When I arrived at Velo, the bike shop on Dekalb Avenue in Bushwick, I was directed down a dimly lit staircase to the basement. In a small room, the only one not stocked to the gills with bicycle guts, I found Rob Prichard and Tom Tenney, creator/producers of Radio Free Brooklyn. They’ve outfitted the room, which they rent from Velo, with turntables, microphones, mixing boards and computers in the name of launching Brooklyn’s own 24/7 online radio station.
Friday ushered in the long-awaited rebirth of the Whitney Museum of American Art with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by FLOTUS herself. Right on the High Line at Gansevoort Street, the new building, designed by architect Renzo Piano, has already been widely celebrated. Its 50,000 square feet of gallery space has been called “amazingly comfortable,” an art paradise where exhibitions look better than they would elsewhere.
The guys behind Pearl & Ash are bringing another eatery to the Bowery – right next door at 218 Bowery where R Bar once stood. Though the sign out front hasn’t changed much (it’s still an elegant neon “R,” just a different typeface) Rebelle, which opens tonight for dinner at 5:30, brings some proper swank to the spot where stripper poles once glowed in soft red light. Another testament to the ever upscaling Lower East Side, Rebelle’s 90-seat floor comes complete with an ivory marble bar and chef’s table set against exposed brick and beam. It’s a collaboration with executive chef Daniel Eddy, formerly of Spring in Paris.
The greatest show not on television is coming to Not TV. If today isn’t proof enough that smokers come from all walks of life, your favorite stoner advocate will soon be delivering yet another short season of High Maintenance – via HBO.
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