Bushwick neighborhood groups are circulating a petition calling on the developer of the Rheingold Brewery complex to include affordable housing units that are in keeping with the neighborhood’s median income. [Brownstoner]
Mornin’, all. Here’s what happened Over the Weekend.
Speaking of Girls, Lena Dunham isn’t the only cast member who lives in all-grown-up Brooklyn Heights. Have a look inside Jemima Kirke‘s pad. [Refinery 29]
Last night, we braved the frigid weather to preserve for posterity the first-ever Cat Painting Takedown at The Active Space in Bushwick. Nearly two dozen lucky individuals (including yours truly) went home with priceless, one-of-a-kind cat-centric artwork. With the ever frisky Matt Timms emceeing, more than 20 volunteer artists painted a surprisingly diverse set of feline portraits while an eager crowd of onlookers peered over their shoulders. All work was auctioned to benefit the Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition and in the end Timms & Co. raised $2,800 for the no-kill shelter. Here, a look at the brilliantly bizarre night.
Rick Swenson, the Bushwick-based NYU film student who punked Gothamist with a half-naked woman performing in a kiddie pool full of milk, just sent over his latest work. It’s a parody of a perfume commercial, also filmed in Bushwick, and it’s pretty great. In fact, we may just have to steal it for our garbage-juice scent.
To make up for this weekend’s service outage, here’s some good news for L riders: the MTA is adding 8 round-trips ever weekday and 4 every Saturday and Sunday, which will bring shave 12 seconds off the time between trains from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 50 seconds off it from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. [Brooklyn Paper]
And in other transportation news, there’s now Select Bus service between Sheepshead Bay and Williamsburg. [News 12]
Much as we love the handiwork of Nicholas Megalis, he isn’t the only Master of Vine Arts. Last week, Melanie Schnitzlein and Karly Snajczuk brought the first Vine Film Festival to the Bat Haus in Bushwick. Watch our video to see 6-second masterpieces from folks like Chanice White, winner of the Best How-To Vine, and Bill Stiteler, comedian and inventor of the flip-phone chip clip. (And don’t even think of stealing the chip clip; you will get called out.)
Every tribute band’s ultimate wet dream has got to be meeting their match IRL. And just over a week ago Guns N’ Hoses— Brooklyn’s own all-girl Guns N’ Roses cover band — got to do just that. But it wasn’t like girls were desperate groupies waiting backstage.
“It was some pure universe serendipity shit. It was crazy,” Charlene Kaye (a.k.a. Gash) told B+B of the time Gash met Slash.
Sorry, good people of the L train, starting at 11:30 p.m. Friday there will be no service between the Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave station in Brooklyn and 8th Ave in Manhattan. Trains won’t be rolling again till early Monday morning, so get ready to rent a Citi Bike or hop aboard the M14 in Manhattan or a shuttle bus in Brooklyn. For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, you’ll have to use the A, J, or M trains.
The MTA tells us it’s replacing track ties along 14th Street and at the Bedford, Lorimer, Grand and Graham stops. You can admire those gleaming new planks starting 5 a.m. Monday. In the meantime, get to bitchin’.
Post-typhoon reports from the Philippines look increasingly grim, and the country badly needs any help it can get. Does that include apps?
, an organization that holds talks and events promoting Filipino entrepreneurship, is hosting a disaster-relief hackathon on the Lower East Side this weekend.