There's A New All Ages Space in Greenpoint
Todd P is riding for 171 Lombardy St., which seems to have no name as yet, just an appealing description: "171 LOMBARDY ST @ VARICK AVE is a wonderful, big (but cozy) new space in a dramatic location w/ a beautiful roof patio overlooking the Midtown skyline, the Greenpoint industrial district & the Kosciusko Bridge -PLUS- it's air conditioned & heated & has a killer soundsystem & good acoustics & great dance floor lights & no neighbors." The mind sort of boggles at what this space was being used for prior to September, when it quietly began hosting rock shows--MNDR and Lemonade played the venue a few Fridays ago, and on Saturday, 171 will host Ian Svenonius' Chain and the Gang, Fiasco, and Preacher and the Knife, whose tribally fucked "Ghost House" we posted a couple hours ago. The whole thing's meant to go till late--the New York Night Train dance party will take over when the bands finish up--which should test that whole no neighbors assertion. But who could turn down a great view of the Greenpoint industrial district?