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September 15, 2007

Contemplation by Theresa J

This is a new video from my old friend Theresa J. Everything on the video is her - the lyrics, the music, the singing, and the video. She did a nice job with the lighting which is always hard to pull off with video (as opposed to good old fashioned film stock).

September 26, 2007

The Sugar Factory is Safe


I was quite happy to read this, the only down note is that they won't save more of the historic architecture on the waterfront:

Domino Sugar Factory Granted Landmark Status

"It was a sweet victory for preservationists, as the Domino Sugar Refinery Building received landmark status Tuesday – saving it from the wrecking ball. The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to bestow landmark status on the three connected buildings, which in their prime produced three-million pounds of sugar a day.

The new status will most likely send the site's owner, Community Preservation Corporation Resources, back to the drawing board on their plans to develop the area. The famous Domino sign would also be integrated into the development. The firm has said it does not see the need to save other buildings on the site."

Eleven 2 Eleven Boutique: Being Forced Out

I was very depressed to hear that one of my favorite local shops Eleven 2 Eleven Boutique is being forced to close due to a greedy landlord. The shop is located at 349 Union Avenue, and to the north there's a huge building boom going on which is pushing up the greed factor.

Earlier this year Stay Gold gallery which was only a few blocks away was forced to close for similar reasons. What's sad to me is that uncorporate shops like Eleven 2 Eleven are why I love Williamsburg, and if anything making sure shops like this stick around will improve the value of the real estate by making Williamsburg an enjoyable place to live. It's a good example of short sided thinking.

Show your support for the locals and visit the shop by the weekend!

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