In what’s quickly becoming the art-world trend of the summer, another Chelsea gallery is heading downtown.
Following in the footsteps of Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., Monya Rowe Gallery is leaving its second-floor space on West 22nd Street. Rowe says she was looking to “increase the visibility of the gallery by moving to a ground-floor space, and this one on the Lower East Side became available at the right time.” More →
St. Marks Place, long dominated by head shops and Japanese restaurants, looks to be experiencing the first seedlings of a demographic shift. (Don’t worry stoners, the head shops aren’t going anywhere.)
This month, Pan celebrated its relocation from the K-town strip on 32nd Street and its grand opening at 13 St. Marks. More →
The good folks who brought The Richardson to the Greenpoint-Williamsburg border have quietly birthed (berthed?) a new one — Grand Ferry.
Despite the not insignificant development that has sprung up along Kent Avenue, Joel Lee Kulp thinks his week-old waterfront tavern, located between Grand and N. 1st St., fills an overlooked gap: “A lot of places in this particular neighborhood are opening straight-up restaurants, with a bar as an afterthought,” he said. “We’re a bar primarily that’s offering a food menu a swell.” More →
On Monday evening, Beginnings Gallery in Greenpoint will hold its final show, appropriately titled (cue Jim Morrison voice) “The End.” The owners have decided to shutter the gallery after being open just shy of a year.
“It was always going to be an experiment, and that’s why we had a one-year sublease,” said Caroline Hwang, one of the space’s seven curators. “Because it’s so expensive, it’s difficult to do without so many people, and some of us want to do other things.” More →
The sleep-away camp we told you about last month has come and gone, but fear not: you can still revisit your summer camp experience in the honeyed glow of nostalgic reverie.
The Wild Honey Pie, a live-sessions-oriented music blog, is teaming up with Consequence of Sound to launch Summer Camp, a day of live recording sessions in the wilderness of northern Westchester County. (The specific location of the property is a secret.) More →
Shiti Bike indeed? A software glitch earlier this month temporarily exposed the account information of over 1,000 Citi Bike members. A bumbling attempt to contain the damage was distinguished by the sending of error-riddled letters to those whose info may have been compromised. Cue the Yakety Sax. [Gothamist]
Everyone’s talking about rent regulation these days, it seems, and the New York Times is on it. [New York Times]
If you haven’t had the pleasure of dining at Taverna Kyclades in Astoria, you’ll no longer need to schlep to Queens to make it happen. The family-style Greek-dining destination is opening an East Village outpost in two to three weeks at 228 First Avenue, near 14th Street. More →
Philip Glass isn’t the only East Village fixture with new work out. Novelist Porochista Khakpour, a onetime East Villager herself, sits down with Richard Kern, who still keeps an apartment in the nabe, to talk about his new book and Thurston Moore-soundtracked DVD, Shot By Kern. The conversation (interspersed with Kern’s NSFW photos) clears up the myth that “Alphabet City girls” come to his door at all hours asking to model naked, and touches on Kern’s current case of photographer’s block (“if it’s just pretty girls, I don’t even know what a shot is anymore”). More →