Elevator malfunction kills man in Williamsburg apartment building

hopestExtremely sad and scary news from CBS today:

A 37-year-old man was killed as he tried to escape a stuck elevator in Brooklyn early Friday morning.

The victim with a group of people in the elevator of an upscale building located at 156 Hope St. in Williamsburg shortly before 4:30 a.m. when it suddenly dropped nearly three feet, 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported.

The man tried to climb out through the open doors, but the elevator moved again and crushed him, Stern reported.

“All of a sudden the elevator just drops and then shoots straight up; it was so fast,” a woman who was in the elevator at the time of the incident told CBS2’s Steve Langford. “As it went down, he tried to jump out because the doors were still open, and it shot straight up. When it shot straight up it took his body with him.”

Read more at CBS.

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

screen-shot-2015-07-28-at-4-51-21-pmWhew. What a way to start the most metal month. Sit down, sign the waiver, and prepare to get sonically beat on for the next thousand words or so.

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ADAPT: Tonight in Brooklyn, LES and Herald Square

ADAPT_facebookThe ADAPT Conference continues today across three venues of The Yard: Space to Work. All of today’s events are free with RSVP and feature some of NYC’s best minds around the ADAPT acronym of Art, Design, Adventure, Passion, and Technology including two opening receptions for art exhibitions at The Yard’s Lower East Side and Brooklyn locations as well as a special presentation from Jim Wilson, Samsung’s Jim Willson, Director of Immersive Products & VR who is leading business development for Samsung-Milk VR, a premium virtual reality content service with one of the world’s largest libraries of 360 degree content. Happy hour sponsored by the Brooklyn Brewery immediately following Jim Wilson’s presentation.

Free with RSVP. Full schedule at ADAPT2015.com

Cameo Gallery is closing next month

cameoWe are sad to report that Cameo Gallery on North 6th will be closing their doors in November. From their Facebook page:

Dear Brooklyn,

As all good things must come to an end, Cameo Gallery will be closing its operations on Nov. 21st, 2015. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to have been part of an amazing music scene. We want to give a heartfelt thanks to all those who have been a part of our existence since we opened our doors 7 years ago. We’ve seen some great acts blow through our intimate space, to name a few: Neon Indian, Twin Shadow, Blood Orange, Toro y Moi, Sharon Van Etten, The War on Drugs, Nicolas Jaar, Mumford & Sons, St. Lucia and let’s not forget legendary DJs like Frankie Knuckles, Juan Atkins, DJ Sprinkles, and countless more. In the meantime, we invite you to come enjoy the last events we have in store. CMJ is right around the corner and we’ll be announcing all of our final shows and parties as the weeks dwindle down.

We look forward to enjoying these final moments with you.

- The Cameo Team

Top 5 shows of the weekend


Matt Kivel

Will he, won’t he? Everyone’s wondering if Hurricane Joaquin is going to ruin our weekends. I would recommend everyone stock up on ice cream just in case, maybe I’ll finally finish Breaking Bad… however, let’s plan for good times and getting outside! After working 12 hour days all week, I’ll be keeping this brief…

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Brooklyn Barge Bar is now officially open

bargeAfter a few false starts Brooklyn Barge Bar has finally opened in Greenpoint at 3 Milton Street. Unfortunately they missed the summer season, but we’ll still get some nice days to enjoy the outdoor spot before it gets too cold. The bar plans [Read more...]

Phil Cook performed Southland Mission at Rough Trade

Southland Mission

Phil Cook and his band The Guitarheels brought sweet Southern sounds to Rough Trade Thursday for the first performance of their two-night tour. Cook has been known in the industry as a great musician for years, but always lending his talents towards another’s vision. Last week, the room was filled with those eager to hear Cook’s debut stepping into the spotlight. Some fans traveled as far as his native Wisconsin to witness is first show supporting Southland Mission – an album built from the journey to find his voice and interpretations of his Southern inspiration. [Read more...]

Purported Bedford Avenue Apple Store looks nearly complete

Photo via Brownstoner

Photo via Brownstoner

Brownstoner stopped by what has long been purported to be the location for the new Apple Store at 247 Bedford Avenue. The outside is looking nearly complete, but there is [Read more...]