The “downtown” music scene is slowly shifting across the East River, and much of the activity is happening in Williamsburg (with the Southside once again leading the way). The Knitting Factory – a Tribeca mainstay back to the ’80s – is moving into the space recently occupied by Luna Lounge (itself a Manhattan transplant). Elsewhere,
multiplicity defines much of what is happening in Brooklyn, whether it’s at a Bushwick loft or Williamsburg bars such as Monkey Town or Zebulon, or in Park Slope at Barbes or the Tea Lounge. Such neighborhood focal points juggle jazz with experimental or world music, chamber strings or bluegrass, selling beer all the while to make the rent.
And not in Williamsburg, the Issue Project Room (now in Gowanus) is slated to take over the ground floor space at 110 Livingston.