Governors Ball 2015 Preview: A Conversation Among Friends

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Staff writers Carly and Megan will make their way to Randall’s Island for the fifth annual installment of Governors Ball where they will be entertained by up and comers and a few legends (I mean Weird Al, COME ON), eat some of New York’s finest foodstuffs and boogie their butts off. With the wide array of acts, vendors and activities on the island though, there’s no way their schedules are going to overlap completely, which is why they had to have a chat about their top priorities each day. Here’s how it went:

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Thief attempts to rob Bedford Ave taco truck with unimaginative weapon

Recently a very unsuccessful attempt was made to rob a taco truck on Bedford Avenue. I’m assuming the targeted truck was Tacos Morelos as they are usually posted up by the Bedford L train stop. From Brooklyn Paper:

A hungry punk held up a taco truck with what appeared to be a gun on Bedford Avenue on May 13, police said.

The victim told police that he was working in the Mexican food truck near N. Sixth Street at 2:10 am when the cretin walked up to him with a plastic bag over his hand.

“Give me the money,” the brigand said. The victim hid in the truck and the robber ran off without taking any money, officials said.

I can’t believe that didn’t work!

- @joshmorrissey

New York I love you but you’re freaking me out – LCD winebar (aka Four Horsemen) opens this weekend


Four Horses, from Instagram
295 Grand Street (Havemeyer Street), Williamsburg, Brooklyn,

They can call it Four Horseman all they want. It will always be LCD Winebar to us. It opens this Sunday:

Four Horsemen, the natural wine bar helmed by LCD Soundsystem frontman/food loving guy James Murphy, should explode onto the Williamsburg scene this weekend. [Read more...]

New FIDLAR: ’40oz. On Repeat’


We enjoyed seeing the always energetic FIDLAR open for the always sweaty Metz last week. (Both bands were great). FIDLAR played a handful of new songs from their upcoming record, Too, which now has a release date of September 4:

Los Angeles band FIDLAR today announced they will release their second full length album, Too, on September 4th via Mom + Pop Music. The album is available for pre-order today at iTunes and directly from the band at with exclusive merchandise bundles. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup


After a little mental health sabbatical last week, your second favorite neighborhood halfway house for hesh is back and serving up another ladle-full of sonic torture. It is the antidote to all that ails you; the elixir of life and death; so drink and be merry.

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This weekend: 2015 Bushwick Open Studios

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It’s that time of year again. Bushwick Open Studios is this weekend and as usual you should clear your calendar and go!

Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) is a three-day arts and culture festival, hosted annually by the volunteer organization Arts in Bushwick (AiB). Now in its ninth year, this celebration of our neighborhood’s vibrant community and local art scene is free and open to the public. The festival will take place from June 5-7, 2015. Open studios hours vary per artist, so check the directory for precise times. Most studios are open 12pm – 7pm on Saturday and Sunday. [Read more...]

Times says Bushwick Inlet Park could cost another half billion in “ransom” money


Better late than never, the Times has finally tackled the Bushwick Inlet Park controversy. Adding up the numbers, they write that the city — which has already spent $225 million on the park — is a “textbook study in civic entropy and how public developments go awry.” And $225 million is just the beginning. The owner of the CitiStorage site (which lies at the center of the projected park and recently suffered a very suspicious fire) now wants a reported $500 million for his 11-acre lot. “The city will not, and should never, pay that kind of ransom,” says the Times:

Unsurprisingly, the first turn toward the absurd involved a lawsuit. Through eminent domain, the city offered $12 million for the rental truck lot. When the owner found a sympathetic judge, the price tag leapt into the stratosphere, to more than $90 million. The owner of CitiStorage, next door, Norman Brodsky, naturally assumed he had also hit the jackpot. Crain’s reported recently that he now wants $500 million for his 11-acre site. If the city won’t pony up, his site will cleave the prospective park in two…. [Read more...]

Gov Ball and Nitehawk present Weird Al’s UHF Film Feast


As you may know, Nitehawk Cinema, the best (in my opinion) movie theater in NYC, loves to pair the movies they’re showing with delicious, thoughtful and eclectic dishes to match. Building on that, they also have FILM FEASTS, where they create an entire menu for one movie (food AND drink). It’s usually a classic, like previous picks Pulp Fiction, Christmas Vacation, or Big Lebowski. Or it’s one that is relevant to the now, like the upcoming Wet Hot American Summer screening which is sold out (the Netflix prequel series is out July 17). [Read more...]