Bushwick’s BK Jani has “one of New York’s best” halal burgers says Times

BK Jani - Credit: Yana Paskova/ The New York Times

BK Jani – Credit: Yana Paskova/ The New York Times

And we agree. If you haven’t visited the small spot in Bushwick, which opened in October, definitely give it a shot:

BK Jani is at once a nostalgic homage to the street food of his childhood in Lahore, Pakistan, and an answer to the problem of where to find a good halal burger in New York. His is better than good, possibly one of New York’s best, halal or no… [Read more...]

The Rosemont jazz club is now open in Bushwick


The new jazz club, from the owner of the now-defunct Trash Bar, had a soft opening a few weeks ago. We miss Trash Bar (well kinda) but The Rosemont sounds promising:

The Rosemont, the new one from Aaron Pierce of bygone Trash Bar, has soft-opened in anticipation of a grand opening in May. [Read more...]

Duke Riley’s latest, crazy art project involves thousands of pigeons and debuts next month

Duke's pigeons. (Credit Tod Seelie/Gothamist)

Duke’s pigeons. (Credit Tod Seelie/Gothamist)

The art project is from May 7 – June 12 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Tickets are sold out but you can get on the waiting list here.

Friday through Sunday evenings at dusk, a massive flock of pigeons [Read more...]

Greenpoint Open Studios is coming this week


It’s not too early to begin thinking about the weekend, right? Greenpoint Open Studios is this week (April 29-May 1) with tons of art and activities. Le Fanfare kicks things off tomorrow with a Pre-Launch Artists Mixer Meet & Greet. More from Greenpointers:

GOS is kicking it off with a launch party on Friday April 29 (8-11PM) at Java Studios (252 Java Street), where their gallery and outdoor space will host a night of performance art, live music, exhibitions, street art inspired mural paintings, and video art projections. [Read more...]

How did Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick vote?


Greenpoint loves Bernie (c/o NY Times)

Bernie Sanders had the largest support in the city from Greenpoint and Bushwick. Or as the NY Times obnoxiously puts it: “Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont fared best with young gentrifiers in Bushwick and Greenpoint.” South Williamsburg on the other hand loves Ted Cruz. See how the North Brooklyn voted below: [Read more...]

Breaking Bad coffeeshop is coming to Bushwick in June


Sorry Williamsburg. The owners of Walter’s Coffee Roastery are NOW slotted to open in Bushwick this June.

Owner Deniz Kosan, who operates a location of Walter’s Coffee Roastery in Istanbul, [Read more...]

Barano: a new Italian restaurant from Le Cirque alumnus opening in Williamsburg

Eggplant parmigiana  Credit: Jody Wissner/New York Magazine

Eggplant parmigiana
Credit: Jody Wissner/New York Magazine

Grub Street has a first look and Barano looks delicious. They open next week at 26 Broadway, near Kent Ave, on the Southside.

Albert Di Meglio might be an alumnus of Le Cirque and Osteria del Circo, but most recently, at Rubirosa, he mined the culinary memories of his Italian-American childhood on Staten Island. For his new restaurant [Read more...]

More Bernie rallies scheduled; guests include Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, TV on the Radio and more


In the last few days, Sanders held rallies in Coney Island and Greenpoint. Next up, he’ll be rallying in Washington Square Park, Prospect Park and more with lots of special guests:

Wednesday, April 13 is the Washington Square Park rally: Doors open at 5 p.m. and program begins at 7 p.m; the event is free, but Bernie wants you to RSVP here. Special guests announced are Vampire Weekend, Spike Lee, Rosario Dawson, Shailene Woodley, Linda Sarsour, Tim Robbins and Graham Nash. [Read more...]