Greenpoint: "The City's Newest Neighborhood of Note"

Are you guys ready for Greenpoint to be “of note”? The Observer is, and they followed Sarah and Steve around the neighborhood as they checked out some apartments.

The prospective buyers, Sarah, 22, and her fiancée [sic], Steve, 25, who declined to give their last names, have been renting for eight months in Williamsburg. Steve works in an art gallery and Sarah works at Bloomingdale’s. Their wedding is in October. Greenpoint is located directly north of Williamsburg, but Sunday was their first time in the area.

“We like the feel of the neighborhood,” Sarah said. “You know, bars, restaurants.”

Greenpoint: Bars, and restaurants.

Clothes on the Bed by Geneva Jacuzzi

Limited edition vinyl here.

Commenter: "I wrote my thesis at Waffle House"

A reader writes on one benefit of having a Waffle House over a diner:

I wrote my thesis at Waffle House. That’s something I couldn’t have done in a diner up here. WH gets a bad reputation because it’s a chain and there are a million of them and it’s greasy, etc. Don’t act like every place in New York City has a clean kitchen.

So there.

Poster: If You See Something, Skate Something.

Spotted this “If You See Something, Skate Something.” poster under the BQE on Union this weekend. The website Hardcore Bike Polo saw it too.

It reads:

If you see a possible ledge spot, rail, or gap on the street or in a park, don’t keep it to your self. Don’t tell a cop, tell a friend or an NYC Skate Employee. Or call the toll free Shred Hotline. All calls will be kept confidential, for shredding emergencies call 911.

For the out-of-towners, that’s a play on the MTA’s famous (and copyrighted) “If you see something, say something” slogan.

You can grab the poster for $10 or shirt for $15 at skatesomething.com.

New Ducktails: Apple Walks

Guaranteed To Cure Your Hangover

Thanks Aquarium Drunkard!

New Bar: Lady Jay's

image c/o Eater

The South has arrived in Williamsburg at the Grand Street bar Lady Jay’s where you’ll find moonshine, mounted antlers, a backyard deck and a jukebox stocked with Waylon, Loretta, Patsy and Johnny. Restaurant veteran Sam Mason (former wd-50 and Tailor chef and star of “Dinner with the Band”) decided to try something new by leaving the restaurant world and opening a bar. The brick interior of Lady Jay’s reminds us of an old saloon and even has a vintage shuffle bowling machine. Six beers are available on tap and there’s a solid variety of Scotches and whiskeys. Our favorite part of the joint is the outside deck that’s as large as the interior. There are plans for a pool table, backyard BBQ’s, live music performances, and crawfish boils. For directions and more, visit our listings section.

The Weekend in Concerts, Movies, and Art

The summer personified comes in the form of a FREE Seaport Music show tonight featuring Free Energy and Ms. Fuzzy Buzzy herself, Best Coast.

If the lightning storm doesn’t get too close, at least it looks like the rain has gone away today (and will probably come again another day, ie. all Sunday) so for now go watch The Goonies on the deck of a battleship at the Intrepid Summer Movie Series.

Or if you’re too lazy to leave the hood, hop over to Grace Exhibition Space for some performance art and booze.

SATURDAY

Wake up late and head to Sara D. Roosevelt Park for the New Museum Block Party 2010.

If you’re wondering around south BK today, head to Park Slope and try out some Cricket-topped frozen yogurt at Wickedspoon, then head down to Prospect Park Bandshell for Field of Dreams (Un Mundo Nuevo)– a CelebrateBrooklyn! hodgepodge of art, music, food and wackiness. I’m not sure what to take away from this video, but its fun nonetheless.

Weather-permitting you could do a lot worse than catching DJ/rupture and JD Samson (le tigre) at the PS1 Warm Up. Check out rupture’s cool gif on the right.

And if you again are feeling like attending a lazy art party in Bushwick, Bushflix should prove to be a crazy projectionfest.

SUNDAY

Noon to six brings Bushwick Arts Day around Maria Hernandez Park.


In case you missed the African Music Festival last weekend (Konono No1 was amazing!) head to Central Park today for Bassekou Kouyate and a day of West African music at Summerstage.