You might know Rafael Espinal as the City Council Member from Brooklyn who repealed the “no dancing” Cabaret Law and established the Office of Nightlife. Maybe you’ve heard about his work to reduce the plastic pollution in our oceans and parks by banning plastic straws. Or maybe you’ve met him around Brooklyn, where he can […]
No, you’re not crazy. This year, the annual event is running two full weeks, from February 18 – March 3. Participating restaurants below. There are lots of great deals and a few new places to try this year too, including a New England-style seafood restaurant called Thompson Brooke. Bon appétit! Los Tacos-Bar McOndo: Lunch $14 | Dinner $26 Ryujin: Dinner $25 […]
This is great news for beer nerds in North Brooklyn. We’re big fans of Other Half! Along with Singlecut, Finback, Grimm, LIC Beer Project and Root & Branch, their hoppy IPAs are among our favorites in the city. Other Half is plotting a 3,600-square-foot brewery inside 1 South First, a new mixed-use building under construction at […]
It may be the dead of winter, but lots of great places are opening in the neighborhood. We told you about Killbar and Bagock. You can now add Hanon Udon to the list! this week’s opening of Hanon, on Union Avenue in Williamsburg and featuring more than 20 separate udon dishes on the menu, is […]
Meanwhile, at least four workers have been hospitalized since the odd smells were reported this week between the Lorimer and Graham Avenue stations. Commuters have reported feeling ill too on Twitter and elsewhere. If you haven’t heard, riders began reporting noxious oil fumes on Monday. Clearly riders are getting pretty frustrated and want answers. Many […]
If the MTA follows through on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new proposal to avert the long-dreaded L train shutdown, renters who signed leases in the affected area over the last year will be the biggest winners.
Seeking to create a flexible, affordable co-working solution, KettleSpace caters to New Yorkers ready to break out of the chaotic coffee shop without paying for the large price tag of big box co-working giants.
Shayz Lounge, the beloved bar with the corny name at 130 Franklin Street, has announced that it’s closing on January 20. It’s another victim of the insane gentrification that’s hit the neighborhood.
Clearly, the MTA, DOT and Cuomo are just trying to drive us insane. What’s more, there’s no meeting planned until the end of the month: Cuomo is calling on the MTA board to hold an emergency public meeting to hear the proposal and decide whether to pursue the plan, which would reduce a 15-month full […]
We’ve pretty much always had a “top album” list here at Freedubya, but we’ve essentially been doing a more detailed version of it for the past five. Five years. That’s a milestone! Something to reflect on, I suppose. It feels like this list gets weirder and weirder every year, as Williamsburg gets… well, more and more “normal,” via J Crews, Apple Stores and Chipotles. I’m not sure what that says about us? Probably that we’re increasingly contrarian? I’d like to think it’s that we’re more authentic. Such is the time-tested conundrum of the North Brooklyn resident. I guess you, the reader, will be the judge of that. Anyway – peep these albums. We liked ’em a whole lot.