Weekend Roundup: Winds, Swoon, Woodward, Brooklynite, & TrustoCorp Hipster-Feeding

It’s the month of May and this weekend you couldn’t bear to be on the streets of NYC –

Even though we managed to see new stuff INDOORS by Swoon, Matt Siren, Royce Bannon, Michael DeFeo, Stikman, Celso, DarkCloud, LAII, Deekers, M-City, and Dolk – The cold, high winds made street walking quite uninviting and threatened to blow the top off of Swoons’ Konbit shelter installation along the East River while she signed copies of her new book inside Urban Arts Projects.

Along Williamsburgs’ fabled Bedford Ave. yesterday you would have expected hipsters and the college kids who emulate them to be slavishly completing their brunches and slumpingly parading to a stylized dodgeball game at McCarren Park. There they would be chugging from giant styrofoam cups of beer purchased from The Turkey’s Nest and texting friends about their TOTES crazy life.

Instead all that could be found were hearty Polish ladies with corsages pinned on their heavy woolen coats from the Mother’s Day Services at church, a few of the regular lumpy neighborhood drunks slouched and drooping off the park benches, and some miserable young families forced out of their apartments by sheer child-driven insanity.

That’s why this newly discovered sign by TrustoCorp almost seemed like a cheery promise of warm weather, asymmetric haircuts, neckbeards, and hand-rolled cigarettes just around the corner.

This place is a zoo.  Trustocorp anticipates an ironic kickball game to come... (crappy phone photo © Steven P. Harrington)
They Don’t Eat Much Anyway —This place will soon be a zoo, and Trustocorp anticipates a number of ironic kickball games yet  to come… (crappy phone photo © Steven P. Harrington)
Dark Clouds at Woodward (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

Dark Clouds at Woodward (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

Matt Siren at Woodward  (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

Matt Siren at Woodward (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

Stikman at Woodward  (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

Stikman at Woodward (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

At Brooklynite the crowd was pumpin' to the sounds of DJ Evil EE in the backyard and looking at new work from M-City and Dolk,while this fellow and his boyz were banging out a street rhythm on the sidewalk in front of the gallery.  (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

In BedStuy, Brooklynite the crowd was pumpin' to the sounds of DJ Evil EE in the backyard and looking at new work from M-City and Dolk,while this fellow and his boyz were banging out a street rhythm on the sidewalk in front of the gallery. (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

Dolk and M-City at Brooklynite  (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

Dolk and M-City at Brooklynite (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

In the backyard gallery at Brooklynite this Dolk was lit from below quite effectively  (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

In the backyard gallery at Brooklynite this Dolk was lit from below quite effectively (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

M-City and Dolk at Brooklynite  (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

M-City and Dolk at Brooklynite (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

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