WNYC and two anonymous donors (hopefully not right-wing trolls this time) are making it happen. Ricketts announced the shuttering of local news organizations Gothamist and DNAInfo last fall, readers across the country mourned the loss of the beloved sites, and worried about the vulnerability of journalism in the digital age. Now, a consortium of public […]
Archives for February 2018
TRENDING hardcore, CRAZY shows, and…figure skating? Yep, it’s another weird week here in Brooklyn Metaland. Let’s get to it.
From 6-9:30pm on Saturday, Greenpoint’s expo space will be hosting a huge beer fest with over seventy beers. The event is an unofficial kickoff to NYC Beer Week. Tickets are a steep $80, but that includes unlimited samples. See the list of participating breweries below. More information and tickets here. BREWERY LIST (More breweries may be […]
I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend, survived valentine’s day, and is generally looking forward to making plans for Spring. After a couple more quiet weeks show-wise, we’re back with some fine choices.
It’s National Margarita Day and Bushwicks’s newest Mexican spot is celebrating with a charitable event to benefit Border Angels. From 4-6pm today, they’ll be serving up margs for $5. Then beginning at 6pm they will have a rotating selection of $10 signature margs from guest bartenders. More information at their Facebook page: La Loncheria, Brooklyn’s new modern […]
And boy is that a mouthful. According to Bushwick Daily, the owners of Hard Times Christmas Liquors At The Sunset Bar are trying to make the menu and vibe more accessible (translation, more affordable) since they’d seen a dip in traffic in the evenings. They scrapped most of the old menu and are now serving […]
Woohoo! It’s a short work week! I was really scratching my head on Monday as to why we’re still celebrating President’s Day. After all, the one we have in office now is a total ass clown and the ones who founded the country thought it was cool to own people. It might be time to […]
Well here’s a novel idea. New Yorker Parker Shinn has started a Kickstarter to fund a pontoon bridge across the east river during the L Train shutdown. He estimates that costs could be completely covered by a $1 toll and notes that people (and military) have been using pontoons for over a 1000 years. Shinn […]
We’re still very sad that Rye is closing tomorrow. Now we’re learning that the classic diner Garden Grill is closing as well. According to Karasakalides, landlords Chris and Donna Siafakes — who are also the owners of iconic Greenpoint doughnut shop Peter Pan — haven’t given him a lease in five years, making it impossible to plan for the […]
Nothing pithy or illuminating to say this week, just more metal. Not that anyone’s complaining… WHAT TO HEAR: At the vanguard of this week’s releases are Harakiri For The Sky and their sweeping fourth full-length, Arson (Art of Propaganda). Widely regarded as one of the most redeemable post-black-metal acts in the infinite yawning maw of […]