Restaurant openings: Cherry Point, Emmy Squared, Don Muang Airport and more


Cherry Point in Greenpoint

We already told you about Rider (Williamsburg), Barano (Williamsburg), The Rosemont (Bushwick), Hail Mary (Greenpoint), and The Dromedary (Bushwick). Here are a few other new places to try.

Cherry Point just opened in Greenpoint:

Julian Calcott, formerly the executive sous-chef at the Spotted Pig, [Read more...]

Bushwick’s Northeast Kingdom to serve its last meal on May 28th


Nooooooooooooooooooo! We miss you already! From the owners:

“Dearest Friends & Neighbors of Bushwick and Beyond,

It has been the greatest honor to be part of this dynamic and generous community for over 10 years. [Read more...]

At least there’s one bright side to the impending L train shutdown…



The MTA is finally going to improve service on the G. Given the inevitable surge in ridership it will face when the L gets shut down, we’re going to need the improvements:

Metropolitan Transportation Authority honchos will finally give the G train the attention straphangers have been demanding for years when they stop L train service to Manhattan for repairs in 2019. The agency will shower the green-eyed bullet with longer trains that come more frequently and free above-ground transfers during the upheaval, officials announced last week, and transit activists are riding high on the news.
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BYO Music Fest This Week (Plus A Mat Zo Giveaway!)


New York’s annual edition of Electronic Daisy Carnival may be the sparkliest party in town this weekend, but they didn’t give me a press pass, so blah on them. Actually, I couldn’t care less because this week NYC is positively brimming with top notch talent and amazing concerts around the city that don’t involve trekking it out to Citifield and huffing it with the 18+ crowd. So WHATEVER. Can’t you tell I’m, like, totally not bitter AT ALL?  But seriously though, follow me this way if you want to curate a seriously sick DIY festival weekend. I GOTCHU. We’re also giving away some dope tickets, so keep reading!

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

Grave-Miasma-Endless-PilgrimageApologies for the feature-related interruptions of this section of late, but time and words—as I’ve learned the hard way—are definitely finite resources. Moving forward you can expect about the same deviation as you’ve been getting, but rest assured, when I don’t have something more substantial already cooking, I will be here, churning these things out all the same.

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BangOn!NYC Takes House of Yes “Under the Sea” on May 14th


Who says you need a wet suit to experience the magic that goes hand in hand with deep sea adventures? On Saturday, May 14th the infamous party people of BangOn!NYC return with an ocean-themed all-nighter at Bushwick’s House of Yes, the second in their series of “Sessions” events. So how can you enjoy acts like Moniker, Castelli, C&T, Dirty Looks, Kristin Lush, Bad Ginger, Ashley Smith and The Golden Pony without soaking your favorite “going out garb”? Easy. Let the masterminds at Reality Engage produce a 3-D mapped visual experience that surrounds you like the majestic seas. Add aerialists, circus performers and more surprises to the mix (including a very special headlining guest TBD), and you’ve scored yourself a party with killer waves. While the risk of shark attacks at this venue are minimal, you’re sure to be swimming in a big crowd. Much like the tide, these prices will rise at the door, so be sure to buy your tickets ahead of time to snag at the advanced price tag HERE.

The Deets:  
Saturday, May 14th 2016
The House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237. L train to Jefferson St.
Advance tickets $20-$35 HERE

Dromedary Bar: a new Tiki bar just opened in Bushwick

Dromedary in Bushwick (credit: Scott Heins/Gothamist)

Dromedary in Bushwick (credit: Scott Heins/Gothamist)

Dromedary is having a party to celebrate opening this Friday. From Gothamist:

Lombardozzi’s a 20-year industry vet who did a decade at One If By Land, Two If By Sea before a one-night training stint at Maison Premiere inspired him to open his own place. [Read more...]

Bushwick’s BK Jani has “one of New York’s best” halal burgers says Times

BK Jani - Credit: Yana Paskova/ The New York Times

BK Jani – Credit: Yana Paskova/ The New York Times

And we agree. If you haven’t visited the small spot in Bushwick, which opened in October, definitely give it a shot:

BK Jani is at once a nostalgic homage to the street food of his childhood in Lahore, Pakistan, and an answer to the problem of where to find a good halal burger in New York. His is better than good, possibly one of New York’s best, halal or no… [Read more...]