Magic’s in the Air—and the Performances—at Green-Wood Cemetery’s Secret Feminist Society

As I step under an arch leading into Green-Wood Cemetery, a smiling woman instructs me to “follow the orbs,” directing my attention to dozens of silver balloons scattered amongst the graves like morbid party decorations. Haunting music grows louder as I descend a hill to find a magnificent church.  Sitting on the cemetery lawn next … Continue reading Magic’s in the Air—and the Performances—at Green-Wood Cemetery’s Secret Feminist Society

Floating Food Forest Will Dock at Brooklyn Army Terminal This Summer

If you’d prefer to forage for food on a converted barge rather than wait in one more hellish line at Trader Joe’s, you’re in luck: Swale, the floating food forest founded by Mary Mattingly, will land at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park this summer from May through July.

Industry City Beefs Up With Another Restaurant, This One With Shuffleboard

Vincent Chirico, the chef and serial restaurateur behind Coarse in the West Village and Vai on the Upper West Side, opened a new restaurant today in Sunset Park’s Industry City. We got some photos and a copy of the menu.

Watch the JT LeRoy Doc on a Roof and Try Not to Get Blown Away

As ’90s “it” author JT Leroy once put it in a book title, the heart is deceitful above all things. But not as deceitful as LeRoy himself ended up being. Embraced as a hard-living, gender-bending literary wunderkind by everyone from Bruce Benderson to Bono, the troubled teen author was famously outed as a fabrication of … Continue reading Watch the JT LeRoy Doc on a Roof and Try Not to Get Blown Away

Immigrant Workers are Using Co-Ops Like a Boss

Three years ago, Daniel Lopez injured his knee. The 37-year-old native of Mexico never had health insurance, so he waited until the pain got so bad, it wouldn’t allow him to work anymore. Only recently did he get surgery. His knee is still swollen. “It hurts,” he says. He can barely walk, much less work. … Continue reading Immigrant Workers are Using Co-Ops Like a Boss

Get ‘Gentrifucked’ in Bushwick With Sunset Park ‘Boom Bap’ Hip-Hop Crew

Rising rents and changing neighborhoods got you down? Tonight head over to Bushwick’s main-squeeze community space, Mayday, for an art and music fest to commiserate on our supremely “gentrifucked” city. The show (which, let’s be honest, will be less misery and more party)  is organized by Buendia Brooklyn, a collective of local rappers, graffiti artists, … Continue reading Get ‘Gentrifucked’ in Bushwick With Sunset Park ‘Boom Bap’ Hip-Hop Crew

Oh Look, It’s Your Near Future in Film

Rooftop Films Premiere  Wednesday May 18 through August 2016  The summer al-fresco screening series turns 20 years old this season, which officially makes Rooftop Films a millennial– meaning they’re addicted to their phones, underemployed, over-entitled, and why don’t they just grow up already and chain themselves to a cubicle desk and support the only real … Continue reading Oh Look, It’s Your Near Future in Film

Bruce High Quality Foundation Leaving East Village, Shows Off Brooklyn Base

Last night the mask-wielding artists of the Bruce High Quality Foundation opened up the doors of their epic new studio space in Sunset Park. The excuses were a party and an exhibition featuring work inspired by French Baroque painter Nicholas Poussin’s landscapes, while the reason was fundraising for the Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHFQU), an experimental, non-profit art school that … Continue reading Bruce High Quality Foundation Leaving East Village, Shows Off Brooklyn Base

Week in Film: Mom Without a Face and Revenge of the Teenage Girl

Sit back and enjoy some mind-rattling films screening this weekend and beyond. A new documentary brings us deep into the complex, overlapping layers of South Sudan’s contemporary social and political developments under the influence of Neo-colonialists, and get a sneak preview of an Austrian thriller rife with horror movie. And of course there’s more. Read on.

Video: A Look Inside Industry City

Sunset Park has been a contender for next “it” neighborhood since 2013, when the team behind Chelsea Market took over Industry City. The six-million-square-foot warehouse complex, dating back to 1895, used to be a thriving manufacturing and import-export facility but now looks almost abandoned with its broken windows and uneven alleyways. But the clamor of … Continue reading Video: A Look Inside Industry City