Friday, August 14, 2009

The Short List: Queens Museum Naval Fight edition

Wow, that escalated quickly.
Corona, Queens- I have a 3:45 PM train to upstate New York for the opening of The Wassaic Project but in the meantime, let's get down to some of the interesting things happening in the borough this week, starting with Duke Riley's Queens Museum art installation. This deserves a proper, separate post, which will be up on Monday. All I can say for now is that my blazer is completely stained with tomato juice and you should never under any circumstances challenge Queens Museum of Art staff members to a naval battle because they... will... destroy you.

We're officially in the 80s montage portion of the City Council and citywide campaigns. This week alone, we've seen two debates for the 33rd District, a crisp 39th District debate followed by a rock fight between Josh Skaller and Brad Lander over special education and the Working Families Party, a comptroller and public advocate closed-circuited debate. Don't you... forget about me.... don't don't don't don't.... don't you.... forget about me... When you walk away...

In other news, from Williamsburg-Greenpoint News and Arts, the stalled construction sites story is picking up steam, the Greenpoint Gazette's Juliet Linderman looks into the Newtown Creek consent order and profiles another business in the Broadway Triangle, The Gazette has some words from Reverend Griffin Thomas, The Brooklyn Paper's Ben Muessig looks into illegal fencing on the East River waterfront, Mike McLaughlin has more on the Gowanus Superfund, City is planning a large profile about Bushwick, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has an odd story about an artist fake drug dealer, Curbed shows up to look at the mysterious lake next to Evan Thies' house, and Crain's continues its must-read reporting about the Williamsburg housing market including the Apartments and Lofts-sponsored seminar this past week that everyone missed... because of the debates/ montage.
As for this weekend, good luck, but don't miss Factory Fresh's wild burlesque opening tonight or Steve Witt's book launch party. I'm still picking tomato bits out of my hair and figuring out what to pack for a night in Rami "Corrugated" Metal's damp tent. Love that beard, Rami!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

when's the post about the naval battle coming? i'm on the edge of my seat!