Misshapes is over, a book, & wasn’t for Brooklyn hipsters?
Jimmy Webb, VIP, Jackson & Leigh Lezark @ Misshapes – July 28, 2007 (CRED)
Misshapes (the weekly Saturday night party at Don Hill’s in NYC) ended for good this past Saturday night (Sept 8, 2007). David Byrne and the NY Times were among those in attendance.
Where will young, hip tourists looking for a good time on a Saturday night go now? Will they make the trip over to Brooklyn to experience the equally hip dance craze that’s been going on over at Studo B? Or are they too glamorous to cross the river to mingle with the less fashion-conscious breed of hipster that I just learned about in an article (by someone I know) in the NY Post?…
“Manhattan has larger venues, but Brooklyn people who are dialed in probably don’t give a crap about those places,” says Todd Patrick, a Brooklyn concert promoter known as Todd P. “More tours are stopping in Brooklyn, and the scene is a billion times better than when everything revolved around Manhattan.”……”The early-20s hipsters left in Manhattan are a more dance-club oriented crowd,” says Patrick. “People who are paying Manhattan rents are interested in glamour, not rock ‘n’ roll.”……..”Manhattan hipsters are definitely more into fashion, or at least labels,” says DJ Mike Nouveau, part of Manhattan party promoters the Ruff Kids, who are often seen in clothes by the trendy brand Surface to Air. “Where someone I know might go to Barneys to buy an outfit, someone in Brooklyn will go to [used clothing store] Beacon’s Closet.”….[NY Post]
In related news, Misshapes the book came out on September 4th. You’ll need it to complete your collection that also includes the Last Night’s Party book, and doorman Thomas Onorato‘s memoir entitled “Confessions from the Velvet Ropes“.