Saturday afternoon kicked off the much-anticipated NYC's Summer Streets series, which for the third consecutive year saw Park Avenue and surrounding areas closed to cars from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park and free for motor-less roaming. Most importantly, though, the event featured the now legendary NYC dumpster pools, a concept which the Times referred to last summer as "sexy." More about the Park Avenue dumpster pools. PHOTOS BY PAUL QUITORIANO
The big-name package tour from the late-90s glory days revived itself this year, with headliners Sarah McLachlan, Cat Power, Suzanne Vega, and Indigo Girls. Read Maura Johnston's piece on Lilith Fair 2010.
With Murder City Devils and the Xiu Xiu vs. Deerhoof Joy Division cover band smoldering in a heat wave, this Sunday's escape from rain into the AllSaints Pub and the Brooklyn Bowl shit-storm was some kind of respite.
What was supposed to be another jewel on M.I.A.'s ascendant crown turned out to be a rained-out, sound-issues disaster in which the singer found herself, in Zach Baron's words, "ending her performance early, chanting 'Born Free' at the retreating backs of her former audience." More on Hard Fest...
While the actual club undergoes a series of renovations, The Slipper Room has launched a series of "In Exile" events, including an evening this past Thursday, July 15 on The Queen of Hearts for a burlesque boat tour.