You better believe we’re back with a sick music lineup for your eyes and ears only, boys and girls. This week, take advantage of the following opportunities to step outside your comfort zone. We’re not saying you should put yourself in a situation where you should dance. As if. Trust us, we’d never ask you to do something as unattractive as that. Rather, swoop into one new East Village venue and hit up another Greenpoint one that gets a lot less love than it deserves. Or just stick with the tried and true party spots, your choice. Gobble up these juicy sound waves while you can still feel em.
A 23-year-old man who lunched yesterday at 121 Second Avenue, Nicholas Figueroa, has not been seen since a gas explosion at that address caused a massive East Village fire and the collapse of three buildings. [NY Times, NYP]
Police sources tell NBC NY that the blast happened after construction workers accidentally hit a gas line. The injury count is now up to 25, with two people unaccounted for. [NBC NY]
Local politicians Antonio Reynoso and Nick Rizzo were arrested Tuesday while participating in a sit-in to save endangered daycare and senior centers in North Brooklyn. [Brooklyn Paper]
Just after midnight on St. Patrick’s Day in Williamsburg, police say a 20-year-old pit bull owner punched a 65-year-old fellow canine owner for having a dog that belonged to a “pussy” breed. An arrest has not occurred. Also, a female diner at Marlow & Sons had her purse stolen on March 22, which according to police contained $2K+ in valuables. [DNA Info]
Landlord Ben Shaoul, who has been trying to sell a six-story property on Avenue B since the fall, recently raised the price from $73 million to $80 million. [EV Grieve]
The city has proposed installing a protected bike lane across the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge. [Brooklyn Paper]
Peek inside Williamsberry, a 63-unit condominium standing on the site of a onetime Brooklyn noodle factory. [Curbed NY]
Check out a rendering of the expanded apartment conversion coming to the former home of Bushwick’s Our Lady of Lourdes convent. [NY YIMBY]
At Greenpoint Gallery Night on Friday, the eye candy wasn’t just on the walls. We did some gallery hopping and asked some artists what they were wearing.Jason Rohlf, Dusk Editions
I’m wearing a Stormy Kromer hat purchased from In God We Trust, in the neighborhood, but local to Michigan. The sweater is a Norwegian fishing sweater that was my father’s. I’ve been wearing it for a long, long time. The scarf is Hickory’s, made by Hillside. I like to support the local shops.
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In tracking down the band The Adventures of the Silver Spaceman (TAOTSS), whom I’d seen play at a Papercut Press event and who were playing at SXSW, I was confused by the ephemera on the internet which alternately claimed that the bandleader Zach Ellis also played in Brooklyn band Haybaby, also playing three different showcases at SXSW on their tour with Whiskey Bitches.
Twelve of Greenpoint’s best art spaces will open their doors to show off their latest projects and exhibitions tonight. Scott Chasse (Calico Brooklyn) and Lia Post (Fowler Arts Collective) created Greenpoint Gallery Night two years ago in “an effort to connect the spaces here with each other, as well as to bring more attention to the neighborhood gallery scene,” according to Chasse.
If you’re still feeling like a dummy for missing last week’s panel on punk and feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, listen up because this weekend starts out with a similar bang: on Friday Pervasive Feminisms, a multi-faceted night of talks, cocktails, visual art, music, and performances is being held at–wait for it– a church in Greenpoint. And before you bail based on the venue, let me reiterate: people, it’s confirmed there will be alcohol and rad ladies on hand including Kristen Korvette (editor at Slutist), performance art collaborative Fluct, and artist-activist, musician Viva Ruiz of the Crystal Ark. Don’t miss it for fear of holy water, because according to the schedule Pastor Amy will make a speech following the panel, booze hour, and performances. All things considered, sounds like Pastor Amy is probably down for a good time.
Robert Durst, an alleged killer and the star of HBO’s The Jinx, made more than $12 million last year with the sale of two Brooklyn buildings, one of which was on Union Avenue in Williamsburg. [Free Williamsburg]
On Avenue A, the former Benny’s Burritos storefront is seeking a tenant to sign a $22K/month lease. [Bond NY]
The owner of Action Burger in Williamsburg released footage of two teen girls fighting outside its doors last November. [NY Daily News]
It’s been a while since high school, when I could eat a whole pint of ice cream while waiting for my mom to get home, but I still get excited for Pi(e) Day. This year, 3.14 is particularly special because it’s 3.14.15 — the first five digits of Pi. To celebrate this holiest of holy days, I decided to eat my way across Brooklyn, sampling all the pie I could.