Thanks to the wonders of the World Wide Web, we now have a better idea of what life was like in North Brooklyn seventy years ago. Hint: there were fewer hipsters. A website called 1940s New York has popped up which features scans from the recently unearthed New York City Market Analysis. And by recently unearthed […]
Archives for June 2012
If you live in Greenpoint and commute to Manhattan or hang out in Williamsburg, you’re probably familiar with the dangers of crossing McGuinness Boulevard. Drivers race down it like it’s the Autobahn, while long traffic lights make pedestrians eager to cross whenever they get a chance. Luckily for pedestrians, state assemblyman Joe Lentol is pushing […]
On the corner of Newell and Meserole this long neglected and boarded up corner space is showing some signs of life. The sign says that “Slick Willie” will be a restaurant and bar serving beer and wine. Does anyone have any other information about the place?
Her new album The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do is out June 19.
Did you hear all those sirens around 9:30 p.m. last night? They were probably attending to a huge fire at 147 Conselyea St. near Graham Avenue. Twitter photos show emergency vehicles parked on Metropolitan Avenue and a large crowd watching. A 59-year-old woman died in the fire, according to DNAinfo. It took 100 firefighters more […]
via Stereogum: It’s amazing that stuff like this can slip through the cracks even now, but word around the internet campfire this morning is that some unspecified amount of time ago, Lana Del Rey recorded an album called Sirens under the name May Jailer. This would predate the soon-to-be-reissued debut album Lana Del Rey A.K.A. […]
It’s still a couple weeks away, but we’re of course very excited about this event on the Williamsburg waterfront. Organizers promise at least 150 Summer and craft beers from 75 brewers, food and live music. In short, it will be beer nerd heaven: From the established craft brewers to the mid-majors and up-and comers, the […]
Forget being a foodie, the new NEW Brooklyn trend is producing a web series. There is Broad City, with its fancy New York Times profile and comparisons to HBO’s Girls. There is I Hate Being Single with its Upright Citizen’s Brigade cast and now there is Nights in UltraViolet, who borrowed actors from both shows […]
The annual Bushwick Open Studios art exhibit is happening again this weekend. Check out the full schedule here. On a personal note, a friend talked me into participating myself. 308 Jefferson in Bushwick turns it’s 4-story hallway into a huge art exhibit, with the 4th floor being dedicated to (((unartig))) screenings. Be prepared for a […]
Nitehawk Cinema continues their weekend brunch film screenings of our childhood faves. This weekend Pee Wee’s Big Adventure hits the big screen. Screenings start at 12pm this Saturday and Sunday. Click here for more information.