The Word On The Street Part II: Home

From Johnson Avenue.

The Word On The Street: East Williamsburg Trifecta

Taken March 18, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part IV: Harrison Street

As today’s selections suggest today’s peregrinations resulted in a wealth of anonymous musings in north Brooklyn. Most made me chuckle. This one lead to a moment of introspection. I came to the realization as to why I love this city so damned much:

  1. I am not over-endowed in the patience department.
  2. I have an affinity for a certain word employed in this missive in all its forms, conjugations and uses. I do not think I need to go into any more detail.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Thames Street

This novel approach to the combating the littering problem is downright ingenious. I’d even go so far as to say given the location (“East Williamsburg”) it might actually work. Clean sidewalks = free drugs for the masses!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day From New York Shitty!

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I know what you’re thinking:

What the FUCK is this and how does it pertain to St. Paddy’s Day?

Well, it has been yours truly’s observation that March 17th, not unlike Cinco De Mayo, is regrettably pressed into service so certain folks can go forth and act like drunken imbeciles. All they need is a location and an excuse (not unlike Santacon)— which brings me to where I found the above image: Queens Crap. Read on North Brooklynites, you’ll find this interesting.

QCflamesFlamesQueens Crap reports that fire was in effect at yesterday’s “Flea Market” event at the Knockdown Center. Speaking as a north Brooklynite, I have seen my fair share of that shit. It is usually accompanied by drum circles.

The “blue bus”? Same thing. Reference my previous observation about drum circles.

Where it gets interesting for yours truly is here:

…It has also been brought to my attention that David Sklar is operating a niteclub/arts center at 15 Rewe Street in Brooklyn which is in a really sketchy area. It also was formerly home to a door factory owned by the Sklars, just like the Knockdown Center was…

I have a much different definition of what constitutes a “sketchy area” than my comrade in Queens. However, I can assure you 15 Rewe Street is owned by David Sklar. And hosting parties, however legally questionable they were, did come to pass at 15 Rewe Street. Let’s start by establishing who actually owns 15 Rewe Street:

15 Rewe Street LLC.* Okay, let’s check this out on the New York State Attorney General’s Corporation’s Database.

Hmm.

Perhaps we should check out the Department of Buildings BIS system?

Yes, this is quite interesting. Let’s go in for a better look!

Oh my, it would appear 15 Rewe Street (which is located in an Industrial Business Zone)— at the instigation of David Sklar— was planning a party.

A really BIG party.

For those of you who cannot read it (I for one could not), follows are the amenities this event/space had to offer:

Venue Details
70,000 square feet of indoor space
40,000 square feet out door
Located on a private street
MEGA production with L’Acoustics Sound, Lighting, Lasers, Special Effects, Video, and extra Video Wall, Large Concert style stage tons of extras
Live performance art
Multi Level VIP Risers
Chill out seating area for all with Sofa’s & Carpeting
Plenty of Bathrooms
Large Coat Check
Gourmet Food Trucks
Food on site
Multiple Bars
Conveniently located steps away from L train (Grand Street)
ATM’s on Site
All Major Credit Cards accepted
Liquor will be served
Bottle Service Available.
Smoking section outside on the water\
Dada Life Merchandise for purchase at the event

FOR VIPS
Private Bathroom trailers
Private VIP Smoking area
Separate Entrance for VIPs
Private VIP Bar
Separate VIP Sections with best views of the stage

What’s more, even Timeout New York was “on” to this whole “compound” thing.

Hmm. I wonder how this got past Community Board 1 Brooklyn or the State Liquor Authority? In any case and to wrap this up, the image gracing the beginning of this post is (by all appearances) from “Dada Life’s” New Year’s Party at 15 Rewe Street.

Which we have established is owned by David Sklar. Who had this to say about why the Knockdown Center should be granted a liquor license at Community Board 5:

Really?

*This is an alternate address for the Knockdown Center.

Yup.

 

The Word On The Street, Part IV: Morgan Avenue

Taken February 20, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part III: White Street

Taken February, 20 2014.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Thames Street

Taken February 20, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Ten Eyck Street

Taken February 20, 2014.

The Word On The Street: (Words Fail Me)

1 Bushwick Place

This cry for help can be found on the doorway gracing 1 Bushwick Place. A couple of thoughts which crossed my mind when I saw this:

  • This is going to give me nightmares for days. Possibly weeks.
  • I wonder what Anthony Bourdain would say about this?