Time is running out to save a mural painted by literary trailblazer Barney Rosset on the living room wall of his East Village apartment. Best known as the provocative publisher of Grove Press who introduced U.S. readers to authors like Samuel Beckett and waged court battles to release books by D.H. Lawrence, Henry Miller and William Burroughs, Rosset lived on Fourth Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets, with his wife Astrid Meyers Rosset for nearly 30 years. Now the building has been sold and his widow, along with a team of supporters, has until June 30 to raise funds to extract the living room wall. Once the mural, which is the subject of a forthcoming documentary, is removed, it will need to find a home.
Oenophiles of Bushwick, take note: Yes, you are slightly pretentious (full disclosure, I sheepishly include myself in this category) and no, you no longer have to feel bad about it. Henry Glucroft, proprietor of neighborhood gem Henry’s Wine and Spirit, has rustled up the answer to your Chablis-soaked dreams—in the forms of a local biodynamic wine bar.