Bondwerx joins nationwide staged reading of 'The Other Woman' Monday, Nov. 9 with Amy Stiller, Jacey Powers and more
On Monday night, November 9, at 7:30 Brooklyn's Bondwerx (336 Bond St.) will be joining libraries, colleges and theatres nationwide in simultaneous readings of The Other Woman, a full-length, one-act play that tells the stories of five women with very different viewpoints and experiences around infidelity.
The reading will take place at Bondwerx on the corner of Bond & President in Brooklyn. It will feature Irene Glezos, Shannon Koob, Regina Myers, Jacey Powers and Amy Stiller.
Reservations can be made by e-mailing TheOtherWomanBK@gmail.com.
Proceeds from the event are going to benefit Brooklyn-based charity: "The Safe Homes Project." This organization helps women and children survivors of domestic abuse find safe places to live. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, every 9 seconds, a woman in the US is beaten or assaulted. In honor of this statistic the producers are suggesting a donation of $9 for admission.
"Every year, the graphic artist Anthony George, who has lived in Dyker Heights for 17 years, goes all out decorating his house (on 79th Street between 11th and 12th avenues) for Halloween. He calls it Dyker Frights, and it has become a neighborhood favorite—an October counterpoint to the neighborhood’s famous Christmas decorations."
Check out Henry Stewart's interview with Anthony and the photo gallery here.
'Japanese photographer Hiroyuki Ito has been wandering the streets of New York City with his Leica for over two decades, capturing everything from Koko the Killer Clown at Coney Island to anonymous morning commuters on the Q. He recently self-published a new photobook, Brooklyn, that serves almost as a love letter to the borough. I asked him to write few words about what the place means to him and why he continues to photograph it.'
- Elizabeth Renstrom, VICE Photo Editor
Exploring the nooks (and also crannies) of the Southern Brooklyn of yore in KC van Sandt's interactive Facebook Scrapbook
Art of Brooklyn co-founder Anthony DeVito recently came across a Facebook group that posts photos of the (quite large) parts of Kings County that don’t get much attention online.
The Southern Brooklyn Scrapbook never ceases to amaze Anthony (born and raised in Southern Brooklyn himself) with its obscure images and lively discussions, so he got in touch with creator K C van Sandt, who had a lot to say about his enthusiasm for Brooklyn, what counts as 'real' history, and the challenges involved in curating a public group online.
Frustrated by stubborn Coney Island landowners, the de Blasio administration plans to seize property under the city’s rarely used power of eminent domain in order to spur long-stalled economic development in the People’s Playground, The Post has learned.
Read the full article here.
For those of us who grew up in 70s Brooklyn, the New York City depicted in The Warriors wasn't that far-fetched. Sure, there weren't marauding gangs dressed as baseball players or mimes (as far as we know) but the 1979 cult classic didn't need to rely on movie magic to create the post-apocalyptic look of a lot of the Big Apple back then.
Fast-forward to 2015. Coney Island looks very different now, but the love for The Warriors has only gotten stronger. Rolling Stone joined most of the cast members that made up the gang, as they reunited on the Q Train on September 13th to take one last ride home together, where hundreds waited at a fan-organized event.
Can you dig it?
According to 'Parisian Mash-up Whiz' Antonio Maria Da Silva, his mind-bogglingly cool new video occurs in "a place where all fictional characters meet. Outside of time, outside of all logic, this place is known as HELL'S CLUB, but this club is not safe."
Watch multiple screen versions of Tom Cruise, Al Pacino, Ewan McGregor, John Travolta, and so many more mix and mingle in a Superdisco bathed in red light. The Star Wars universe jockeys for dance floor space with the Terminator while Austin Powers looks on from the bar. Scarface meets Carlito as the Butabi brothers cut a rug.
And since Saturday Night Fever is heavily featured in this mashup masterpiece, we're claiming it all happened in Brooklyn... and you can't prove it didn't. Nobody can.