Hey NPR, next time you run a piece entitled ‚”New York’s Hipsters Too Cool for the Census,” you should maybe do more than talk to three people in a record store? Sure, as Brian pointed out last week, Williamsburg’s response rates are super low. But check out the actual data available on the Census 2010 […]
Archives for April 2010
And it’s about time! The Pulitzer Prize Board awarded a posthumous special award to Williams, who died in 1953 at 29, for his lifetime achievement as a musician, praising the country legend for “his craftsmanship as a songwriter who expressed universal feelings with poignant simplicity and played a pivotal role in transforming country music into […]
Glass Ghost might be the most reflective band name I’ve heard in a while. Their terribly fragile sound floats somewhat eerily over subtle keyboards and drum beats– a moving falsetto that played repeatedly during my hazy winter, but which also translates to sunshine times and naps in the park with great fluidity. If you haven’t […]
Great news for all Vietnamese food lovers-B√°nh M√¨ has opened an expanded Williamsburg location in the former Curves Gym on Grand Street. The owners Vu Bui, Dung Trinh, and Thomas Bui are three Brooklyn-raised Vietnamese (‚”Brooklyn-mese”, as they called themselves) friends who met on a handball court as children. Now they’ve joined forces to open […]
Via Gawker: Several people report seeing this man around Williamsburg. He wears, says one tipster “a pair of child’s pleather shorts as a headpiece to contain a giant jewfro to give the effect of twin chimneys.” They call him chimneyhead. Apparently, some of you folks out there have made out with him. Gross.
This video by the awesome Eric Wareheim may ruin your day: HEALTH “We are Water” from Eric Wareheim on Vimeo.
DoTank:Brooklyn, a self-described “group of urban planners, architects, designers, and other urbanists,” is setting up some kind of digitally-enabled graffiti billboard near Bedford tonight. They write: The community billboard is something that we call The Wall. It is a user submitted digital graffiti experiment. The purpose of The Wall is to provide the community with […]
Assemblyman Joe Lentol, friend of the internet, is going to swim the length of Netwown Creek as a last-ditched mating attempt at getting us some of that Google fiber optic broadband love. So how’s he feel about his pending trip down a seriously polluted waterway? “Even if I grow a third arm I bet I […]
The 90’s sing-along is back at Legion tonight with what organizers promise will be some of the best, some of the worst (but “so bad they’re awesome”) music videos for people to sing their hearts out. No microphones. No requests. It’s like Communist Karaoke! Just sit back (or stand up and dance) and let your […]