The proprietor of celebrated Williamsburg restaurant Gwynnett St. was arrested this week for allegedly playing the middle man in an overseas drug trafficking deal, and was set free on bail after turning his alleged partner in to the feds. Alas, Man cannot live on Pete Wells’s praise alone. [Read more...]
We hope they catch him soon!
Days after a man was fatally stabbed outside a South Williamsburg Mexican restaurant, police released a photo of a suspect wearing a cowboy hat.
The 44-year-old victim, identified by relatives as Enrique “Mauricio” Martinez, was found with stab wounds to his torso outside Zocalo, at 295 Broadway, about 5 a.m. Dec. 7. He was pronounced dead at Woodhull Hospital, the NYPD said.
“I saw it happen,” said a man who claimed to be Martinez’s cousin. “[Martinez] was trying to get in his car to get away.”
The suspect, who is about 5-foot-7 and 230 pounds, was last seen sporting a mustache and wearing a light-colored cowboy hat, according to police.
The demo was recorded “live at Macaulay Culkin’s house on November 11, 2013″, according to the Pizza Underground’s Bandcamp, and the actor is credited with “percussion/kazoo/vocals”. According to The Guardian, the band formed in early 2012 and recently played a Lou Reed tribute at New York’s Sidewalk Cafe. Other members include Matt Colbourn, Phoebe Kreutz, Deenah Vollmer, and Austin Kilham. [Read more...]
Talk about a blast from the past. It’s been 15 years since their last.
The last time Cibo Matto released an album, it was 1999′s Stereo Type A. Then, they went on a long hiatus before returning for some reunion dates a couple years ago. Now, Miho Hatori and Yuka C. Honda are returning with a new LP called Hotel Valentine. It’s out February 14 via Chimera Music.
Their first offering from the album is “MFN”, which features Reggie Watts. It’s got a colorful, spastic video by Georgia. Check it out below.
The Queens-based graffiti crew is having its debut show tomorrow!
Opening Reception: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 from 7-9pm
Pop-up Location: 536 Metropolitan Ave. Brookyln, NY 11211
Featuring original artwork by Smart Crew including Action Bronson, Dceve, Despot, Jeffrey Gamblero, Meyhem Lauren, Snoeman, Tom Gould and more…
SMART FOOLS [is] a group exhibition featuring NYC’s Smart Crew as part of the Fool’s Gold Artist Series.
Founded in 1997 by a group of high school friends in Queens, Smart Crew has evolved from a NYC-based graffiti crew into a diverse collective of international artists based in New York. Over the last 16 years, many of the members have branched from their graffiti roots into alternate art forms including music, fashion, design and photography.
SMART FOOLS will feature all new work from Smart Crew artists including Action Bronson, Dceve, Despot, Elmo, Hso, Jeffrey Gamblero, Marty, Meyhem Lauren, Nick Gallo, Pierre Hefner, Snoeman, Tom Gould, Toper and Work925. The show will present a variety of mediums and works with a “gold” theme that illustrate each artist’s unique style and the diversity of Smart Crew as a collective.
The Brooklyn Flea’s vintage dresses, handmade jewelry, records and trinkets that filled the Williamsburg waterfront each week last summer won’t be returning this year — after locals complained that the popular outdoor market was robbing them of precious park space.
The flea brought dozens of vendors and hundreds of shoppers each Sunday to East River State Park, but organizers agreed to stop holding their market on the land this year to accommodate residents, founder Eric Demby said. [Read more...]
“Women on bikes with Woody Allen glasses with fat asses” – Killer Mike recommends moving to Williamsburg
If you thought freezing temperatures could kill of roaches, think again. Rutgers-Newark biologists released a statement Monday confirming the presence of winter resistant cockroaches in New York City. This disturbing Asian species, Periplaneta japonica, was first discovered in the U.S. on the High Line by an exterminator in 2012, and recently studied by insect biologists Jessica Ware and Dominic Evangelista.
About 20 years ago colleagues of ours in Japan reared nymphs of this species and measured their tolerance to being able to survive in snow,” says Ware, who is an assistant professor of biological sciences at Rutgers-Newark. “As the species has invaded Korea and China, there has been some confirmation that it does very well in cold climates, so it is very conceivable that it could live outdoors during winter in New York. That is in addition to its being well suited to live indoors alongside the species that already are here.
The immigrant roaches investigated have been hanging out in Manhattan, but Ware notes that “they do very well as hitchhikers.” [Read more...]