And so it goes: Glasslands, a DIY venue that opened in a warehouse on the Williamsburg waterfront in 2006, is going the way of 285 Kent and Death By Audio. In a post on their blog this morning, the venue recalled their past eight years as an “awesome blur" and vowed to make the next few months "our best ever.“ They'll draw the curtains, so to speak, one last time this New Year's Eve, after a show that has yet-to-be-announced. They have almost-nightly events scheduled before then—check the calendar here.
It's believed that Glassland's closing may have something to do with their South 2nd and Kent neighbors, VICE. A source, who has asked to remain anonymous, tells us that the deep-pocketed media company has plans to level the block and build a multi-story office tower, adorned with a big neon sign, beckoning out toward the East River so that it's visible to anyone crossing into Brooklyn over the Williamsburg Bridge. We've reached out to a representative from VICE Media, and are awaiting comment.
Photo courtesy of Glasslands.