Enter through a red phone booth and voila – you’re in Hell Phone, the new restaurant and speakeasy at 247 Varet St.
Vanessa and Anguy Pacini, the owners of Ange Noir, have been renovating for the past two years and have finally opened Hell Phone behind the existing cafe. Like something out of Doctor Who, it is an absolutely magical place – red velvet sofas made from repurposed phone booths, dark wood floors, original brickwork, and a piano you can dine on. And while the London phone booths may give the place a decidedly British flair, the restaurant is much more closely tied with the owners’ native France…. [Read more...]
Ah yes, that sweet Canadian air bringing some heat relief to the hood! This weekend’s looking good to go with tons of happenings all over the map… it was hard to just choose a few. Kicking off your Friday right, the smooth and groovy tunes of Benoit & Sergio will be performed live over at CAMEO alongside Brooklyn staples Dave Harrington (DJ) of DARKSIDE and rising act a/jus/ted. Over at The Panther Room, legendary 90’s House label Strictly Rhythm set up shop with a full showcase featuring Mr V, Carlos Mena and Tommy Bones. Come tomorrow, FIXED’s JDH & Dave P warm up your afternoon back on the Output roof where RSVPing is essential. Then venture out into Bushwick where Let’s Play House presents a night at the newly opened El Cortez featuring safari house vibes courtesy of Jacques Renault and friends. Finally, cap it all off with a long night stretch until morning at Resolute as they bring in Kompakt star Matias Aguayo and the much buzzed about Black Madonna and Galcher Lustwerk. Cheers to a great weekend in the city!
The new store opened yesterday at 204 Wythe Ave., just around the corner from the very popular Odd Fellows. Let the ice cream wars begin. From Eater:
Van Leeuwen started as a truck way back in 2008 and now operates three shops in addition to this latest one. The new 1,200 square foot facility will serve as a flagship store. It has seating for around 50 guests and will act as the brand’s flavor experimentation lab.
A penthouse in the Oosten development on Kent Avenue and South 8th has sold for $6.49 million. This is the most an apartment has ever sold for in Williamsburg. From [Read more...]
I can’t say there hasn’t been an air of complete normality this week, but what that really means is stuff like this, businesses treating staff like crap, a new music venue opening and anticipation of sandwiches. I’m going to keep this brief because I had an important exam today (it’s cool, I passed), but it’s the quality of the acts themselves that matter!