Recently, Bedford + Bowery documented a couple of Brooklynite craftswomen taking really normal things and making them weird. Much like Oppenheim’s fur-lined tea cup, Julia Zangrilli’s scent based on the smelliest block in NYC and Divya Anantharaman’s stilettos adorned with bird parts sparked quite a few reactions — and strong ones. More →
In the heart of working-class Greenpoint, a few blocks from McGolrick Park, lives the fashion designer who dresses one of our favorite rock stars. Christian Joy is responsible for creating the amazing and often outlandish vision that is Karen O, lead singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. More →
Waterfront dwellers, rejoice! You no longer have to trek over to Bedford Avenue to catch a bus up to PS1. The MTA is launching a new line this weekend — the B32 (not to be confused with this awesome Porsche VW bus of the same name) — running along the East River through Williamsburg and Greenpoint up to Long Island City. The route runs between Williamsburg Bridge Plaza in the south and 44th Drive and 21st Street in the north. Buses hit the road this Sunday, and every day after, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Check out our hand-dandy map of the route and all the nearby ferry, subway, and bus connections.
Bummed that Emma Woodhouse didn’t make it into Austenland? Worry not: Jane Austen’s meddling matchmaker is coming back as a lesbian and practitioner of witchcraft. In a film that started shooting this week, Emma frequents Enchantments, a Wiccan shop in the East Village. More →
Tapes are back! Well, at least for some established acts like Animal Collective and the Flaming Lips that are re-releasing material this Saturday to celebrate the first annual Cassette Store Day (a la Record Store Day). The truth is, tape culture never really died out for underground and experimental music — its cheap magnetic swathe has always been the most accessible medium for skuzzy punk bands and noise acts alike to lay down their tunes and distribute to audiences that tolerate their presence. More →
The Standard East Village’s entrance appears ready for a tape cutting. (Photo: Natalie Rinn)
Sure, there was a fire at the Bowery Hotel today, but the real news is over at The Standard, East Village: check out the hotel’s flashy new front doors, which will be ready to walk through once all that red tape is cut. More →
Here’s an interesting thing about Bob Holman’s appearance tomorrow at the St. Mark’s Bookshop: on the reading’s Facebook page, Holman commented, “This will be the summer closer, the Last Party Ever For the store at this location.”
This weekend, Uber is offering free rides within, to and from Brooklyn, as well as free stuff from 40 participating BK restaurants when you show your Uber receipt. Yet another great reason to avoid the L train. [From the B+B tip line]
Irving Farm, which we told you about last week, opens in the former 88 Orchard space tomorrow. [B+B]
While Hurricane Sandy feels like the distant past for most of the East Village, there are some businesses that are still feeling a little, shall we say, under the weather. And none has felt the hit more keenly than the Sunburnt Cow, whose tribulations lately must make that ol’ sunburn feel like a breeze. More →