Triskelion Arts is the latest of several Williamsburg businesses to relocate to Greenpoint: next June, the dance arts organization will move out of its third-story warehouse space on North 11th Street and reopen at 106 Calyer Street.
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Dijital Fix, a fixture in the Bedford Avenue mini-mall since 2006, is the latest victim of North ‘Burg rent hikes (theirs will be nearly tripled) and will close up shop for good on September 29. But before they go, be sure to catch their clearance sale, starting today. [Free Williamsburg]
As you’ll recall, Brooklyn artist Rostarr popped into our Newsroom this past weekend to paint a mural. We made a gif of the installation and now you can watch it, above, forever and ever and ever.
In other news: Judy Rapfogel, chief of staff to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, said she was completely in the dark about the fact that her husband allegedly stole more than $1 million from a poverty charity and stashed thousands in the couple’s Lower East Side apartment. [NY Daily News] More →
Eight years ago, Erica Dobbs – owner of Greenpoint’s fantastic vintage clothing store, Ana Chronos – was living in the West Village, working as an account executive and, as it turns out, converting her one bedroom apartment into a giant walk-in closet filled with vintage clothes.
“When I moved to New York, I needed to dress up all the time and I hated what was out there,” said Dobbs from inside her cozy two-year-old business on Franklin Street. “I liked designer things, but I realized the craftsmanship was shit and I started buying vintage on the regular and really collecting.” Eventually she turned the passion into a business, and tonight, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., she’ll celebrate two years on Franklin with booze from Pavan Liqueur, snacks from Ovenly, music by Mistri Misrach and The Spookfish, and more. Best part: the first 15 people get 50% off her rare vintage finds, and everyone else gets 30% off all night long.
Beneath the stretch of Kenmare Street that runs into Delancey and intersects with the Bowery, there’s an abandoned subway station – the old Bowery J stop. Its southern entrance currently serves as an event space and, this morning, a pop-up collaboration between Blue Bottle and a first-time Lebanese eatery called Manousheh debuts there.
Long-time Community Board 3 member and E.V. bar owner David McWater will resign from his volunteer post following controversy that his spot on the State Liquor Authority subcommittee conflicted with his duties as an owner of three local bars. [Village Voice]
Prosecutors allege that William E. Rapfogel stole more than $5 million he headed the Metropolitan New York Council on Jewish Poverty; “investigators found $400,000 squirreled away in his Lower East Side apartment” (and more in his home in Monticello, of course). [NY Times] More →
If you’re still crushed over the demise of Billy’s Antiques & Props at the intersection of Houston and Bowery and you can’t get enough of the man who now auctions neglected luggage on the Travel Channel’s Baggage Battles, then you’re in luck: Billy Leroy, the one-time East Village fixture, returns to his old stomping grounds tonight via a party on Cleveland Place.
Jimmy “The Rent Is Too Damn High” McMillan has released another music video filmed near his apartment on St. Marks Place. Dan Amira thinks the new song is “actually kinda catchy.” [Daily Intel]
Parents in the East Village are speaking out against a construction project to modernize the exterior of P.S. 63 because it would use the school’s playground as a staging ground and require the removal of asbestos throughout the school year. [EV Grieve, DNAinfo] More →
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.