MoMA PS1 to stream music festival 3-28

Come Together (Apart)

Sat, Mar 28, 12:00 p.m.

MoMA PS1, free!

Stay home on Saturday and settle in for a daylong streaming festival to celebrate and support local and international music communities. 

For one day only, MoMA PS1 is hosting a feast of streaming options, including DJ sets with Boston Chery, DeeDiggs, and Alejandra Sabillón, a listening session of NNAMDÏ’s new album, a talk with no-wave pioneer Lydia Lunch, a screening of the uplifting documentary film, Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story, and more. 

Read more here.

 

Rendering appears at 10-64 Jackson Avenue

A rendering has appeared at 10-64 Jackson Avenue and work has started.

Construction crews put up pipe scaffolding and a sidewalk shed, and demolition will begin soon on the future home of a seven-story mixed-use building. Completion is anticipated in summer 2021.

Permits were originally filed for the project back in 2015, and were spotted by New York YIMBY. Here are more details:1

New building applications were filed yesterday to erect a 21-unit mixed-use development on the property, which has an unusual curved corner. The first two floors will hold 10,000 square feet of offices and retail, followed by five stories of apartments. Its 21 units will be divided across 16,021 square feet of residential space, for an average apartment of just 762 square feet, meaning rentals are likely.

10-64 Jackson Avenue

A view of 10-64 Jackson Avenue

10-64 Jackson Avenue

Rendering for 10-64 Jackson Avenue

 

City Harvest seeking 200 Long Island City volunteers during COVID-19 crisis

City Harvest, New York City’s largest food rescue organization, is seeking 200 volunteers at their Food Rescue Facility in Long Island City, said Senior Manager of Network Capacity Catarina Rivera​ in an email to The Court Square Blog.

As New York City’s private response to hunger, City Harvest helps to feed the nearly 1.2 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables. This year, they will rescue 66 million pounds of food that would otherwise go to waste and deliver it, free of charge, to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community partners across the five boroughs.

“We are packing bags of non-perishable goods and produce that will get delivered to our food pantry network and will also get distributed to families at our Mobile Markets,” Rivera said. “We’ve implemented coronavirus safety protocols, including having all volunteers 6 feet away from each other.”

City Harvest has been designated an essential service by Governor Cuomo and New York State. Their work has become even more important with New York City public schools shuttered during the COVID-19 crisis because children may lose access to school meals and families will face greater challenges affording food.

“We’re already hearing that some soup kitchens and food pantries need to close their doors in light of health concerns, and we know supermarkets are struggling to keep their shelves stocked,” Rivera said. “We are committed to responsibly continuing our operations and feeding everyone who is relying on us today, and anyone who may need us tomorrow.”

In order to ramp up their operations to meet the increased need for food, City Harvest has created several volunteer opportunities at their Food Rescue Facility, and they need your help. They have adjusted their volunteer experience in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York City and State Departments of Health, and are requiring all volunteers to abide by their updated volunteer policies.

If you haven’t volunteered with City Harvest before, you will need to create an account before signing up. If you have any questions, please email volunteerservices@cityharvest.org for assistance.

 

Full Reveal: 11-06 45th Road

We last checked in on 11-22 45th Road a/k/a 11-06 45th Road back in March scaffolding had been erected on the building.1 When we stopped by last week, we saw that construction crews had taken down all scaffolding and fencing to reveal the facade, as seen in the photo below.

Here’s more details about the site from New York YIMBY:2

Plans were filed on Friday for 12 two-family townhouses at 45-35 11th Street, a couple blocks from the Court Square subway stop. They’ll replace a series of one- and two-story factory buildings that stretch from 46th Avenue to 45th Road and occupy roughly half the block between 11th Street and 21st Street. Every four-story home will have a cellar and a duplex on the first two floors, topped by a triplex. The construction floor area of each house will be 4,470 square feet, according to permits, and the whole development will span 140,272 square feet.

11-06 45th Road

A view of 11-06 45th Road

11-22 45th Road

Rendering for 11-22 45th Road


 

SculptureCenter developing plans to install Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit

SculptureCenter, located at 44-19 Purves Street, is developing plans to move forward with Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit, which is currently scheduled to open on May 9. SculptureCenter has been shuttered since March 12 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In many ways it feels like a precarious time, especially for our artistic community, but this period has also been a humbling reminder of the importance of cultural institutions as centers for dialogue,” director Christian Rattemeyer said in an email. “SculptureCenter is moving forward with that in mind. We are continuing with our exhibition plans and our commitment to artists, and will find ever-evolving ways to help them find the support and resources they need.”

SculptureCenter is finding a way to deinstall their current exhibitions, Rafael Domenech: Model to exhaust this place and In Practice: Total Disbelief and working closely with the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles to transport Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit to New York.

“We are strategizing creative ways to make these upcoming exhibitions safely accessible to the public, either in person or through digital platforms,” Rattemeyer said. “Of course, the timing of all of this could change, but we are monitoring the situation closely and will communicate exhibition developments as they become available.”