Allswell Now Serving A Late Night Menu, 12-3am Wed-Sat

We love Allswell and now you can eat there late!



7 Seconds played free House of Vans Party

House of Vans continued their 2012 run of free shows last night with a swinging bill of classic hardcore/punk. Next to early 80’s legends 7 Seconds, H2O delivered the goods in a melodic and crowd pleasing fashion. Throughout both band’s sets, the packed out warehouse was full of roving circle- and mosh pits. Even though local openers, Tournament entertained with more of a heavy southern rock feel, they managed to draw the crowd’s attention just the same.
Watch video edits of all three bands below, including 7 Seconds playing their signature line song “Young ‘Til I Die” and the Nena cover, “99 Red balloons”.

More impressions from last night and a full schedule of the remaining free House of Vans parties after the jump…
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Headline Round-Up: Kobayashi Recount and Isa May Not Have a Staff…. But they Have, Um, Puppets

Who has a job at McCarren Park Pool?!

Kobayashi actually ate 58.5 hot dogs on July 4 at Roberta’s — not 68.5! Brooklyn Paper

Kristin Chenoweth Struck by Scaffolding in Williamsburg DNA

15 Brooklyn places that made NYMag’s Cheap Eats list Brokelyn

100-Person Poll: The McCarren Park Pool Weekday Jobs Report NY Magazine

Rockabus — the bus that goes to Rockaway — Slashes Prices Rockabus

Exclusive Preview of Delinquency, New DIY Bushwick Bar and Venue Bushwick Daily

Taxi Fares in New York to Rise by 17% City Room

Giant Maze Installation at Bushwick’s Secret Project Robot DNA

Isa May Not Have a Staff…. But they Have, Um, Puppets Eater

Hilarious Preview Video For The July 28 Bushwick Block Party

Mildly NSFW:

The Politics Of McCarren Park Pool

The Awl has a 6000 word piece on McCarren Park Pool:

The Post called the pool a “mini-war zone” and then questioned a policy of inspecting swimming trunks, local television stations called the pool “plagued by a wave of violence,” Gothamist pondered whether the facility was “doomed to repeat its infamous past,” and The New York Times shifted its coverage from enraptured nostalgia to tempered apprehension.

The Times quoted one pool neighbor, Miss Mousey Brown owner Meredith Chesney, who was frustrated that someone had defecated in front of her salon on Saturday morning. That story earned derision from Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan, who ridiculed the Times for conflating the pool’s opening with broader narratives about hipsters, race, and gentrification.

Bloomberg snapped at reporters who questioned him about the first incident that occurred on Friday. Benepe told the Daily News that a “couple of meatheads” were the cause of the brawls and the pool didn’t warrant extra security. He added, in an interview with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, that “racial and economic tensions were not to blame” for the rash of violence, which consisted of “isolated incidents.

Check it all out here. We’re staying away for the reason we normally avoid pools. Kids like to take shits and piss in them.

Kent Ale House Now Open In Williamsburg – Craft Beers and Burgers!

Kent Ale House (via Gothamist)

Co-owner Patrick Burke (who also runs the Brickyard Gastropub in Manhattan) says that roughly half of the beers will be locally sourced from New York State. Click through for the current menu.
There’s space for 55 in the outdoor seating area that wraps around the exterior of the Ale House, and a room in the back has a working fireplace that Burke plans to use in the winter. In addition to beer, they serve mixed drinks and wine, plus a solid bar menu that ranges from spicy popcorn to grilled cheese sandwiches to sweet potato fires to arugula salad. There are also a variety of “build your own” burgers, with “grass fed natural beef, bison, and veggie” options, and over a dozen possible toppings.

More information and a full beer list at See Kent Ale House in our listings.

Dan Deacon Covers Mutilates “Call Me Maybe”

See him tonight, with John Maus, at Pier 84.

Two Chances to See DIIV On Thursday, Also FREE shows featuring Neko Case, Dan Deacon, and John Maus!

DIIV will be performing for FREE at The Hester at 7PM:

THE HESTER is a progressive and constantly changing space that reflects the dynamic spirit behind the artists, designers, and tastemakers of New York. Bringing the best of innovative design, fashion, and art, THE HESTER will feature the cutting edge jewelry of Arielle de Pinto, the exotic fragrances of Six Scents, the garment district made and dip-dyed dresses of Lindsay Thornburg, the art objects of Kyle DeWoody’s Grey Area, and much, much more.

With interiors designed by Joel Fitzpatrick with furniture designed by Nick DeMarco, THE HESTER is about new experiences: new designers, interior layouts, products, performers, and DJ’s. The space will be as dynamic as the energy that inspires New York.

RSVP at [email protected]

Then, they’ll be playing with Cloud Nothings at 285 Kent Ave. Doors at 8pm, $12. Of course, Dan Deacon and John Maus are playing a free show too. And so is Neko Case. Decisions… decisions.