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…]

Fedoroff’s: Philly-style cheese steaks & roast pork sandwiches come to Wburg


Fedoroff’s (credit: Scott Heins/Gothamist)

The new counter joint is called Fedoroff’s and they’re open daily at 178 North 10th Street:

The roast pork is a classic South Philly sandwich,” Dave Fedoroff of Fedoroff’s Roast Pork tells me of the signature sandwich at his new Williamsburg shop. “I always tell people it’s like a Thanksgiving leftover sandwich; this is the Italian holiday leftover sandwich. [Read more…]

Post your election anxieties at the 14th Street stop on the L

Because we KNOW you need to vent:

Hundreds left pastel-colored Post-it notes on the wall of a New York City subway stop on Wednesday, hours after Donald Trump was elected president.

Artist Levee started the project, known as “Subway Therapy,” years before Tuesday’s election, and has held sessions all over town. While he’s not a licensed therapist, Levee’s goal is to make people smile, laugh and feel less stressed. [Read more…]

It’s election day, VOTE goddammit. When you’re done check these out:


Have you voted yet? No? Are you insane. Stop reading this post and head to the polls. We need to keep that orange hobgoblin who’s been terrorizing America for the last year and a half out of office.

What’s that you say? You’ve already voted. Great job. Pat yourself on the back and check out some election highlight from some of our favorite artists:

Lady Madonna was in Washington Square Park last night, performing an impromptu pro-Hillary concert. Here’s Madge singing “Imagine.” (Full set here.)

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Leuca opens tonight inside the William Vale


Leuca: Photo by Nick Solares

We told you about Westlight, which opened last month. Now the hotel’s proper restaurant Leuca is set to open tonight:

Leuca, located on the ground floor of The William Vale Hotel at 111 North 12th Street near Wythe Avenue, is a restaurant with food influenced by Southern Italy. Chef Andrew Carmellini, the culinary mastermind behind hits like Locanda Verde and Bar Primi, says his first full-service restaurant in Brooklyn isn’t quite like his other Italian projects in Manhattan. [Read more…]

Update: Man found dead after falling or jumping from Williamsburg Bridge

The man who was tragically killed yesterday was dressed as the sociopath from A Clockwork Orange. Officers are treating his death as an accident, not a suicide:

An Austrian tourist dressed as Malcolm McDowell’s sociopathic character in the 1971 flick “A Clockwork Orange’’ drunkenly tumbled to his death on the Williamsburg Bridge early Tuesday, authorities said. Police were called to the bridge shortly after 6 a.m. and discovered the 31-year-old victim lying in the bridge’s outer lane. [Read more…]

Williamsburg gets the “pleasure” of hosting Santacon again this year


Ugh. Last year, this piss-stained bro-fest began its unwelcome stagger through New York in McCarren Park. This year the vomit-filled shitfest will return to Williamsburg at at 10am on December 10th.

As with previous years, the parade start location and route will not be revealed until shortly before the actual event—you can check their Facebook for updates on that (there is also a list of participating bars on their website, though it isn’t clear if this is the updated list for 2016 or not). [Read more…]