Don’t ever let them tell you that Unicorns don’t exist.

The Vehicle of Dreams. Photo by Oriana Leckert.

Because the one above was just chilling out on Marcy and Hope last night.

Can someone let the owner of this vehicle know that I would like to marry them please? Thanks.

Photo by Oriana Leckert of Brooklyn Spaces.

Das Racist present: Chillin Island episode 1

Talkin’ pizza blogs, Hawaiian history, drunk haircuts, Queens rappers. On the heels of their new release Relax, Das Racist present this new thing called Chillin Island, which is the same name as their weekly show on East Village Radio (2pm-4pm). As if you needed further proof that these guys are DIY rap and having fun doing it.

Today: Food and Beer under the Manhattan Bridge

We’ve already been infinitely impressed this summer by Smorgasburg, the Brooklyn Flea‘s weekly event bringing a bazaar of delicious food to the Williamsburg Waterfront. Now – perfectly timed but not affiliated with the NYC Craft Beer Week – the Flea (along with the DUMBO Improvement District) is putting on this food- and beer-centric event, Under the Archway.

From 12-9 today, head down to DUMBO, to the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge to enjoy food from Mile End Chinese Food, Rachel’s Pies and more. More importantly, though, wash this food down with delicious craft beer on tap from Stoudts and Sixpoint.

According to the Flea’s site, “We’re going to activate this unique public space and help knit together the neighborhood by getting residents and workers out for a fun Friday hang.” If you’re in the area for lunch, food starts at noon. For the after work crowd, the beer will start flowing at 3, and the whole event will keep going until 9 pm.

Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint

Image c/o Taste Williamsburg GreenpointThis Sunday, September 18 at the Williamsburg Waterfront, sample local fare and complimentary booze at Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint. Tickets range from $35 to $150, with all proceeds benefitting the building of the Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center. The center will provide cultural exhibitions, a community meeting space and a permanent home for Neighbors Allied for Good Growth and The People’s Firehouse, Inc. to continue to serve, organize, and advocate for the community.

From 1pm to 5pm, “taste” offerings by: 1OR8AmberAn NhauAurora RestaurantBaci & AbbracciBettoBrooklyn BreweryBrooklyn Brine Co.Cafe ColetteCalyerCaracas Arepa BarThe Counting RoomCrown VictoriaCubana SocialDOC Wine BarDressler & DuMontEatFat GooseFette SauForninoGrowing Chefs & Eagle Street Rooftop FarmsGuS – Grown-up SodaThe Halcyon GourmetJulietteLe BarricouLighthouseLodge & Urban RusticLokal BistroLoreley Restaurant & BiergartenMaison PremiereMasten LakeMcClure’s PicklesMesa CoyoacanMiranda RestaurantMymoon Restaurant, Bar & LoungeNita NitaNitehawk CinemaOslo Coffee RoastersPlan TeaRabbithole RestaurantRosarito Fish ShackSpike HillTaco ChuloTeddy’s Bar & Grill, Trix, Two Door Tavern, Valdiano, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice CreamWalter Foods and more.

Then from 5pm to 6pm, complete your mini-food tour with cocktails, craft brews and New York State wines with the Taste Happy Hour.

Live music will be provided all day by Friend FactoryPati YangHungry Marching BandMule BonePeople’s ChampsChico MannRoosevelt Dime and DJ Jesse Mann.

The Most Blogged About Shows Of The Week

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Half of our top 10 shows this week will happen tonight and tomorrow, so we assume you may be pretty busy already. We are in the midst of a hurricane of announcements for new shows, as well, with Halloween, CMJ and even New Years Eve lineups rolling out. Keep your eyes peeled to Freewilliamsburg, My Social List and this column for updates about shows going on sale.

Tickets are still available for tonight’s show with Toro Y Moi, Ava Luna and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. You can also catch “The Big Four” – Metallica, Megadeath, Anthrax and Slayer – at Yankee Stadium; we hear that you may be able to exchange your first-born for good tickets.

We hope that you were able to get on the Vice RSVP list for tomorrow night’s Upfront Extravaganza with Rick Ross, A-Trak, Death From Above 1979, Tanlines and many more. The RSVP is now closed, and those who submitted will hear back today whether they made the cut. A good backup option is Glasslands with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Hospitality, Blouse and Man/Miracle.


10. Caveman @ The Mercury Lounge w/ JPF
Thursday, September 15th at 9pm – 21+ $10 -> tickets

9. Javelin @ 285 Kent w/ Prince Rama and Amil Byleckie Band
Saturday, September 17th at 8pm – All Ages, $12 -> tickets at the door

8. Vivian Girls @ The Knitting Factory w/ Widowspeak and Amy Klein & the Blue Star Band
Tuesday, September 20th at 8pm – All Ages, $12 -> tickets

7. tUnE-yArDs @ (le) poisson rouge w/ The Suite Unraveling
Monday, September 19th at 8pm – All Ages, Sold Out

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Battles: “My Machines”

Yep, that’s Gary Numan.

Brooklyn Spaces: Chronicaling Weird Shit Before it Gets Condemed/Gentrified

Death by Audio. Photo by Maximus Comissar

You know how there was that one time? That your friend dragged you to that random warehouse party you’re pretty sure was somewhere in Bushwick but can’t be positive because your recollection of how you got there or how you left is kind of hazy? But all you know is that when you were there there was a zip line, and maybe some fire eaters, and quite possibly a trailer? As we all know, Brooklyn is full of “underground” spaces like that — everything from night clubs to DIY classes to make-you-own-liquor factories. And as anyone who’s lived here long enough knows, these places are so transient once you’ve been to a place once you maybe have a 50-50 chance of ever finding it again.

Well one woman, long time Williamsburg resident Oriana Leckert, has taken it upon herself to chronicle them, one crazy space at a time. You should really check out her blog, Brooklyn Spaces, which chronicles the many many many creative ways Brooklynites are, well using their space. Full of gorgeous photos and in-depth profiles on the history of each space, her site will let you see what you’ve been missing, or maybe evern finally figure out the name of that place you stumbled into in a drunken late-night stupor.

We sat down with her to see what she’s seen, what she loves, and what her website is all about.

Breuckelen Distilling Co. Photo By Maximus Comissar

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GOP Crowd Cheers Over Letting The Uninsured Die

Simply disgusting. On another note, who would have thought Blitzer had it in him to ask a tough question?