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?