3rd Ward, the way it appears in most people’s minds now.
When we first checked in on Robin Grearson’s project to try to tally up the debt that 3rd Ward owed teachers and students and members, she had guesstimated that the total would come out to somewhere between $20,000 and $50,000. Well, if you were betting on it, you should have taken the over, because Grearson’s total is already up to $70,503. It’s a good thing we live in a society that quickly repays small debts, otherwise the indebted might never see their money! (more…)
When the 3rd Ward went under last October, teachers, students, and members were all left holding the bag, with no refunds for members who spent up to $3,200 for lifetime memberships, no final pay checks for the teachers who had put in countless hours at the art space, and no consolation or explanation for the students who signed up for classes. So how much does 3rd Ward actually owe its patrons and participants? One writer is asking people to email her and let her know. (more…)
Having closed in the middle of the night and taken the dreams of artisanal Brooklyn with it, the empty 3rd Ward building has been haunting Bushwick like a ghost, warning everyone with dreams of changing the world not to do it. Or at least not to invite investors along to help them. But FREEwilliamsburg noticed that someone was putting up ads to rent the 10,000-square foot space, so they decided to call the broker and ask about it. Turns out a mystery company is already in there. A mystery company made of buzzwords. (more…)
Now that 3rd Ward has succumbed to terrible decisions and capitalism, people have been wondering what would happen to Brooklyn’s DIY and teaching community. Fortunately, some of those people didn’t want to just sit around asking that question, they decided they’d answer it, by getting the whole community in one place and talking about it. That place? The Brooklyn Brewery tonight, because alcohol as we all know, helps you form ideas. (more…)
As the New York Observer reported, Brooklyn DIY and art space 3rd Ward suddenly shuttered last night, with no warning. It’s a stunning turn of events for the space, which had managed to be successful enough to spread the gospel of Brooklyn DIY to a branch in Philadelphia. But now it’s gone forever, and you might have some questions about membership refunds, where to take classes now and what’s next for the building. We’ve got some answers. (more…)
Oh the things you’ll learn at the Brooklyn Kitchen. via Facebook
Remember how cool you used to feel singing along to Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” at the end of the school year? It’s not cool in retrospect, right? What, with all the awesome knowledge out there. Don’t worry. Brooklyn is stuffed full of classes you can take this fall if you’re feeling the back-to-school itch, but didn’t get accepted into that Twitter undergrad program you were so excited about. We’ve gone through those classes on your behalf to get you the low-down on some rad things to learn, like becoming a master chef, producing web casts and even faking your own death. (more…)
They’ll teach you to dance, for cheaper (via Facebook)
Good news for all you budding artists, creative types and savvy business minds out there: all-encompassing East Williamsburg community art space 3rd Ward is offering half-off memberships, but the discount ends TODAY, so you only have a few hours to finally afford that intensive woodworking class you’ve been lusting after all these years. Hear that, IKEA? I’m going to build my own goddamn dresser, so you can keep that Malm crap all to yourself . (Note: I will still eat your meatballs) (more…)
What are you going to do with these people? Via Flickr’s Robotpolisher.
‘Tis the season for jorts, drunkenly re-installing a window unit (advice: no) and — eep — parent visits. Assuming your M &/or D have a few New York trips under his or her belt, it’s time to mix it up from the Met-High Line-Grimaldi’s trifecta. Continue to impress your parents or at least give them reason to act impressed by taking any of our suggestions come their next pilgrimage. Make them proud by showing off your savvy, budget-conscious tour of the city, and maybe you’ll impress them enough they’ll buy you a real meal in a sit-down restaurant for once. (more…)