Top 5 shows of the weekend


It’s the weekend before CMJ, so it would seem like a good time for a live music fan to relax and charge their batteries. However, this is one of the strongest weekends for shows I can think of this year, don’t consider this a top 5, they are all deserving of the number one spot.

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Williamsburg home prices have increased by 269% in the past decade

increaseUnsurprising news of the week: Williamsburg home prices have gone up a whole lot in the past ten years. As shown in the image above via PropertyShark, Williamsburg is up 269% from 2004-2014 and Greenpoint is up a meager 92%. From TheRealDeal:

Talk about gentrification. Home prices in some of the city’s neighborhoods have not just climbed over the last decade, they’ve blasted off, landed on Mars and found water.

Average prices for condos, co-ops, and single- and two-family homes in Williamsburg climbed from $275 to $1,015 per square foot between 2004 and 2014, which, after adjusting for inflation, amounts to a positively-shocking 269 percent increase

“Explore an animal from nose to tail” at new Williamsburg restaurant Black Tree


Black Tree, credit DNA

Um, okay. To celebrate their opening, it’s Goat and Cow week! DNA has more.

Farm-to-table restaurant Black Tree’s new Williamsburg outpost is looking to serve diners an entire animal — in one meal.
The restaurant, located at 261 Metropolitan Ave., is debuting a chef’s table meal in the neighborhood, with the entire eight-to-12 course meal guiding diners through the many parts of their protein, said co-owners Sandy Dee Hall and Macnair Sillick. Hall, who’s the executive chef, and Sillick first debuted Black Tree as a pop-up sandwich shop in Crown Heights in the hopes of making farm-to-table fine dining more accessible and affordable, they said.

They eventually opened a shop on the Lower East Side, at 131 Orchard St., and added menu items beyond sandwiches. But the LES location’s small size prevented Hall from exploring new concepts or bigger meals, he said. [Read more...]

See KEN Mode at The Acheron on Friday, win a copy of their new LP, ‘Success’, today

DSC_3471-Brenna_ FarisA few months removed their downcast post-hardcore heel-turn, Success, KEN Mode have become what one—in the days of rock n’ roll yore—might have called road dogs. With just a single Brooklyn appearance to their name in the wake of 2013′s stellar Entrench, the Winnipeg-based trio have since realized any excuse to get out of Manitoba before the winter is a good one, riding their second major North American tour of the year into The Acheron on Friday for what is bound to be a show-of-the-week contender.

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New vegetarian restaurant, Black Flamingo, now open in Williamsburg


They have a $3 taco happy hour, which is alright by us:

The team behind Williamsburg barstaurant Battery Harris have joined forces with musicians Eli Goldstein (Soul Clap), Philipp Jung (M.A.N.D.Y.), and Gadi Mizrahi (Wolf & Lamb) to open Black Flamingo, a Miami-esque restaurant and lounge they say they’ve “tailored to remove the BS that plagues burgeoning New York restaurants and nightclubs alike.” An ambitious, arguably Quixotic dream, but at the very least Black Flamingo is a reliable destination for vegetarians who want to go dancing in a retro basement club after eating their Latino-inspired fare. [Read more...]

Man killed in East Williamsburg this morning after confronting thieves

Photo via Sam Hodgson for The New York Times

Photo via Sam Hodgson for The New York Times

A 53-year-old sheet metal worker was killed near Grattan Street and Knickerbocker Avenue this morning around 8AM after confronting a group of men who were [Read more...]

Furniture-as-a-service: Save 1000s of dollars and stop hauling furniture



Furniture doesn’t have to cost you thousands of dollars. Moving doesn’t have to involve hauling backbreaking furniture.

Furniture On Demand
Furnishare provides furniture-as-a-service and delivers quality, brand name furniture to your home. You simply choose the pieces you want at prices as low as $50/month per any 3 pieces (ANY- even beds and sofas) and they will deliver it to you. They will also pick it up for free when you’re done with your subscription so you’re free to move or get a whole new set!

Subscriptions Are The Future Of Furniture
There is no reason to pay thousands upfront and then deal with moving the furniture every time you change apartments. With their unique subscription model, you can furnish your whole home for a year for the same monthly price as your cell phone or utility bills (up to 3 pieces at $50/month, 6 pieces at $100/month, 9 pieces at $150/month, etc.).

Your Furniture Stays In Style
People grow and styles change but furniture usually stays the same. Not anymore. With Furnishare’’s “furniture on demand” model and free white glove delivery service, you can change up your style with every new subscription. You can try short subscriptions like 3 or 6 months if you want to experiment with some cool new styles!

When you’re done with your subscription, Furnishare will pick the furniture up for free.

Flux Pavilion Brings Tesla Tour to Webster Hall This Friday


Those look to turn October up a notch are in luck. British Dubstep Producer Joshua Steele, better known by his stage name Flux Pavilion, is bringing his the national tour of his debut album Tesla to Webster Hall. Now just because this is his first full LP, that doesn’t mean you haven’t heard his mega hits rattling the bass in every club since 2010. Hits like Cracks (Remix), Gold Dust and of course, I Can’t Stop, have been party anthems in the states since before Steele was allowed to legally enjoy a beer.

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