This Saturday: Rock the Pulaski benefit with bands, beer, BBQ, and a bonfire


The 5th Annual Rock the Pulaski; credit: Ellen Lindner

It’s all part of a benefit to support the North Brooklyn Boat Club:

The 5th Annual Rock the Pulaski is here! We’ve decided to end summer again with bands, beer, BBQ, and bonfire under your favorite and ever-faithful bridge in Greenpoint. Awesome performances by: [Read more…]

Williamsburg’s Parm outpost is now open


We don’t get the hype but other people seem to love this place. To each their own, but if you’re a fan they just opened on 162 N. 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216:

The Major Food dudes always add a few location-specific dishes to the menu whenever they open new branches of Parm. This one’s got tortellini with pesto, a veal parm entree, clams Casino, and sliced prime rib with peppers and mushrooms. Jeff Zalaznick tells Eater that fresh pasta will also be made in an open space behind the bar. All the sandwich favorites from the other locations are also available to dine-in or carry-out. [Read more…]

Westlight opens Friday in Williamsburg’s enormous ‘spaceship building’

Westlight (credit: Eater)

Westlight (credit: Eater)

The swanky new bar is set to open at the William Vale Hotel on Friday, serving fancy cocktails and small bites. Once thing is for certain: the views will not disappoint:

The highest rooftop bar in Williamsburg is about to debut its stunning views to the public. Big guns Noho Hospitality Group open the doors on Westlight at the William Vale Hotel — aka, the spaceship building — on Friday, with food from Andrew Carmellini and cocktails from Anne Robinson. It’s the first time Noho will be opening a project in Brooklyn, and it’s a statement piece. Westlight sits 22 stories above the ground, with an indoor bar and lounge area surrounded by glass doors that keep the room’s focus on the view. Just outside the doors lies a terrace, dotted with lounge chairs, tables, viewfinders, and a clear railing, again to keep eyes on the cityscape. [Read more…]

Full line-up to Brooklyn Night Bazaar announced, first shows this weekend

Pissed Jeans Band Photo

Pissed Jeans 

It all kicks off THIS WEEKEND in Greenpoint with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah on Friday and Pissed Jeans on Saturday. Full line-up below.

9/09 Gothamist Presents: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah w/ The Skells, Babetown
9/10 Gothamist Presents: Pissed Jeans w/ Surfbort, Nap [Read more…]

Artichoke Pizza coming to the former home of Bushwick’s Northeast Kingdom


We suppose it’s better than a Chase or a Duane Reade, but this news does little to heal the loss of Northeast Kingdom. We do enjoy Artichoke’s white slice though after a night of drinking:

A pair of Sicilian cousins known for their intensely creamy artichoke pizza are bringing their signature pies to the neighborhood, once a beacon for Sicilian immigrants a century ago. [Read more…]

There was a fatal shooting on North 6th and Kent last night

Few details have emerged and the victim’s name has not been released. From NBC New York:

Police are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a 22-year-old man near the Williamsburg waterfront early Tuesday. The victim was shot in his leg and chest at North Sixth Street and Kent Avenue in Williamsburg around 1:30 a.m., according to authorities. [Read more…]

Aviv is closing in October


Because we’re not allowed to have nice things anymore in Brooklyn. Ugh. At least Acheron is back and Elsewhere is coming soon. From Aviv’s Facebook page:

Hey all, we’re sad to announce that Aviv in it’s current location will be closing when our lease is up at the end of October. We have a ton of amazing farewell shows that will be announced over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out. This is not the last you’ll hear from us. We’re working hard to reopen somewhere else, we’re in too deep to ever stop. Thank you for all your love and music. It’s been a crazy two years.

Two new craft beer breweries coming to Bushwick and East Williamsburg in September


Available on draft when Kings County Brewers opens in September

Beer drinkers take note. With the opening of two new breweries next month, North Brooklyn will become a bonafide craft beer destination. From Grub Street:

Kings County Brewers Collective
381 Troutman St., nr. Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick; 929-234-6557. September.
Bushwick’s first brewery since 1976 comes via three alums from the Brooklyn Brewery, Rockaway Brewing, and Greenpoint Beer Works. Their 1,000-square-foot taproom will pour a dozen diverse beers, from tropical IPAs to sour beers infused with strawberries and guava. [Read more…]