Best Booking Coup New York 2009 - Housing Works Used Bookstore Café
May was a great month for the little guy—Housing Works Used Bookstore Café saw to it. Their "Live From Home" concert series staff pulled the incredible victory of nabbing Björk and the Dirty Projectors for an exclusive, cosmos-colliding benefit concert in the Soho store; the brilliant Icelandic sprite and the Brooklyn art-rockers performed a suite of original compositions by head Projector David Longstreth, raising an untoward amount of funds for Housing Works' tremendous effort in assisting homeless New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS. After the otherworldly collaboration, Björk and the Projectors joined the epicenter of New York arts media for a raucous penthouse party in the new Cooper Square Hotel—which was still charity, in a way, but only for those who exploited the open bar. Only in New York, and only because of good people.