Posted in music | pictures | venues on June 3, 2011

photos by Andrew St. Clair

House of Vans

"Vans made a power move into Brooklyn Saturday October 18, 2010 and unveiled its new, state-of-the-art event space, the House of Vans, opening it's doors to 900 of New York's skate community.

The new space is located in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood and is a prime example of Vans' commitment to and respect for the East Coast skate scene. The House of Vans is a 25,000-square-foot renovated warehouse, featuring an indoor concrete bowl and outdoor street course, a permanent stage for concerts and enough space to do whatever the Vans heart and soul could desire. The House of Vans will be Vans' East Coast hub, with two full-time employees to start.

The new space's outdoor skate park and bowl, designed by California Skateparks and influenced by Lance Mountain and Brian Pino, were well received by those in attendance." [probably a press release]

The 25,000 square feet House of Vans (15,000 indoors and 10,000 sq. ft outdoor enclosed patio and skate plaza), located at 25 Franklin St (at Meserole), hosted a Warped Tour kick-off show back in March. It's not exactly the type of show we'd normally cover, but when I heard there will be more concerts there this summer (stay tuned for announcements), I asked Andrew to send over some of his shots from that event so we could get an idea of what to expect. They continue below...

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Comments (25)

What time does Robyn go on?

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 3:43 PM

Oh god. Here come the teeny boppers asking when bruno mars hits the stage.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | June 3, 2011 3:47 PM

You guys realize you won't get in if you ain't wearing a hoodie, right?

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 3:49 PM

someone's gotta dirty sensor!

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 4:05 PM

H.I.T.L.E.R.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 4:06 PM

What a sad lame pack of idiots

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 4:29 PM

"The Wonder Years" + rockin' in docksiders.
Peace out, life!

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 4:30 PM

Worse than 4:06's quote.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 4:41 PM

There's crowdsurfers, and then there's that doofus in the 1st picture.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 4:42 PM

Worse than Hitler!

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 4:51 PM

MC Lars looks like a cool guy

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 5:02 PM

Wow two Zach Galifinakis's in Lionize.

These bands playing seem as horrible as blink 182.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 5:14 PM

Oh great its the born again crusader Christian Hosoi.

I suppose MC douchebag just made the whole package worth it to see his funky two step.

Who said skateboarding became too commercialized.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 5:27 PM

the neighbors are going to LOVE THIS!!! Can't wait to see the drama unfold.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 7:50 PM

now this place should really be called BRO-HEMIA.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 7:52 PM

Williamsburg is officially over now.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 8:30 PM

They have no neighbours, its along the river

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 10:35 PM

guys "williamsburg is officially over now" duhhhhhhhhhhhH

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2011 7:15 AM

why does this get coverage but the DEP/Converge headlining shows don't? I don't get it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2011 2:09 PM

"It's not exactly the type of show we'd normally cover..."

wait, there's a type of show that brooklyn vegan covers? I thought you just wrote about whatever makes trolls act obnoxious in comments pages.

stay classy, Brooklyn Vegan.

also fuck this sponsorship bullshit. immeasurably LAME

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2011 2:30 PM

"neighbor" is a very broad term. Anyone near this place will complain about events and loud kids. You'll see.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2011 2:46 PM

You know I was wondering that too now that I noticed your comment, 2:09. But I can't say I'm surprised.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2011 6:23 PM

Dillinger(and I assume Converge) were covered, but everything is backed up due to Maryland Death Fest and Chaos in Tejas.

Posted by Jason House | June 5, 2011 10:26 AM

was actually an awesome show. movmou and wonder years are awesome live bands

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2011 11:52 PM

House of Vans has no permits nor certificate of occupancy nor do they have a cabaret license. So this is 100% completely ILLEGAL. But, that never stops anyone in Brooklyn!

They're not even in DOB BIS as 25 Franklin.

The issue isn't the music, no one can hear that, it's the lines and lines of taxis, black cars and private cars that caused the noise & problem/s last time.

Posted by A Neighbor | June 6, 2011 1:52 PM

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