Brooklyn’s Freddy’s Bar to Re-Open in February
Nine months ago Brooklyn’s Freddy’s Bar, located on Dean Street, lost its battle against Atlantic Yards and was forced to close. Pushed out to make room for the Nets arena, BrooklynVegan.com announced Freddy’s Bar’s will soon reopen. Only two miles from its original location, Donald O’Finn, Matt Khun, and staff will be welcoming faithful patrons and guests with a performance from Brute Force. The owners were able to bring a few items with them to their new 627 5th Ave location including their “Chains of Justice,” old booths and tables, and the mahogany bar. To witness their new transformation, like installations from local artists for example, you’ll have to join them at the Grand Opening on February 4th.
[Freddy's Bar re-opening soon, Brute Force playing there, BrooklynVegan.com]
Laurie Anderson Suggests Time Away for Sanity
Political artist/violinist Laurie Anderson and husband Lou Reed will take part in curating the non-for-profit, experimental performance space, The Stone this February. When asked by The Observer how they’ve managed to stay together for so long, Andersons’ answer was simple, “Take a break from each other.” In addition to curating, Anderson will also take to the stage on two special nights. BrooklynVegan.com has listed The Stone’s February calendar of events. If this event peaks your interest, Check out BrooklyVegan.com’s Free NYC Events and What’s Going on Today sections for other musical events happening in NYC. [Lou Reed & Laurie Anderson curating The Stone in February, MoMA exhibiting Andy Warhol pictures, BrooklynVegan.com]