Dates for the 2017 Northside Festival have been announced

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Badges are now on sale, though none of the music acts have been announced. Last year’s festival highlights included Brian Wilson, Wolf Parade, Diarrhea Planet, King Khan, Psychic Ills, Priests and more. 

Dubbed “a compact and intensely Brooklyn counterpoint to South by Southwest” by The New York Times, Northside Festival returns for its ninth year June 7-11, 2017 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. [Read more…]

Where to protest the Trump regime and inauguration in NYC

Can’t make the trek down to DC this week to protest the Tangerine Dipshit and his racist, anti-feminist, hateful policies? There are plenty of events happening in New York. The three largest events are happening this week:

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What: We Stand United – NYC Rally on Night Before Trump’s Inauguration
Where: Outside of Trump International Hotel and Tower (New York City) Corner of Central Park West and West 61st Street [Read more…]

Restaurant Intel: Chez Ma Tante and Pretty Southern

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Gluten-Free Fried Chicken Sandwich (via Yelp)

We told you that Jimmy’s Diner had closed in Greenpoint. Sometime this Spring the space will host a new restaurant called Chez Ma Tante — which means At My Aunt’s:

Chef Aidan O’Neal has plans to turn the space into a new restaurant serving French and British food sometime in early spring… [Read more…]

The Williamsburg Hotel’s bar is now open, Harvey is coming soon

The northern tip of Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg is slowly transforming into the hotel district. Sure, it’s making the neighborhood EVEN MORE touristy, but at least there are some great restaurants and bars associated with the properties. The Wythe Hotel houses The Ides and Reynard. The William Vale hosts Leuca and Westlight. And now, the recently opened Williamsburg Hotel has just opened its own hotel bar in its lobby. The hotel’s restaurant, Harvey, will open later this year, [Read more…]

More closings in Williamsburg and Greenpoint

The Camlin; credit Cassandra Girlado/Wall Street Journal

The Camlin; credit Cassandra Girlado/Wall Street Journal

The new year has just begun so we’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news. BUT, two popular restaurants closed while we were all over-indulging for the holidays. In Williamsburg, The Camlin closed just days before Christmas. Despite solid reviews, they were never able to get the traction they needed to stay afloat:

It is with a heavy heart that we announce we will unfortunately be closing The Camlin next Friday, December 23rd. Unfortunately, it’s been a tough year, and sales are just not strong enough to keep us going any longer. So we have made the difficult decision to close. [Read more…]

Luksus is closing this month

Luksus, via Yelp

Luksus, via Yelp

Last week we lost Cubana Social. Now Luksus, which recently received another Michelin star, is set to close on December 31.

Don’t freak out beer snobs, Torst will remain open. Chef Daniel Burns says closing is a “a creative choice” and that he wants to “try something new” and “celebrate what we did for the time that we did it.”

The Michelin-starred restaurant from chef Daniel Burns will be serving its final meals on December 31. Burns, an alum of Noma and Momofuku’s culinary lab, will be moving onto other projects in the new year, starting with chef collaboration dinners overseas at places like Omnivore in Paris. [Read more…]

Video: four morons broke a Virgin Mary statue outside a Williamsburg church posing for selfie

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Or as the Brooklyn Paper‘s charmingly-retro reporter calls them “buffoons,” “knuckleheads,” “pack of yahoos” “blasphemous bozos” and “holy terrors.”

A pack of yahoos broke a religious statue while trying to pose for selfies outside a Williamsburg church on Saturday night, police say. [Read more…]

Little King, a new bar and gastropub, is now open in Williamsburg

(credit: Jane Beiles)

(credit: Jane Beiles)

Little King opened recently at 749 Metropolitan Avenue, just off the Graham Avenue stop in Williamsburg. The kitchen is run by the former Five Leaves sous chef Philip Vernier and the menu features high-end bar food including Mussels in Spicy Turmeric Broth ($14), Brioche Grilled Cheese ($10), Scallop Crudo ($13), Roasted Bone Marrow ($6) and the obligatory burger. The booze menu includes a Mezcal Old Fashioned and other inventive cocktails, all in the $13 range. [Read more…]