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NYC –> Shanghai, 16 days. You Want Some Music with that Art?
August 25th, 2013. 16 days.
Bodega. Meets mini gallery. Meets newest Alphabet City concert venue.
Last night, this was the scene across the street from my place. Great jazz tunes, people gathering, listening, taking photos and videos. A classic city moment. But what made this one particularly special was the fact that less than a year ago, this concert “hall” served merely as storage for the Bodega right next to it. Now, it normally houses a little make-shift gallery where a local artist showcases and sells her whimsical art. But if that wasn’t a cool enough reuse of space, she’s now apparently offered it up to aspiring musicians looking for a following of their own. What a wonderful asset to the neighborhood – and what an incredibly inexpensive and ingenious way to immediately “add value” – in all senses of that word – to its residents, the concert-goers, this artist, the curator artist, and possibly even the bodega! This is what sustainability is really all about…