(Closed Summer 2010) Collective Hardware, housed in a rundown building between Broome and Delancey streets that used to be Weiss Hardware, has nothing to do with wrenches. Instead, its a five-floor party-studio-gallery-music space filled with a never-ending parade of pretty people, downtown artists and hangers-I can give an unknown artist an opportunity to show in a place that consistently attracts tastemakers and patrons of the arts, says Stuart Braunstein, a self-proclaimed urban instigator and deejay who launched the space with his business partner, Rony Rivellini, in 2007.
MY SMALL STORY
Over the past 15 years I have traveled, filmed and and acquired a library of over 6,000 hours. From the recording studio in NYC to South African Safari’s, I have filmed my conversations and watched my library grow. On April 26, 2010, I launched www.MySmallStroy.com in NYC as a way to share insight. My Small Story contextualizes life through a collection of unscripted filmed conversations with small businesses, entrepreneurs, artists and everyday people filmed, edited & shared weekly by LaRon Batchelor – a videographer/ethnographer with 15 years experience filming conversations in 4 continents.