After being such a good neighbor by giving food away, it’s no fun to report that Red Hook’s Fairway will be closed for awhile. Following up on a tip we got this morning that the grocery store would be closed for a month due to flooding, we got comment from a source at Fairway’s corporate headquarters who told us it would “be way more than a month” due to the building taking on six feet of flood water. Our source also told us that while the building was structurally sound, “the floor and ceiling are fine. Everything in between needs to be redone.” It’s a blow to Red Hook, to be sure. We’ll update you with any related information as we get it.
2014 was a Red Wedding of a year for Brooklyn’s beloved DIY music venues. Death by Audio closed in November, 285 Kent shuttered in January and Glasslands threw its last party on New Year’s Eve. Those were more or less the Big Three of the DIY venue world at the time, and they were all felled by one […]
1. Get your culture on at the 45th annual International African Arts Festival, a four-day extravaganza with music, dance, symposia, workshops, a food and craft marketplace, and on and on. (Friday through Monday, Commodore Barry Park, $5) 2, Immerse yourself in “a light and sound environment” at Sight Unseen, an experimental musical work by Lee Ranaldo […]
Budget flights from New York City have long been the freakish white whale/golden unicorn hybrid of travel that we never thought we’d see. While those Europeans get to hop from country on airlines like Ryanair (essentially the Megabus of airplanes), we’re stuck thinking a $400 roundtrip to Chicago is a steal. Now, finally, we might be getting […]