The Burger Guru, a staple for cheap burgers on 98 Berry Street in Williamsburg, quietly closed earlier this year. In its place is a new Greek tapas restaurant called Ela Taverna. The owners updated the decor a tad, but have kept the space fairly minimal. The menu features Greek staples like Moussaka, Spanakopita and Grilled Octopus. […]
We mentioned that Fornino was opening a new restaurant on 291 Kent Avenue. They’ve been open for a few weeks now in the former home of Cow & Clover and their original restaurant on Bedford Avenue has closed. The new space is enormous and has a slightly larger menu. Also in Williamsburg, Belly opens today […]
Welcome to your weekly reminder that the Brooklyn underground isn’t dead yet. Long live crust. WHAT TO HEAR: First up this week the appropriately titled Nightmare Future (Relapse), the debut LP from grindcore supergroup Expulsion. Featuring former members of Repulsion, Exhumed, and more, this one sounds like Lightning Bolt if Lightning Bolt were reared on […]
The film, which was partially shot in its neighborhood namesake, envisions an apocalyptic invasion of Brooklyn by a right-wing coalition of Southern secessionists. The clip above is totally over-the-top, but most reviews thus far give Bushwick a modest thumbs-up. The film stars Brittany Snow and Guardian of the Galaxy’s Dave Bautista. When the Texas secessionists arrive, […]
New Yorkers are truly spoiled. I grew up in a small town in Kentucky, where Applebee’s, Wal-Mart and an off-hours parking garage were the hottest spots to hit on Friday night. And you know Good Shepherd Church was LIT on Sundays. My how moving to the Big Apple has expanded my options! In addition to […]
After being shutdown in 2016 for selling alcohol without a license and having conditions “imminently perilous to human life”, the gigantic party space known as Brooklyn Mirage has officially reopened. They held their first EDM party on Saturday with DJ Stephan Bodzin and $8 drafts of Stella Artois: After a year of false starts and legal imbroglios, […]
Now I know you’re still trudging through that 4th of July hangover, but it’s summertime in Brooklyn, and THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
Happy Independence Day weekend, heathens. I hope your celebration of liberty (or funeral procession, given the way things are going) is filled with beers, boats, and Pantera—as it always has been and always will be.
No visit to New York is complete without a visit to the North Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. Formerly three working-class and industrial neighborhoods,
It’s officially summer, fam. Grab your cut offs and Cro-Mags tank and let’s rot.