The circuit would focus on everything from Greenpoint’s coffee outpost Café Grumpy, where Lena Dunham’s character Hannah Horvath once slung lattes, to a Bushwick warehouse where Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) accidentally smokes crack.
But don’t expect a glitzy romp through the West Village to Sex and the City staple Magnolia Bakery, or past the Condé Nast building where Carrie Bradshaw once penned articles for Vogue, on a “Girls” tour — much of the hit show takes place far away from the bright lights of the big city. [Read more...]
Someone’s crunched the numbers! Now we know which bands we should be into and which ones are too popular to be hip. Who knew Boards of Canada was for the bros?
So, the first scientific criterion for identifying a hipster band is that Pitchfork likes them. Pitchfork reviewers like a lot of mainstream music, however, so that’s not enough. The second criterion is that not many people should like that band. The music must be obscure so that people can say, “My favorite band is X, you’ve probably never heard of them.”
To measure obscurity, we looked at the number of Facebook likes the Pitchfork review received. All else being equal, we expected a hipster band to get fewer Facebook shares than a non-hipster band with the same score.
For a given Pitchfork Review Score, the trend line uses a linear regression to predict how many Facebook likes you’d expect the album to receive given its critical acclaim.
By our criteria, the further below the line a blue dot is, the more hipster the band. (It’s high quality but obscure.) Dots above the line represent more mainstream (not hipster) bands.
See the full breakdown, band by band, below: [Read more...]
The Williamsburg store closed officially this past Sunday, March 2, and the tentative opening date for the new Greenpoint location, at 74 Guernesey between Norman and Nassau, is set to tentatively open this Saturday, March 8th.
According to the original gangster of Williamsburg thrift shops, “everything about [the new location] will remain the same, just a bit spruced up and less abused.”
“We wouldn’t be where we are now if it wasn’t for the popularity of the neighborhood, but the landlord didn’t even give us the opportunity to stay,” owner Carrie Peterson told the NY Daily News in September, which began their article triumphantly with this cringeworthy line:
“The hipsters are gentrifying themselves right out of business.”
Previously: Two Williamsburg staples are shuttering
Eddie Huang’s ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ goes to so-called ‘White Brooklyn’ to dine in Bushwick and Williamsburg
Eddie goes to White Brooklyn for a look at the new (Momo Sushi), the new new (Bushwick Food Co-op), and the old (Peter Luger’s) for a wine-laden meal with the Tony Stark of VICE—Shane Smith—to talk about the changing face of Brooklyn.
Party with us, March 8th 10am – 8pm, for Fanaberie’s 4th birthday party at 102A Nassau Ave in Greenpoint.
Voted by Time Out as one of the best boutiques in Brooklyn, Fanaberie is ringing in it’s 4th Birthday with music, sales, and giveaways. Have a glass of wine and a snack while enjoying 20% off the entire store. And in case that’s not enough, Fanaberie’s own store manager, DJ ESTE, who’s performed at venues like Pacha, will be on the turn tables. Don’t forget to enter your name in the drawing for one of the three $100 gift cards being given out through the event.
Fanaberie still adheres to the owner’s, Ella Sikorski, ideals – quirky fashion that makes you look amazing for an equally amazing price. Through the last fours years, she has expanded to two stores, and online site, and to the boutique platform, Shoptiques. She’s brought in brands from the US, Poland, the UK, and even local NY artists. Grateful for the neighborhood’s enthusiastic support, Fanaberie wants to toast to continued success with the Williamsburg and Greenpoint community. So swing by the Greenpoint location and share in a glass of celebration!”
Favorite East Village coffee shop The Bean to bring “Dirty Chai” and “NutElla Fitzgerald” to Williamsburg
The Bean, a beloved coffee house with 3 locations in the East Village will be crossing the bridge in April to open in Williamsburg at the corner of Bedford Avenue and North 11th. The Bean features hand crafted coffees, teas and specialty drinks including their cult favorite “Dirty Chai”, “NutElla Fitzgerald” and “Frozen Mona Lisa” drinks.
All of their coffees are roasted in Brooklyn by Donald Schoenholt of Gillies Coffee, Gillies is the oldest coffee roaster in North America and Schoenholt is an 8th generation roastmaster who is renowned in the coffee world. The shop will offer free wifi and cozy, spacious seating as well as an impressive selection of baked goods, sandwiches and vegan products all delivered daily by respected local purveyors. The Bean will be open from 7am till midnight, 7 days a week. See more at thebeannyc.com.
The Bean: 101 Bedford Ave at the corner of North 11th
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In case you missed the story, a commenter on XOJane accused the Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst of rape. Now, he’s suing someone named Joanie Faircloth – he alleges she made the inflammatory comments — and has pledged to give any money won in the suit to “charities benefitting [sic] the victims of violence against women:”
Today Conor Oberst filed a libel lawsuit in a New York federal court against Joanie Faircloth, a resident of North Carolina, who falsely accused him of rape in the comments section of the xoJane website in December of 2013 and again, some days later, on her Tumblr page. The suit counters Faircloth’s baseless allegations and states that Oberst never had any physical contact with her, either at the concert in Durham, NC at which she claims the attack took place, or at any other time. The only connection between Oberst and Faircloth was one of artist and fan – a fan who has posted laudatory comments about Oberst elsewhere online, including describing attending his band’s concert as the “Best memory ever!”
The lawsuit filed today outlines Faircloth’s history of inventing stories and personalities online in order to gain attention. Although her false statements about Oberst have since been deleted from the locations where they were initially posted online, Oberst’s suit alleges that her malicious lies spread across the Internet and are archived by multiple blogs. Through his attorneys, Oberst requested that Faircloth recant her false accusations, but she ignored the requests. Oberst has thus been forced to proceed with this libel suit in order to set the record straight and to clear his name.
Oberst is seeking to promote the truth and repair the distress this has brought upon him and his family. Oberst intends to donate the proceeds of this suit to charities benefitting the victims of violence against women.
The comments were removed from XOJane, but here they are, posted below. [Read more...]
Because, duh, doing it with a condom totally ruins the sensation.
When you’re out at the bar, or at the club, or at the dance party trying to get your goose fed, do you keep in mind that you should wrap that shit up? Be honest, this is a safe space. Also, we know you’re lying if you said that of course you do, because the Department of Health’s Community Health Survey for 2012 just released some numbers, and 68.2% of the whole city said they didn’t use a condom when they last had sex. The leader of the pack? Greenpoint, where a staggering 85.8% of people decide to throw caution to the wind.
Now, we suppose we could cut some slack here, and account for married people and people in committed relationships who have a different form of birth control. But still, 85% Greenpoint? And you don’t want people to think that your neighborhood is basically just a real-life version Girls? You weren’t all just waiting for the free magnum-sized condoms, were you? Don’t forget, science claims it feels just as good to have sex with a condom. What are you, better than science?
Come on people, PUT A FUCKING CONDOM ON.