Until I formally relaunch Colonnade Row in September, cool off with my new favorite version of iced coffee. Rub the inside of a short cocktail glass with fresh mint, add lots of ice cubes, pour in 2 shots of Patron Coffee Tequila, add a splash of cream, garnish with mint, insert a short straw and you'll soon forget how fucking hot it is. This may not be the iced coffee you drink in the morning, but on second thought, maybe it is.
The long awaited documentary, The Vanishing City, is screening Friday, November 6th and you're invited. This film focus on how New York City has been transformed into a 'luxury product' - Thanks Mayor Mike! - and has been in the works for several years by Jen Senko and Fiore DeRosa where they have interviewed hundreds of displaced residents and mom and pop shops.
Literally hundreds of luxury high-rises are in development in Manhattan and the outer boroughs. While low-income housing such as Mitchell-Lama is being phased out, the new low and moderate income units being constructed are grossly inadequate. It is increasingly obvious that the economic development is not being evenly spread and that New York is moving closer and closer to a two-tier city of rich and poor.
THE VANISHING CITY
Monday, September 28th
161 Chrystie Street
Tickets regularly $15
Special $10 Rosh Hashana discount!
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The Historical and Cultural Price of the Changing Bowery
The Bowery: Past, Present, and Future:
A celebration of its richly diverse heritage,
and a cautionary discussion on how reckless overdevelopment is
displacing residents, small businesses, cultural diversity, and
the area’s low-rise, historic charm.
David Mulkins, a history teacher and co-founder of the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, is curating the third installment of The Vanishing City, the popular community, historical, and preservation series launched by
Program panelists include:
*Doris Diether, whom The Observer recently called “The Grand Dame of New York City Land Use.”
One of the city’s foremost zoning experts, Diether has been an active CB2 board member and community preservationist since the 1960s. Most recently, Diether designed the “East Bowery Preservation Plan.
*Helena Wong, representative from the Committee Against Asian-American Violence which has evolved into a leading community activist group
fighting for tenants rights and local preservation. Most recently, CAAAV/Chinatown Tenants Union has represented the low income tenants of 81 Bowery who were mass evicted last winter and only recently returned to their home. http://www.caaav.org/
*Eric Ferrara, Founder and executive director, Lower East Side History Project and expert on immigrant
and early gang history of the lower east side.
Special Music by Poor Baby Bree
Bree was named in the Top Ten cabaret acts of 2008 by Time Out!
The will be a rare opportunity to see Poor Baby Bree
perform her tattered waif cabaret act
that has been interpreted as one of the most
original performances to hit New York in years.
Read more about Bree here in
See you all on the Monday, the 28th!
161 Chrystie Street
JUST ADDED! The final director's cut for the trailer of
Vanishing New York - a documentary
by Jen Senko and Fiore DeRosa