In a time when the East Village is undergoing rapid gentrification, the Brant Foundation has made a conscious effort to maintain the look and feel of the original building while honoring one of the area’s own.
When I opened the door to the towering steel edifice at 431 E. 6th Street—a former ConEd power station dating back to the 1920s, and later the home of minimalist Walter de Maria, where he worked right up until he died last year—it was completely empty.
Come for the performances and projects by Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Gobby, and Win McCarthy. Stay for the after-party (tickets here), which may or may not involve karaoke. Last year it certainly did. I sang “Rich Girl” by Hall & Oates.