Headline Round-Up: A Beer Garden in Bushwick and is J Crew Coming To Williamsburg?

J. Crew Coming.... What's Next? Outback Steakhouse?

Now Open: Blue Collar, a West Coast-Style Burger Stand From the Miller’s Tavern Team

The Well, Long Awaited Beer Garden Opens on Saturday in Bushwick
Bushwick Daily

The Making of those Cool Pre-Movie Reels at The Nitehawk
Brooklyn Based

Bushwick yoga studio serves cocktails and hot dogs after classes
Brooklyn Paper

Brooklyn Rejoices at G Train Extension Made Permanent

McCarren Park Pool: A 12 Step Guide

Wythe Hotel Turns On the Lights

The First Building Ever To Be Air-Conditioned Was In… Drum Roll… Williamsburg
City Room

Williamsburg May Get J Crew, Right Across From New Whole Foods

New xx Track: ‘Angels’

Lake Trout – New Restaurant From the Fette Sau and St. Anselm Peeps — Now Open

Lake Trout

Lake Trout (via Eater)

Via Eater

Lake Trout promises to be more low-brow than the pair’s other spots Fette Sau and St. Anselm.

Hoping to make the place, “like any old crappy restaurant in middle America,” Lang says it will serve crab cakes, chicken wings, corn on the cob, and shrimp, all fried. The lake trout sandwich, the restaurant’s namesake that hails from his hometown of Baltimore, is a fried whiting fish fillet with Velveeta cheese sauce, lettuce, tomato, and tartar sauce. The 14-seat restaurant will not have bottled craft beers, but rather cans of Genesee Cream Ale, Ballantine, and original Coors. “I’m not much into all the fancy shit,” Lang said. Lake Trout will be open daily for dine-in and take out.

Lake Trout
160 Havemeyer St., Williamsburg

Interview: Lower Dens

Lower Dens

Baltimore’s Lower Dens have packed up their guitars, and this time around, their synthesizers, for their first headlining tour this summer, to support their excellent sophomore LP, NootropicsNootropics injects the atmospheric shoegaze of 2010’s superb Twin Hand Movement with a dose of late 70s post-punk and krautrock from the likes of Idiot-­era Iggy Pop and Kraftwerk (namely, Radioactivity), resulting in one of the strongest releases of 2012.  The LP is the second album in a conceptual four-album cycle, and the tour includes a stop across the bridge at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday night (tickets still available here.)  My Social List caught up with front-woman Jana Hunter beforehand for quick chat regarding the thematic content of her albums, yoga and the challenges of playing multiple instruments in a live setting.

Peter Rittweger: I’ve read that you’ve become quite a yoga enthusiast, at times, pulling over at highway rest stops to do your routine when there isn’t a studio in the area. “Nootropics” are, by definition, drugs that enhance some cognitive function, similar to the impact yoga or other meditative rituals can have on the psyche.  Do you feel that this interest influenced the content of the album or at least the album title?

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4Knots Festival happened at South Street Seaport

Despite getting ‘slightly’ interrupted by a fire on Pier 17, last Saturday’s 4Knots Festival ran more or less smoothly. The show was stopped for about 40 minutes, causing set list cuts and delays for the remaining 3 bands on the main stage. At least it wasn’t cancelled altogether as the pier at one point was partially evacuated and the PA system taken down. Be that as it may, the delays in combination with prior obligations made us miss Archers of Loaf’s headlining set. However, we caught Crocodiles and The Drums. Both of which played to a large and very enthusiastic crowd. Videos are below.

Video: Grimes in Barcelona

Come Out & Play Festival

Come Out & Play is a FREE annual festival of street games that turns New York City into a giant playground. In 2012 Come Out & Play returns to Lower Manhattan in partnership with the River to River Festival with the games starting tonight at @Seaport Gallery and continuing on to Saturday on Governors IslandGo to their website for a detailed schedule of events and locations.

Sleepies – Terra Firma