Killer Mike’s speech on the Ferguson Grand Jury ruling is heartbreaking and inspiring


Killer Mike about an hour and a half after the Ferguson Grand jury decision. Run The Jewels at the Ready Room, St. Louis, Missouri – 11/25/2014.

Restaurants serving Thanksgiving in north Brooklyn 2014 – last minute reservations



Williamsburg’s Rye is offering a three course $80 prix fixe, which is on the pricey side. That said, we love Rye and it’s a special occasion so it’s likely worth the splurge.

Aurora is offering a three course prix fixe too. Make your reservation at this Italian staple here.

Reynard is serving dinner, but seems to be full — it’s perhaps worth a call for cancellations. The same applies for Maisson Premiere.

Peter Luger has a handful of tables left, so call quickly.

Glasserie in Greenpoint has a $65 prix fixe with a few spots left, if you’ve got a hankering for rabbit.

If you want something different, Bunna is open in Bushwick serving amazing Ethiopian fare.

Let us know who we missed in comments.

Free drinks at The Good Room tomorrow — aka that spot formerly known as Europa

05C3A415-466B-471F-AD66-92F9219053ECJust passing along the good word.

Tomorrow night at Good Room, we’re launching our cocktail menu and celebrating with select complimentary Absolut cocktails and beers from Coney Island Brewery from 10pm-11pm!
Eric ‘Dunks’ Duncan DJ (Know Wave // Rub-N-Tug)
Justin Van Der Volgen (My Rules // Golf Channel Recordings)
Bad Room featuring music by Sammy Jo$15 at the door // $10 with RSVP


Previously: Two new music clubs open in Greenpoint: Aviv and The Good Room

Shopping Alert: Made in Brooklyn Holiday Market & American Field coming next week



During the weekend of November 22, Industry City is hosting two events that celebrate American-made goods:

American Field, a pop-up celebration of American makers, artists, and craftsmen, is a who’s-who of American makers, and features vendors like American Trench and Shinola.

Steps away is the Made in Brooklyn Holiday Market, curated by WantedDesign and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, featuring home furnishings, lighting, housewares, accessories, artisanal foods, and gifts made in our borough.

Visit both events at 274 36th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. For more information visit Industry City.

Drunk belligerent frat boys dressed as Santa coming to Bushwick


Williamsburg is already filled with drunk, belligerent frat boys on the weekend. Now another north Brooklyn hood will get a taste as Santacon invades Bushwick on December 13th. Bushwick Daily published a letter that was sent to many local bars warning them about the horrors set to descend upon them:

SantaCon 2014 is coming to Bushwick on December 13th from 10am till 2pm. We would like to list your venue as one of our participating locations. We are also partnering with the local police precinct, community board and parks department. We are operating as a completely legal and transparent entity that wants to celebrate our annual creative charity event. [Read more...]

“Chick Chick” – the weirdest thing we saw all week

Um, watch this. “Chick Chick” by the Chinese pop group Wang Rong Rollin. You’re welcome.

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Porn festival coming to Bushwick


The NYC Porn Film Festival will debut at Secret Project Robot Feb. 28 through March 1 and they are seeking your pervy submissions! Huff Post spoke to the event organizer, Simon Leahy:

It’s important promote discourse around sex, sexuality, porn-economics and gender. NYC sometimes seems like such a white-washed, gentrified space. We live in a hyper-sexualized society but some have archaic Victorian values around sex. Porn is something we all take part in, whether it be jacking off behind closed doors or walking down the street consuming an image of Nicki Minaj’s butt. To progress culture we need to have these conversions to challenge the older values around sex and sexuality. Homosex and Hetrosex need to find meeting points — ideally, we want to spark the next sexual revolution. I want to live in a world in which these labels don’t exist. I would like to point out that the festival isn’t a “queer” festival or a “hetro” festival. We want to include the full range of sexualities, fetishes and genders.

So there you go. Now get to work on your “submission.”

Williamsburg favorite Randolph Brooklyn to begin serving bottomless brunch



Randolph Brooklyn is a cocktail bar and restaurant located in South Williamsburg. It opened its doors in October 2013 as the company’s 3rd location, after Randolph Broome and Randolph Beer in Nolita. A proud new addition to Brooklyn’s diverse culinary and nightlife scene, Randolph Brooklyn offers soulful, American fare alongside a comprehensive bar program that leverages the company’s cocktail and craft beer expertise.

Starting November 16 Randolph Brooklyn will begin serving brunch which will include a great selection of dishes available either a la cart or included in a $29 pre-fixe option with bottomless brunch cocktails. They will also serve coffee and espresso using beans roasted locally by Toby’s Estate.

Randolph Brooklyn
104 South 4th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11249
Brunch Hours: Sat & Sun: 12pm – 5pm
View the brunch menu here.