New York is expensive for business owners (ok, and everybody else), and this can ring especially true for those who run performance spaces. Indeed, commercial successes like Hamilton could lure the ignorant into the sense that it’s very feasible to make live theater work with a long and lucrative life. But that runs contrary to the climate that the smaller spaces and companies exist in, even when they’re the ones creating and initially developing the work that goes on to find success. Keep Reading »
Hundreds of dressed-up doggies descended upon Tompkins Square Park on Saturday for the 26th annual Halloween Dog Parade, and it was an adorable sight to behold.
Two cousins of Kendel Felix—the man who was recently found guilty of the 2014 murder of Williamsburg landlord Menachem Stark—were taken into custody Thursday for charges related to the case. [NY Daily News]
Shaun Martin, the driver who was convicted of killing a florist under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he crashed his car into East Village Farm in July 2013, will be sentenced on November 4. [NY Daily News]
Update, Oct. 20, 6:13pm: This post has been updated to include comments from the mayor’s office and the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Elected officials, community activists, labor union members, and preservationists gathered on East 11th Street yesterday to protest a development plan that would demolish five 19th Century tenement buildings to make way for a 300-room hotel. The protest, organized by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and other local groups, attracted several dozen demonstrators who called for Mayor Bill de Blasio to halt the demolition of the buildings.
Wednesday October 19, 8 pm at Shea Stadium: $10
The Chicago-based band Oozing Wound are joining local shitar player Justine Frye and whoever’s contributing to his weird-folk drone setup PC Worship at the moment– who, by the way, seem due for some new material soonish, no? Their 2015 record, Basement Hysteria has been in the heavy rotation pile for a while, but then again Frye was busy playing in Glenn Branca’s orchestra not un-recently and I still get that buzzy tinnitus feeling in my ears when I think about the experience. Listen up, though– at this show, we wouldn’t be surprised if you heard some new material.
Tonight marks the third and (mercifully) final presidential debate in Las Vegas, meaning that the more socially minded among us will be looking to share in the democratic process with their fellow citizens and copious amounts of alcohol.
Maybe you’re a diehard Donald Trump supporter drinking to distract yourself from what looks like an imminent landslide defeat, or a Hillary Clinton backer drowning away your sorrows at the indignities your candidate has endured. Perhaps you’re resigned to watching the world burn, but you’ve got some potentially lucrative prop bets riding on whether the candidates shake hands or how many times Trump says “tremendous.”
Whatever your motivation, if you’re looking to knock back a few while you take in the action, we’ve got you covered. Keep Reading »
On Mott Street, L’asso Pizza has shuttered after more than a decade in business. [Bowery Boogie]
Paperwork was submitted for an eight-story commercial space that would replace a pair of Flushing Avenue warehouses. [The Real Deal]
A property management company put 18 Brooklyn properties on the market (including two in Williamsburg) for $80 million. [Commercial Observer]
Development firm Thor Equities will pay $30 million for the Bedford Avenue property that previously housed a Salvation Army. [The Real Deal]
Jose Luis Santos Vasquez, 22, was arrested Sunday for physically assaulting a 22-year-old woman and stealing her designer handbag on October 1 in Williamsburg. The young teenager who accompanied Vasquez during the robbery has not been located by police. [DNA Info]
According to the office of the New York City Medical Examiner, the heart discovered in an East Village trash can last week was not a human’s and likely belonged to a pig. [DNA Info]