Posts tagged: brooklyn
“Horace lived in a huge room filled with cages. Inside each cage was a young person, a futon or cot, a footlocker, a few milk crates. Bare bulbs on wires hung from fixtures in the high ceiling. I’d read about these places. Kids moved to the city, but there were no apartments left to rent to them, or none they could afford. But on a starting salary, or no salary, you could maybe manage a cage. Several dozen people resided here among the drum kits and guitar amps, the antique film editing deck, a few long tables and spindly chairs, a minifridge. Power cables streaked the floor under mounds of black and silver tape. Laptops glowed from the cages. Voices rose and fell, rippled about the room, a dozen conversations going at once, or maybe one conversation replicated over and over by feral and beautiful children.
The place resembled a new model prison, or one that had achieved a provisional utopia after principled revolt, or maybe a homeless shelter for people with liberal arts degrees. The cages brought to mind those labs with their death-fuming vents near my college studio. These kids were part of some great experiment. It was maybe the same one in which I’d been a subject. Unlike me, though, or the guinea pigs and hares, they were happy, or seemed happy, or were blogging about how they seemed happy.”
Sam Lipsyte - “The Ask” (Picador, 2010)
friends of the Halseyblog, Brooklyn NY’s BRAHMS are playing a CMJ show tonight at the Bowery Hotel with Motel Motel (whose full length “New Denver” coincidentally was on the Halseyblog’s list of 10 Best Albums of 2008).
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Halseyblog would be remiss not to post about this. Jonathan Mena of BushwickBK covers a shooting on Halsey St. at Central Ave. 2 wounded and a dozen shots fired with kids in the crossfire. well done, hood.
Bushwick gets a tornado
Three Angels by the Park Coffee House opened Thursday off the Jefferson L train stop in Bushwick at the intersection of Starr and Irving. With the death of The Archive on the very same day, these angels stand poised not to let the hood get too thirsty. Good strong iced coffee, a large chill space with seating for 50, a backyard patio, free Wi-fi, and long open walls that seemingly beg local artists. Halseyblog’s coffee cup runneth over.
Barrett Brown for BushwickBK.com
Brooklyn Grange fundraiser at Roberta’s in Bushwick. 2-8pm.
REFUGE NYC is a 5,000 square-foot community arts centre and event space on the border of Bushwick, Brooklyn and Ridgewood, Queens.
and its right here off the Halsey L stop. how awesome!
even more awesome is that they are throwing a HUGE party/fundraiser to kick-start a massive expansion.
details below, ripped straight from their Facebook page…..
The new world is just upon the horizon, explorers. We have finally liberated the first floor of our big old warehouse, making Refuge truly massive in all senses of the word. Come celebrate Refuge’s expansion with music in both indoor spaces, a beautiful rooftop, interactive art installations, and the pulsating vibe of this converted warehouse.
Featuring the musical stylings of Milo, DKDS, Small Change, Cobra Krames, Joee Irwin, Radical Outing!, Junglez, Action Alex + more TBA
This is the second in a series of fundraisers to renovate all of Refuge, and the first time you will ever see downstairs. Architectural renderings of the completed Refuge Center for the Arts will be on display.
Light art by Jason Eppink, creator of the Light Ripple, Pixelator and Print After Party. Candy Crack delivery by Club Animal, the big blue mascot who gives you free bouncy rides on the subway.
With our very own Cerulean Sound System powering both floors, and lighting by Power Trip.
1532 Decatur St. Brooklyn, NY 11221
Hours: 10 PM - 6 AM. Come early, stay late.
No outside beverages will be permitted.
$10 before midnight