news

No Comments

Asteroids Didn’t Land on the Meatpacking District, It’s Just José Parlá’s Latest

(Photo courtesy of The Standard, High Line)

(Photo courtesy of The Standard, High Line)

The Standard, High Line — last seen getting a nifty rooftop paint job from Romon “Rostarr” Kimin — has teamed up with another one of our favorite artists, José Parlá.

Keep Reading »

No Comments

There Will Be ‘Witchy, Wonderful Things’ at These Magick Gatherings

11800055_656729178333_6443534743790593090_n

X-Hale
Wednesday, July 29 at 5pm, X Marks the Lot, 39 Knickerbocker Ave., Bushwick; $7 suggested donation
The invite to this mini retreat in JunXion’s new “summertime space” promises tarot readings, gem crystal healing, a circle ceremony aimed at “healing with sounds and words,” and sessions on “Finding Your Spirit Animal” and “How to Be a Superhero.” Oh, there will also be “body-melting massages,” though in today’s weather, pretty much anything is body-melting.

Keep Reading »

No Comments

Beating the Heat: City Cooling Centers vs. Muji’s Chill-Out Area

Muji Rest Stop

Muji Rest Stop

Man, it is hot today (it’s hot, too). With temps hitting the high 90s, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from noon until 6pm tomorrow. In light of what Mayor De Blasio calls “extremely dangerous” conditions, the city is opening dozens of “cooling centers” for those at risk of heat stroke. We stopped into a couple of them and rated them on a scale of 1 to 5 fans — and, just for good measure, we also tried Muji’s new chill-out area to see if we were bigger fans of that. 

Keep Reading »

No Comments

Go Watch an Orchestra and Circus Perform Together in a Bushwick Warehouse

Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write. This Friday night in a Bushwick warehouse, almost 1,000 people are gathering to watch a performance of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, a 19th century piece of classical music. Before you ask — no, this is not a fad (baroquecore?). Rather, it’s an event hosted by Groupmuse, a social media platform single-handedly bringing classical music back into #relevance.

Keep Reading »

No Comments

Here’s What They Rocked at Today’s Scorsese Shoot

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

Makeup artist Ivy Ermert (Photo: Jaime Cone)

Makeup artist Ivy Ermert (Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)(Photo: Jaime Cone)(Photo: Jaime Cone)(Photo: Jaime Cone)Makeup artist Ivy Ermert (Photo: Jaime Cone)(Photo: Jaime Cone)(Photo: Jaime Cone)(Photo: Jaime Cone)(Photo: Jaime Cone)(Photo: Jaime Cone)(Photo: Jaime Cone)(Photo: Jaime Cone)(Photo: Jaime Cone)(Photo: Jaime Cone)(Photo: Jaime Cone)(Photo: Jaime Cone)(Photo: Jaime Cone)

East 4th Street’s sidewalk, between Avenues A and B, became a catwalk earlier today for dozens (we heard rumors of more than 100) actors in some of the most awesomely funkadelic garb to be seen in the neighborhood since 1979. They were spotted hanging out in front of the Metropolitan Playhouse, where according to notices posted throughout the neighborhood Martin Scorsese was filming his upcoming HBO show about NYC’s rock and scene in the 1970’s.

Keep Reading »

No Comments

Rose McGowan Was Just 16 When She Did Those Racy Scenes in Doom Generation

First the stars of Kids revealed that they weren’t nearly as sexually experienced as their characters made them seem, and now our illusions about another hallmark of transgressive teen cinema, Gregg Araki’s Doom Generation, have been shattered.

Keep Reading »

No Comments

Scorsese’s ‘Rock and Roll’ Rolls into the East Village Today

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Crazy for Scorsese? Good news: It’s Martymania in East Village today.

After turning Williamsburg’s Rough Trade into an old-school Sam Goody earlier this month, Martin Sorcese’s forthcoming HBO show about NYC’s 1970s rock and roll scene is shooting in the Alphabet City.

Keep Reading »

No Comments

Your Saturday Plans: Get Locked Up and Try to Escape Execution

(Courtesy of The Prison)

(Courtesy of The Prison)

What would you do if you were thrown into prison in a dystopian future, given a new identity, a new past, and were told you had to convince a group of strangers not to execute you? That’s the premise of The Prison, a live action role-playing game coming to The Brick this weekend as part of the theater’s Game Play Festival, taking place all this month.

Keep Reading »