“Space Opera” seems to have fallen out of favor since the ‘70s, which makes it a perfect target for reanimation and—let’s hope—popularization. This week the band Color presents ISON: A Space Opera, which retells the saga of the comet ISON.
The show is being touted as “a meditation on the supposed heroism of long voyages,” and includes guest musicians, vocalists, and actors, as well as spoken text taken verbatim from interviews with Sajan Saini, physicist, and Tim Recuber, sociologist. Core Color band members are vocalist Michael Blain (who also plays drums for the Williamsburg band Maude), guitar player Randy Miller (he also plays bass with the country band Hemi) and bassist Kristin Dombek, who is better known as the advice columnist at n+1.
It’s finally here — the WiFi-equipped mini beach we told you about last month has finally been installed at Water and Whitehall Streets. We’re maxing and relaxing (okay, we’re not really relaxing but we are trying to maximize our laptop battery) in one of the eight deck chairs right now.
In “NYC Bitche$”, Awkwafina rapped, “Bitches be in Bushwick, they all live in Bushwick, they all love Bushwick, but I say fuck that shit.” In the newly released “Brooklyn Girls,” ukulele-strumming songstress Catey Shaw has a substantially less jaded take on her home neighborhood: “There’s a palace of bricks in 11206 where all the fly Brooklyn chicks reside,” she marvels without a trace of irony. More →
In the month of May, Alexander Hall opened Rosella on the Lower East Side and Brunswick in Bed-Stuy, but he ain’t done yet: “There’s another Brunswick opening in Windsor Terrace in early August,” says the chatty Australian. “Then there’s two more in Harlem towards the end of the year.” More →
First the Langos Truck brought Hungarian cheese bread to town, then Old Tibilisi (now open!) brought “Georgia’s original cheeseburst” to Bleecker Street, and now this: the grilled cheese mavens of Lower East Side spot Little Muenster are opening a pop-up dedicated to Nicaraguan cheese treats. More →
Dorothea Knox, President of the Tenant Association at Berry Street- South 9th Street Houses (photo: Nicole Disser)
Last month the city finally allocated $50 million to security upgrades and “anti-violence initiatives” in its ailing public housing complexes. But of the 15 developments that will see the long called-for funding, just one (Bushwick Houses) is in the Bedford + Bowery coverage area. Meanwhile, several developments in downtown Manhattan and North Brooklyn remain without any security cameras at all. More →
They generate uncontrollable garbage on the sidewalk, at the moment it is covered by a blue tarp. Currently have an old RV plopped into 3 spots, which has not moved in 3 days. They illegally place orange cones in the street, blocking parking for all others (well, except me because I know you can just move them). More →
Scott Haze as Richard in The Long Shrift (Photo courtesy of Joan Marcus)
Near the end of “The Long Shrift” — James Franco’s debut as a theater director — one character says to another, and to the audience at large: “Let’s stop. I’m getting bored with this.” My thoughts exactly. More →
The Farmigo Logo: “the F is only in existence when you bring all the pieces together,” explains founder Benzi Ronen (Photo: Kirsten O’Regan)
If the nightmare-ish appearance of Soylentin the real world (as opposed to in dystopian cannibal-populated literature) terrified you into thinking Silicon Valley had declared a war on food, please rest assured—our tech overlords have not yet given up on the fuel of the humble peasant (that’s us). In fact, several West Coast dudes are actually trying to make it easier for you to get access to fresh food. One such specimen is Benzi Ronen, who just expanded his company Farmigo into an attractive new office space in Gowanus.