Monthly Archives: September 2009

To Dos


I’m upstate for the next few days trying to do as much nothing as possible after a month of non stop go getting. I won’t be attending most of the events listed below but I highly recommend you check it out.


– Brooklyn Based, Fucked in Park Slope, and Brokelyn hosts singles meat-up at Bell House tonight. Good luck!

Unemployed Brooklyn hosts a friendly unstructured meet and greet at t.b.d.

These Are Powers play a free show for X’s benefit.


– Word bookstore in Greenpoint celebrates banned books week.

Judy Darling hosts a fall party at The Hose.


ABCyz launches in Chelsea.

Janaina Tschape speaks at ICP Triennial

t.b.d. in Greenpoint celebrates Oktoberfest all weekend.


– It’s time for another FEAST, this time it’s harvest themed with 15 artist proposals and food prepared by One & Supp, music by Family Band, Laura Zax, and Hit Factorie and beer by Sixpoint.

NY Art Book Fair takes place at PS 1 this weekend.

– Brooklyn Botanic Garden hosts Chile Fiesta with chile chocolate takedown hosted by Matt Timms.

No Longer Empty opens Invisible Dog.

– My dear Lucas is having a book signing at Griffin Editions.


Atlantic Antic Street Festival.


Open City Dialogue hosts a lecture by Rooftop Farm’s Annie Novak at Pete’s Candy Store.


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Duke Riley: Tattoos and a naval battle for Greenpoint Gazette


This week for Greenpoint Gazette I wrote about artist and tattoo artist Duke Riley.


On August 13th artist and owner of East River Tattoo Duke Riley staged a Naumachia titled Those About to Die Salute You at the former World’s Fairgrounds in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. Naumachia is a bloody spectator sport hosted by Roman emperors where prisoners fought to their death in naval battles as a means to appease the masses in times of economic and societal collapse.
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Greenpoint Food Market Recap


The first Greenpoint Market Launch was a success. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. I was floating the entire day. Nevertheless it’s still frightening not knowing what to expect this week and the next. There’s still room for vendors so if you’ve got something cookin’ in the kitchen and want to share it at the market, shoot us an email:

Check out photos and a full recap here.

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Reader: Sept 10, 2009

– My dear Meghan Petras opens tonight at Chrystoph Marten.

– My dear Barney Kulok opens tonight at Nicole Klagsbrun.

– My dears Alison Bickle and Joshua Abram Howard opens tonight at Deitch Studios.

– My dear Matt Held opens tonight at Denise Bibro Projects.

– The Maze opens tonight at Death by Audio.

– Our Lady of Detritus performs tonight and Saturday.

– Gallery: Registered and others opens tonight at White Columns.

– Dorothea Tanning and Friends opens tonight at Kent.

– Watch No Impact, Man tonight at the Bell House.

– Dwight Ripley opens tonight at Esopus Space.


Pattie Lee Becker.

– Every 2:ND Friday kick off is tomorrow.

– Pims Palsgraaf opens tomorrow at 3rd Ward.

– Circle of Plenty opens tomorrow at Cinders Gallery.

– My dear Jane Fine opens tomorrow at Pierogi Gallery.


– Brooklyn Artillery opens Saturday. Greenpoint Open Studios will be there, having taken over 2 duplexes filled with artstuff.

– Food + Sex Magazine launches Saturday.


– Spiced Honey Cake with Caramelized Figs. Kill me now.

– New Amsterdam market launches Sunday.

– Perform Williamsburg launches Sunday.

– My dear Olympia organized 70/30 project which launches Sunday.

– There are SO MANY shows opening THIS WEEKEND.

– My dear Christopher Saunders opens Sept 16 at LaViolaBank.

– My dear Marc of Fostercare plays Sept 17 at Monkeytown.

Classic Apple Cobbler.

– I’m competing in this bake-off. I need more challengers. You ready to lose?

– I’m dying to see this new food dork complex collaboration between Tom Mylan and the folks at Brooklyn Kitchen.

– I’m sorry I missed Kate Levant’s “Blood Drive


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Greenpoint Food Market Launch This SATURDAY!!!!!!

It’s happening folks. Greenpoint Food Market launches this Saturday from Noon – 6pm.

I’m nervous as hell but have NO DOUBT it will KICK ASS and people will LOVE IT. Repeating this in my head helps ease the nervous tick and the nightmares.

Without further ado:


We are SUPER excited to inaugurate the weekly food market this Saturday inside the Church of Messiah located at 129 Russell Street between Nassau and Driggs Ave in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

GFM started as a nagging daydream about a market exclusively serving food lovingly produced by locals. It is a response to a burgeoning culinary movement where DIY, artisanal, and traditional methods of food-making is short of becoming normalized in Brooklyn and beyond. GFM hopes to be a support system for explorative amateur chefs and gourmands wishing to share their goods with the community and maybe even make a buck or two along the way. GFM is all about community involvement and gastronomical gratification, bringing folks together through food appreciation.

The market will be an all-encompassing sensory experience where visitors can walk from table to table sampling the goods while listening to live music and marveling at the artwork installed throughout the space, all referencing food. The convergence of art and food will not only instill potential chaos in a cozy space but also foster a unique experience utilizing all senses for savory consumption.

The market will feature a little over 30 vendors sharing tables to bring variety and community essence into the space. Hungry and curious patrons will be treated to an array of homemade goods including:

Mini pies by Py-O-My

Jam by Anarchy in a Jar

Pickles by Brooklyn Brine

Kombucha by Kombucha Brooklyn

Honey by Brooklyn Honey

Kimchee by Mama O’s

Chocolate by Taza Chocolate

Cookies by Sugarbuilt

Soup by The Soup Spoon

Soda by Pumpkin & Honeybunny

A performance involving angel cake and deviled eggs by artist Hein Koh

A bake sale residency by Sweet Tooth of the Tiger

The launch of Food + Sex magazine

Custom made tote bags by Christine Cotter

The market will also feature vegan and gluten-free baked goods, beer poached bratwurst, cocktail syrup, mini tarts and bundt cakes, herb garni, boiled peanuts, granola and coconut macaroons. These specialty prepared foods will be offered and packaged to take home or enjoy at McGolrick Park across the street.

We’d love to see you at Greenpoint Food Market. Your attendance not only supports local food production and distribution but harbors community support through sustainable practices in and out of the kitchen.

There’s always room for more vendors, if you’d like to join, just shoot us an email!

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Unemployed and Whitney’s Biennial

This week in the Gazette:


I interviewed Briana of Unemployed Brooklyn. Intro:

Funemployment. It’s a term for those directly affected by the economic downturn, coping with changing lifestyles and taking advantage of freed time to find creative alternatives while meeting new people and creating a network for the unemployed establishment. While it suggests reckless and irresponsible behavior, funemployment replaces fear and negativity of inevitable changes and substitutes powerlessness with a sense of entitlement, finding and creating opportunities to venture towards directions that one didn’t have the guts or the time to face with a job.

Here the rest here.


I meet with the ladies behind Whitney’s Biennial. Intro:

Artistic expression often serves as a reflection, molding the present into pieces of history that are duly mocked and chastised if dismissed by America’s media-centric bandwagon. Such an example is the rise and fall, and hopeful rebirth of Whitney Houston, whose upcoming new album will oddly symbolize an economic, and by default, artistic comeback for four artists who conceived “Whitney’s Biennial,” a group show of works by 38 participating artists at c.r.e.a.m. projects in Greenpoint.

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