Dear Brooklyn: Get Your Free Guest Pass to Crunch



In this season of gratefulness and food comas, what better to be thankful for than your body? It’s happily gotten you through a Thanksgiving meal and even the desserts you thought you didn’t have room for. At Crunch, we believe in making serious fitness fun. So come as you are with a free 3-day guest pass and soak up all the awesome you can for that body of yours!

While you’re at it, we’ve got everything you need to get pumped to get pumped: cool stuff like personal trainers, badass group fitness classes like Zumba ® and Yoga Body Sculpt, top-of-the line cardio machines, and weight training equipment. If that doesn’t cut it, HydroMassage® and tanning beds are also available to help get you through a bleak winter of trekking for take-out (no judgments).

With Crunch gyms throughout the borough, there’s no need to worry about the cost of your membership. You can join Crunch at our Bushwick, Crown Heights, or Greenpoint locations for as low as $9.95/month by clicking here. Or, snag this free 3-day guest pass to try out our other Brooklyn clubs.

See you on the gym floor!

Brooklyn Electronic Dance Round Up: Thanksgiving Weekend Edition

It’s an unseasonably warm weekend and I hope you’re all making the best of it! Now that Thanksgiving’s a wrap, we can all celebrate that great American pastime, Black Friday. Yes, we’re all going to stock up on things we don’t really need, but after what’s done is done, there’s the release of good times and good music tonight in the burg. Starting up north we’ve got Wolf + Lamb regulars, No Regular Play performing their signature live jazzy, electronic set alongside pals Slow Hands, Justin Miller, and Tom of England. Then, on Saturday it’s off to N11th where the brash electronica of Tiga sets the stage with Shaded and Contakt. Head into Bushwick where The Long Count presents the deep and moody sounds of Dekmantel’s Joey Anderson. Just down the road, locals Volvox and Divorce spin a mash of techno and house at the intimate Trans Pecos. Then for those riding late into after hours, there’s a secret Soultek party where NYC regular, Willie Graff plays uplifting house music into those early hours. Enjoy your weekend Brooklyn!

- @evvnmichael


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Bun-ker Vietnamese outpost coming to East Williamsburg


Bun-ker-Vietnamese, credit offMetro

The local Community Board was being very cautious about its tenants at 99 Scott Avenue, but have approved Bun-ker’s application. This is very good news since the restaurant’s current location in Ridgewood is routinely too crowded to even get seated:

The Williamsburg panel’s liquor license committee okayed a Vietnamese restaurant’s bid to open inside an industrial building at 99 Scott Ave. on Monday — but warned it better not see a repeat of the late-night raves that took place at the same property earlier this year, which members claim were rowdy and poorly regulated.

“Ninety-nine Scott is a big problem,” said committee member Tom Burrows.

The committee unanimously approved hip Queens restaurant Bunker Vietnamese’s application to open a new outpost at the site on the corner of Randolph Street, but only after the eatery’s owners — who are leasing the space — distanced themselves from the location’s party-hearty history. The full board subjected a winery applying to open on the site to a similar grilling in August, though ultimately approved that license as well.

Locals are still smarting after building owner Bushwack Capital rented the then-vacant space out over the summer to party promoters Reynard Productions — which runs a restaurant at Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel — and City Fox, now notorious for its thwarted attempt to hold a rave at a toxic Greenpoint factory last month. [Read more...]

Brooklyn Electronic Dance Round Up: Nov 13-14

BIG things happening this weekend! Neighborhood favorite, Cameo Gallery will be sending off their second-to-last weekend with a booking staple for the club, and one half of Metro Area, Morgan Geist. Joined by Have A Killer Time’s Justin Miller and venue resident Evan Michael, it’s sure to be a night of Disco and House with an italo edge (stick around for Saturday too when DFA’s Pat Mahoney stops in for one last set). Over at Good Room, FIXED celebrates their 11th Anniversary with a rare appearance from Kompakt’s Barnt, who has been winning hearts with his slow paced cosmic dance music. Also, just a skip down the road, Output sets up shop with an Innervisions label night featuring a live set from the afro rhythmic Âme and contributions from Marcus Worgall and Nikola Baytala too.

On Saturday, head into Bushwick where Broke City is back at Lot 45 showcasing the gritty and raw productions of L.I.E.S.’s Bookworms joined by locals Octo Octa and Beta Librae. Then finally finish your precious time off at Verboten for their Subversions night with Matthew Dear and DJ Koze. See you on the dance floor Brooklyn!

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BangOn!NYC’s Time + Space NYE Party Returns


Oh BangOn!NYC, you always know how to make my day. The Brooklyn party outfit who was responsible for some of this year’s best warehouse parties, not to mention the ridiculously amazing first annual Elements Festival, has announced the return of their Time + Space NYE party. Last year we rang in the new year with plenty of fanfare, thanks to BangOn’s curated stages, Burning Man style art cars, holograms and a UFO launch at midnight .

But that “out of this world” party was in the past. This is the future.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

Sorni-Nai1600-560x560Happy Friday the 13th, everyone. Let us celebrate in style.

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Video: burglars are stealing packages from North Brooklyn apartment lobbies


Gothamist has been reporting multiple burglaries of lobbies in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Keep an eye out for your neighbors when those packages arrive from Amazon Prime! From the police report:

1) On Monday, October 19, 2015, between the hours of 1200 and 1500, the suspects entered the lobby of an apartment building on Woodpoint Road, within the confines of the 94 Precinct, and removed a package that had been left there, a queen size bed frame. [Read more...]

Roberta’s is doing a “Kitchen Takeover” at Humboldt & Jackson this week


credit Nell Casey/Gothamist

John Stewart would be appalled, but the menu is focused on deep dish-style pizza:

On Friday’s debut, the kitchen had sold out of the 150 pies they’d allocated for the evening by 6:30 p.m., just an hour and a half after the pop-up began at 5 p.m. It’s no surprise that anything by Roberta’s draws a crowd, and these pies are most definitely worth ducking out of work a few minutes early. Pizza expert Adam Kuban described Detroit-style pizza as having “perimeter of crisp, almost-fried cheese” and that’s definitely the case here. The crust also has a puffier, focaccia-like texture but with a more buttery consistency. Because of the richness of the crust and style, we thought the red sauce versions of the pies had a slight edge over their white sisters, which were richer by-and-large. [Read more...]