According to this “Millennial Cities Ranking,” New York is the 64th best city to live in as a young person, miles behind Los Angeles, CA; Geneva, Switzerland; and Athens, Greece. In first place is Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Bocce ball-boasting, quality bar food-serving, quaint & cozy fire-placed neighborhood mainstay Union Hall has been closed since a fire wreaked havoc on its insides (but, very luckily, none of its staffers or patrons) just before midnight on the final weekend of last month. The venue was majorly damaged, with performer Lake Ruth – whose show on the night of the fire was interrupted by the flames –telling Brooklyn Vegan that the, “Place is wrecked.” (more…)
“Shea Stadium: lifting people up since 2009.” Photo by Seth Applebaum
Bushwick’s Shea Stadium has had a rough year, having announced their second temporary closure back at the beginning of this month. Instead of throwing in the towel and caving to the bureaucratic, corporate regime that has successfully killed so many of the small DIY institutions shut since the turn of the century, Shea is continuing to fight the good fight and has now launched a Kickstarter to raise $50,000 and re-open, “legally for a more sustainable future.”
This is an especially feasable goal seeing as Shea states the issues with the space are not structural but a matter of racking up more fines than they could pay for as, “the city’s increased regulation and inflated rents have made running these types of spaces an uphill climb.” According to a diagram showing where funds will go on the Kickstarter page, the majority of money will be for Department of Health, Department of Buildings, and FDNY renovations, with architecture fees in second most expensive place. (more…)