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One way to cope with Williamsburg's increasing corporatization? Start a petition to keep the neighborhood's second Starbucks from serving alcohol. Another, substantially more fun (if not slightly less effective) approach? Throw a huge dance party in honor of the neighborhood's death, where funeral attire is strongly encouraged.
On December 6th, music venue Glasslands Gallery and art collective CHERYL will host Nail in the Coffin, a "dance party funeral for the neighborhood of Williamsburg," DNAinfo reports. Glasslands, which is closing at the end of the year so that Vice Media can build a bigger office, has also handily suggested party-appropriate costumes, including "Mast Brothers Conquistadors," Starbucks baristas, Whole Foods employees, and "goth versions of hipsters from 10 years ago." Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.
· Glasslands to Host Dance Party Funeral for Death of Williamsburg [DNAinfo]
· No One Wants To Say It, But Vice Is Displacing Brooklyn Institutions [Gawker]