There are two things Brooklynites universally love: talking about Brooklyn, and affordable art.
ArtPhotoArt gallery in Bushwick taps into these needs with an exhibit that opened Friday night. “My Muse, Brooklyn” collects photography that was inspired by the borough and created by artists living in it (with the exception of one photog from the Bronx). More →
On Friday, “SHOWTIME,” an exhibit celebrating subway art and artists, opened at Armature Art Space in Bushwick. The show was spearheaded by BuskNY, an organization advocating for the rights of subway artists to perform without being hassled by the NYPD. In addition to visual art inspired by the subway, opening night featured performances by staples of the subway arts scene, including dance crew Waffle Life, violinist Filip Pogady and puppeteer Kalan Sherrard, recently described by Daily Intel as “NYC’s most avant garde nihilist subway performer.” More →
NYPD officers pulled over a Citi Biker for salmoning on Second Avenue. (Photo: Scott Lynch)
Thought Citi Bike would result in “total carnage”? WRONG. Unless you count some punny vandalism, the apocalypse on two wheels has yet to materialize. In the East Village, at least.
“Everyone thought Citi Bike was going to be way worse, with accidents all over the place, things getting stolen left and right,” a police source told Bedford + Bowery. Not quite: Citi Bike-related crime has been surprisingly low. More →
Pro tip: if you’re walking home from the bar and a white, four-door sedan offers you a ride, do not get in. The driver may be brandishing a gun.
A group of three young women and one man may be targeting young women walking alone late at night, a police spokesperson source said.
On June 30, around 4am near 61 East Third Street, an approximately 20-year-old woman tapped a 26-year-old woman on the shoulder and demanded her wallet, according to a police report. The alleged robber, who wore a green baseball cap and tank top, told the victim there was a man with a gun in a car across the street and the victim promptly handed over her credit cards and cell phone (the robber was nice enough to let her keep her ID) More →