Surveillance footage caught a blonde woman stealing a Pomeranian yesterday around 4 a.m. outside Khim’s Millennium Market in Williamsburg. [Gothamist]
The 38-unit rental property at 305 McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint is on the market for $32.5 million. [The Real Deal]
Assess interior renderings of 1 Great Jones Alley, a 14-unit condominium that will rise at the site of Broadway’s former open-air market in Noho. [Curbed NY]
Ludlow Street handmade jewelry shop Incaze has closed after three years on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]
From now ’til Thursday, the Foo Fighters are selling their merch at 125 Rivington Street in preparation for their upcoming show at Citi Field. [Bowery Boogie]
Today is National French Fry Day, and black car service Gett will donate $1 from each ride to construction of the new Pommes Frites location.
At a secret location in Bushwick this Saturday the Iron Lotus collective will make its public debut with an event where attendees can expect everything from your basic DJ-fueled dance floor, to an erotic playspace for exploring consensual pleasure, to immersive theater and installation art. “Body (un)Bound: An Invitation” reflects the broad interests and skills of the collective, which is comprised of 14 artists, activists, and healers who have come together around the common mission of eradicating shame and promoting authentic pleasure.
Sure, you could trek out to Jones Beach to see Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer headline the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival in September, but that’s a big production. Instead, walk on over to a couple of lower-key comedy fests happening in the next couple of weeks.
A “roaming screening series” has set up shop in venues across New York City and unofficially dubbed July queer cinema month. Maybe you’ve seen the posters around town for Dirty Looks: On Location, which the organizers are calling “a series of queer interventions” in the form of performance art, but mostly cinema inside LGBT cultural landmarks, art institutions, DIY spaces, and even in places where the ghosts of queer past linger, like defunct bathhouses and former meeting spots. Screenings are showcasing not just classics of gay cinema but recent efforts by local up-and-comings.
Thank goodness, chicken sandwiches aren’t the only thing New Yorkers see fit to line up for these days. This morning, about 15 people waited 45 minutes outside of Other Music, which was giving out free seven-inches of Youth Lagoon’s new single, “The Knower.” Fans of Trevor Powers’s psychedelic pop were whipped into a frenzy of anticipation after reading an announcement, yesterday, on his Facebook page. While the single was released today, Powers (aka Youth Lagoon) is waiting until Monday to announce details of the new album.
Hot damn, it’s summer in the city. In celebration, a pop-up beach just appeared for the weekend at 171 Elizabeth Street. “Nolita Beach,” reads a blue neon sign outside the tiny gallery filled with 7,000 pounds of beach sand. Appropriately draped along its walls, like a set of functional tapestries, are beach towels created by ten prominent New York designers such as Jessica Walsh and Damien Correll. The crazed brain behind this bohemian beach is Tictail, an online marketplace where designers and artists create their own stores (think a less crunchy Etsy.)
Meryl Meisler turned heads last year with her photographs of Bushwick in the late ’70s and early ’80s, when the neighborhood was racked by arson, economic crisis, and crime, epitomized in the chaos of the 1977 blackout. Nevertheless, her photos were filled with as much liveliness as the dance floor at Studio 54 (which the photographer also documented). As a local school teacher, Meisler saw beyond the blight, connecting with the community in spite of the neighborhood’s troubles. But her photos are just as much a conduit for nostalgia as they are a memo for the present and seem as relevant as ever for the neighborhood as it continues to go through immense change. Now our initial obsession the photographer’s work has been rewarded with a new book, Purgatory & Paradise: Sassy ’70s Suburbia & the City.
The area off the Lorimer stop has never been as coffee congested as Bedford Avenue, but that’s starting to change. In the former home of Tedone Latticini Dairy Products on Metropolitan Avenue, Black Star is now offering pastries and sandwiches made in-house, and of course COFFEE!
Tuesday morning a man was slashed in the face three times with a knife at a Williamsburg bodega. [CBS NY]
Thirteen people were charged with selling or possessing drugs like crack cocaine, heroin, and marijuana yesterday at Bushwick Houses and Williamsburg’s Borinquen Plaza Housing Developments. [amNY]
Trader Joe’s will open a 18K-square-foot Williamsburg outpost at 206 Kent Avenue. Construction has yet to begin. [Crain’s NY]
Our little corner of the world is indisputably changing in a lot of ways. Some of that transformation is so very “ugh” for so, so many people. But hey, there’s a lot of posi stuff that’s happened across the country too, and these are developments that bode well for everyone. See: impressive new momentum for LGBT equality and lower crime rates, just to name a couple. In light of all these shifts, we’ve picked a handful of movies this week that might really get your gears grinding about societal evolution. Angst, provides an interesting example of a decline in certain forms of censorship while The Bronx Warriors is outlandish in its portrayal of a particular place that itself bears little resemblance to reality. And we’ve got a whole gaggle of films the demonstrate the real strides we’ve made when it comes to LGBT equality. And hey, even film itself is changing. Check these films and embrace it all, y’all.