Eric Austin is the punk rock proprietor of Williamsburg establishments The Grand Bar and Grill, Second Chance Saloon and the venue The Acheron. If there’s something that Eric loves, it’s telling stories, and he’s got a lot of great ones – many of them not fit to print here, though we tried.
I’d like to take a minute to reply to the Wall Street Journal article “Brooklyn Before the Hipsters” on July 4th, 2013 – Independence Day. It was Gilbert Gottfried grade business propaganda.
“I think a lot,” laughed the artist Itziar Barrio, stationed at the desk in her fifth floor studio at CSV (Clemente Soto Velez) on Suffolk Street in Manhattan. “That’s my job!” We were discussing her past eight years working as a … Continued
Local photographer and artist Ryan James MacFarland is preparing for his next show, but was among the first to attend the Shandaken Project residency in upstate New York aimed at creating “a space where experimentation, process, and research are privileged as ends in and of themselves.”
You. Must. Write. About. This. Band. Was the message I got from Sharon Van Etten recently, and I obliged, and here we are. They’re playing this Saturday at Glasslands with Speck Mountain and a special guest – wonder who that could be!
At the Brooklyn Night Bazaar in Williamsburg this past weekend we were thrilled to check out all the DIY designs, live music and tasty and inventive snacks on hand (peppermint patty CAKE, omg). Thousands of locals came out to see the crafts and culture and share it with friends this holiday season. Tweet us @bklyntheborough or use #BKLYN if you see any good items out in the markets and we’ll share it with the borough.
MOVEMENT is a brand new monthly party at Loreley in Williamsburg. Veteran DJs Ayesha Adamo and Cecil Grey are on the decks all night on third Wednesdays. Here’s a soundcloud of his inaugural set.