The weird neighbor in American Beauty may have called that floating plastic bag “the most beautiful thing in the world,” but the NYPD, FDNY, bomb squad, and anyone trying to get down Bedford Avenue yesterday would have just called it a huge nuisance. Gothamist reports that cops shut down Williamsburg’s main drag midday yesterday from […]
We’ve been pretty quiet about HBO’s much buzzed about new show Girls because, well, every single other blog has written endlessly about it. But the show’s protagonists live in Greenpoint and today the gang is at Café Grumpy on Meserole filming for the second season. The café appeared in the most recent episode of the […]
The weather is going to be beautiful later this week and you’ll want to be outside, probably drinking. You might as well do it for a good cause. Just across the river on a swanky NoLIta/SoHo rooftop is a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. There will be music, drinks, and raffles (including a […]
Jane’s Addiction, Die Antwoord, Counting Crows and others are the latest to join the waterfront concerts LACOSTE L!VE Williamsburg Park Concert Series lineup, organizers announced today. Counting Crows will perform with We Are Augustines, Field Report, and Kasey Anderson & The Honkies are on July 17th. Jane’s Addiction and Die Antwoord are on August 17th. […]
At $3.79 million, this single-family townhouse on Berry may be Williamsburg’s most expensive home, according to Curbed. The newly constructed place is at 257 Berry and contains a 1,160 square ft. gallery space, four terraces, four bedrooms, a roof dock, and a loading dock. More photos and a floor plan at Curbed. Via Brokelyn.
Here’s a video of school children in Greenpoint protesting the recent decision to cut half of School Settlement’s 153 free after school programs in Brooklyn. Hopefully the protest will be just as effective as it is adorable. Look at this colorful signs!
The New York Times has picked up on the War on Brunch taking place in our area, an epic battle between churchgoers and eggs benedict-eaters that has already claimed casualties, including Lokal and Five Leaves. The article mostly covers what we know already, but offers up some choice quotes from borough president Marty Markowitz: “As […]
The official name for this summer’s waterfront concerts is The LACOSTE L!VE Williamsburg Park Concert Series, according to Fashion Daily Mag. The details of Lacoste’s involvement is unclear, but the brand will have an interactive and eco-friendly “pop-up shop” at the venue, a re-purposed shipping container that will have men’s and women’s apparel and a […]
While you were busy yesterday sleeping off your Cinco de Mayo hangover, France was electing a new president. Socialist candidate François Hollande won 51.6% of the vote, beating incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, who had 48.4%. So what should you know about Hollande? One of his biggest challenges will be dealing with European and national debt, which […]
The lineup for this season’s waterfront concerts at Williamsburg Park is finally beginning to take shape. On Monday event organizers announced four concerts that we can look forward to, three of which are ticketed and one of which is free: Pretty Good Friends with Eugene Mirman and special guests OK GO – July 19th (free) […]