Williamsburg institution Daddy’s is closing


Because we are no longer allowed to have nice things. This one is gonna hurt. The owners were vague about why they’re shuttering, but stated “times change, neighborhoods change, and this is our time to move on to other achievements.”

Dear Brooklyn, [Read more…]

Party for Planned Parenthood this Saturday at Bushwick’s Lantern Hall


We live in scary times. Why not hear some great music for an important cause this weekend:

Music! Burlesque! Dancing! Let’s stick it to the orange man by putting our love – and dollars – into helping make sure that Planned Parenthood can continue to do the amazing work that they do!

$5 suggested donation at the door. 5% of bar proceeds will be donated as well thanks the generosity of the amazing Lantern Hall! [Read more…]

Sunday In Brooklyn now open in Williamsburg


Sunday in Brooklyn, credit: Eater

Sunday in Brooklyn opened last month in the former home of Isa. Don’t be confused by the name, they are open daily as a multipurpose restaurant and market.

Sunday in Brooklyn is a collaboration among restaurant veterans chef Jaime Young, Todd Enany and Adam Landsman. Together, they’ve taken their favorite day of the week – a day of comfort, adventures, and family- and made it the mission of Sunday. [Read more…]

There’s a 30 hour Fuck Donald Trump comedy marathon coming to Williamsburg


Well, it’s actually 31 and 1/2 hours if you want to get specific. You can grab tickets here. Proceeds will go to Center for Reproductive Rights, International Refugee Assistance Project and The Trevor Project:

The Experiment Comedy Gallery (272 Grand Street, Basement Level, Brooklyn, NY 11211) proudly presents The Fuck Donald Trump Marathon, 31 and 1/2 straight hours of comedy goodness aimed to fuck with the incoming fascist regime of Donald J. Trump. [Read more…]

Williamsburg now has two cheese-centric restaurants: Cheeseboat and Denizen


In case your cholesterol level isn’t already elevated from Thanksgiving indulgence, swing by Cheeseboat or Denizen. Cheeseboat opened earlier this year in the former home of Miranda on Berry Street and serves Georgian-style cheese breads:

Bread and cheese, cheese and bread; how can you not fall recklessly in love with a restaurant unabashedly predicated on this? [Read more…]

Jupiter Disco: a Bushwick bar with a retro-futuristic theme

Credit: Gothamist

Credit: Gothamist

It’s from the same people behind Death & Company, who apparently were missing the now-defunct Mars 2112. We’re not sure Bushwick needs MORE theme bars, but hey, we’ll give it a shot:

Founded by cocktail bar veterans Al Sotack and Maks Pazuniak, Jupiter Bar’s concept is born out of the pair’s deep love of science fiction writers like Gene Wolfe and Frank Herbert. Inside the long, narrow room things are meant to feel scavenged—dim tungsten light emanates from steel fixtures that once hung in a Pennsylvania factory, and a spectrum analyzer sits beside the top shelf liquor. Closer to the ceiling are more neon lights, a working reel-to-reel tape machine, a CRT television, and an Atari console. [Read more…]

Cassette closes, Leuca is now open for lunch & breakfast, Michelins awarded


RIP #cassette #Greenpoint

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Well that was quick. The Kickstarter-owned cafe never really got its footing and will now become an event space:

After a magical year serving the greenpoint community, we are sadly closing our doors for regular service. thank you for supporting us and being a part of our lives. [Read more…]

Ty Segall tickets are on sale now for his upcoming show at Warsaw


The annoyingly prolific Ty Segall — slow down Ty, we can’t keep up — has another LP coming out in January with Emmett Kelly, Mikal Cronin, Charles Moothart and more. He’ll be playing a show at Warsaw on May 7. [Read more…]