Oleanders: retro preppy restaurant coming to Williamsburg

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A new restaurant is opening in the former home of The Elm that’s sure to please all the Biffs and Muffys in Brooklyn. It’s called Oleanders and it’s set to open June 10. Bring on the Harvey Wallbangers!

Flo Fab also reports that the replacement for the Elm at the McCarren Hotel now has a name: Oleanders. [Read more...]

North Brooklyn Pride Festival coming in June

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From their Kickstarter:

Local North Brooklyn businesses have come out in a big way to support this idea. A volunteer event committee was assembled from representatives of the East River Ferry, Saint Vitus, Brooklyn Bowl, The Brooklyn Brewery, The Wythe Hotel, VICE Media, Rough Trade, Broadway Stages, Two Boots, The Water Table, Brooklyn Roasting Company, The Camlin Restaurant & Wine Bar and more, to book our entertainment, food vendors, organize volunteers, make sure we have representatives from local pride community organizations, get the word out, and do community outreach. [Read more...]

Who’s getting struck and where: a guide to walking safely in NYC

WalkSaferNYC put together a handy interactive map that details the dangerous intersections to avoid; essentially a heat map of places pedestrians are most likely to get hit by careless motorists.

Who’s getting struck? Turns our men over 40 top the list: [Read more...]

Two new hotels planned for Bushwick

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Two separate developers filed permits this week for large scale hotels in Bushwick, one at 27 Stewart Avenue and another at 71 White Street. The Real Deal has more:

For the second day in a row, a developer filed a permit application to build a hotel in the neighborhood long known for hipsters and warehouses. [Read more...]

Video: Ducktails – ‘Headbanging In The Mirror’

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Matt Mondanile of Real Estate (aka Ducktails) has a new record coming out on July 24th. Here’s the first single from St. Catherine. Ducktails will be at Bowery Ballroom on August 8. [Read more...]

Bloody start to week with two murders in Bushwick and Williamsburg

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This is of course, horrible news and a reminder that in addition to artisinal bakeries, North Brooklyn still has its share of violent crime:

A pair of bloody murders rocked Williamsburg and Bushwick on Monday and Tuesday. [Read more...]

Priests and Perfect Pussy headlining the last Brooklyn Night Bazaar this weekend

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This weekend will be the last for Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Thanks BMW. Luckily they are going out with a bang. Priests will be playing on Friday and Perfect Pussy on Saturday. Should be a great way to say goodbye. From the owners:

As you might have heard, about a week ago we received some unwelcome news from our landlord. He reached a deal for a new lease with a very large company. We have been asked to vacate by the end of the month. [Read more...]

Surf Lodge announces its 2015 concert series line-up

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All concerts are free and are just a short drive away in Montauk. It all starts Memorial Day weekend with Mac Demarco on Friday, Escort on Saturday, Capital Cities on Sunday and Tove Lo on Monday. Full line-up below: [Read more...]