Pratt Presents an Evening with The Elgort Family



Arthur Elgort, Grethe Barrett Holby, Ansel Elgort, Sophie Elgort, and Warren Elgort

Don’t miss this special event featuring the creative members of the Elgort family. Legendary fashion photographer Arthur Elgort, known for his influential “snapshot” approach, is one of Vogue’s signature photographers and has crafted campaigns for major fashion houses and luxury brands such as Chanel and Dior. His wife Grethe Barrett Holby, founder of American Opera Projects, is a force to be reckoned with in the opera world, working as a producer, stage director, and choreographer. Famed actor Ansel Elgort has starred in films such as The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent, and Insurgent. Working on the other side of the film world, Warren Elgort is an independent filmmaker and producer. Sophie Elgort, following in her father’s footsteps, is a fashion photographer who has shot for numerous publications and who counts brands such as Bloomingdales and Mercedes-Benz as clients. The Elgorts will talk about their careers in photography, opera, and film, as well as their inspirations and upcoming projects. Moderated by Spencer Bailey, editor-in-chief of Surface.

Tuesday, November 17, 6:30 PM
Pratt Brooklyn Campus

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP now!

Remote control pizza rat terrifies New Yorkers


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Where to celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn 2015 (updated)


It’s that time of year again and we’re extra excited because Halloween falls on a Saturday in 2015. We’ve already given you EDM fans some options, here are a few more choices for everyone else. Check back later, we’ll be updating our list as the big day draws nearer. As always, let us know what we missed in comments.


PAT Party presents: PAT-o-ween
Thurs Oct 29, 10pm
Union Pool, 484 Union Avenue, Williamsburg
Price: FREE

JD Samson Presents, PAT, a party for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving who they want. Video art. Amazing DJs and people willing to let go. JD Samson is best known as leader of the band MEN and for being one-third of the electronic-feminist-punk band and performance project, Le Tigre.


Monster Mash-Ups Movie Series: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Friday Oct 30, 6pm
McCarren Park Pool Deck, Williamsburg
Price: FREE

Join NYC Parks for free, spoofy horror movies in our city’s parks. In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a scientist who cross dresses. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”


Spooky Mansion at The Paper Box
Oct 28-31 at 8pm
The Paper Box, 17 Meadow Street, Bushwick
Price: $55

For four freaky nights, you’re invited to get lost inside The Wild Honey Pie’s multi-room Halloween experience, hosted by Arturo Castro (Broad City), featuring interactive games, crazy installations, Halloween drink specials, and different performances each night from Talib Kweli, Ratking, Museum of Love and more. [Read more...]

Check out these great apartment rentals available now in Williamsburg



No Fee 3 Bed $4400/mo. in Amenity Rich building
Off Lorimer L
Ready for move in
Gym, Laundry, Game Room, Courtyard


Newly renovated NO Fee & One Month FREE!!
3 bed / 2 bath apartments off Graham L in Williamsburg
Rents starting from $3483 (includes 1 month free)
Video Intercom, Dishwasher, Laundry, Courtyard

To set up an appointment to view these and other apartments call or text Steph at 305.793.9316.

Click here for more information about the above.

Tikka Indian Grill now open in Williamsburg


Photo: Tikka Indian Grill

The menu looks great and we’re definitely excited to try Tikka Indian Grill! From the Observer:

This new new eatery is bringing a promising menu to the midst of the burgeoning Williamsburg restaurant scene. Spearheaded by executive dhef Mallika Khan from Bangladesh, Tikka Indian Grill is serving up both traditional and contemporary Indian dishes that highlight many perennial favorites and flavors from the diverse cultural regions of India. Chicken Saag Tikka, Jhinga Balchao and Chennai Lamb are a few standout dishes, all served with locally sourced veggies and naan baked fresh on the premises. The decor is comfortable yet modern, and the ambience complete with soft cultural music will top off the experience. [Read more...]

Fall brings delicious seasonal flavors to The Sandwich Shop


The Southern Spice

At Williamsburg’s The Sandwich Shop seasonal specials, including salads and sandwiches with locally-sourced ingredients are always on the menu.

As fall hits and the weather gets cooler, two new fully-loaded dishes come to The Sandwich Shop.

One, inspired by Venezuelan street sandwiches, is called the “Caracas Choripan” and features grilled chorizo, bacon, mini-french fries, avocado, grated white cheese, tartar sauce, and russian dressing on “pan sobao” (soft Caribbean bread).

The other is the “Southern Spice” and has crock-pot pulled pork with a chipotle base, cheddar cheese and cole slaw served on brioche.

You can order directly from their site:
Download their App: Text “Sandwich” to 33733
Or call 718.360.0737

The Sandwich Shop
658 A Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(between Manhattan Ave and Leonard street)


The Caracas Choripan

It’s official: Bedford Ave rents are the most expensive in all of Brooklyn


Rents are averaging $350 per square foot! Wow. That explains all the beautiful, shiny, Kinfolk aliens inhabiting the area.

Asking rents on of the northern section of Bedford Avenue in the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn led the 15 corridors featured in the Real Estate Board of New York’s first-ever retail report focused on the borough. The average asking rent along Bedford Avenue between Grand and North 12th Streets, one of the bustling thoroughfares in the neighborhood, was $347 per square foot in the third quarter of 2015. [Read more...]

Sunday Service at The Woods featuring live music, football and a special menu by Landhaus



Sunday Service at The Woods

The Woods is the place to be on Sundays. Starting at 2pm, Landhaus offers a special Sunday roast menu that changes weekly, along with their standard menu offerings. Football is on at the back bar with audio all day. And don’t let the chilly weather get you down — their heated back bar and garden is open year round — a treat during those colder months.

Plus, there’s live music from Sammy Miller and The Congregation, a seven-piece jazz ensemble, that blends far ranging gospel, folk, soul, and even comedic influences into a new musical hybrid they’ve coined as joyful jazz. Get yourself to Sunday Services – your soul will thank you. The Congregation’s Sunday Service residency continues at The Woods every Sunday at 7PM.

The Woods
48 South 4th Street (Williamsburg)
Brooklyn, NY 11211 [Read more...]