Video: Hold Me Closer, Bernie Sanders


Whether or not you like Bernie Sanders, this is pretty funny, and well, completely ridiculous:

A musician with Fox Cities roots is feeling the Bern all right.

So much so that Appleton native Mel Flannery and her husband, Danny Sher, who live together in New York, put their talents into “Hold Me Closer, Bernie Sanders,” a song that’s a Sanders-centric take on the Elton John classic “Tiny Dancer.” [Read more...]

A Breaking Bad themed coffee shop is coming to Williamsburg

via @walterscoffee on Instagram

via @walterscoffee on Instagram

A Breaking Bad themed coffee shop from Istanbul called Walter’s Coffee Roastery, is planning to open a Williamsburg location at [Read more...]

Top 5 shows of the weekend


Love is in the air, or not, this weekend; I’ll be able to help with the latter. Hopefully it’s a long one for all, however, with President’s Day on Monday. Forget about the potential -18 degrees Celsius temperatures (come on people, let’s stop using Fahrenheit, it’s so unbecoming and idiotic), wrap up warm and get out of the yawning chasm of nihilism that has been 2016 so far, we’re better than this.

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Ryujin Ramen – now open in Williamsburg



It’s freezing outside. Bring on the ramen! Ryujin Ramen Brooklyn just opened at 513 Grand Street in Williamsburg:

Ryujin Ramen Brooklyn opened at 513 Grand Street on February 1 and they’re serving up a secret dish. Unfortunately, I’ve been asked not to name it, but I can tell you that it’s one of the most popular broths in Japan. Chef-owner Kazuya Miyashita says it’s very time-intensive to make, so he’ll only be making 10 servings a day. Those 10 servings will go to the first 10 customers who ask for the flavor by name. [Read more...]

Williamsburg woman loses valuables after Airbnb guest throws a 40 person party

475kentA 37-year-old Williamsburg woman rented out her apartment at 475 Kent on Airbnb last week and when she returned there were $5,000 worth of valuables missing according [Read more...]

Vaadat Charigim play Palisades on 3/30


Israeli shoegazers Vaadat Charigim are coming back to Brooklyn this spring with a show at Palisades on the 30th of March, tickets aren’t on sale yet so firmly mark this on your calendar in the meantime. The band, whose name roughly translates as committee of the abnormal, released their second album, Sinking As A Stoneon Burger Records last year, and you can listen to a couple of songs from it below. They sing in Hebrew but to see these it gives the songs an otherworldly quality that befits the genre.

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L train tunnel work not expected until at least 2018

A report from the NY Daily News says that the L train shutdown and the transformation of Williamsburg into a forsaken prison colony might [Read more...]

Death and Co. restaurateur bringing huge vegan restaurant complex to Williamsburg


Ravi DeRossi, credit Yana Paskova for The New York Times

He’ll be bringing a meat-free Avant Garden outpost to a building somewhere near McCarren Park later this year:

Ravi DeRossi is about to go all-in with veganism. The restaurateur behind Avant Garden and Death and Co. has been thinking about environmental waste and factory farming, and now, he wants to put his money where his mouth is. DeRossi plans to make as many of his 15 bars and restaurants animal-free as possible — starting with tiki bar Mother of Pearl, which will be eliminating all animal products on February 14. [Read more...]