North Brooklyn Pride Festival coming in June

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From their Kickstarter:

Local North Brooklyn businesses have come out in a big way to support this idea. A volunteer event committee was assembled from representatives of the East River Ferry, Saint Vitus, Brooklyn Bowl, The Brooklyn Brewery, The Wythe Hotel, VICE Media, Rough Trade, Broadway Stages, Two Boots, The Water Table, Brooklyn Roasting Company, The Camlin Restaurant & Wine Bar and more, to book our entertainment, food vendors, organize volunteers, make sure we have representatives from local pride community organizations, get the word out, and do community outreach. [Read more...]

Governor’s Ball 2015: Reasons to get to the island early

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Well folks, we are officially only NINE DAYS out from this year’s Governor’s Ball weekend on Randall’s Island, so it’s time to start planning. Although… you probably already have your outfits picked out, don’t you? Schedules, food vendors, transportation options, the festival grounds map and more have been released by the Gov Ball team, and we’re here to help you make the tough decisions easier.

P.S. can’t make it the whole weekend, but still want to come for a day? Well you’re in luck! They’ve re-released a limited number of single day tickets - GET ON IT HERE.

So one of our favorite things to do is entice you to get there EARLY. There are so many fun and amazing smaller acts playing this year that are well worth your waking up a little bit earlier, and really get your wristbands’ worth! Plus this is not to mention the food options curated by The Infatuation. Those are probably well worth it on their own…

Keep reading to find out what acts we think you should check out every day of the festival before 5. Plus our choices of food vendors, which may or may not depend on how many 24 oz Foster’s you’ve consumed by that time.

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Who’s getting struck and where: a guide to walking safely in NYC

WalkSaferNYC put together a handy interactive map that details the dangerous intersections to avoid; essentially a heat map of places pedestrians are most likely to get hit by careless motorists.

Who’s getting struck? Turns our men over 40 top the list: [Read more...]

Live review: Follakzoid played Rough Trade

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Chilean psych heavyweights Föllakzoid played my favourite show of the year at Rough Trade on Saturday night, and I will be amazed if anyone beats it. There is no better scene than Santiago right now, and the band pulled off a masterclass of cosmic proportions.

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Live review: Kaki King played Rough Trade

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Kaki King performed The Neck is a Bridge to the Body at Rough Trade last Thursday; it is a show where the guitar is the main focus in more ways than one. Aside from Kaki’s always captivating style, the guitar itself acts as a screen and forms the narrative of the show.

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Live review: Courtney Barnett played Bowery Ballroom

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It’s probably fair to say that Courtney Barnett was the hottest ticket in town this week, and she duly delivered when I saw her at the Bowery on Tuesday.

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Two new hotels planned for Bushwick

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Two separate developers filed permits this week for large scale hotels in Bushwick, one at 27 Stewart Avenue and another at 71 White Street. The Real Deal has more:

For the second day in a row, a developer filed a permit application to build a hotel in the neighborhood long known for hipsters and warehouses. [Read more...]

Mysteryland Interview: Moon Boots

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Raised in Brooklyn and Connecticut and then finding himself in Chicago, French Express artist Moon Boots knows what’s up when it comes to house music. Both cities’ influences can be heard in his disco-infused tracks that give him a sound that’s both timeless and modern. Having roots in the Big Apple and Chi-Town have given him a wide perspective of the club scene and just what it takes to satisfy diverse audiences. His mega-mixes incorporate decades of sound, while some of his more recent remixes. like the one he did of CHVRCHES the Mother We Share, are uniquely ethereal.

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