Video: burglar breaks into apartment by McCarren Park


He’s still on the loose. From the mailbag.

My apartment was just recently broken into and I caught everything on camera via my dropcam. [Read more...]

Red Bull Music Academy Festival starts on Friday


For the past 2 years, Red Bull Music Academy has taken over New York for the month of May with all sorts of live and conceptual performances, lectures, and workshops held at venues all around the city.  These varied programs are an exciting and fun way to explore and celebrate the diverse culture of the city through its modern music landscape.  This year is no different.

The festival returns this Friday, kicking off 30 days that are set to include FKA Twigs, PC Music and SOPHIE, the return of iconic NYC parties GHE20GOTH1K and Storm Rave, lectures with A$AP Rocky and George Clinton, an experimental noise Nothing Changes night at Output, an outdoor dancehall party and more. Check out the full lineup, event and ticket information, and some music samples, below.

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Loosie Rouge bar & restaurant is now open in the former home of Williamsburg’s Fatty ‘Cue


Eater has the scoop:

A new bar with New Orleans leanings called Loosie Rouge opened quietly at the beginning of the month in the old Fatty ‘Cue space in Williamsburg. Drinks are variations on classics like a sazerac, a French 75, and a vieux carre, and most are served on tap. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

FourPhantomsCover_750The Mets have the best record in baseball, the Rangers are on to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and spring is pretty much in full swing. In other words, that bud of contentment in the pit of your being is in serious danger of blooming into actual, terrifying happiness. Thankfully, however, we’re here to help with another dose of soul-crushing noise that is sure to help alleviate those symptoms. Enjoy (but not too much).

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Santa Salsa – Venezuelan street food at Williamsburg’s Over the Eight bar


We’re not sure when Santa Salsa opened shop inside Over the Eight, but we can’t wait to pay them a visit. Gothamist was pleased:

Especially of note, their Perro Con Todo ($4), a Kosher beef hot dog topped with onions, cabbage, cheddar cheese, ketchup, mustard, their house Santa Salsa (a sweet corn salsa) and, of course, potato chips. [Read more...]

Jezebel Managing Editor punched in the face in Williamsburg by woman with ‘bad dye job’

Well this sucks….

Jezebel managing editor Erin Gloria Ryan, 31, who lives in Williamsburg, was walking on North Sixth Street near Berry Street on Friday around 10:40 p.m. when a woman walked up and punched her in the forehead without saying a word, Ryan and police said. The punch was enough to snap Ryan’s neck back, causing swelling above her left eye and requiring an ambulance trip to Bellevue Hospital, she and police said… [Read more...]

Beware of Bedford Avenue’s scooter hopping grifter


A Williamsburg man recently fell victim to a scooter hopping freeloader according to the NYPD. From [Read more...]

Ticket Giveaway – Mac McCaughan at Baby’s All Right

Mac McCaughan

Superchunk frontman and Merge Records co-owner Mac McCaughan releases his first ever solo album, Non Believerson the 4th of May.

We’re delighted to be able to give away a couple of tickets to his show at Baby’s All Right on the 16th of May, which also features Flesh Wounds and And the Kids.


Non Believers is currently streaming on NPR a week ahead of its release and you can also listen to a couple of songs below the jump. The record is a departure from Superchunk’s sugary-punk anthems and also Mac’s other solo work, Portastatic. Non Believers features synthesisers and drum machines, concocting a dark, icey sound, but also manages to be uplifting in a way that New Wave really captured in the 80s.

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