More information about the Bun-Ker outpost in East Williamsburg / Bushwick


Bun-ker-Vietnamese, credit offMetro

We told you it was coming! Now, Eater spoke with the owners who provided more details about  the Bun-Ker outpost in East Williamsburg/Bushwick:

The proprietors of popular Ridgewood Vietnamese restaurant Bun-Ker are gearing up to open a new restaurant in a large industrial space at 99 Scott Ave. in Bushwick-East Williamsburg. Chef/owner Jimmy Tu, 39, tells Eater that his team will take advantage of the larger space by offering an expanded menu of traditional Vietnamese food, a cocktail menu inspired by the tropical fruits of Vietnam, and a cold-pressed juice bar. The small kitchen of the current location, whose dining room seats just 24 people, is limiting, he says. The new space will be larger, seating about 70 people. “There was always a bunch of items that I wanted on this menu, but I couldn’t because of the space and the kitchen and the size of our restaurant,” Tu says. “I’m excited to be able to showcase that [in the new location].” [Read more…]

Dear Brooklyn: Get Your Free Guest Pass to Crunch



In this season of gratefulness and food comas, what better to be thankful for than your body? It’s happily gotten you through a Thanksgiving meal and even the desserts you thought you didn’t have room for. At Crunch, we believe in making serious fitness fun. So come as you are with a free 3-day guest pass and soak up all the awesome you can for that body of yours!

While you’re at it, we’ve got everything you need to get pumped to get pumped: cool stuff like personal trainers, badass group fitness classes like Zumba ® and Yoga Body Sculpt, top-of-the line cardio machines, and weight training equipment. If that doesn’t cut it, HydroMassage® and tanning beds are also available to help get you through a bleak winter of trekking for take-out (no judgments).

With Crunch gyms throughout the borough, there’s no need to worry about the cost of your membership. You can join Crunch at our Bushwick, Crown Heights, or Greenpoint locations for as low as $9.95/month by clicking here. Or, snag this free 3-day guest pass to try out our other Brooklyn clubs.

See you on the gym floor!

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


Just when you thought you’d heard the last of pizza rat, his robotic brother shows up to prank unsuspecting MTA riders: [Read more…]

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