After kicking off Teen Tech, his exhibition at Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery last night, Adam Green will be playing two shows at Bowery Ballroom tonight and Saturday– and we’ve got a pair of tickets for one lucky reader. Adam Green is a quintessential New Yorker, “eccentric, but perfect” according to legendary rock ‘n roll photog Mick Rock (who I had the extreme honor of chatting up last night)…. Also spotted at the event were Cory Kennedy, Becka Diamond, Macaulay Culkin, and Michael Grubbs of Wakey!Wakey!, as well as a slew of swanky downtowners.
For your chance to see Adam Green tomorrow night, head on over to our Facebook page and tell us why you’re a great New Yorker too! Or just hit up @freedubya over on Twitter with this:
I love Adam Green, almost as much as I love @freedubya
Archive for April, 2010
If you’re into novelty shows, but can’t be bothered by going into the city or the throngs of tourists, we now have a little show to call our own (until the end of May, anyway). I don’t think Stomp has shit on these people.
According to the event details they use “basic items we take for granted: bowling balls, coke cans, cinder blocks to her own invented, fantastic Action Contraptions, like the huge Whizzing Gizmo machine (created by Ivan and Noe Espana) which is like a giant hamster wheel ridden by 8 dancers as its counterweight is propelled to eject them.” GODDAMN.
Streb @ S.L.A.M. 51 North 1st Street.’
Schedule: Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 3 and 7pm (Dance Party afterward) Sundays at 3pm
photo by Martha Cooper c/o Gothamist
Okay, so looks like the NYPD didn’t sell your bike on ebay or give ‘em away to kids. Gothamist has word that bike owners can pick them up between the wonderfully convenient hours of 4am and 12pm at the 7th Precinct. But don’t think you can just walk in and claim that Huffy!
We were told that bike owners can appear as early as 4 a.m., and that there is “a special way” of determining that each bike is returned to its lawful owner. Cyclists will be asked to describe their bikes, but the cop who spoke with us said you should also bring a photo of you with the bike.
But here’s the best part. When asked if there were any signs that told cyclists not to lock their bikes up on the President’s route yesterday, a cop responded defensively, saying, “You’re not supposed to lock you bike to signposts anyway, they have those new bike racks you’re supposed to use.”
Fantastic news! That sounds like the NYPD considers itself authorized to steal any bicycle not locked to a city-sanctioned bike rack and bury it fifteen deep on the back of a truck.
Think that rule applies to bikes loaded up on fences at the Waterfront shows? Let’s hope not!
There’s a Spring Handmade Cavalcade happening this Saturday at Berry Park, which is an Esty-friendly shopping event featuring 25 eco-friendly, sustainably-focused artists, designers, and crafters.
Spring is just around the corner so get ready to celebrate the sunshine with more than 25 of the area’s amazing artists, designers, and crafters. This year’s Spring Cavalcade focuses on sustainably-made products and eco-friendly goods. Shopping local also helps sustain the local economy and reduce your carbon foot print!
There will also be a raffle, where you can win “unique creations” in lunch boxes. Everybody loves raffles and lunch boxes, amirite?
Berry Park (4 Berry Street, opposite McCarren) // 10am – 5pm
This Next Sunday, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Grand Ferry Park will be home to Comedy in the Park, the first of at least three free stand-up comedy shows on the Williamsburg waterfront this summer.
Host Paul Marino hopes the combination of a beautiful location, funny & diverse line-up, proximity to Bedford, and the fact that it’s a free show, will lead to an awesome new outdoor comedy series. We hope it works out!
The Parks Department granted permits for the first three shows and are awaiting to see how things go before making a decision on continuing the series. If these three go well, we might have a summer-long stand-up series right there on the waterfront. Curious how things would work out with the Jelly Pool Parties, but we could imagine some kind of merging of the two at some point down the line.
All Marino needs now, he writes, “is a big crowd to cheer when I ask, ‘Now how many of you want Comedy in the Park to do a comedy show like this every week?’”
This week’s show is headlined by Dan St. Germain, and will feature Jeffrey Joseph, Freddy Sheffield, Jay Welsh, Mike Recine, Heather Fink, Stephen Mark, Edward Dominguez, and a possible appearance by Joel Runnels. Music’s by DJ Sureshot.
Update: Marino writes to say the event has been canceled to due rain. It’ll be on next sunday however, so save le date.
Presumably worried that of the many bicycles lining President Obama’s path to Cooper Union on Houston Avenue this morning one may contain a pipe bomb, NYPD police officers removed “hundreds of bikes”, piled them deep onto the back of a flatbed truck and shipped ‘em far, far away.
One bystander posted a photo and tweeted, “This is a truck full of bikes that were sawed off every lampost and bike rack on houston street bc obama is coming.”
Another wrote, “Running late to work watching nypd cut bike locks along obamas route on Houston St.”
So where are these bikes now? Is every lucky little son and daughter of a police officer in the city getting a new bike for Earth Day? We’ll update if we hear how and where you can find your
lost stolen bike. Gothamist put a call in, because they are responsible bloggers, but yes, happy planet day from the NYPD!
h/t This Is FYF
We are giving away 2 tickets to this Thursday’s Crush party with Hussle Club, My Gold Mask, Rafter, C-mon & Kypski & Free Magic…all you have to do is Tweet at us who your band crush is on right now and we will notify our winners by Thursday at 4pm! Tweet @CRUSHANDDANCE to Win!
You still have a couple hours to win tix to tonight’s event, so get on it– this is gonna be one ass-shaker of a party! More info here.
The Atlantic takes a long, hard look at Traif (South 4th b/t Roebling & Havemeyer), “A Promised Land of Pork and Shellfish.”
Sitting at the southern tip of trendy Williamsburg on South 4th Street between Roebling and Havemeyer, Traif faces the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, as well as the Broadway Avenue dividing line between hipster and Hasidic Williamsburg, where there have been recent tensions between the two communities. The restaurant’s notable characteristics‚Äîits explicit irony, its lack of any discernable outdoor sign, the local artwork on the walls, its specialty dishes like strawberry-cinnamon baby back ribs, and its stunning outdoor garden‚Äîare assuredly in keeping with restaurants of its ilk in the northern section of Williamsburg, though there’s a strong Jewishness that runs through the restaurant and its owners, which makes Traif a unique bridge between the dissonant worlds of North and South.
Read the rest at The Atlantic. Pic c/o Sophie Barbasch.
From LA-based Kitsune Noir:
I have never been to Brooklyn, but in my mind it possesses an almost mythic status and encapsulates everything that is holistically artistic, effortlessly cool and divergent from the mainstream. In his short film/documentary ‚”Breukelen”, ‚”Afropean” filmmaker Ofa brings to life the Brooklyn of my imagination.
One important question, though… Where are all the hipsters?