Clearly, the MTA, DOT and Cuomo are just trying to drive us insane. What’s more, there’s no meeting planned until the end of the month: Cuomo is calling on the MTA board to hold an emergency public meeting to hear the proposal and decide whether to pursue the plan, which would reduce a 15-month full […]
With yesterday’s announcement that the L Train shutdown has been cancelled, most of us affected have gone from feeling shock, to joy, to confusion.
Commuters and business owners are the biggest winners, but let’s not forget about our lucky neighbors who received rent reductions
We need one of those red sirens the Drudge Report uses. In a press conference today, Cuomo announced that he will be halting the L Train shutdown in favor of a piecemeal approach to the repairs that will keep the line running. We’re not sure why it took him so long to assess the MTA’s […]
Two Brooklynites, Hunter and Gil, have created a board game called Escape from HelL to bring a little levity to our pain. There’s a Kickstarter for the project and if you pledge $26 you can get your own game: This board game lets players experience the hell of trying to get to Manhattan from Williamsburg […]
To experience the holidays in New York is to experience something truly magical. The stresses of big city life start to fade and make way for sweeter things – ice skating with friends, hot cocoa in the park, holiday markets and, albeit brief, a break from the workplace hustle. Hopefully you’re feeling refreshed while reading […]
We’re really excited about Teo opening since we’re STILL missing Brooklyn Star. The menu will include cast iron okonomiyaki, duck wings, togarashi honey fried chicken, littleneck clams and many more Japanese small bites. Teo is opening after Christmas at 321 Starr Street: Up until May, the chef was running Williamsburg favorite Brooklyn Star, an 110-seat neighborhood restaurant that […]
We’ve pretty much always had a “top album” list here at Freedubya, but we’ve essentially been doing a more detailed version of it for the past five. Five years. That’s a milestone! Something to reflect on, I suppose. It feels like this list gets weirder and weirder every year, as Williamsburg gets… well, more and more “normal,” via J Crews, Apple Stores and Chipotles. I’m not sure what that says about us? Probably that we’re increasingly contrarian? I’d like to think it’s that we’re more authentic. Such is the time-tested conundrum of the North Brooklyn resident. I guess you, the reader, will be the judge of that. Anyway – peep these albums. We liked ’em a whole lot.
Governor Cuomo, that shady huckster who caucuses with Republicans and terminates corruption investigations when they get too close for comfort, decided to shut down the L train last night so he could take a little tour. Sure, he’s done nothing to improve service since he’s been in office, opting instead to pass the blame to […]
I don’t want to get into a whole thing on year-end list culture. About how it’s either a group-think circle jerk or a navel-gazing troll job. About how it’s become more about personal taste than critical analysis. About how there’s too much to listen to and too many people just looking to validate their own […]
With the impending L Train shutdown on the horizon, we’ve sadly seen a lot of restaurant closings in the last couple of months. Thankfully, we’ve seen some exciting openings too, such as Citroen and Palace Cafe. Here are a couple more to add to the list. There’s a cosy diner in Bushwick called Benelux: Benelux The partners […]