Video: See snowy North Brooklyn from above after Juno

junoThanks to Matt Coats‘ quadcopter flyover of Williamsburg and Greenpoint we have some great footage of our snowy neighborhood from the sky after “storm” Juno. Check it out below:

- @joshmorrissey

Video: Here’s what the Greenpoint/Williamsburg waterfront looked like in 1992

williamsburg1992Check out this short video that was recently uploaded to YouTube by photographer Roland Andrijauskas of the Greenpoint/Williamsburg waterfront in 1992. The clip shows the rawness of the early 90′s waterfront (try to ignore the weird alien transmissions in the audio) when the twin towers were visible behind smoke stacks. Watch below:

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Related: Zach Galifianakis’ 1993 student film set in Williamsburg

A sad songs dance party is coming to Williamsburg next week

wineHave you ever wanted to cry and dance at the same time in a public setting? Next week you’ll have your chance at Passenger Bar‘s “Cry and Wine: A Party For Your Feelings” featuring Alicia Kennedy on the decks starting at 8pm on 1/28. From Brooklyn Paper:

“I want to play the kind of music that makes you get into your feelings. You’ll feel something different than a normal dance party.”

Cry and Wine: A Party for Your Feelings is Kennedy’s first solo set, a departure from her usual collaboration as part of the Teenage Guide to Popularity, a monthly music video party with pal Douglas Bleggi.

Kennedy said she plans to play a mix of tearjerkers, including dancey-but-depressing classics from Joy Division and the Smiths, along with newer sensitive kids, such as Drake and Lana Del Rey.


- @joshmorrissey

Watch Zach Galifianakis’ 1993 film debut ‘How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Williamsburg’

zachBack in 1993 Zach Galifianakis starred in a short film about Williamsburg that according to the director Al Roman (a then New School student) marked Zach’s film debut. The 21-year-old film surfaced a few years ago but was pulled from YouTube due to a copyright claim by CBS. As of this week the film has reappeared [Read more...]

Turkey’s Nest forced to retire iconic Styrofoam cups

pic via Brooklyn Daily

pic via Brooklyn Daily

Anyone who has spent a summer weekend afternoon in McCarren Park has seen many parkgoers carrying around giant white Styrofoam cups filled [Read more...]

Berry St. bump brings about bloody bout

berrystLast week two women on Williamsburg’s Berry Street bumped into each other on the sidewalk resulting in an altercation sending one [Read more...]

Watch Stevie Nicks surprise the NYE crowd at Brooklyn Bowl

stevieNew Year’s Eve marked the final night in Deer Tick’s run of six Brooklyn Bowl shows celebrating their 10 year anniversary of being band. On a Williamsburg evening where much of the music related speculation focused on who would be the surprise guest for the final night of Glasslands (Beverly, Smith Westerns, Sky Ferreira, and DIIV), Stevie Nicks surprised the [Read more...]

Williamsburg’s Trash Bar is set to close in March

trashbarWilliamsburg bar and music venue Trash Bar is set to close in March after over 10 years in the neighborhood. [Read more...]