BUSHWICK It was only a matter of time before social media started infiltrating gallery shows. #TheSocialGraph, opening on Friday at Outpost, comes with impeccable social media credentials; it’s curated by Williamsburg art blog Hyperallergic and sponsored by Social Printshop, formerly known as Printing Facebook. Hyperallergic will move their blog operations to Outpost for the duration of the show, while Flux Factory artist-in-residence Man Bartlett will be creating a site-specific work at their offices. A number of other artists and social media rockstars will also be participating over the next two weeks, including photog and Gothamist publisher Jake Dobkin and artnet’s Ben Davis; next week, Nate Hill, best known for his performance pieces Death Bear and Candy Crack Delivery Service, will be debuting his new performance called Punch Me Panda.
It’s been seven years and I still haven’t recovered from the closing of the giant Tower Records store in the East Village. For nearly 20 years the store was my whole world, an excuse to go to the Village and comb through old and new records. My relationship to Tower went back to when they […]
Yes, from jam to ketchup to candles to shoes, you can find almost anything handmade in Brooklyn these days. You can also learn how to make or do pretty much anything you can imagine, from ballroom dancing, to 3-D printing, to figure drawing, Thai cooking or Photoshop skills at any number of official and […]
Sat December 7, 2013The last holiday season was not a pretty one for Red Hook businesses. But if there’s a community that can bounce back, it’s this tight-knit group of resourceful owners who know how to throw a good neighborhood event. They’ve deemed this Saturday, Dec. 7 “Discover the Hook” day, and are gathering all of […]
Sun December 8, 2013Getting to know your neighbors takes on an entirely different meaning in the new short documentary 2×1. The film, which was shot in part using Google Glass, captures the daily activities, rituals and routines of members of Crown Heights’ Hasidic and West Indian communities, literally through the eyes of the people who […]
Wed December 4, 2013The Yard is a co-working space where Team BB often meets, and each time we do, there’s a good chance that we’ll catch wind of some new business or startup, just by hanging around. (I recently overheard some women talking about their awesome new app, Makr–check it out.) Tonight, members and guests […]