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Monthly Archives: August 2010
Slightly retro, and very cool? Check.
Sculptor Marsha Trattner’s workshop – a converted garage in front of her Red Hook home – is one of the only places in the New York City area where one can learn the centuries-old metal-forging techniques.
From a random Flickr stream (apparently Shelly Bernstein’s) with the title “Red Hook CSA Half Share Week 10:”
Looks like the folks over at Added Value are doing an awesome job (as expected)- that haul is much better than what I remember getting the one summer I did a (non-Red Hook) CSA.
I think it’s too late to sign up for the CSA at this point, but the Farmer’s Market is still open on weekends.
Tomorrow night: Andrew Butler @ The Clover Club
Right now: Andrew & the rest of the Political Subversities cast doing their “MTA” song.
The Smith/9th Street Subway station is unique, if nothing else. It’s the closest stop to Red Hook, has incredible views, and rises high in the air over South Brooklyn in a way that says “cool,” “wobbly,” or “strangely foreboding,” depending on whom you ask.
Now the MTA has put out a call for proposals from artists wishing to be considered for a commission for their work at the station. Check out the MTA site for details, or download the RFP (or whatever they’re calling it) here.
The Clover Club, in Carroll Gardens, is famous for their kinda-fancy, slightly-retro libations done at a reasonable cost. (Check out their menu online, in which they break drinks, alone, up into categories including “swizzles,” “juleps & smashes,” and “sours and daisies,” to name just a few.
Combine that artisinal flair for booze with a hilarious up-and-coming artist and you have DTE’s August Featured Artist Event, taking place next Wednesday (the 18th) from 6pm-8pm, with Andrew Butler.
Above is a video from Andrew’s sketch comedy group, Tenured Faculty. On Wednesday, he’ll be performing original songs like these. (Check out Amsterdoodle, which may or may not include a line where he rhymes with the word/Geographic entity, Leidseplein)
Michele Carlo (Green-Wood Angel 2005-present) would like to invite the entire world (or all who love DTE and ANGELS & ACCORDIANS) to the launch party/signing for her book, FISH OUT OF AGUA: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks, (Citadel Press) a memoir about growing up as a freckle-faced redheaded Puerto Rican in an Italian/Irish neighborhood in New York City back when a slice of pizza cost fifty cents. For more info, go to: http://www.michelecarlo.com
Michele is a great Angel and a wonderfully engaging story-teller, even when she’s not in official story-telling mode, so I’m sure her book is great. Martha just bought a copy so maybe we’ll have a review soon!
Come to the launch parties/signings:
BROOKLYN: TUESDAY, AUGUST 10th, 7pm-9pm
FREE drinks & snacks; including my world-famous Triple X Coquito!
Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn
MANHATTAN: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25th, 6:30-8-30pm
Hosted by H.R. Britton, with FREE drinks & snacks; including my world-famous Triple X Coquito!
Lower East Side Tenement Museum, 97 Orchard Street, off Delancey Street