UPDATE: From The Atlantic Wire –
Occupy Wall Street’s Livestream Operators Arrested.
Heilemann’s Nov. 27 piece described the 39-year-old Teichberg as “so jacked in to the electronic grid that he comes across like a character out of Neuromancer.” By Dec. 11, when The New York Times wrote about the rise of live feeds in publicizing the Occupy protests, the Global Rev. headquarters had moved to Bushwick, Brooklyn….[Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012] police have apparently just raided the Brooklyn studio of Globalrevolution.tv and taken some of the project’s key volunteers into custody.
The New Yorker, Dec. 2011:
On the screen, a protester from Occupy Orlando was requesting in-kind donations. “We have plenty of deodorant,” he said, “but we could use soap.” A second protester, wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, entered the frame to announce breaking news: “We’re global! Seventeen hundred viewers right now!” The crowd outside the Orlando chamber of commerce cheered.
The video feed had been picked up by globalrevolution.tv, the switchboard for live coverage of the populist protests that began with Occupy Wall Street. The channel, hosted by Livestream.com, attracts between a thousand and twenty thousand viewers at any moment. “The revolution will not be televised,” the masked protester told the crowd. “It’ll be . . . on the Internet.” The revolution is being streamed from a dilapidated second-story office in NoHo.
At Mish Tworkowski’s salon, called Mish New York, formerly on the Upper East Side and now at 30 Bond St., in the heart of Manhattan’s NoHo district, it is difficult to determine if the designer’s jewelry is the main attraction or the opulent sideshow to Mr. Tworkowski’s painstakingly wrought retailing vision. Read more at the New York Times
The cigar-chomping proprietor of a longtime flea market just off the Bowery that recalls the neighborhood’s more freewheeling days is folding up his tent — literally.
Billy’s Antiques and Props, the tented antiques shop on East Houston Street operated by local dealer Billy Leroy, is set to be replaced by a new building that will house a version of the iconic neighborhood store. Read more at DNA Info
The Cooper Square Hotel on the corner of East Fifth and Third Avenue has officially become the Standard East Village — the fifth addition to hotshot hotelier André Balazs’ hotel family. However, to reassure local residents the inn would not become a new nightlife destination like its Meatpacking District sibling, Standard spokesman Stan D’Arde said it would be “a more mellow alternative.” Read more at DNA Info