most well-known alternative spaces–a “sideshow” if you will–to the ostensible main event taking place in a concurrent Chelsea gallery exhibit.
Two hostels operating in 112 North 6th Street were raided and shut down on Friday. There were allegedly 16 people per apartment, paying 1k each, no fire escapes, and no sprinkler systems in place. Disaster waiting to happen or just life in NYC?
Loftstel’s website is now redirecting to its DC location, but the cache is still live. It says the apartments “are intended for long-term students who need affordable accommodations,” offer “affordable monthly dormitory accommodations in New York City for international & ESL students,” and where “privacy is limited, so if you’re relatively shy, you may want to consider other options.”
Ms. Heather was all over the story, and like usual, her leaches at the Post ripped the story and puked it on paper without proper credit.
A commenter writes:
i’m not sure how they think a taco truck and an ice cream truck are affecting the business at a cafe. they don’t sell the same foods. when i want a taco, i get a taco. i’m not gonna go to blackbird parlor just because there’s no taco truck.
maybe their businesses are hurt by the fact that the economy is bad and a business on bedford isn’t a golden ticket to a new life.
…in response to the “Bedford Businesses Rail Against Endless Summer Taco Truck, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream” post.
Openers Savoir Adore and Dappled Cities set the par for the night. Australian Dappled Cities could not look more excited to be playing to a reveling crowd. Each song swelled and built behind lead singer Tim Derricourt into a commanding arrangement that everyone was compelled to listen to. I don’t know if it was the impressive show or the heightened level of Australian attractiveness of its band, but I have never seen so many girls rush the stage to buy the remaining five CDs Dappled Cities had with them.
Fresh back from SXSW, Savoir Adore performed to a welcoming crowd. Although their line up has changed, Savoir Adore consistently delivers a performance of wonderful energy and a demonstration of genuine musicianship.
Although the entire line up was a power packed, high energy showcase, it was The Grates’ lead singer Patience Hodgson who delivered the most hyperactive performance. Skipping out on to the stage in a cape that was reminiscient of Nick Diamonds from The Islands and a Little Miss Sunshine worthy, oversized sequin unitard, Hodgson enthusastically launched into her set. She engaged the audience of her amazed fans with longtime favorites sprinkled with new jams as well. However, Hodgson kept her audience guessing when she sat on one superfan’s shoulders and worked her way out into the crowd.
More pictures after the jump!
Bust Magazine is celebrating tonight, and you should join them!
I hear there will be 2-for-1 pierogis. Yumm!
Last night Bear Hands headlined a show with part-time muse Lissy Trullie and Terrible Records first release Acrylics at Glasslands with Holy Ghost closing the night with a DJ set. With everyone finally back from SXSW, Glasslands was overflowing with people with an even divide of Trullie and Bear Hands fans.
More pictures after the jump!Bear Hands