Project Aura: Bicycle Safety Lighting System

Project Aura: Bicycle Safety Lighting System from Project AURA on Vimeo.

Imagine how lit up the W-burg bridge would look at night if bikers were rocking this. And with 18 bicyclists killed last year, any extra help that would likely be used (unlike, say, a helmet) is great. Where is the kickstarter? I want in.

Metropolitan Ave. Bagelsmith Location Opens!


Bagel lovers: rejoice! Bagelsmith has opened a Lorimer Street/Metropolitan Avenue location of their popular shop which offers a large variety of bagels, spreads, sandwich meats, and various types of caffeine.  They’re currently open from 6am-10pm, however they tell us that in the next few weeks they’ll switch to a 24-hour operating schedule.

Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra: Hipster Canon Reinterpreted For Civilized Dinner Parties

From the founder and core Jingle Punks member Jared Gutstadt:

It’s a simple concept… We took songs from the American Hipster songbook (MGMT, Strokes, White Stripes) and re-imagined them as arrangements for a civilized dinner party for the transitioning adult Hipster. Introducing – The Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra which is our favorite “hipster approved” songs washed through the Mark Mothersbaugh filter.

Put in your requests in comments. We’re hoping to hear some Sleigh Bells or some LCD Soundsystem. Check them out at SOHO House NYC June 12.

“Time To Pretend” – MGMT

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New Bon Iver: “Calgary”

This track from Bon Iver’s forthcoming self-titled record sadly features no Kanye cameos. It does, however, fit perfectly with this gloomy day we’ve been having. And it is so good!

Your Penis Is Totally Normal.

Planned Parenthood reminds us that our bodies are like snowflakes: no two are exactly alike.

Woodkid – Iron

Best video of the year so far?

Woodkid – Iron from WOODKID on Vimeo.

What a breath of fresh air after drowning in a avalanche of found footage music videos. Not a bad jam either.

bbigpigg played cake shop

Rock music has finally returned to New York City. bbigpigg rules.

UPDATED: CRISIS IN WILLIAMSBURG: Has Something Happened to Mexicue?

TACOSRecently we’ve heard reports that beloved supplier of Mexican-BBQ tacos and sliders (and that amazing Green Chili Mac & Cheese, mmmm)  service, Mexicue, is unreachable. Their Seamless Web profile is down, and the number seems to be disconnected. Does anyone know what happened? Inquiring lunch plans want to know.

UPDATE: Thomas Kelly of Mexicue writes in the comments that:

“Sadly we’ve moved our kitchen from Williamsburg to the Lower East Side, so we can no longer do delivery in Brooklyn. However, you’ll definitely be seeing the truck around more this summer. And you can find us at the Brooklyn Brewery most Friday nights.”

So like that fickle boy you met at Union Pool last week, they’ll only be showing up in your life when THEY want to, and not when you need them. Sounds like it’s time to employ some good old fashioned twitter stalking to track them down and confront them/buy tacos.