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After a Farewell Bash, Secret Loft Moves to a ‘Bigger, Cooler, More Secret Location’

(Photo: Courtesy of Nick McManus)

(Photo: Courtesy of Nick McManus)

Secret Loft, your go-to stop for sort-of secret dance parties, comedy shows, and concerts, has finally moved out of their Bushwick location at the McKibbin Lofts. In order to celebrate their move to another, as of yet undisclosed location, co-organizers Chris Carr and Alex Neuhausen threw one last massive bash this past Saturday to send the old space off in style.

Carr, who founded Brooklyn Wildlife, an events platform that showcases local artists and performers, said that he and Neuhausen had decided to move on from the McKibbin Lofts after setting up residence there for over three years. “It was basically time, in terms of growth and having a place that’s more accommodating of our long-term goals,” he explained. “All of us are more interested in having a more stable way to have mixed events. At some point you need an actual venue, a commercially viable space where you can have four, five loud events a week.”

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There’s NEWD and Nude Weekend, But Only One Involves a Human Display Case

(Photo: Brooklyn Wildlife)

(Photo: Brooklyn Wildlife)

Bushwick Open Studios is upon us once again and leave it to an event of this magnitude — really though, a decade in, BOS is like post-post-post blown up at this point — to spawn a bunch of auxiliary commercialized, money-making ventures as well as some wacky, well, outside-the-mainstream artistic endeavors. This year, to help you avoid any confusion that might arise, we’re going to draw some abundantly clear lines in the sand between the Newd Art Show (what director and co-founder Kate Bryan calls “a small, digestible art fair” that “aims to invigorate the fair model”) and something called Nude Weekend. To peak your interest, let’s just say only one of these events features a “human display case.”

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Lit Is Opening a Place in the McKibbin Lofts

Barack and Mitt at Lit. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Barack and Mitt at Lit. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

We’ve been hearing rumblings that the folks behind Lit, which just celebrated 12 years in the East Village, were working on a new bar in the McKibbin lofts. Back in December, Erik Foss said those were just rumors, but now he’s let the cat out of the bag.
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