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Now Boarding: Domino Sugar Factory Demolition Begins

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A massive wooden construction barrier has gone up along the Kent Avenue side of the Domino Sugar factory; workers were seen nearing completion of the Grand Street side of the wall today, all but completely shielding the doomed complex (minus the landmarked refinery, of course) from view forevermore.
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City Council Set to Approve Domino Sugar Factory Development

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

The City Council’s Land Use Committee put its seal of approval on a plan for the site of the Domino Sugar refinery today, bringing it ever closer to becoming a reality. Councilman Stephen Levin said in a statement that “after weeks of discussions we have reached an agreement on the project at the Domino Sugar site that will build on the gains made by the de Blasio Administration to maximize affordable housing and open space to the Williamsburg community.”
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Sweet Work: Shorts of Labor at the Domino Brooklyn Refinery

If you’ve stopped by the Domino sugar refinery in the past couple weeks, Kara Walker’s magnificent installation may have given you food for thought regarding the building’s sordid past. And if that hasn’t totally killed your sweet tooth, Union Docs is here to help—with “a program of mostly unseen work that examines the effect the refinery had on the surrounding neighborhood as well as addressing broader themes of sweetness and power.” There will be a post-screening discussion with the filmmakers, moderated by Filip Noterdaeme, contributor to the Huffington Post and founder of The Homeless Museum of Art.

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‘Domino Sugar’ Sign Coming Down; DOH Combats East Village Rats

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Yesterday around 5:30 a.m. a female Mini Thai Cafe employee was robbed at knifepoint near the corner of E.9th Street and Avenue A. No arrest has been made. According to police, the suspect is a six-foot-tall man in his 30s. [NY Post]

On the Lower East Side, Katz’s Deli will sell its air rights to an unnamed buyer for an (as of yet) undisclosed sum, said co-owner Jake Dell, adding that the 126-year-old eatery is here to stay. [The Lo-Down]

Apparently, Brooklynites don’t feel too wistful about the Domino Sugar refinery apartment conversion. [NY Times]

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Jerry’s Newsstand Reopens; Tenement Museum Expands; Domino Refinery Gets Artsy

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With a little help from Mayor de Blasio, Jerry Delakas is back at his Astor Place newsstand after the Department of Consumer of affairs dropped his fines from $37,000 to $9,000. [NY1, NY Times]

The House Committee on Natural Resources has approved an $8 million expansion of the Tenement Museum, two doors down from its current location. [Crain’s]

Kara Walker will create an art installation inside of the Domino Sugar refinery in May. [Gothamist]
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Stories of Domino Refinery Add Bittersweetness to Photos of Its Last Days

(Photo: Courtesy of Paul Raphaelson)

(Photo: Courtesy of Paul Raphaelson)

The iconic Domino Sugar refinery graced the Williamsburg waterfront for decades, and when much of it was demolished in 2014, many felt that a quintessential part of the neighborhood had vanished. Paul Raphaelson, a photographer who specializes in urban and industrial landscapes, felt a similar sense of loss, and decided to capture the abandoned factory’s eerie beauty before it disappeared. However, what started out as a simple desire to photograph the building’s cavernous spaces became an in-depth exploration into the human and historical context that surrounded them. The endeavor would eventually result in a crowdfunded book as well as a set of photos currently on display at The Front Room gallery, not far from the site of the refinery.

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Deluge of Domino Sugar Applicants; Grateful Dead Anniversary Concert

Eighty-seven thousand hopefuls applied for 104 affordable-housing apartments at 325 Kent Avenue, the first of the repurposed former Domino Sugar Factory buildings. [The Real Deal]

Grateful Dead cover band Ice Petal Flowers will perform a free show Thursday afternoon in Tompkins Square Park to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jerry Garcia & Co.’s first live set. [EV Grieve]

Two listening parties for Planetarium—the new album from Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly and others—will take place Monday evening at the Lower Eastside Girls Club. [Brooklyn Vegan] More →

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Live in the Domino Sugar Factory For Cheap; ‘Nasty Women’ Art Show

Police released a photo of the teenage boy who threatened to shoot or stab three people on the Lower East Side between November 14 and 17, making off with a combined $21 cash. [DNA Info]

A 79-year-old saxophonist claims his landlord planted bedbugs in his $380/month East Village apartment. [NY Post]

According to a study by the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development, only about 40 percent of New Yorkers have three months worth of household expenses saved in case of an emergency. [DNA Info] More →

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Borbay Painted the Domino Sugar Factory in Manhattan and Brought It to Brooklyn

While skating up and down Manhattan’s east side every day, Borbay – artist and proud resident of Avenue C – started to pay special attention to the Domino Sugar factory. Its classic industrial outline and vintage signage called his name, not to mention the possibility of much of the complex’s impending demise to make way for massive development.
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Sugar Slaves, Suicidal Starlets, and Space-Age Pleasure Parks

It’s almost time for pig roasts and kiddie pools, but that’s no reason to lose your intellectual edge entirely. Here’s our weekly rundown of readings and talks.

Sunday, July 6

(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photo: Kirsten O’Regan)

Sweet Work: Shorts of Labor at the Domino Brooklyn Refinery
If you’ve stopped by the Domino sugar refinery in the past couple weeks, Kara Walker’s magnificent installation may have given you food for thought regarding the building’s sordid past. And if that hasn’t totally killed your sweet tooth, Union Docs is here to help—with “a program of mostly unseen work that examines the effect the refinery had on the surrounding neighborhood as well as addressing broader themes of sweetness and power.” There will be a post-screening discussion with the filmmakers, moderated by Filip Noterdaeme, contributor to the Huffington Post and founder of The Homeless Museum of Art.
7:30pm, Union Docs (322 Union Ave, Brooklyn). $9.
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