Archives for March 2011
It’s a boom time for yoga studios in Williamsburg/Greenpoint. When I first began researching for Part I of this story, I was aware there was a surge of new places to practice yoga in the neighborhood, but I didn’t realize we were in a veritable cornfield of them. Turns out that behind those barricades we all thought contained high-rise apartment buildings—just yoga studios! Miles and miles of yoga studios. Here’s Part II.
Photos by Eric Wolman Motorcycle Bar: The Shop Brooklyn [FreeWlsbrg] It’s the Final Sale for a Longtime Furrier [NYT] City To Challenge Census Estimate [BklynEagle] Brooklyn Flea expands to Williamsburg this weekend [BklynPaper] Tag, Williamsburg Landmark is It [Curbed] The Underground World of Hipsters [TheQuadNews]
Friday night, Luxeye Optical, held a party for the opening of their second store on Bedford Avenue (at South 1st Street). Professional models sported the current fashions in eyewear. A generous buffet was served, including an impressive 7-tiered cupcake cake—each individual cupcake decorated with mini eyeglasses & case (made of sugar). Along with an extensive more…
Stacey Brook wraps up her shows seen and lessons learned at SXSW 2011 before she takes a long nap Okay, maybe these weren’t real, authentic Austinites, but they were some of the more enthusiastic participants in the shenanigans on 6th street, which served as party central for the music portion of SXSW.
It turns out, once the music portion of the SXSW festival starts, you have exactly two options when it comes to what you’re doing at any given point in the day. You are either watching live music, or you’re eating. No exceptions. This, in theory, sounds incredible — two of my favorite things, all day long, for five days in a row? HELL YEAH.
SEEKING ORIGINAL ARTWORK THAT FEATURES EYEWEAR: Do you have artwork that incorporates eyewear? Either the subject is wearing eyewear or you’ve used optical related materials in your piece? Luxeye Optical is looking for all different mediums—photography, painting, drawings, or sculpture and installation pieces. The show will be held in congruence with our Grand Opening celebration. more…
Because we weren’t bringing you enough initials already, the WG News + Arts will be covering SXSW (South By Southwest) this week, straight from the eye of the cultural hurricane.