Category Archives: songs

Mapping Gowanus: 3rd ave. b/w 3rd & 2nd (1st)

I saw songwriter and musician Erik Della Penna at the soft opening for Brooklyn Lutherie (a new instrument repair venture from Mamie Minch and Chloe Swantner in the Old American Can Factory) the other night. Even though he was hobbling on broken foot, he accepted a block assignment. He reported back the next day:

“With my soul wide open, sauntered up 3rd Ave btw 3nd and 2nd.”

Sauntering Man(In truth, there is no 2nd Street that intersects 3rd Ave. So his actual block extends to 1st Street. This cartographer begs forgiveness.)

Here is the song he wrote.

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See Erik’s mad banjo skills.

Check out his duo with Dean Sharenow, Kill Henry Sugar

Treat yourself to some tunes.

Become his friend.