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...]

Ought and Priests play Silent Barn and Rough Trade this weekend


Two bands perfectly bookended on either side of the punk spectrum bring their tour to Brooklyn this weekend with shows at Silent Barn (5/7) and Rough Trade (5/8). Montreal quartet Ought are still riding high on their last album, Sun’s Coming Down, via Constellation Records in 2015; a triumphant combination of The Fall, Talking Heads and Pavement. Video for the title track is below the jump (or stream the whole album here).

Priests have been a FW favourite for a few years now and are one of the best live bands around these days in my opinion. Having not released anything since 2014′s excellent EP,  Bodies and Control and Money and Powerone might assume they will be playing some new songs. Between Ought’s angular, often technical compositions and Priests political, aggressive delivery, this is one not to be missed.

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The Rosemont jazz club is now open in Bushwick


The new jazz club, from the owner of the now-defunct Trash Bar, had a soft opening a few weeks ago. We miss Trash Bar (well kinda) but The Rosemont sounds promising:

The Rosemont, the new one from Aaron Pierce of bygone Trash Bar, has soft-opened in anticipation of a grand opening in May. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a2937445179_10Since we were tackling other topics last week, I’d like to take this moment to wish Saint Vitus a belated, but very happy, 5th birthday. I was up there on Friday and to hear Pallbearer—a band born and bred a thousand miles away, both geographically and culturally—talk about Vitus as a sort of adopted home, only reinforced what should probably be obvious by now: Each time we go to Vitus, we are participating in a piece of metal history. It might not be the The Mermaid or The Rainbow quite yet, but let’s give it another 5 and see what happens.

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How did Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick vote?


Greenpoint loves Bernie (c/o NY Times)

Bernie Sanders had the largest support in the city from Greenpoint and Bushwick. Or as the NY Times obnoxiously puts it: “Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont fared best with young gentrifiers in Bushwick and Greenpoint.” South Williamsburg on the other hand loves Ted Cruz. See how the North Brooklyn voted below: [Read more...]

MTA displacing residents around the M train in Bushwick during repairs

mtrainshutdownWell, all of this train business just keeps getting worse.

BUSHWICK — Dozens of homes, a coffee shop and bike store along the M train line have to be vacated for between six and ten months, or even longer, during repairs to a section of the elevated tracks, according to MTA documents.

Twenty-six apartments along Myrtle Avenue, Broadway and Ditmars Street as well as the coffee shop and Asian fusion eatery Little MO and Harvest Cyclery have to be relocated, according to the MTA. Board members signed off on the relocations on March 21. [Read more...]

Breaking Bad coffeeshop is coming to Bushwick in June


Sorry Williamsburg. The owners of Walter’s Coffee Roastery are NOW slotted to open in Bushwick this June.

Owner Deniz Kosan, who operates a location of Walter’s Coffee Roastery in Istanbul, [Read more...]