Girls Season 3 Teaser


This teaser doesn’t reveal much about plot lines — lots of beach shots, hopefully its not morphing into The O.C. — but we’re excited nonetheless: [Read more…]

Ligurian Restaurant Fitzcarraldo Has Soft Opening At 3rd Ward Today

Fitzcarraldo (c/o Grub Street)

Fitzcarraldo (c/o Grub Street)

Fitzcarraldo is at 195 Morgan Avenue, East Williamsburg/Bushwick,

We visited the space last time we were at 3rd Ward and it looks beautiful. We can’t wait to try the food in September. For now, they are only open for lunch and breakfast:

After months of anticipation, Fitzcarraldo, the new restaurant from Rucola’s Henry Rich and Julian Brizzi, soft opens today for breakfast, lunch, and bar service. The Ligurian-inspired restaurant is housed on the premises of 3rd Ward, and has an interior designed with its namesake Werner Herzog film in mind. That means an aesthetic that’s part Peruvian jungle, part crumbling opera house, although with more restraint than that kind of combination might suggest. [Read more…]

FKA Twigs: “Water Me”



The 25-year-old part-Jamaican, part-Spanish Londoner, originally from Gloucestershire, is signed to Young Turks, home of the xx, Koreless, SBTRKT and Wavves, and the EP was produced by Arca, who recently worked on Kanye’s Yeezus. We’re not aware of the full extent of her autonomy or her reliance on Arca in the studio but we’ll give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she’s more than a Cassie-style cipher who has input with regard to melody and dictates the direction of the glitchy, trickily detailed and astonishing effects-laden sound, one apparently designed for headphones as well as hedonism. Like Phlo Finister she’s almost too visually savvy for her own good – she recently appeared on the cover of iD magazine, and there is the fear that there will be more fashion to her than musical substance. But she’s already working that visual flair: the video to her track Water Me, where she plays Shelley Duvall’s more bug-eyed kid sister, is particularly striking. The track itself is a sonic fetishist’s delight with its rat-a-tats and slow-motion depth charges, but there is equal attention to the mournful melody and melancholy message: “He won’t make love to me now,” she sighs sadly, taking solipsism to onanistic extremes. “I guess I’m stuck with me.”

Crimewave In North Brooklyn

Last night in Greenpoint (via)

Last night in Greenpoint (via)

There was lots of activity on Twitter last night about cops, helicopters, and police roaming the neighborhood with dogs. ABC local reports that officers were investigating multiple home invasions and yet another sexual assault:

Police investigating an alleged home invasion and sex assault in Williamsburg found themselves chasing a man on an apparent crime spree late Monday. The suspect now in custody, who is being questioned, is believed to be responsible for three home invasions in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. [Read more…]

New Tavern & Raw Bar Now Open: Grand Ferry


If you like The Richardson (we do) then you’ll be delighted to learn that a new bar just opened on Kent Ave. from the same team behind the popular Graham Ave. staple. Grand Ferry has been open for several weeks and Bedford and Bowery recently paid them a visit:

Despite the not insignificant development that has sprung up along Kent Avenue, Joel Lee Kulp thinks his week-old waterfront tavern, located between Grand and N. 1st St., fills an overlooked gap: “A lot of places in this particular neighborhood are opening straight-up restaurants, with a bar as an afterthought,” he said. “We’re a bar primarily that’s offering a food menu a swell.”

That bar — headed by Jon DeRosa, who also migrated from the Richardson — serves trustworthy cocktails, fourteen draft beers and 20 European-origin wines. And the chef, Brett Ackerman, offers up just the kind of food you’d hope to find at a tavern named after a ferry that docked nearby until 1918: fried clams, a grass-fed burger, shepherd’s pie, and similar hearty bites fit for a dock-worker are served till 2 a.m. daily. There’s also a raw bar.

Read more about Grand Ferry here.

In other news, we’ve redesigned our whole friggin site! Visit our all new Restaurant & Bar Guide which should be much easier to use when you get sick of the shittiness that is Yelp.

Guess Who Was In The ‘Nabe Last Night

Yep that’s Bill Murray sipping red wine at Briskettown:
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The Best Places To Eat In Bushwick

Dear Bushwick

Dear Bushwick

From Dear Bushwick to Falansai, there have been lots of restaurant openings in Bushwick recently, proving that there’s more to the neighborhood’s culinary world than Roberta’s. (Which, incidentally, we still love.)

Here’s our rundown of the best places to eat in Bushwick.