The Daily Shortlist March 19
Location: DUMBO, Brooklyn
Bands: Vandal Squad: Inside the New York City Transit Police Department, 1984–2004
Show time: 7 PM
Venue: powerhouse Arena
Drink: Low Bar
Miscellaneous: Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
The Vandal Squad was a police program set up in 1980 to protect the subway system from criminal acts of destruction, like graffiti. During the 20 years looked at in Vandal Squad: Inside the New York City Transit Police Department, 1984–2004, author and former investigator Joseph Rivera went after, identified, and arrested most of the top graffiti artists in NYC. Here he joins former Commanding Officer Lieutenant Steven Mona, original Vandal Squad Lieutenant Ken Chiulli, along with legendary graffiti artist COPE2, and former graffiti writers Ket and Ellis Gallagher for what will no doubt be a heated debate. RICE not surprisingly offers a pretty intense variety of rice, from brown to Bhutanese red. Most of the rice based dishes come in large and small sizes. Right below RICE is Low Bar, an extremely convenient place to grab a drink and catch some great DJs spin in a lounge environment. Right off the water, with a view of the South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge so close you can touch it, the only thing that could make this view better is ice cream. You’ll usually find a long line for Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, but the sweet flavors are worth it!