Cacao Market – north Brooklyn has a second chocolatier

Cacao Market; credit Gothamist

Cacao Market; credit Gothamist

Mast Brothers has company:

Cacao Market, which opens in Greenpoint (across the street from Beacon’s Closet) today, seems modeled after Juliette Binoche’s sweet little chocolatiere in Chocolat… [Read more...]

Ryan Adams finally covers Bryan Adams

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He played it! Summer of ’69! [Read more...]

Future Islands went on David Letterman yesterday to perform new song “The Chase”

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Letterman’s favorite band returned to his show last night with a new song, dedicating the performance to their home town, Baltimore.

“This song goes out to the people of Baltimore,” their lead singer Samuel T. Herring said. “Let us not discount their voices.”
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2015 Kentucky Derby parties in Brooklyn – where to watch the Derby

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It’s that time of year again. Let’s drink mint juleps, wear gaudy hats, and put on our best pastel suits and dresses.  The 141st Kentucky Derby is coming this Saturday, May 2!

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Video: burglar breaks into apartment by McCarren Park

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He’s still on the loose. From the mailbag.

My apartment was just recently broken into and I caught everything on camera via my dropcam. [Read more...]

Uber offering L train relief with $5 ‘Uber pools’ to and from Williamsburg

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Why do you insist on making it so hard for us to hate you, Uber, you opportunistic bastards?

Transportation options between Manhattan and North Brooklyn will be limited over the next 5 weekends. Not only does this put a wrench in your brunch plans, but it causes a major disruption for local business. [Read more...]

No L service for five fucking weekends

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We’re not quite sure how the MTA justifies the fare hikes, given the shitty service and closures, but that’s what happens when an agency is run without any oversight:

After enduring weeks of overnight closures that nixed L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, straphangers along that line trying to cross the East River on the weekends will have to find another way. The closure will expand starting April 18, the MTA said in signs posted at L train stations. Every Saturday and Sunday until May 18, L trains won’t be running between the 8 Avenue and Lorimer Street stops. [Read more...]

Man found dead on Lorimer stop L train

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From the Daily News:

Cops are investigating the death of a 67-year-old man found dead on a Manhattan-bound L train at the Lorimer St.-Metropolitan Ave. station early Wednesday. The homeless man, who was found sitting up on a subway car seat, was declared dead at the scene just before 2 a.m. His name was not immediately disclosed. [Read more...]