It was nine months ago that Apostrophe, a Bushwick , was shut down after cops busted its anniversary celebration. Undeterred by a night in jail and a lengthy probation, brothers Ki and Sei Smith are vaulting back into the saddle with a party Friday night and the launch of a Kickstarter campaign designed to revive the Apostrophe universe. More →
It was almost a year ago that Colin Devlin closed his pioneering restaurant Dressler and shook the Williamsburg restaurant community by taking his own life. Tonight, Dressler’s chef of six years, Polo Dobkin, revives the space as Meadowsweet. More →
During his stints at Aldea and Maison Premiere, Kelvin Uffre started building an array of shiny vintage gadgets that are now behind the bar of The Eddy—which opened in the East Village in April. “My Google searches around 3 a.m. get pretty strange,” he laughs. “Like, ‘antique Japanese iridescent thirties teacup,’ and ‘shrub’.” The latter is a drinkable, non-alcoholic vinegar—an old-school, pre-refrigeration way of preserving fruit—that can be used as the base of a drink. More →
Ray Klonsky first encountered David McCallum nine years ago, when Klonsky (now 29) was in college and McCallum (now 44) was 19 long years into a life sentence. Then as now, McCallum was languishing in Otisville Correctional Facility—incarcerated for a crime he claims he did not commit. More →
If the fun and frippery of summer are wearing you out already, explore a darker side of life at these readings, talks, and historical walks.
Tuesday, June 17
The Syrian Refugee Crisis with Diego Cupolo and Rahawa Haile
Photojournalist Diego Cupolo has documented sinister environments and the tough lives lived in them from Bushwick to Montevideo. Tonight at WORD, he discusses his recently released book, Seven Syrians: War Accounts From Syrian Refugees. Cupolo painstakingly records the lives of survivors of the current conflict, combining text and photos into a series of compelling portraits. He’ll be in discussion with Brooklyn-based writer/essayist Rahawa Haile. WORD Bookstore (126 Franklin St), Greenpoint. 7pm. Free. Facebook RSVP encouraged. More →
The B+B offices are right here in Cooper Square, so we spend a lot of time walking the cobblestones of NoHo, wondering if we’ll ever get to live in one of those $23,000-a-month penthouses (this while we’re splurging on a Papaya Dog for lunch). So when a representative of CORE invited us to tour some luxe properties in our own backyard, we couldn’t resist. Come along as the brokerage firm’s director of communications, Erin Ryder, shows off some pads that are a smidge pricier than the $150-a-month A.I.R. lofts of yore. More →
When photographer Pete Voelker first arrived in New York, he found the city overwhelming—and immediately began to document the constant movement and shifting surfaces of the urban streets. Now, six years in, he wants others to be similarly overwhelmed during his one night-only exhibition (and first ever solo show) Might As Well Enjoy It, which collates over 600 photographs in a projection video just under 5 minutes long. That’s 120 photographs a minute, or 2 every second. More →
Welcome to Reel Psyched, our weekly rundown of movies we’re especially excited to see.
Escape from New York
Get served Greenpoint brews and an array of appetizing plates while watching Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) save the president from a dystopian “future” (1997) Manhattan. Wednesday, June 11, 7:30pm at Nitehawk (136 Metropolitan Ave); $65 for four-course meal and beer pairings as part of the Film Feasts series; also showing Saturday June 14, 12:15am (minus the booze and food) More →
Nan Goldin shot to fame with her visceral, heart-wrenching photographs of the drug-addled, sex-strewn lives of her East Village “tribe” in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Despite her Bostonian roots, everything about the photographer—her art, her voice, her hair, her trademark chain-smoking neuroticism—screams New York. More →