The Lot Radio (17 Nassau Ave.), an independently owned and operated internet radio station across from McCarren Park, can resume selling drinks and snacks from its neighboring kiosk after the Dept. of Health shut it down last January.
Beer, wine, espresso drinks, and snacks will once again be available at the Lot Radio (with a few new items like sake) starting May 1st. “The kiosk is there to support the radio, so we’re excited to welcome people back,” owner Francios Vexelaire said.
“Since the shutdown, we had [a] constructive and positive conversation with the Department of Health to get some code modification approved by them,” Vexelaire said, adding that the Office of Nightlife was a major help during the process.
The Lot Radio (17 Nassau Ave.) opened their underground internet radio station inside of a repurposed shipping container in 2016 on a triangular, decrepit lot between Banker and N. 15 streets where a gas station once stood.
As an independently owned and operated small business that supports up-and-coming artists, owner Francios Vexelaire needed to raise funds to cover costs by selling drinks. The Lot Radio obtained a license from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and for the past two years has legally sold coffee, beer, wine and snacks to attendees.
Last week the Dept. of Health shut down the cafe portion of the business citing code violations, and since then the radio station has been without a revenue stream.
The Lot Radio (17 Nassau Ave.) is celebrating three years in Greenpoint with a party at the Brooklyn Bazaar on Sat. Feb. 9, starting at 7 p.m.; tickets are on sale. The Lot Radio also took up residence in a former Times Square currency exchange kiosk last month in a project with Times Square Arts. Check out the video for more:
♫ Another Guy Called Gerald + Lio Kanine @ Elsewhere (599 Johnson Avenue), 5pm, FREE, RSVP ♫ DarkDoves & Underground Channel @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St.), 6pm, FREE, Buy Tix * Nixon-Cuomo Debate @ Syndicated (40 Bogart St.) 6pm, FREE, More Info * Chakra Glow : From Root to Crown @ Maha Rose (97 Green St.), 7:30pm, $50, Buy Tix
♫ A Whole Lotta Love w/ The Josh Craig @Halcyon (74 Wythe Ave.) 4pm, FREE, More Info # Seasonal Spirits: Wild and Wood @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St.) 6:30pm, $25, learn about barrel aging and fermentation, Buy Tix ♫ Holy Tunics, Peel Dream Magazine PLUS! Kew @ Sunnyvale (1031 Grand Street), 7:30pm, $10, Buy Tix ♫ Classical Summer Night Concert for Solo Piano @ San Damiano Mission (85 N 15th St.), 8pm, $15, Buy Tix Continue reading →
The San Damiano Mission (85 N 15th Street) has the past few years not only been a church with some cool-as-heck Friars, but also they’ve been the home for a popup BBQ joint, been a community gathering spot, and they’ve hosting concerts of all genres of music in collaboration with The Lot Radio across the street. And if you don’t know The Lot by now, they’re an everyone-feels-welcome outdoor cafe/bar/DJ booth and hang spot.
On Thursday, August 30th, the Lot and The Mission are collaborating to bring talented pianist Hans H. Suh to the Mission for a classical concert. He’ll be playing Schumann – Arabesque; Liszt – Sonata in B minor; and Ravel – La Valse. Tix are $15 and you can get them here.
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* Sex Trivia @ Starr Bar (214 Starr St.) 6pm, FREE, more info ♫ High Cost, Roseblood, MVA @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Avenue), 7pm, $10, Buy Tix ^ LAAB Launch ft. Ronald Wimberly @ Desert Island (540 Metropolitan Ave.), 7pm, FREE, a new periodical art magazine about identity, aesthetics and representation, more info ☺ Hot Goss W/ On The DL @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St.), 7:30pm, FREE, improv, More Info
Like last year, we expect the neighborhood to thrive with art-filled activities so to help navigate the weekend, you might want to plan ahead by viewing the gallery of artists who are participating this year, checking out the online map, or picking up a printed guide booklet from any of the eight info hubs: Continue reading →
What qualifies art is hard to pin down, but just as slippery is qualifying what houses the art. Galleries take many shapes and forms, and Northern Brooklyn is heavily peppered with such diverse institutions ranging from warehouses and studios to parks and piers. Greenpoint Open Studios is a few short weeks away (June 2–3), and some of the featured artists may not be in the usual spaces. As is our annual tradition, we proudly offer you our guide to 2018’s Unusual Spaces.
Kingsland Wildflowers | 520 Kingsland Avenue Saturday, June 2 | 1-8PM Sunday, June 3 | 12-4PM This secluded rooftop park in northwest Greenpoint along Newtown Creek will be showcasing the work of several artists. Kill two birds with one stone: explore an untouched area in the nabe and support local art. Not convinced? You can also check out artwork and chill out on Kingsland Wildflowers’ gorgeous green roof for a relaxing afternoon of sketching, drinking and watching the sun set over Manhattan.