We sat down with co-owner Sean Berthiaume to talk about Vinnie’s legacy, what sets them apart from the dozens of other pizza shops all over Williamsburg, and (of course) their pizza creations that made them go viral—more than once! FREEwilliamsburg: Tell us a bit about Vinnie’s backstory. Sean Berthiaume: We started in 2007—March 21st was our ten-year […]
The mayor’s office announced that the 12-year promise to complete Bushwick Inlet Park, made initially by former mayor Bloomberg, will finally be fulfilled. The land, costing the city $160 million, was purchased from developer Norman Brodsky who would not give it up until he got a “good” price for it (he was initially offered $100 million […]
UPDATED: Shea loses lease We all know the troubles our beloved Brooklyn venue Shea Stadium has been undergoing the last few months. But— as we continue to see the closings of venues we have cherished over many years in Brooklyn, we refuse to let one more go under. Our community of music lovers and show-goers will […]
We’re a “have it your way” generation, right? We want everything tailored to our specific interests, tastes, and needs—so it’s only fitting that the create-your-own-adventure type of dining is taking off (à la Chipotle). In New York City, we’re lucky enough to have a lot of places that fit the bill: S’mac, Pomme Frites, Meatball […]
Williamsburg—and much of New York in general—has seemingly become a safe space for LGBTQ-identifying individuals over the last few years. However, two local men found out the unfortunate reality on Monday evening that hate towards same-sex couples still exists in our progressive city.
Free shit alert! Starting April 22nd through July, Steve Madden Music will be holding one free show a month at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
2017 may just be the summer of 80’s powerhouse tours—and that’s totally fine by us. Following the recent announcement of a Tears for Fears / Hall & Oates tour (which hits NYC in July), Echo & the Bunnymen and The Violent Femmes announced their U.S. Summer 2017 tour including a Brooklyn date at Coney Island’s […]
As the weather begins to warm up, Brooklyn proceeds to morph into the outdoor playground of our adult dreams—there’s music, movies, food, and alcohol at every turn to distract you from the sticky New York summer. That’s why we love Smorgasburg so much, which is essentially just a food festival EVERY. SINGLE. WEEKEND. Starting this […]
This isn’t necessarily a subject you’ve ever had to explore, because, well, you probably live here—or near here. But as you handwash dishes in the entirely too-small kitchen of your overpriced apartment—which runs for about the same amount as a small house in some other cities—don’t you ever stop and wonder where all of those […]
Do you want to leave your house tonight but also feel pretty passionate about avoiding a run-in with NYC’s drunkest? Ya know, the green-adorned pub-goers who just can’t seem to leave their college days behind? They’re decorated with cheap plastic shamrock beads and leprechaun hats—perhaps a day as awful as Santacon in terms of public […]