We Are Gowanus Organizing Stoop Sale To Benefit Fight Against Rock And Roll Playhouse

photo courtesy of We Are Gowanus
Members of We Are Gowanus (WAG) have organized a block wide stoop sale for this Saturday, June 22nd from 1 PM to 5 PM on DeGraw and Sackett Streets from Hoyt Street to Bond Street.
All proceeds from the sale will be used by the group to fight "against the implementation of a nightclub in a residential area."

We Are Gowanus was formed in early May by residents whose property abuts an old 6,570 SF warehouse building at 280 Bond Street that impresario Peter Shapiro wants to transform into the Rock And Roll Playhouse (RRPH).

According to RRPH's web site, the venue will feature "family friendly programming during the day, as well as programming for adults, such as educational talks, jazz and theatrical performances in the evenings."

We Are Gowanus asserts that Shapiro spoke of the evening programing more in terms of a late night music venue featuring jazz and possibly other music seven days a week for those 21 and older. It would also feature a full bar with a last call around 1:30 AM, 2 AM on week-ends.

Members of WAG believe that RRPH's children's programing is "a supterfuge meant to dull community opposition so that his liquor license and building modifications sail through city bureaucracy."

Swing by the stoop sale this Saturday and support your DeGraw and Sackett Street neighbors.