This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

power-trip-nightmare-logicI’m just barely resisting a cheesy Oscars-theme this week, so let’s get to it before I give in to the carrion call of the kitch.

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The Levee has a fantastic new anti-Trump mural

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Brokelyn is delighted that Williamsburg institution the Levee has weathered the rent hikes and gentrification that have plagued the neighborhood. We are too. It’s a great bar that just improved, well, bigly!

The bar we check on every week out of fear it’s finally being turned into an M&M Store/Lexus dealership mega complex is still holding strong, and is still at it with the great street art. The bar just unveiled a new mural yesterday on its North 3rd Street-facing side created by Damien Mitchell. It shows a winking Vladimir Putin taking off his Trump mask, which is to date the worst cosplay to wear to a party. Not even in your most strung out nights in the old Kokie’s days would you imagine a world where this art would be necessary in 2017.

It’s fitting that the bar known for serving dayglo orange cheeseballs has an ‘homage’ to our president, a soggy mound of cheese puffs in an ill-fitted suit. As you can see below, the mural is fantastic. Now, head over to the Levee to check it out yourself. [Read more…]

‘Bunz’ app becomes trading ground for scoring weed/alcohol in Brooklyn

screen-shot-2017-02-21-at-12-13-15-pmAccording to blogger THENIKKISIN, Bunz has become a popular spot to ‘cop some herb’, as the kids say, in Brooklyn. The App serves as a place to “post items you want to trade” or “make a post about something you are looking for”. [Read more…]

Millennials no longer looking to rent in W’burg, Bushwick or Greenpoint

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North Brooklyn may be popular with millennials but fewer and fewer twenty-somethings are looking to rent there. Turns out — and no surprise here — the rent is too damn high! Instead, Astoria tops the list as the neighborhood where millennials are most likely to rent an apartment. Abbi seems to like it there.

The No. 1 neighborhood for millennial New Yorkers looking to share the burden of rent is Astoria, according to data from roommate app Roomi. [Read more…]

Basically everything is shutting down in north Greenpoint

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Hail Mary; credit Grub Street

As Gothamist reports, Hail Mary is the latest casualty in a mass number of shutdowns in the past six months.

Hail Mary, the cute gourmet “diner” on Greenpoint Avenue, closed over the weekend after less than a year in the neighborhood. This is sad news for mac and cheese lovers, funfetti fanatics, and anyone who enjoys high quality comfort food in a cozy, welcoming environment. If you love a restaurant, go there frequently, or risk saying farewell.

Reached via email, owners Ham and Sohla El-Waylly told us they “tried their best” to keep their Greenpoint dream alive. “We made something we loved and that completely represented us through and through,” they told Gothamist. “Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. We’re happy we got to try and that this experience has made our relationship stronger.”

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Where, how often, and with whom are people doing ‘it’ in Bushwick

Infographic by Jacque Medina at Bushwick Daily

Infographic by Jacque Medina/Bushwick Daily

Bushwick Daily has provided a very helpful public service by polling their readers about, what else, SEX! (It is Valentine’s Day after all.)

Turns out 27% of those polled have hooked up in a bar or restaurant bathroom. One person even fessed up to fucking on top of a smashed avocado at Hana Food. Here are a few choice quotes from the article:

“I have slept with a lot of Manhattan men, but Bushwick men have better beards anyway, and what a girl wouldn’t want that extra fluff around her vagina.”

“I’ve hooked up with at least 4 bartenders from the same bar. Hard to remember how many exactly…” [Read more…]

The return of Shea Stadium

via @gobbinjr on Instagram

via @gobbinjr on Instagram

Baby, Shea’s back! Beloved DIY venue Shea Stadium is up and running again as of last night (2/13). [Read more…]

40 unconventional “love” songs for past, present, + future bae

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Love songs don’t have to be mushy and chock-full of cliches. They can be dirty, weird, morbid, depressing, hyper-sexual, or just plain straightforward. The sentiment can come from both the heart AND the pants. It doesn’t matter how you say I love you, or I want you, or I want to die if you die—there are a lot of ways to tell bae you care. [Read more…]