Joe Ficalora and his ragtag collection of street artists at the Bushwick Collective have been turning the neighborhood’s dreary industrial walls into what amounts to an en plein air gallery. Now, for the first time, the Collective takes its talent indoors for a grown-up exhibition as part of Bushwick Open Studios. More →
The third annual Bushwick Collective Block Party went down yesterday on Troutman Street and, like most everything else in the city these days, it was bigger than ever before. More artists live painting more murals. More food trucks and various vendors. More bands, more beer, and just more actual street, as the whole block between Wyckoff and St. Nicholas and was shut down for the day. More →
It’s prime street-art season, what with Bushwick Collective’s Block Party coming up. Tomorrow, Saturday, from 11am to 7pm, dozens of street artists will once again descend on the area around Troutman Street and St. Nicholas Avenue and spray away. The lineup of live music is truly insane this year, even after Busta Rhymes canceled. Still in the mix are Foxy Brown, Cam’ron, and Juelz Santana, among others.
Monday night on Banker Street, a 26-year-old woman claims she was raped by two men inside a portable toilet. Two men were questioned by police yesterday for allegedly stealing her cellphone, but they were not arrested due to “inconsistencies” in the woman’s account. Now, however, the office of Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez is investigating the case more seriously. [DNA Info]
Secret Project Robot, the Bushwick DIY space that shuttered in late Summer 2016 due to rising rents, will be back in business one week from tonight at 1186 Broadway. [Bushwick Daily]
Artists from The Bushwick Collective allege that McDonald’s used their murals in a corporate video without seeking permission or providing payment. The fast food retailer will soon open an outpost in the neighborhood. [Bushwick Daily]
Jennifer Calandra in front of her altar (Photo: Nicole Disser)
On Wednesday night the Living Gallery in Bushwick was abuzz with punk kids and curious passersby who had stepped inside to soak up the atmosphere of Collective Delusion / Mass Hysteria, a new all-female art exhibition. “Pretty much everyone is involved in the punk or noise scene in some way,” Jennifer Calandra, who curated the event, explained of the participating artists. “They’re mostly ladies I know from the scene here and from going to shows in different states.” The exhibition arrived just in time for the annual punk fest, New York’s Alright, which kicked off last night with shows at the Acheron and Tender Trap and continues throughout the weekend.
On Wythe Avenue, a proposed 19-story building that would dwarf most of Williamsburg secured a $35.5 million financing package. [The Real Deal]
This past Monday on a Greenpoint sidewalk, a local resident spotted a business card for a Milwaukee-based, neo-Nazi hate group. [Bklyner]
Emma Stone and Jonah Hill recently filmed part of their new movie, Maniac, inside the Canal Street storefront that, until July, housed generations-old Cup & Saucer. The diner’s co-owner, John Vasilopoulos, is said to be garnering for a lease to reopen the restaurant on Grand Street. [Bowery Boogie]