If you read our and thought, “That can’t possibly last,” well, here’s the moment where you say, “Called it.” The brothers who run the Bushwick gallery cum barbershop cum party pad just posted a message on Facebook announcing that the late-late-late-night spot at 440 Irving Avenue got raided on Friday, during its anniversary weekend, and they spent the night in jail. Seems they’ve decided to comply with a , but worry not, they’re “in the process of finding a new space to open a store” and will “continue to throw parties and art shows at clandestine locations all around the city” — with the help of a Kickstarter campaign, natch. We’ll bring you more information as soon as we can get it. In the meantime, here’s the Facebook post.
Some of you already know but last Friday, Apostrophe got raided and my brother and I spent the night in jail. As of now 440 Irving Ave has been deemed “imminently perilous to life.” As exciting as this sounds as the milieu for a party, the violation notice, on our door, goes on to say that anyone who enters the building will be “subject to arrest” and since we’re on probation, we’ve decided to follow the rules (at least this one) and stay out of the building formally know as Apostrophe.
Of course though, this is not the end, like a phoenix from the flames, we will arise! Right now we’re in the process of finding a new space to open a store. We will continue to throw parties and art shows at clandestine locations all around the city. We’ve got some exciting secret plans, which we can whisper in your ear, so stay tuned to our next event!
In the meantime we’re will be raising money to insure that Apostrophe’s comeback will be fast and furious. Look out for our Kickstarter campaign coming later this week, so you can help with the relief effort in the wake of Hurricane Cops.