Who’s getting struck and where: a guide to walking safely in NYC

WalkSaferNYC put together a handy interactive map that details the dangerous intersections to avoid; essentially a heat map of places pedestrians are most likely to get hit by careless motorists.

Who’s getting struck? Turns our men over 40 top the list: [Read more...]

Two new hotels planned for Bushwick


71 White Street

Two separate developers filed permits this week for large scale hotels in Bushwick, one at 27 Stewart Avenue and another at 71 White Street. The Real Deal has more:

For the second day in a row, a developer filed a permit application to build a hotel in the neighborhood long known for hipsters and warehouses. [Read more...]

Bloody start to week with two murders in Bushwick and Williamsburg


This is of course, horrible news and a reminder that in addition to artisinal bakeries, North Brooklyn still has its share of violent crime:

A pair of bloody murders rocked Williamsburg and Bushwick on Monday and Tuesday. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup


With Maryland Deathfest on the way this weekend, some of you are probably a little preoccupied at the moment and I get that. But the best way to prep for a metric ton of metal is with even more metal, so make sure to give this week’s installment of This One Goes To Eleven a skim. At the very least, you’ll have something to jam to while you cram your archive of Venom cut-offs into a black trash bag and hit I-95 with a thumb in the air.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

Lightning Bolt DBA

Thanks to Peter for covering for me last week. As mentioned, I was down in Austin for Psych Fest and had a great time (some organisational problems aside), including a genuine “I was there” moment seeing Thirteenth Floor Elevators. The next couple of weeks show some residual benefits from the festival as bands either immediately or more gradually make their way East.

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Over The Counter: This Week In New And Interesting Music

blanckmass“Over the Counter” is a column focused on new and interesting music that isn’t heavily featured on major music blogs. In this edition: Blanck Mass, Needs, SELF SPILLER and Downtown Boys. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

ObsequiaeA slow(er) release week and some post-birthday malaise have conspired to streamline proceedings today, but with a legitimate metal AOTY contender waiting in the wings, trust that you won’t be left wanting.

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Bushwick/Ridgewood getting its very own Starbucks


Williamsburg has two already so welcome to the team.

Bushwick is getting its own Starbucks — or at least one just on the other side of the neighborhood’s border in Ridgewood. [Read more...]