The Word On The Street, Part III: Yup

From Kent Avenue.

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Kent Avenue

October 2, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken October 1, 2012.

New York Shitty Day Starter: In God We Trust

September 12, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

It’s not every day you see a super-sized one dollar bill, hence I had to capture this one along with its creator Christian Hooker. If the piece at the above right looks familiar to any of you, gentle readers, you have a keen memory: I featured it on this site not terribly long ago. As Mr. Hooker explained to me, his prior work space (which was located on Nassau Avenue) became so expensive relocating to Williamsburg (in this case Kent Avenue) ended up being a more economically viable option.

This is something to think about when the subject of preserving north Brooklyn’s artistic flavor is bandied about (more often than not by Loft Law advocates). And it is. Often.

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Eyes On The Street

August 15, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Kent Avenue.

Spotted On South 4 Street: Tires

July 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Urban Artifact, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Since I know a number of  incredibly inventive and creative folks read this site, I feel compelled to mention that on South 4 Street between Wythe Avenue and Kent Avenue someone has seen fit to dispose of a number of tires. If I had to given an estimate, I’d hazard to guess there are at least twenty of them. Probably more. They have some rather nifty patterns on the treads and crying out to be re-purposed in some manner. Why not pick a few and get your creativity on north Brooklynites?

The Word On The Street, Part II: Emoticon

July 12, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Kent Avenue.

The Word On The Street, Part II: A Kent Avenue Proclamation

June 24, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken June 24, 2012.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Free Pussy Riot!

Ordinarily I dislike posting press releases verbatim— but quite frankly this one is too good to pass up. Read on, gentle readers, and methinks you’ll understand why.



Kaitlin Archambault
Permanent Wave


(NEW YORK, NY) June 21st- Today, Permanent Wave will be holding a second benefit show for those imprisoned as alleged members of Russian punk band “Pussy Riot” at 8PM at 285 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY. The first show, on June 12th, packed the space at Death By Audio in Brooklyn. This show is taking place a day after yesterday’s announcement that Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 23, Maria Alekhina, 24, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29, will remain in detention during further pre-trial investigation until July 24th ( Before a recent change in the prosecution team, the trial was set for June 24th. Admission will be offered on a sliding scale with a $7 minimum donation. The show will feature performances from all female-fronted acts: The Shondes (, Making Friendz (Tami Hart of MEN) (, Ritz Riot (, Bachslider (, and a DJ set from Maura Johnston ( The show is all-ages.

From “Three alleged members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot, Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samucevich, charged with ‘hooliganism’, have been remanded in jail, facing up to 7 years criminal punishment for allegedly participating in the punk-prayer Virgin Mary, Send Putin Away that publicly demonstrated for human rights and against the current oppressive regime under Putin. The case illustrates the gross level of violations against human rights in Russia and requires immediate attention. The detained activists now need the support of the world’s community.” Amnesty International have called for the women’s immediate release.

Permanent Wave ( is a national network of feminist artists and activists. The group challenges gender inequality as it manifests itself in art, politics, and personal lives. Members believe that women should see each other as collaborators and inspirations, not rivals. The group exists as a continuation the feminist movement by creating a revolutionary arts movement that’s relevant to women, queer, and trans people today. Permanent Wave book benefits and other shows, host movie screenings, organize protests, and generate dialogue on feminist issues facing artists, musicians, and the public.

This show is the second of a series of “Pussy Riot” events orchestrated by Permanent Wave to take place across the nation this summer.

You can learn more about this event by perusing its Facebook page. Check it out!

Benefit For Pussy Riot
Today, June 21st starting at 8:00 p.m.
Price of Admission/Suggested Donation: $7.00 minimum
285 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Kent Avenue

May 27, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken May 26, 2012.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Dissonance

May 17, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Culture War, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken May 17, 2012.

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