Southside Gentrification Watch: Kent Avenue

August 24, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 



A couple of thoughts:

1. Anyone who would pee on Kent Avenue:

  • has a death wish.
  • is very, VERY drunk indeed!

2. I wonder how Amy Vanderbilt would handle this problem?

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: Free Spirits (In More Ways Than One)

January 17, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

As promised here are a couple of events for those of you looking for something to do tomorrow.


First up, Apartment Show will be hosting their first group show entitled “Free Spirits”.


Perhaps I have lived in Greenpoint too long but when I first saw the title of this event I thought free booze was in the offering. It isn’t: this event is (as the above invitation clearly states) strictly B.Y.O.B. This is not to suggest this isn’t worth checking out (it looks very interesting). These folks might want to be a little more prudent with their use of the word “free” in their ad copy.

January 18, 2008, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
790 Manhattan Avenue #2R
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Those of you who are interested in free suds might find the following of interest.


Starting at 9:00 p.m. Glasslands will be hosting a fundraiser for the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project. What is the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project, you ask? Here are the deets per their press release:

The mission of the Memorial Project is to commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by leading a project to create a memorial to honor his national and international contributions to world peace through non-violent social change.

We want to use this event to remind people that without the tireless efforts of civil rights activists like Martin Luther King Jr., (as well as those who came before and after him) we might not able to celebrate Obama’s historic inauguration. So let’s party in honor of the fulfillment of Martin Luther King’s dream!

Michael Patrick of Designer Drugs, as well as DJ Mannes and Steve Lurkel of are slated to perform and Elle Rex will be on hand to work her photographic magic. Those of you who are interested in attending should RSVP via email at: If you do you’ll save $5.00. Otherwise the cover at the door will set you back $12.00.

January 18, 9:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

In closing I have to say that exactly how the purpose of this fundraiser can be reconciled with a free hour of Colt 45 is beyond me. It strikes me as being a bit tasteless. Then again I suspect many of the folks who will be attending this event are not old enough to remember gems like this.

But I suppose free beer for a good cause is better than no beer.

Miss Heather

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