Five Leaves POV burger lunch

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Do you work a 9-5 job and wish you could enjoy a leisured, weekday big breakkie?  Don’t have time to wait two hours on Sunday morning for a table? Craving some avocado toast and a bloody mary? Lament no more, y’all!

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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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Priests and Perfect Pussy headlining the last Brooklyn Night Bazaar this weekend


This weekend will be the last for Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Thanks BMW. Luckily they are going out with a bang. Priests will be playing on Friday and Perfect Pussy on Saturday. Should be a great way to say goodbye. From the owners:

As you might have heard, about a week ago we received some unwelcome news from our landlord. He reached a deal for a new lease with a very large company. We have been asked to vacate by the end of the month. [Read more...]

Kickstarter owner cofounding restaurant in Greenpoint

113 Franklin Street, Greenpoint

113 Franklin Street, Greenpoint, credit: Eater

It’s right around the corner from their offices in Greenpoint and will serve French-Catalonian fare.

Rucola, June, and Fitzcarraldo co-owner Henry Rich has been working on a Greenpoint restaurant for two years, and early this summer, the 100-seat space will finally open its doors on Franklin Street. Rich says he and his team are “trying to open the perfect neighborhood restaurant for Greenpoint.” That team includes Rucola chef Joe Pasqualetto and Kickstarter founder Perry Chen. [Read more...]

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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The North Brooklyn real estate shit show a.k.a. are you kidding me though? 5/14/15


Bye bye Bazaar. Sad news, y’all: no more Brooklyn Night Bazaar.  They have until the end of the month at their 165 Banker location. In the realm of cool Brooklyn shit closing down, this one hits a little too close to home for me. Actually, it hits right next door. I live, literally, next door to the Bazaar. And I kinda liked it. I mean, they put on some good shows once in a while and it’s always been free with food and drinks and videogames and local vendors and it was always over by 1am, which, for a grumpy old neighbor like me, was awesome. I even went down in my pajamas one night, had a glass of wine, checked out the band, and went back to bed. Kudos!

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Greenpoint’s Barge Bar may open this month


Brooklyn Barge Bar’s opening has been delayed by the local community board and delays with obtaining a liquor license, but according to their Facebook page they will open later this month. The barge will be directly adjacent to Transmitter Park and according to their website will be a ‘vibrant community center for Greenpoint [with] kayaking, fishing, science and historic programs for kids and adults of all interests.

Despite a stalemate with the local community board, it looks like Brooklyn Barge Bar isn’t dead in the water just yet. Aiming to be Brooklyn’s smaller version of the Frying Pan, the bar recently announced on Facebook that it hopes to open later this month. There are photos circa late March of the team building the gangway in Kingston, New York, and they’ve also launched a website detailing its menu and plans for engaging the community in (hopefully) non-alcohol related outdoor activities like sailing and fishing (though we’re not sure drunk fishing will be left totally out of the equation)… [Read more...]

Video Series Brooklyn X Brooklyn

Our friends at Brooklyn Magazine premiered Brooklyn X Brooklyn this week, a video series shot at Braund Studios in Greenpoint of up and coming NYC artists covering over NYC artists. The first videos released feature Juan Wauters, formerly of The Beets. Wauters plays his own song “I Was Well,” a single from his sophomore album Who Me? out May 13 on Captured Tracks. For his second song, Wauters performs “Questioningly” by the Ramones.

Look and listen:

Next in the series are Beverly, Great Good Fine OK and Strange Names. Stay tuned!