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Bushwick Supply, the highly anticipated sister shop to the Williamsburg music emporium Main Drag, launched with a bash when it opened its doors last week.
Like Main Drag, Bushwick Supply provides musician’s supplies including guitar strings, drum heads, drumsticks, drum hardware and parts, microphones, cables, gig bags, and other staples. “There was a lack of this kind of service around there,” said John Fell, partner in the business, “and we’ve been seeing a migration of our customers out that way. So, we figured we should give it a go, too. Many great venues and studios are also opening up around here daily.
Tuesday 4/20: Grow Your Parks – The Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn presents Grow Your Parks: a Forum for Park Lovers to Share Ideas for Making our Parks Better. Propose Your Own Park Improvement Idea; Vote on Proposed Projects; and Hear Updates from NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. 6:30pm at Polish National Home (a.k.a. Warsaw), 261 Driggs Avenue/Eckford Street.
Wednesday 4/21: Williamsburg Walks Brainstorming Session – Williamsburg Walks is organizing a brainstorming session to solicit your ideas on how to make the event fun, memorable, and fulfilling. This is a chance for you to get your questions answered, to share your suggestions and to support the event in general. At the session, the organizers will update the group on our latest progress planning the event and conduct a brainstorming session about the kind of programming the community would like to see happen on their street. 6 to 8 pm at Teddy’s Bar & Grill, 96 Berry Street (corner of N8th Street). RSVP on Facebook.
“Jetfire,” a sculpture of a giant toy plane by artist Luisa Caldwell, made a safe landing onto the roof of Diner at the corner of Broadway and Berry Street, yesterday.
The 10ft x 8ft x 4ft sculpture is made of laminated plywood, cut and slotted like the toy balsam-wood version. “It’s nostalgia for a more innocent time,” said Caldwell.