1. Sadly, the controversy surrounding this show may mean that there will no longer be punk, hardcore or metal shows at the venue anymore. Haines says Coco66 has decided that in the future, they will only have EDM, folk and alternative bands. “We can’t take any chances from now on,” he said.
    Wait no bring back the WP bands
     
  2. Everything is now The Onion. 

    Everything is now The Onion

     
  3. At first I found it fucking preposterous that a woman who has lived for 35 years in Fort Greene was totally unfamiliar with Biggie Smalls until this week (and I’m not even going to go near her bullshit rationale), but then I saw that she’s a John Liu backer and is billed as a “La Leche League leader" and that tells me pretty much everything I need to know about her.

     
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    wanderingnewyork:

#Buildings in #Greenpoint #Brooklyn #New_York_City #NYC

    wanderingnewyork:

    #Buildings in #Greenpoint #Brooklyn #New_York_City #NYC

     
  5. 11:44 1st Oct 2012

    Notes: 162

    Reblogged from livelymorgue

    Tags: brooklyn

    livelymorgue:

    July 9, 1978: In an Italian section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, St. Paulinus of Nola was honored in classic tradition during an annual parade. It took 150 men to carry a giant monument, or “giglio,” to the saint to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Photo: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

    I not only immediately recognized this photo as Brooklyn—I recognized it as a photo of the first block I lived on when I moved to NY! It didn’t change a bit between 1978 and 1998. I loved watching the dancing of the giglio past our third-story window. I don’t miss it much now, though.

     
  6. 11:21 14th Aug 2012

    Notes: 19

    Reblogged from amiwithani

    Tags: brooklyn

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    amiwithani:

The commitment necessary to join the Franklin Avenue Proust Society: 40 pages a week for the next TWO YEARS. (I’m not kidding.)
I do believe nothing exemplifies gentrification in Crown Heights better than this.

Maybe they can meet at the Dry Goods store.

    amiwithani:

    The commitment necessary to join the Franklin Avenue Proust Society: 40 pages a week for the next TWO YEARS. (I’m not kidding.)

    I do believe nothing exemplifies gentrification in Crown Heights better than this.

    Maybe they can meet at the Dry Goods store.

     
  7. Are you fucking kidding me?

    Publicly funded security cameras planned for Brooklyn’s heavily Orthodox Boro Park neighborhood should not be directly accessible to the police, said the leader of the community’s influential volunteer security patrol, because this would make it harder to keep certain crimes within the community.

    Jacob Daskal, coordinator of the Boro Park Shomrim, said that a centralized system linked to the police would make it too easy for them to make arrests in domestic violence cases.

     
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    Bo Diddley, 1960, 368 Livingston Street, Brooklyn.

    Bo Diddley, 1960, 368 Livingston Street, Brooklyn.

     
  9. ancientmystery:

Soon.

Last night at the Hot Snakes show at the Bell House, someone jumped onstage, snagged the setlist, and dove into the audience with such velocity that s/he was a plaid blur. Even the band marveled.
Glad I got to see them. First-world complaint: I always thought standing behind tall people at shows was annoying, but at last night’s show, there were people (well, let’s face it, mostly beardos wearing vintage plaid wool shirts and dark-rimmed glasses) of all heights there, and half the time my line of vision was obscured not by the tall ones, but by the ones insistently holding their cameras/smart phones aloft in an attempt to document the show. Because *that’s* going to be a great recording. Fucking watch out, Maysles brothers.

    ancientmystery:

    Soon.

    Last night at the Hot Snakes show at the Bell House, someone jumped onstage, snagged the setlist, and dove into the audience with such velocity that s/he was a plaid blur. Even the band marveled.

    Glad I got to see them. First-world complaint: I always thought standing behind tall people at shows was annoying, but at last night’s show, there were people (well, let’s face it, mostly beardos wearing vintage plaid wool shirts and dark-rimmed glasses) of all heights there, and half the time my line of vision was obscured not by the tall ones, but by the ones insistently holding their cameras/smart phones aloft in an attempt to document the show. Because *that’s* going to be a great recording. Fucking watch out, Maysles brothers.

     
  10. Loath though I may be to give money to Kickstarter projects*, here I am, having given money to fund the Starlite Project, which (if they meet their goal) will go to fund “a feature-length documentary film titled Starlite and an interactive website based on the making and the taking of the historic Starlite Lounge- the oldest black-owned gay bar in Brooklyn.” Hey, it’s the holiday season [OFFICIALLY!] — be like me and drink a pint of gin and tonic and throw some money their way.

    *Hell, I even proposed the creation of an anti-Kickstarter. Sadly, it never got off the ground. Lack of funding and all.