Northside Festival announces first wave of 2017 artists and speakers

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It’s our favorite time of the year! Northside Festival has just announced its first wave of 2017 artists and speakers— it’s safe to say they have outdone themselves yet again.

Northside Music, which runs from June 8-11, will feature headlining shows from Dirty Projectors, Miguel, Thursday, and Kamasi Washington. [Read more…]

Ever wonder how far your money would go in a Williamsburg Airbnb?

A real screenshot from Airbnb describing Williamsburg

A real screenshot from Airbnb describing Williamsburg

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 starry-eyed tourists hogging the sidewalk on Bedford Avenue stay? [Read more…]

Where to avoid St. Patrick’s day in Brooklyn

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No thanks

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 displays of intoxication and douchiness [Read more…]

NYC Podfest 2017 coming to Brooklyn

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For its 5th year, NYC Podfest is bringing your faves to Brooklyn’s Bell House. And we really mean it when we say faves—the all-star lineup includes actors, comedians, reporters, and podcast extraordinaires Michael Ian Black, Eugene Mirman, Mike Myers, Kevin Allison, Krysta Rodriguez, Kevin McDonald, Janeane Garofalo, David Cross, Michelle Buteau, Cipha Sounds, Andy Borowitz, Travon Free, and H. Jon Benjamin. [Read more…]

Snowstorm Stella ’bout to shake shit up

VIA NEW YORK DAILY NEWS BY MARY ALTAFFER FOR AP

VIA NEW YORK DAILY NEWS BY MARY ALTAFFER FOR AP

It may be mid-March, but winter is about to wave a big ‘ol middle finger at us.

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Shea Stadium closes doors once again

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via Dead Dear

As you may remember, Brooklyn DIY-venue Shea Stadium temporarily closed, then reopened earlier this year. It seems as though Shea’s struggles continue—this was posted by the club today to their facebook page: [Read more…]

Pictures from yesterday’s International Women’s Day rally

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It was quite the exciting scene in Washington Square Park yesterday afternoon! Thousands of men, women, children, (dogs!), and non-binaries of all credences, ethnicities, and ages gathered in support of International Women’s Day. FREEwilliamsburg was there to capture the fervency, togetherness, and inclusivity of herstory in the making. [Read more…]

Where to support women in NYC this International Women’s Day

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With the lingering fear and uncertainty of the future of equal rights in our country, it’s more important than ever to support your fellow ladies.  [Read more…]