We all been there, running around New York City streets and all of sudden; nature calls! Stefan George is trying to convince local businesses to open their commodes to the public as part of his new site, WeeWeeFree. The site, weeweefree, allows businesses to list their toilets free of charge. The businesses can also control which hours their restrooms are open to the public and include that on the site. WeeWeeFree lists all of New York’s public bathrooms and only shows ones that are open at the time users check the site.
There are other existing sites and apps that direct New Yorkers to the nearest toilet, including Charmin-sponsored SitOrSquat, NYRestroom.com or the 99-cent iPee Address – Restroom Finder: LINK
Le Suite Boutique, the 18-foot-long, bright purple fashion truck ran by Iran Ortiz and business partner Mareana Rosario Torres created has popped up on streets in New York City since it started rolling in May. The truck goes out three to four days a week packed with women’s clothes from a dozen carefully selected Los Angeles and New York brands. Items include $25 pouches from Married to the Mob, $36 Private Party sweatshirts and $30 skirts from BLBD. Most items range in price from $25 and $120, although the store also sells $250 Super sunglasses and $15 bracelets from Endless Noise, a brand Ortiz created after graduating from Marymount College, where she studied fashion merchandising. The two business partners are still bartending part-time in the South Bronx and looking to expand in Men’s and Children’s wear in the future . To see where Le Suite Boutique will be next, check its Instagram and Twitter accounts. LINK
Bed-Stuy resident Jason Johnson the owner of a new co-working space in Bed-Stuy wants to make sure people in the neighborhood are working together. Confluence Coworking, a shared office space at 544 Park Ave. is designed to give stay-at-home workers the opportunity to collaborate in an office environment. Shared office space has become very common in NYC. Jason, hopes to open his office to at least 15 people from different industries. The 1,200-square-foot loft industrial space boasts cubicles with large desks and chairs, as well as a conference room table that can be rented out for meetings. Prices on the space range from $29 a day to $249 a month for Monday through Friday access. A premium membership featuring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week access costs $299. LINK
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Heartland Brewery is opening a new beer hall and restaurant on Broadway at West 114th Street in The Morningside Heights section of Harlem. The new spot will open Labor Day weekend, which will serve lunch and dinner. The 250-seat establishment will be reminiscent of early-1900s breweries. Heartland Brewery will sell different types of rye whiskey and plenty of beers and the food menu will include a “diverse” mix of eats under the supervision of Heartland chef Richard Pietromonaco. The owner of the establishment also has beer halls in the Flatiron District and The West Village: LINK
First Street Green, the neighborhood group that turned an empty lot at Houston Street and Second Avenue on the Lower East Side into an art space and park, is open to ideas including street art, graffiti and representational work. Artists can submit proposals by email through July 31. A jury including the Department of Parks and Recreation, First Street Green and the Centre-Fuge Public Art Project will review the designs, and then six to eight artists will be chosen to create their pieces on 8-foot-high plywood panels in mid-September. The murals will be up for at least two to three months.
Artists Invited To Submit Ideas For Murals
Come out to the opening night KICK OFF BLOCK PARTY for the 2014 Summer Stage in Harlem, with DJ Legends, July 10th thru August 28th. Help welcome summer in Harlem with your family, friends and neighbors!
Summer Stage in Harlem 2014
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
State Office Building
163 West 125th Street, Harlem, NY
July 10th Kick Off Block Praty w/ DJ Legends Celebration
July 17th Dancing in Harlem
July 24th Soul Music – Gedeon Luke and The Peoples/
Opening Act Brown Rice
July 31st R&B
August 7th African Music Hassan Boukary & Friends
August 14th Latin Music Night – Johnny Mambo
August 21st Jazz – Frank Sirus, Charissa the Diva Violinist,
Brooke Alston & Junot
August 28th Gospel Explosion