And so the countdown to Halloween begins. Next week we will bring you all the corresponding insanity—both GWAR and Skeletonwitch will be in Brooklyn, for one—but for now here’s a little something to whet that everlasting bloodthirst.
Gothamist paid them a visit and their verdict was “everything that has clams in it is good.”
Start with the soul-satisfying New England Clam Dip, a bowl of thick, chunky, and creamy dip, shavings of lemon zest on top, surrounded by extra-crunchy Cape Cod potato chips. I asked for hot sauce and mixed it in, and you should too. In fact, maybe they should just put bottles of the stuff at every table. Nothing fancy. Even (especially?) Trappey’s Red Devil would go great with just about everything here. [Read more…]
Nooklyn, an apartment search website and app run by this guy ruffled some feathers over at Silent Barn yesterday. The company listed the club as an “amenity” to Bushwick’s Saint Marks Luxury Apartments which didn’t go over so well with the owners, who lashed out on Twitter:
. @nooklyn Luxury housing raises rent for everyone & causes mass displacement of vulnerable communities especially POC.
— The Silent Barn (@TheSilentBarn) October 3, 2016
It may be cooling down outside, but that doesn’t mean that festival season has come to a close here in NYC. Last week, Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF) announced their phase 1 lineup for the ninth annual event, which is set to take place from November 3rd-12th. As usual, house and techno fans should be especially pleased with the stacked roster of artists, which includes names like Amtrac, Kidnap Kid, Britt King, Danny Daze, and several others, all of whom are scheduled to perform at various Brooklyn clubs during the festival’s two anchor weekends.
Yay! We beat San Franciso and Manhattan. There’s really no news here for anyone trying to buy in Brookyn, but at least we’re number one! Ugh:
A person earning the average salary in Brooklyn cannot afford the average home there — even if he or she could spend his entire salary (and then some) on housing, [Read more…]
And if you’ve never attended, it’s a must. As mentioned, the dates were pushed back from June to October with hopes that there would be less of a “frat vibe”. It’s Bushwick, so there will be bros, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying some great art!
Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) is an arts and culture festival hosted October 1-2, 2016 by the volunteer-run organization Arts in Bushwick. Most studios are open 11am – 7pm on Saturday and Sunday of the festival. [Read more…]
In the sea of cynicism, sarcasm, and post-whatever irony that is New York City, LVL UP’s latest opus, Return to Love, possesses an endangered quality: Earnestness. A neo-biblical tale of finding a reason to wake up in Brooklyn circa 2016, the band’s third LP—which drops Friday via Sub Pop—provides the focused indie-pop answer to their previously sprawling rock n’ roll rabble, capturing in its 10 hook-stuffed tracks the true bleary-eyed spirit of LVL UP.