Monthly Archives: August 2012

Reader: August 20, 2012

– Colbert and Stewart collaborate on a political clothing line “Indecision 2012“.

– Some deep thoughts on Barclay’s Center.

– How did you not know that legitimate rape does not lead to pregnancy?

– Red Hook Lobster Roll, dog biscuit style.

– How to comfortably delegate.

– Stream Animal Collective’s new album here.

– Grimes doesn’t hold up unless you’re actually watching her.

– Fox Is Black gets his logo mistaken for wolf saliva. Uncool.

– Beautiful tapestry-like nature photographs by Lisa A. Frank.

– An essay on Eminem.

– Founder of Wiseling is hot.

– Creating a catalog of Lower East Side’s vacant and usable spaces.

– A home cook’s guide to Brooklyn food.

– Paintings of pretty shoes.


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GO Brooklyn Artists + Voters Meetup // Aug 13 // 6 – 8pm

Brooklyn Museum is producing a BOROUGH WIDE open studios event Sept 8 + 9th called GO Brooklyn. I along with my studious UDA team Leia, Peter & Victoria have been chosen to represent Greenpoint and coordinate the community and all the artists within to register (registration is closed but we’ve got over 200 artists in Greenpoint waiting to open their studios), browse through the site with a total of 1800+ registered artists, create itineraries, visit studios and VOTE for their favorite artists for an opportunity to show their work at the museum this winter.

We’re hosting an artists + voters meetup this Monday, Aug 13 at Diamond Bar from 6 – 8pm. It’s a great opportunity to meet artists, mingle, browse the site, register and support the creative community of Greenpoint. Come by and take advantage of happy hour specials from the bar (43 Franklin Street)!


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Feastly Potluck Meetup // Aug 19 // @ Dekalb Market

It grosses me a bit that I haven’t posted anything on my own blog since May. My brain has been that scattered. I’ve been that busy. My life has been that chaotic and uninteresting. After awhile I just abandoned the blog altogether and didn’t feel myself worthy to post anything. It was fear and laziness and anxiety piled atop each other and it become nauseatingly frustrating. But here I am to make a new announcement and hopefully get my crinkly fingers typing again for updownacross. Bare with me por favor.

Have you heard of Feastly yet? It’s an online platform that essentially helps you host dinner parties, a tool that connects cooks and eaters together as an alternative to the hectic NYC restaurant dining experience. At least that’s the goal. They launched in DC earlier this year and I’m joining the team to utilize my mad community development skills to bring Feastly to New York and more importantly, Brooklyn. Brooklyn is where the homes are, Brooklyn is where all the foodies are, and Brooklyn is where all those curious tastebuds go searching for new experiences to eat and meet new people.

I’ll be reaching out to all my foodies folks to host and eat throughout the city and I hope you’ll join me for our very first potluck for cooks interested in learning more about the platform. It’s a potluck and a meetup so RSVP here and dress to impress!

NYC Cooks Meetup with Feastly

August 19 // 6 – 9pm

at Dekalb Market

138 Willoughby Street



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