Panorama 2016 Festival Review


The folks at Goldenvoice, the company most famous for promoting Coachella, were probably looking forward to a reprieve from the three digit temperatures their flagship festival often endures in the Southern California desert when they were organizing their New York City festival, some months ago. Instead, they, and festival-goers like myself, would have to persevere through three days of record-setting highs on Randall’s Island this past weekend; the shiny paragon of LCD Soundsystem’s big New York reunion show looming over us all. [Read more...]

New mob film The Brooklyn Banker shot in Williamsburg with scenes from the Giglio festival

The mob movie stars Paul Sorvino and is shot throughout Williamsburg by a Williamsburg native — Bamonte’s, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, and the Giglio Festival are all featured. It premieres August 5th at Cinema Village:

The flick, which follows a bank official from Williamsburg with ties to a local organized crime family, features scenes set during the 113-year-old Italian-American festival, and to get the right look, filmmakers went right to the source, said the film’s producer.

“We took scenes from the actual feast,” said Michael Ricigliano Jr., who also wrote “The Brooklyn Banker.” “All of the guys in movie are guys who lift the actual Giglio tower every year.”

The mob movie was filmed entirely in Williamsburg, featuring scenes shot inside and outside Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and local figures such as the members of the brass band of the Giglio feast. The participants are overjoyed that a piece of their rich culture has been captured on film, said a Giglio festival spokeswoman. [Read more...]

The Williamsburg Whole Foods opened today

photo by Jenn Morrissey

photo by Jenn Morrissey

The long awaited nail in the Williamsburg gentrification coffin/great place to get fresh food in the neighborhood Whole Foods opened today at 289 Bedford Ave. It features an in-store Jewish Deli, a Luke’s Lobster cart, seasonal OddFellows Ice cream flavors and so [Read more...]

Win Two Tickets to Full Moon Fest on Governors Island



Every month, Thailand’s most gorgeous beaches lend themselves to a longstanding tradition among international partygoers. The gathering are referred to as Full Moon Parties, and they are celebrations of the completion of the Lunar Cycle, complete with music, performance art and dancing barefoot in the sand. Sounds pretty magical, right?

Thankfully, you don’t have to purchase a round trip plane ticket to Asia get in on the action. The event masterminds of MATTE bring their very own interpretation of these parties to The Governors Island Beach Club, August 21st -22nd. Full Moon Fest promises to offer two days of fun in the sun and dance moves in the moonlight. For the first time ever, Full Moon Fest has been expanded to include two full days of musical performances, art installations, gourmet food and spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.


Electronic music fans will love the Saturday roster which includes a range of artists from techno superstar Black Coffee to masked beat crusader of most versatile proportions, SBTRKT, whose remixes of Basement Jaxx, M.I.A. and Radiohead tracks have made him one to watch. Sunday brings a pop and indie rock-inspired lineup with singer/songwriter Santigold and the Allah-Las providing plenty of reasons to sit back and refresh with specialty cocktails and jammin’ guitar riffs.

Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets below*:

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* Winner must be 21 or older to attend. Winner will be selected at random on Wednesday, 8/17.

The Deets

What: Full Moon Fest
When: August 20th-August 21st
Where: Governors Island Beach Club
Tickets: $65+, Explore ticket options HERE


The L train will shut down for 18 months starting in 2019

ltrain2Well we have what appears to be the official decision on the impending L train shut down. According the the NY Times the MTA will go with the plan that shuts down the L train completely for 18 months. From [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup


Burned out on this heatwave? Join the fucking party, pal. Trust me when I say it’s cooler down here, six feet under.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend


It’s going to be a hot one this weekend. Drink responsibly, use sunscreen and maybe, just maybe, some good shows will be able to make us forget we’re melting, just for a few brief moments. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor options for you below.

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Apple announces their Williamsburg store is opening next week

appleAccording to Apple’s website their long awaited Bedford Avenue store (at North 3rd) will open on [Read more...]