Long for them as we may, the days of intoxicating concerts at Public Assembly, legendary bashes at Southpaw and glorious DJ sets at Studio B are over. With beloved Brooklyn venues shuttering in rapid succession (Death by Audio and Glasslands will be next) entire stretches of the once-cool borough are basically Murray Hill… on a Saturday night... during summer intern season. It's depressing; so depressing that Feeling Gloomy NYC is hosting a funeral and dance party coined Brooklyn is Dead on Sat Nov 15.
Dress in all black and pay your respects to the bars, clubs and eateries being replaced by luxury condos and strip mall-plucked chain stores. Hosts Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom are set to play Brooklyn-inspired tunes all night, and you can hop in a photo booth to commemorate BK before it's rendered completely unrecognizable. Years from now you'll need something to convince your kids that no, Nordstrom Rack and Whole Foods are not Brooklyn's most storied institutions.
Brooklyn is Dead, Grand Victory, 245 Grand St. between Driggs and Roebling Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (feelinggloomy.com/nyc). 11pm; $6, advance $4.
—Written by Leah Faye Cooper