In the past synthesizers were at times monstrously large units, with all their capabilities hardwired into one mainframe (think keyboard with lots of knobs on a stand). Now, with modular synth, you customize your experience with a synthesizer, breaking it out into separate more controllable units (think of sections in a modular couch, or toy blocks in a tower) that allow you to get the sort of sound you want.
There’s a new radio station in Williamsburg: BBox Radio. They’ve declared they will be the voice of Brooklyn. Well, Brooklyn is known to be a bit schizophrenic, so one more voice doesn’t hurt.
You grew up. Your appreciation for music evolved to less Pop and more Funk. More Rock and Punk. You want to hear more grooves of old school hip-hop, disco, and house. The MP3 is getting full of eclectic sounds of music that won’t be played out there in the island of Manhattan.
Now you come to Williamsburg.
We all want to be a part of something important. We all want to inspire others and leave our mark in some way. And perhaps it hasn’t been long enough to be able to fully understand our influence. Only time can confirm or deny that.
Starting June 16, the coffee shop, Toby’s Estate, on North 6th Street, will run a free Espro Press class on Saturdays at 1:30pm. The 45-minute class teaches you to brew the best cup of coffee using the Espro Press ($99).
Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s populations are getting younger—even the skinny 20-somethings look weathered compared to the growing population of 2- and 3-year-olds. So it’s no surprise that the neighborhood has begun to accommodate the diaper-clad and their families.
In December 2009, Green Fitness Studio opened its doors on the short, two-block stretch of Varet Street. Amidst neighbors like Café Orwell, Green Fitness makes its unique contribution to the neighborhood through mind and body fitness combined with environmental sustainability.