Interactive map plots every sex offender in NYC

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Greenpoint and Williamsburg only have a handful of convicted sex offenders, but Bushwick is a different story:

New York State, like many states, allows you to search for a sex offender. The Empire State only lets you map individual sex offenders. You can’t plot a map of all of the sex offenders currently registered around your block or your neighborhood. For example, if you live on the Lower East Side, you can’t see all the offenders near you. In an effort to make this data more accessible, we’ve (literally) put every sex offender in New York City on the map. Just click on each point to view pictures, name, offense, and a link to the full rap sheet provided by NYS Criminal Justices…Anyone who uses this information to injure, harass or commit a criminal act against any person may be subject to criminal prosecution.

See the map below: [Read more...]

Graffiti wars in Bushwick as artist murals are replaced by corporate ads

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Sadly, this is a fitting metaphor for what’s happening throughout Brooklyn.

On 247 Starr St., near the Jefferson L train stop, a billboard plastered with AT&T ads covers a mural where the “Bushwick Collective” signature can still be spotted in the corner.

Movie posters and more AT&T ads were recently put on the side of 427 Troutman St., covering the only work that a group of Russian artists did outside of their home country. [Read more...]

Eyewitness gives gruesome details about the man beaten to death outside the Charleston

michael-sappLast week we were sad to report that 33-year-old Michael Sapp, who was an employee of Williamsburg’s The Bagel Store, had passed away. Details are still spotty, but an eyewitness related what he saw to Gothamist. He claims that bystanders stood idly by taking pictures of Sapp instead of calling 9-11. This story just keeps getting worse:

Christopher, who did not want his last name used because he lives in the neighborhood and fears retaliation, said he was just outside of the bar with a few friends last Saturday when two men approached, stopped just outside the fence around the outdoor seating area, and one of them, skinny and bleeding profusely through his white shirt, began yelling at the bouncer to let him in…
[Sapp is] like, “I’m gonna fucking kill everybody! Where the fuck is that guy? He needs to come out here right now. I wanna fight him!” He’s screaming at everyone and he’s cussing. The security guard was like, “Dude, you should leave. You should have never came back. Why did you come back?” [Read more...]

Candlelit memorial for Game of Thrones character, spoiler alert, on Bedford Ave.

If you missed the finale, don’t continue, or go anywhere near Bedford Ave. We warned you. [Read more...]

Party outdoors at Output this summer on The Roof

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Beloved Williamsburg nightspot Output is known for a premium experience based on expertly curated music and a souped-up sound system. For the summer months, they’re bringing the party outdoors, with world class DJs and live music on The Roof. The events kick off during the afterwork hours on weekdays and mid-afternoon on the weekends, going right up until night commences at the club below. With a panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline, attendees have their choice of lounging on the cushioned beds and couches or putting in work on the grassy dancefloor.

Programming on The Roof includes club nights that have defined Brooklyn nightlife, from the freewheeling Tiki Disco to the longtime stalwart Kaviar Roof Club, who is bringing in names like Metro Area and Wolf + Lamb. CLUBBIN LUV, a Thursday weekly with no cover charge, will be collaborating with some of electronic music’s most influential collectives including NinjaTune, Safer At Night and House On Mute. The summer will also feature the weekly Sundays On The Roof, sporting top names in slick house music and offering free entry until 4pm with RSVP. Some very special one-offs are also on the docket, including Solidisco, DJ Spinna’s Michael Jackson Tribute, and soulful house bulwark 718 Sessions.

To complete the sensory bliss, Vendy Award finalists Bolivian Llama Party are offering delectable victuals, including their chola sandwiches and saltenas. The Roof is also bringing back its signature boozy slushies, namely the watermelon infused “Vodka Gallagher” and the Red Bull collaboration “Tequila Sunrush”. All part and parcel to Output’s mission to, in every sense of the word, elevate daytime clubbing.

Saturday: an in-store event with Adina Grigore, plus discounts and free consultations at Brooklyn Groove

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Make your skin clean, calm and happy!

“If you’re like most women, you’ve been on a never-ending quest for perfect skin — or even just good skin — since adolescence. It’s frustrating pursuit to say the least, filled with one disappointing (and expensive) miracle solution after another. Why is it so hard to get good skin?” [Read more...]

Blue Bottle Coffee is coming to Bushwick

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If it’s anywhere near as popular as the one in Williamsburg, prepare to wait in line. The location will 279 McKibbin Street just off the Morgan stop of the L:

As was foretold, Blue Bottle Coffee is set to expand its presence in New York City, and it appears they’ll be landing in Bushwick in a big way. [Read more...]

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...]