3 Bikini

Musings on Art and Commerce in Brooklyn.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Frontin' as Super Gear

Ever wonder about the store on Fifth Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets that has bottled oddities such as Time Travel and Brain Fluid? Wired Magazine debunked the myth that Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co can "help with your nemesis problem." If you are truly in search of capes for your crusades, invisible to visible goggles, go go gadget arms, or whatever, you are out of luck at this storefront. Instead what you will find behind the velvet curtain are small children cranking out stories that employ the storefront facade in the battle to vaporize your enemies.

Novelist Dave Eggers created 826 Valencia, the first of 4 whimsical tutoring venues, in 2004. Eggers and 826 volunteers believe that "great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success". Agreed, and making the venue a stand-out denizen of creativity can't hurt for fodder.


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