See photos of old Williamsburg thanks to the NY Public Library

oldOldNYC.org, A new site from the NY Public Library debuted today and it lets you see old NYC photos with their corresponding geographic locations. Here’s a few photos of [Read more...]

The owner of M Shanghai is suing the owner of Wei Williamsburg for stealing her recipes

mshanghaiAfter a cook at Williamsburg’s M Shanghai left and opened his own restaurant a few blocks away, M Shanghai’s owner May Liu is suing him for stealing recipes to some of the restaurants popular dishes. From [Read more...]

Rejoice! Wegmans is coming to Brooklyn

wegmansFor anyone like myself who grew up in a city with a Wegmans, the idea of the supermarket opening in NYC has been nothing more than a frequent daydream until now. Wegmans is set to open an outpost directly below South Williamsburg at the Brooklyn Navy Yards in 2017. From [Read more...]

James Murphy is opening a wine bar in the former Foodswings space

Photo Credit Alex Welsh for The New York Times

Photo Credit Alex Welsh for The New York Times

Next month former LCD Soundsystem front man will open a wine bar at 295 Grand Street in Williamsburg [Read more...]

The Edward Snowden statue has been freed and will be displayed in Williamsburg starting tomorrow

photo via Magda Sawon

photo via Magda Sawon


After being removed by police from its stealthily erected Fort Greene Park location and finally freed from custody yesterday, the Edward Snowden bust will be ready for viewing tomorrow. The 100 pound statue is the creation of Internet legends Jeff Greenspan and Andrew Tider according to Brooklyn Paper and will be displayed in Williamsburg starting at 6pm Friday. The piece will a part of the Pierogi Gallery’s SEVEN exhibition at their Boiler space on North 14th street:

SEVEN at The Boiler
Anonymity, no longer an option
8-17 May, 2015
Opening Reception:
Friday, 8 May. 6-9pm
The Boiler 191 N. 14th St. Brooklyn, NY

Check out more info about the exhibition here.

- @joshmorrissey

Cherry Izakaya debuts brunch this weekend

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Starting this Saturday, Cherry Izakaya will add a brunch menu to their delicious slate of offerings. From [Read more...]

SummerScreen announces 2015 movie lineup

summerscreenThis year marks the 10 year anniversary of SummerScreen so they are bringing out some of the greatest hits this July and August in McCarren Park. The lineup:

Clueless – July 8
Wet Hot American Summer – July 15
Dirty Dancing – July 22
Dazed and Confused – July 29
Jurassic Park – August 5
Audience Pick – August 12

You can vote for that audience pick right here. There will also be a solid lineup of music as curated by Todd P which will be announced soon!

- @joshmorrissey

Disappointed Vincent Van Gogh spotted on the G train

vangoghIf you time traveled over 100 years into the future and ended up on the G train wouldn’t you be a little bummed out? A [Read more...]