4/20 Show at Don Pedro Ends in a Blaze as Fire Sparks Up Next Door

A fire broke out next to Don Pedro last night, seriously harshing a 4/20 show scheduled at the Williamsburg venue. The blaze started at the closed Lantingua’s Deli Market shortly after 6pm, as Don Pedro’s patrons were enjoying happy hour, and raged on the first and second floors of the building at 92 Manhattan Avenue for an hour and a … Continue reading 4/20 Show at Don Pedro Ends in a Blaze as Fire Sparks Up Next Door

Fire at the Silent Barn Rattles a Brooklyn Institution

Last Friday was a typical one at the Silent Barn— Bushwick’s beloved multi-faceted DIY music venue, art gallery, studio space, and artist residency is teeming with activity almost every day and night of the week– Freak Out Fest raged downstairs while a band practiced upstairs. And one resident was in their room when a fire broke … Continue reading Fire at the Silent Barn Rattles a Brooklyn Institution

9/11 Artist Puts the East Village Explosion On Canvas

If you look carefully at “St. Marks Place,” the above painting by artist Lola Saenz inspired by the gas explosion on Second Avenue, you can see two faces, one screaming or gaping in astonishment, the other with its head quietly lowered. The painting encapsulates the shock and despair felt by East Villagers as they witnessed … Continue reading 9/11 Artist Puts the East Village Explosion On Canvas

Williamsburg Fire Declared Under Control, ‘Air Quality Has Returned to Normal’

The seven-alarm fire that sent smoke billowing across North Brooklyn has finally been put out some five and a half days after it engulfed a Williamsburg storage facility.