A man was shot outside of the Borinquen Plaza Houses in Bushwick today.
We don’t yet have a description of the victim, but an officer at the crime scene shortly after 5 p.m. thought he was likely to survive. Cops on the scene were overheard saying the man, found on the ground near McKibbin Street, had been shot once in the arm and twice in the leg. A police spokesperson said it was too early to confirm any details.
The incident occurred less than a block from Humboldt Street YMCA.
Woodsman (Photo by Laura Bartczak, courtesy of Fire Talk records)
Tonight Woodsman will play a midnight set at Mercury Lounge, the Lower East Side venue that accommodates up to 250. But on a given week the band’s guitarist, Mark Demolar, can be found tapping his effects pedals in a mellower, more intimate setting — for 10 vinyasa yoga students in Bushwick. More →
Young Burroughs with old Ginsberg. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)
Don’t expect him to trend on Twitter or anything, but William S. Burroughs might at least be the stuff of party chatter in the coming months, thanks in part to a meaty new biography by Beat chronicler Barry Miles and an upcoming celebration of the dapper degenerate’s 100th birthday. WSB100, as the month-long centenary blowout is being dubbed, won’t take place till April, but you’ll have a couple of glorious opportunities to bask in all things Burroughs in the next days. More →
The Can’t Tells have seen their slice of Bushwick evolve since moving from Boston six years ago. The trio of Berklee School of Music grads arrived in the city with a couple hundred dollars and a few garbage bags of clothing to their name. Roberta’s had just opened, serving only pizza — no heat in the building.
Each member sought to break into the NYC scene on his own, but fate had different plans. The roommates became bandmates, and last October they released their debut album, No Television, via British label Medical Records. Tonight, The Can’t Tells play Pianos at 10 p.m. Check out our Play Room session of them performing “Nothing Heavy” live in their living room for a taste of tonight’s set.
It seems the dust has finally settled over at 285 Kent following a farewell weekend packed with frothy debauchery, nostalgia-tinged obituaries and, of course, jaded shoulder shrugs. Emerging from the haze is a consensus that the Man, in all its frightening manifestations — aka the police, stroller-pushing Williamsburg yuppies, the city’s ever increasing wealth gap, and what’s known as the Bottle Club Law — can’t kill the spirit of the underground, after-hours, and DIY that inspired 285 Kent.
Girls star Allison Williams did not come in character to her Q&A last night at Soho’s Apple Store. While we regretted the missed opportunity for a Marnie TED Talk, Williams was lovely — in a blousy, pink patterned dress, with black tights and heels — and her conversation with Harper’s BAZAAR executive editor Laura Brown was as silly as we could have hoped for. These were Williams’s best quips. More →
A healthy, happy Larry Clark will set off his 71st birthday at Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg tonight with free food and drink. “By midnight we should all be fucked up,” his site promises.
The photographer-filmmaker has reason to celebrate: after a near death experience and major surgery, Clark had a minor epiphany and, earlier this month, sold off thousands of his 4×6 and 5×7 color prints for only $100 a piece — a gift to his fans who wouldn’t usually be able to afford his work. More →
This morning we spotted the folks at Illuminations — the Bushwick-based lighting company that brings holiday cheer to countless corners of the city — taking down the decorations over St. Marks Place. And with this, the Christmas season is finally over. If you have a tree lingering in the apartment even though Mulchfest came and went, it’s time to give it the heave ho. We know it’s hard to pack up the jingle bells — especially in this weather — but seriously: there are less than 100 days until the reopening of Rockaway Taco.
Is Marnie Michaels embracing her unsolicited Internet fame? Tonight at 6 p.m. Girls star Allison Williams will be at Soho’s Apple Store to promote season three. On everyone’s mind: Marnie’s music video, which debuted in Sunday’s episode. If we know Marnie Marie Michaels, she’ll be giving some sort of small-scale TED Talk. A title has not been announced, but we took a few guesses. More →