3 Bikini

Musings on Art and Commerce in Brooklyn.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


It seems Channel 9 news was covering the story this evening. The newslady --complete with newslady hair-- was interviewing the tenant while I was walking home. A fellow Newswalker mentioned that Channel 7 had covered it earlier today.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Tenant Ousting and The Ratner Effect

The landlord of a rent stabilized building on Dean has added cinder blocks to tenant's windows in an effort to evict a hold out occupant who has been in the building since 1967. Said landlord probably hopes to sell the building before the AY construction begins.

The cement blocks and turning off all hot water is meant to make the building so inhospitable that tenant will be forced to leave. One of my Newswalk Neighbors has put the resident in touch with South Brooklyn Legal Services Corp, a group who represents some of the tenants in the footprint of the Ratner AY proposal.

Some legal Stuff:
According to "A Tenant's Guide to New York City's Housing Court"
In most situations, a landlord may not attempt to evict a tenant without first bringing the tenant to court and obtaining a judgment of possession and a warrant of eviction. If your landlord has changed your locks or turned off heat and/or electricity in an attempt to evict you, you may bring an Illegal Lockout Proceeding against your landlord in Housing Court. Under New York State law, a tenant who has been put out or kept out of his or her apartment in an unlawful manner may be entitled to recover triple damages.

I am not sure if the occupants have started court preceedings. Nevertheless they have resorted to grassroots efforts posting this sign in their window:
"We still live here don't lock us in."

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Links (sans B) Art stars Edition

Banksy show in LA [Super Touch Blog]

Taxicat [The Cobra Snake]

Misfortune [Indexed]

The Dinosaur Cartoon [Gaping Void]

Monday, September 11, 2006

I've been a bad blogger

I GOT THE JOB! I have therefore been in the process of resigning and brewing fresh panic about major life changes. At least its almost fall and mornings smell and feel like static electricity.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Lite Posts

Lite posts this week because I itch.

I itch because I am waiting to hear from a potential employer

and my anxiety is manifesting in hives.

Photo by Jeannot7

Monday, September 04, 2006

New Establishments

On a walk yesterday we discovered two new hangouts that shared a trend- tiny venues on the ground floor of a brownstone.

The unnamed shop above on Union in the Slope offers free wifi, and a really sweet little garden. It's got a Euro vibe with stone floors and brick interior. I would do away with that funky brown spherical mass of twiggy things in the front-- otherwise it looks like a great place to blog and surf the web away from the crowds at the Tea Lounge.

Similarly, a brownstone on Hoyt in Boerum hill boasts a new Epicurie and Wine Bar in to open in October. Any one know anything about this one?

Saturday, September 02, 2006

robot dance

Rainy Day Entertainment