Bushwick favorite Fritzl’s Lunch Box has closed

We’re going to miss their burger! They closed quietly on Sunday:

The chef writes to Eater in an email that he’s still negotiating the sale of the space and that he’s not sure what he will do next besides “spending as much time as possible with my family.” He’s married to Pies ‘n’ Thighs co-owner Carolyn Bane and frequently posts pictures of his son on Fritzl’s Instagram. Running Fritzl’s meant working more than 70 hours a week for several years, a situation that has forced him to “reevaluate the restaurant life,” he writes: [Read more...]

Jennifer Aniston visits Bushwick and Mick Jagger spotted in Greenpoint

Joining a long list of celebrities including Beyonce, Jay-Z and Bill Clinton, Jennifer Anniston had a meal at Roberta’s last night:

A-lister Jennifer Aniston, the ultimate Friends star, the stripper/mother from Meet The Millers and an unforgettable sex-hungry boss from Horrible Bosses, made an appearance in Bushwick/East Williamsburg yesterday at around 8 p.m. She was headed for Roberta’s, tells us Jesse Hover, who posted a video of the star on Twitter. [Read more...]

Shi*t! F*ck! Dammit! Now The Acheron is closing

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Last week, we found out we were losing Grand Victory and possibly Secret Project Robot and Palisades. Now Acheron is shutting down its backroom and will no longer be hosting shows. In another week, the only place you’ll be able to see music is the Best Buy Theater in Times Square.  [Read more...]

Queens is hosting their own GovBall in October with an amazing line-up

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In case you’re still bummed that the Kanye West show got cancelled a few weeks ago, here’s your chance to see him again, along with Grimes, Savages and more.

The Queens GovBall, officialy knowa as ‘The Meadows,’ takes place October 1 & 2 at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

Pre-sale starts at 11am EST tomorrow and general on-sale starts at 11am EST on Thursday, June 23rd

Full line-up below: [Read more...]

Brooklyn Mirage shut down again, this time for safety violations

Mirage; credit:  Scott Lynch/Gothamist

Mirage; credit: Scott Lynch/Gothamist

From DNA:

A slew of safety violations prompted city building inspectors to shut down a 6,000-person party venue for the second time in three weeks, according to an email sent from the Department of Buildings to the local community board. [Read more...]

Screamer’s Pizzeria brings vegan pizza to Greenpoint

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It seems like heresy to us, but to each their own:

Champs Jr. in Greenpoint (620 Manhattan Avenue), which mysteriously closed last month, is re-opening this Monday as an ALL-VEGAN PIZZA BY THE SLICE JOINT in partnership with Philly-based company Blackbird Pizzeria. The micro-Champs will now be a late night mecca of cruelty-free, hot n’ crusty gooey junk known as Screamer’s Pizzeria. Open daily, 11am-midnight. [Read more...]

Palisades is closed until at least August

credit: Ryan Muir

credit: Ryan Muir

From Resident Advisor:

The intimate Brooklyn venue was shut down by police on Friday during a Northside Festival event where Fade To Mind artist MikeQ was scheduled to headline. The following day the club’s management tweeted that they would be closed “for a few days.” Now they’ve confirmed that the closure could last a month-and-a-half, if not more. [Read more...]

Grand Victory is closing, Secret Project Robot is moving

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Another day, another round of shutdowns. This time, its Williamsburg’s Grand Victory:

Since the cat has been let out of the bag I’ll make it official. [Read more...]