The Gowanus Canal may not yet be clean, but the area is certainly running pure with music venues.
The latest addition to a burgeoning arts scene is Littlefield, the brainchild of owners and environmental engineers Scott Koshnoodi and Julie Kim (pictured). Located on Degraw Street between Third and Fourth avenues, Littlefield was built with eco-friendliness in mind, and features an interior made out of salvaged bowling alley lanes and a sound system that incorporates truck tires.
The paint is also recycled and energy comes from wind turbines upstate.
Koshnoodi, whose location joins the Bell House, Ibeam and the Issue Project Room in the canal area, said he also hopes to add a greywater system, which recycles rainwater for future use, and a green roof. His goal is to have no carbon footprint at all.
Until then, let’s dance. Littlefield had a “soft opening” on May 16, and the first official concerts are on May 22 and 23.
In addition, the walls of Littlefield will highlight the work of a local visual artist. First up is Sergio Pizzo Barrale, whose massive portraits and murals stretch to dozens of feet.
Littlefield [622 Degraw St., between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, no phone but e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org].— Roland Li