Between 30 inches of snow and the pitiless winter illness that blew in on it, I’m running on veritable empty this week, so please forgive me if we just skip the usual pleasantries and get at it. The completion of this damn thing may well depend on it.
Archives for January 2016
We mourned the loss when the original Verb closed to become an artisinal soap store. Ugh. Now, they’ve reopened in Greenpoint: Old-timers rejoice, because Verb Cafe is back and maybe even better than it was when it closed. Cisco Rodriguez, who had worked at Verb for 14 years, now runs and owns Verb 2.0 which […]
It’s from the same people who operate the Hotel Chantelle. Eater has more: The team behind Lower East Side restaurant Hotel Chantelle has taken over the space next to the Williamsburg Bridge at 163 Hope Street that housed Hope Garage. Seth Levine, Ravi Patel, Frank Alessio, and Kyle O’ Brien are partnering with Hope Garage’s […]
This morning a town hall meeting was held at Brooklyn Bowl to discuss the potential L train shut down to fix the damage in the Canarsie Tunnel. The MTA’s representative was kicked out of
If you’re reading this, congratulations on surviving another week. As a reward, there are some excellent shows to be seen this weekend, free of invented “buzz”, just hands-on DIY venues and bands doing what they love.
Sad but predictable news for this landmark building, which incidentally is in Bushwick, not Ridgewood. We miss the days when it was a great music venue. A Bushwick Masons’ lodge that was one of Brooklyn’s coolest indie concert venues — for a while — is a step closer to getting a residential makeover. On Tuesday, […]
This morning commuters were greeted with a tragic sight as authorities recovered a body from the water at the North 6th East River
This weekend The Aerie Collective premiers in New York City with the first of two events at The Wythe hotel. “We want to treat our guests to an experience,” says The Aerie Collective co-founder Laura Sniderman. “One which leaves them convinced that their everyday can be beautiful, inspired and healthy.” Together with co-founders and twin […]
The restaurant is called Lilia and it’s a partnership with the owners of Anella & Jimmy’s: Chef Missy Robbins, who helped make Chicago’s Spiaggia a destination for the Obamas, has opened a restaurant on a quiet stretch of Union Avenue in Williamsburg. The A Voce vet is cooking up rustic Italian at her restaurant Lilia, […]
The little anti-club with the funktion 1 sound system is all grown up! This weekend marks Output’s Third Anniversary, and they are celebrating in style. Friday, Saturday and Sunday bring some of house and techno’s biggest names to 74 Wythe Ave. Last weekend was a wash, so here’s the perfect opportunity to make up for […]