The designer known as GGrippo has long understood a fundamental truth: Treasure can be unearthed in the junkiest of spots. Local designer Ricardo Seco in residence (above photo: ALIVE collection, a stunning mash-up of Hipster and Hassidic).
211 Ainslie Street, the longtime home of the Swinging Sixties Senior Center and Small World Daycare, two long-running, popular centers for Williamsburg’s low and moderate-income population, threatened by imminent displacement.
For the price of that loan, members are welcome to use the space to sit quietly and read or work. Add a few reading events, and writing workshops at night, and you’ve got Mellow Pages: a free-of-cost reading room/creative space in Bushwick.