Even after trying to sort out all of those “Teen” bands, we still don’t know the difference between TEEN and The Teen Age. But this much is certain: Our new favorite, Teen Commandments, is playing the rooftop of Our Wicked Lady on Friday, and we’re super psyched to be premiering the new music video for “Party Talk,” off of their forthcoming EP.
On Sept. 11, 2001, I was sophomore at Hunter College. In the first hours after the attack, I walked roughly 80 blocks to Ground Zero. I left an acting seminar in which a classmate worried about her mother, who worked at the World Trade Center, and went to Hunter’s North Lobby, where students crowded under televisions broadcasting the towers’ collapse.
A man was hospitalized with serious injuries Saturday after sitting on the edge of Bushwick’s Kosciuszko Street subway platform, obstructing an incoming train. [NY Post]
In a move that was prematurely anticipated earlier this summer, on September 24, two sections of Greenpoint’s Kosciuszko Bridge will reportedly be detonated. [DNA Info]
If you’re a Lethem lover, get ready for a jolt of Jonathan. As you’d expect, the Motherless Brooklyn writer is appearing at the Brooklyn Book Festival next week — on a panel about music writing and also alongside his fellow “literary lions,” Colson Whitehead and Jacqueline Woodson. Not only that, but the novelist and essayist is also featured in two new documentaries– and he’ll be appearing at a screening of one of them, to talk about all things Lethem.
According to police, in Bushwick this week a father punched a school safety officer in the face when told he couldn’t be in an employees-only area of his child’s campus. [DNA Info]
On St. Mark’s Place, Cafe Orlin will shutter October 15 after serving customers for 36 years. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]
Ice cream season ain’t over yet. Van Leeuwen, the artisanal ice cream brand that started out of a truck and now has stores in almost every neighborhood B+B covers (LES coming soon), is grand-opening its South Street Seaport outpost on Saturday with a cheap-scoop deal.
Three years after the St. Mark’s Bookshop left its longtime home on the corner of Third Avenue and Stuyvesant Street, The Bean has opened up its newest location inside of the bookstore’s once hallowed halls.
While responding to a reported shooting in Bushwick last night, three patrol cars were involved in a crash. Two of the officers were hospitalized in stable condition. [NY Post]
Tomorrow night, Beaner Bar will celebrate the end of its nine-year run on Graham Avenue. [Greenpointers]
The Illustrious Blacks: HYPERBOLIC!
Thursday, September 7 at Joe’s Pub, 9 pm: $15 advance, $20 doors
The Illustrious Blacks is a duo comprised of musician Manchildblack and performance artist Monstah Black. The mythos behind the Afro-futurist group goes like this: each man was the ruler of his own planet and known throughout the cosmos for his own unique artistic offerings. One day, the two planets collided, resulting in a colorful explosion that was not disastrous, but instead created a perfect union of art, music, fashion, dance, and theater. I have to say, this whole origin story somehow reminds me of the King Of All Cosmos from the Katamari video games, which is a game in which you play a little creature who rolls up big spheres of stuff to be turned into planets to please a big king. I’m sure that isn’t a very relevant comparison to what The Illustrious Blacks’s show will be like, but it’s still kind of fun to think about.
Since we first told you about Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg a couple of years ago, Williamsburg has gotten a little less whiskey-soaked. Trash Bar is now a boxing gym, and other healthful endeavors like FlyWheel and Equinox have made a home in the neighborhood where rock-n-roll bowling used to be the primary form of recreation.
Owning a bar isn’t rocket science, but it doesn’t hurt to be a high-energy particle physicist who once worked on CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. Ben Lillie did just that before going on to co-found The Story Collider, a podcast dedicated to personal stories about science. Last night, he took the quantum leap into bar ownership and opened Caveat, a Lower East Side venue where thinkers like himself will mingle with comedians, musicians, and the completely unclassifiable.