Instead let's take a look at a few overlooked and underreported stories from the past week before we go to photos of the weekend. Not necessarily favorites, just trends and storylines everyone should be aware about.
1. Arts in Bushwick is one month away from launching BETA Spaces, the curator-driven festival. I have a lot more to say about it (and I may be running an event in it), but let's take a look at two pieces in the Times that touch why this festival is occurring. There's the curator Style feature that looks at the changing use of the word and the phenomenon of the pop-up gallery which have occurred in Bushwick, Williamsburg and DUMBO unsurprisingly. Also, the Greenpoint Gazette's Juliet Linderman has a longer site-specific piece about Castle Braid and the use of condo rentals for art space.
Jay Bakker, son of the televangelist first couple Jimmy Bakker and Tammy Faye, is on the cover of the WGNews+Arts. He's on there for a reason.
Newtown Creek coverage is picking up with a WGNewsArts story on the Newtown Creek Health and Harm Narratives with Laura Hofmann, an EPA briefing in Nydia Velazquez's office, BushwickBK's Diego Cupolo and Mike Heimbinder tour some polluted sites along Newtown Creek, and Gothamist's Jake Dobkin visits Open House New York's tour of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant along with everyone else on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Mayor came to the Gowanus to discuss a cleanup plan for the Canal, which Greenpoint environmental advocates are closely watching.
Finally, (more on this tomorrow), Custom Wine Bar is back in the news, as Brooklyn Paper's Will Yakowicz reports from the Public Safety committee meeting. It's coming back to CB 1 on Wednesday most likely, which hasn't seen this kind of passion since June's Broadway Triangle presentation. Can we work on getting a liquor license for 211 Ainslie Street (the Swinging Sixties Senior Center) by then?