Below 7th quietly opened its doors earlier this month on (where else?) East 7th Street. The gift shop, tucked away among restaurants and clothing stores, is the kind of place your mom would love: candles, bath soap, local jewelry and lots and lots of greeting cards line the walls of the quaint boutique. More →
When Howard Stern says you’re “highly offensive,” you’re probably doing something right. That was his reaction to seeing the Air Sex World Championships, a tour de sex that slides into the East Village tonight. Cue every sex pun you can think of. More →
Time again for Good Shows, our weekly roundup of what’s good in live music.
Fresh off their European tour with Islands, Brooklyn band TEEN takes over Brooklyn Night Bazaar this week. The female four-piece is headed up by Kristina “Teeny” Lieberson (hence the band’s name), formerly of Here We Go Magic. TEEN calls their music “psychedelic gospel”; it’s part glittering pop, part soulful rock. If you can’t make the Bazaar tonight, you can catch em on September 23 at Bowery Ballroom. Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Greenpoint, Friday, August 22 at 7 p.m., tickets free More →
In case you missed out on your chance to score a , we’ve got you covered. Local artist Julissa Lopez has a Basquiat Munny for sale, and it can be yours for a measly $300.
Lopez started painting Munny dolls after a friend introduced her to the vinyl figurines, made by Kidrobot, two years ago. With a background in makeup artistry, she got her hands on the dolls and decided to add clay to make them more life-like. She molds the clay onto the four-inch-tall vinyl figurines, then bakes them and paints over them with acrylic paint. More →
When Bushwick’s DIY studio space and artist residence 3rd Ward abruptly shuttered its doors last October, members, teachers and students were left out in the cold. They were given a day’s notice to vacate and gather their belongings, and were notified via email that they wouldn’t receive any refunds for unused memberships or classes. Nearly a year later, former 3rd Ward teacher Robin Grearson is collecting data from members in order to find out just how much money they’re owed. More →
A bar named Lovecraft opened on Avenue B two weekends ago, just in time for its namesake’s birthday: H.P. Lovecraft, the horror writer who’s influenced the likes of Stephen King and Guillermo Del Toro, would have turned 124 this Wednesday.
Broke art collectors don’t exist, and broke artists can only exist for so long. Enter: Brooklyn Community Supported Art + Design (CSA+D). Putting a twist on the idea of Community Supported Agriculture, where subscribers get a weekly supply of fruits and veggies from a farm or community garden, CSA+D is a program where shareholders purchase stocks in local artists in exchange for pieces of art and design.
When we posted about the “Brooklyn Girls” remixes this morning, we weren’t expecting a local entrepreneur to come forward with his own hipster anthem, but that’s just what we got from Keith Beavers, owner of the East Village wine bar In Vino. More →