Millennials no longer looking to rent in W’burg, Bushwick or Greenpoint

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North Brooklyn may be popular with millennials but fewer and fewer twenty-somethings are looking to rent there. Turns out — and no surprise here — the rent is too damn high! Instead, Astoria tops the list as the neighborhood where millennials are most likely to rent an apartment. Abbi seems to like it there.

The No. 1 neighborhood for millennial New Yorkers looking to share the burden of rent is Astoria, according to data from roommate app Roomi. [Read more…]

Basically everything is shutting down in north Greenpoint

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Hail Mary; credit Grub Street

As Gothamist reports, Hail Mary is the latest casualty in a mass number of shutdowns in the past six months.

Hail Mary, the cute gourmet “diner” on Greenpoint Avenue, closed over the weekend after less than a year in the neighborhood. This is sad news for mac and cheese lovers, funfetti fanatics, and anyone who enjoys high quality comfort food in a cozy, welcoming environment. If you love a restaurant, go there frequently, or risk saying farewell.

Reached via email, owners Ham and Sohla El-Waylly told us they “tried their best” to keep their Greenpoint dream alive. “We made something we loved and that completely represented us through and through,” they told Gothamist. “Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. We’re happy we got to try and that this experience has made our relationship stronger.”

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Projection of Putin and pregnant Trump appears on Williamsburg building

Photo via @katz on Twitter

Photo via @katz on Twitter

Williamsburg got a Valentine’s Day surprise yesterday as an large image of Vladimir Putin and a pregnant Donald Trump was projected on the side of a building at Wythe and North 6th street. From [Read more…]

Why This Dating App Will Make You Delete All The Others In 2017

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Are you in a dating-app rut? Do you have a nauseating number of Tinder nightmare experiences piling up, but aren’t a celebrity with the red carpet resume to make it into the highly exclusive Raya app?

Enter, The Inner Circle. This Amsterdam-born “selective dating app” promises to “connect ambitious, like-minded people.” Since its launch in 2013, it has been met with a large amount of publicity and success, and with that, a large amount of criticism due to its perceived exclusivity. [Read more…]

Where, how often, and with whom are people doing ‘it’ in Bushwick

Infographic by Jacque Medina at Bushwick Daily

Infographic by Jacque Medina/Bushwick Daily

Bushwick Daily has provided a very helpful public service by polling their readers about, what else, SEX! (It is Valentine’s Day after all.)

Turns out 27% of those polled have hooked up in a bar or restaurant bathroom. One person even fessed up to fucking on top of a smashed avocado at Hana Food. Here are a few choice quotes from the article:

“I have slept with a lot of Manhattan men, but Bushwick men have better beards anyway, and what a girl wouldn’t want that extra fluff around her vagina.”

“I’ve hooked up with at least 4 bartenders from the same bar. Hard to remember how many exactly…” [Read more…]

The return of Shea Stadium

via @gobbinjr on Instagram

via @gobbinjr on Instagram

Baby, Shea’s back! Beloved DIY venue Shea Stadium is up and running again as of last night (2/13). [Read more…]

40 unconventional “love” songs for past, present, + future bae

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Love songs don’t have to be mushy and chock-full of cliches. They can be dirty, weird, morbid, depressing, hyper-sexual, or just plain straightforward. The sentiment can come from both the heart AND the pants. It doesn’t matter how you say I love you, or I want you, or I want to die if you die—there are a lot of ways to tell bae you care. [Read more…]

East Williamsburg bar The Drink is closing

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One of our favorite spots is closing. We’ll miss The Drink and have no idea where we can go to get punch now. Their last day is February 19.

It is with heavy hearts that we officially announce the last days of The Drink in Williamsburg. In the six-and-a-half years since we’ve opened, the neighborhood — and the drinks scene — has changed drastically, and so to must we change with it. Our last official day of business is this Sunday, February 19th. [Read more…]