Should she want to relive those days, she might want to forget about #AllMyMovies and catch The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith, showing Friday and Monday as part of the DOC NYC festival. The documentary by Sara Fishko is an offshoot of her “Jazz Loft Radio Series,” a 10-part WNYC production that unboxed the audio recordings that legendary photographer W. Eugene Smith made while sharing his Chelsea loft with some of the jazz greats of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. Her new documentary adds a visual element, sharing some of the thousands of photos that Smith took of the loft’s habitués, from Thelonius Monk to Salvador Dali to Warhol’s Ultra Violet, and the street life below.
A lot has changed since we headed down to Angelika Film Center on Tuesday and were able to get right in to see Nymphomaniac with Shia LaBeouf. Around 11 a.m. this morning, a line wound back and forth across the Center’s lobby and spilled out the front door and down the block.
Until now, we’ve known “Lowlife” as the title of Luc Sante’s history of Lower East Side vice and decrepitude, as well as the title of mad German saxophonist Peter Brötzmann’s moody free-jazz masterpiece. The name has never failed us. So we’re kind of curious about Lowlife, a new restaurant helmed by Alex Leonard, former chef de cuisine at Blanca, the Michelin-starred tasting-menu spot from Roberta’s.
After you’ve snagged a copy of Felines of New York, you’ll want somewhere to go read it. And what better place than at a cat cafe? The Lower East Side now has two–count em, two–of them, with the recent opening of Koneko.
Agathe Snow, whose work often blends performance with immersive multimedia installations, is opening a new show, Continuum, tonight. This is the Corsican-born artist’s first solo exhibition at Journal Gallery in Williamsburg. Snow is the ex-wife of the late Dash Snow (they married when he was just 18 years old) whose pal Ryan McGinley has some new photos up, incidentally, in a show called Winter at Team Gallery.
It’s quite possible you’re #AllMyMovied-out this week already, what with Shia LeBeouf’s latest stunt and all, which we made our way over to yesterday. The ongoing event (three whole days, people) seems to be yet another attempt by the actor to translate his acting skillsTransformers appearances into “performance art” (i.e. some totally derivative rendition of Marina Abramovic’s Adidas commercial). Well, here are a slew of movies (and related events) that will restore your faith in film (no guarantee you’ll actually grow fond of Transformers, though).
Why get delivery from some faceless eatery when you can order from a vegan ginger with a Beatles tattoo? You can now do just that with Homemade, an app that launches tonight in Bushwick and will soon be expanding to Bed-Stuy, Fort Greene, East Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
You might call this the AirBNB of food delivery, since it allows home cooks to prepare meals whenever they want and charge whatever for them. Do you like the look of those flaxseed cookies made by Monica, a Peruvian who uses her grandma’s recipes? Or that chicken curry made by Anisha, who first learned to cook at her aunt’s restaurant in India? Just hit “request a meal” and pick one of the available times. Some home cooks will deliver the meal to you personally, others use a courier, or you can just walk over to their place and pick it up.
Don’t worry, it won’t be long before Broad City returns and washes The Bedford Stop from our minds. According to a tipster who lives on Ludlow Street, the show was filming there yesterday at Good Luck Car Service, between Grand and Hester Streets.
You know you live in a cool New York neighborhood when Ilana and Abby and crew are chillin across the street at your local Chinese taxi service. It looked like the two were shooting a scene where they were waiting for something. They sat in the same seats the Chinese drivers sit in smoking cigarettes and hocking loogies. They were sprawled out and there was an ambulance gurney.