Even being depicted on the cover of an April issue of The New Yorker couldn’t save Bushwick music venue Palisades, as it appears that the revered venue might not be coming back.
After being closed down by the NYPD in the midst of this year’s Northside Festival, the venue anticipated being closed for “a few days.” That time period quickly extended vastly, as the venue expected to remain closed until August. However, in an Instagram post Thursday, the venue appears to have been put up for rent. The Instagram post has since been removed, but Vice‘s Thump vertical was able to capture and Tweet a screenshot:
— THUMP (@thumpthump) August 4, 2016
According to a roundup by Gothamist, Palisades was cited by the Department of Buldings on June 13 for multiple violations including “”GROUND FL OPERATED AS A CABARET WITHOUT A SPRINKLER SYSTEM CELLAR WORK W/O PERMITS & FAILURE TO MAINTAIN PREMISES.”
In addition to being featured on the cover of The New Yorker, Palisades was also featured as one of our Best Music Venues in Brooklyn, as well as one of our Best Kept Secret Venues. Additionally, it was cited as a favorite venue in our 9 NYC Bands You Need To Hear piece back in April.
To aid your grief, live in the nostalgia of its existence with this video of rapper Earl Sweatshirt commanding the real estate at Palisades in 2014: