What better way to celebrate the emerging sun and not-yet-oppressive heat than by spending time outdoors? And if you can do so while celebrating New York’s most vibrant neighborhoods and getting a cultural kick for free, so much the better. Luckily, the next couple of weekends have got you covered.
Bryant Aponte, 20, was arrested for second-degree murder and weapons possession in connection with the October 6th death of a 53-year-old Bushwick man. In addition, Ryan Cruzado, 18, was charged with hindering the prosecution in the case. [CBS NY]
Cops chargeded Mark Beniquez, 37, for reckless endangerment and marijuana possession after a Tuesday night car chase in Bushwick left three people injured. [News 12 Brooklyn]
Sure, everyone’s psyched for the all-female Ghostbusters, but last Sunday, as part of the Bushwick Film Festival, a panel of women in the industry came together and agreed on something scary: there are not enough women being represented in films, TV, and behind the camera.
Jerk Face, the artist responsible for the second best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tribute mural in Bushwick (sorry, but we’re partial to Owen Dippie’s masterpiece) is bringing his art indoors. This isn’t his first indoor rodeo (you’ll recall his Ninja Turtles also appeared at Bushwick Collective’s gallery show), but it’s a rare chance to bask in his art and his alone.
Rising rents and changing neighborhoods got you down? Tonight head over to Bushwick’s main-squeeze community space, Mayday, for an art and music fest to commiserate on our supremely “gentrifucked” city.
The show (which, let’s be honest, will be less misery and more party) is organized by Buendia Brooklyn, a collective of local rappers, graffiti artists, and MCs operating out of Sunset Park– a neighborhood that’s still (somewhat) insulated from twee cocktail bars and doggy spas. (They even have a non-ironic bowling alley!)
In the wake of numerous acts of police brutality nationwide, 1,000 NYDP officers will soon don body cameras to patrol as part of a test program. [Brokelyn]
Real estate investor Raphael Toledano, who is currently buying 11 East Village buildings, plans to sell six of the multi-family neighborhood addresses he already owns. [The Real Deal]
Early this month, St. Mark’s Ale House shuttered after 21 years in the East Village. [EV Grieve]
Yesterday morning, two young men were shot following a fight near the Cooper Park Houses in Williamsburg. Both are in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital. [DNA Info] A fire erupted early this morning in the top floor apartment at the corner of Avenue A and E. 12th Street in the East Village. [EV Grieve] Last month, a man posing as an Uber driver picked up a woman on the Lower East Side and robbed her before threatening to rape and shoot her. She escaped from the vehicle while it was stopped at a red light. [Gothamist] More →
Last December, Charles Pastore, a real estate investor who owns property in East New York, purchased a century-old Bushwick brownstone, on the corner of Cooper Street and Wilson Avenue, just a block off the Wilson L stop. He and his partners, Hillary Megroz and Lauren Douglass, spent a few months renovating the house and now they’re ready to launch the Unruly Collective, a 2,500-square-foot space dedicated to artistic creation, offering co-working studio spaces as well as short-term rentals for travelers and resident artists.
Could the Silent Barn’s soon-to-be former home live on as an all-ages venue with an educational bent?
Educated Little Monsters, a Bushwick-based program serving under-resourced youth of color, is seeking to take over the multipurpose venue after it closes at the end of April.