Photographer Tracy Collins arrived later and captured the scene at the bar, the Backroom, and the corner of Dean Street and Sixth Avenue, slated to change significantly.
Here's his set; several examples are below.
The top chants of the night, I'm told:
- "Fuck the Nets. We Want the Funk"
- "We all Live at Sixth Avenue and Dean" (to the tune of "Yellow Submarine")
(Other videos are here, here, here, and here. Here's a roundup of more coverage in blogs.)
In the Backroom
The list of musical acts: "What are they going to do -- evict us?"
Scott Turner of The Spunk Lads
Roger Paz of The Spunk Lads. The banner on the wall--otherwise stripped of art--says "Don't Tread on Brooklyn."
Anna Copa Cabanna
Attorneys Matt Brinckerhoff and Candace Carponter, Raul Rothblatt, and Peggy Elwert
In the bar
Manager Donald O'Finn
Lumi Rolley and Steve Soblick
At the corner of Sixth and Dean
Dean Street, looking west
Looking southeast at Dean Street going east and Sixth Avenue going south
The southeast corner, catercorner from Freddy's