29-year-old man convicted in murder of Williamsburg landlord

menachemYou may remember the insane story of the kidnapping and murder of Williamsburg landlord Menachem Stark from early 2014. Stark was kidnapped outside his Williamsburg [Read more…]

Watch Maya Rudolph’s Prince tribute at Brooklyn Bowl from this weekend

princessThis past Friday and Saturday nights Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum aka the Prince tribute band Princess performed at Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Bowl. Check out some [Read more…]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a1304811290_10After a week off, we are suddenly waist deep in fall releases and an assortment of other sonic terrors that seemed almost inconceivable last time I checked in. Thus, before we get too far behind—and because I’m on new kitten duty (metal, I know)—let’s get at it before it gets away.

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Isa Chandra has opened a new Vegan restaurant in Williamsburg

Photo via @modernlove on Instagram

Photo via @modernlove on Instagram

Isa Chandra, the vegan chef/author and star of Post Punk Kitchen has opened a Williamburg outpost of her [Read more…]

Police are looking for a man who screamed “Bomb” on the L train

Photo via DNAinfo/NYPD

Photo via DNAinfo/NYPD

Police are looking for a man who scared L train passengers as the train was leaving the Bedford station last Saturday. Coincidentally this was on the same day as [Read more…]

2016 is a great time to be alive thanks to PAX

Last week San Francisco’s PAX Labs paid a visit to Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel to demonstrate their forthcoming line of vaporizer products. Those new products are a result of [Read more…]

Top 5 shows of the weekend


After just about digesting all the food from the Vendy Awards last weekend it’s once again time to turn our attention to music. The weather looks like it should be just about perfect, so I can think of nothing better than to hole up inside at a show!

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Former police officer charged after killing man on Bedford Ave in July

bedford161The former police officer who struck four pedestrians with his car on Bedford Avenue (resulting in the death of 21-year-old Andrew Equivel) after a night of drinking at The Whiskey Brooklyn this July has been charged with 26 counts. From Brooklyn Reporter:

At about 3 a.m., the Durango jumped the curb in the vicinity of Bedford Avenue and North Eighth Street, striking four people (one of whom, 21-year-old Andrew Esquivel, was killed) and crashing through a wrought iron fence into the front of a building at 161 Bedford Avenue.

Cell phone video of the scene shows Batka — a probationary officer assigned to the Manhattan Transit Task Force at the time — attempting to leave the scene, but being prevented by passersby.

Read more at Brooklyn Reporter.