A clear case of projection at former CHARAS/El Bohio


A “Tompkins Square Everywhere / Save CHARAS Projection” / Christmas Party on Sat., Dec. 18, started out with “culture jammer” Vlad Teichberg jamming all over the old P.S. 64 building on E. Ninth St. with provocative video projections, like the “For Squat” image, above left. The once-beautiful building has sat vacant nine years since developer Gregg Singer evicted CHARAS/El Bohio cultural and community center in December 2001. Singer’s subsequent scheme for a 23-story mega-dorm on the site was foiled when the city landmarked the turn-of-the century structure in June 2006. After the projections, the jam continued at nearby Kate’s Joint, where DJ Rogue spun the tunes for Makh’s birthday. In photo at right, from left, DJ Rogue; John Penley, the event’s organizer; Makh; and English. Penley said Teichberg is doing a documentary on CHARAS.