The Lot Radio in Greenpoint broadcasts out of a shipping container

On a gloomy Thursday evening, a cluster of 20-somethings gather at 17 Nassau Ave. in Brooklyn, lighting up American Spirits and cracking open cans of Miller Lite in an almost desolate (save for the pink flamingos in a far corner and a few wooden benches) patch of land straddling Greenpoint and Williamsburg.

It would be an odd place to meet for the evening, if not for the large black shipping container where people start to congregate.

They’re all here to see DJ Brodinski, of international fame to a certain set, in from France.

The Lot Radio, an independent radio station with a name inspired by its current location, a formerly empty lot, opened in late February and has been turning out tunes ever since.

Melissa Kravitz