Welcome to April everyone. If we are to believe the pundits (and Adam D’s year-round party shorts), there’s more bearable weather right around the corner. Until it arrives, however, feel free to follow me back down to hell where the brimstone fires are stoked and the magma pools are just begging for a beer and a soak.
In case you forgot, spring is basically being ruined by the fare-raising/surplus rockin‘ MTA, which plans to shut down L train service between Bedford and 8th Ave for SIX weekends beginning April 11. It seems like something like this happens every year, but this time around, local businesses are protesting the springtime service change.
The shutdowns, which will halt L train service between Bedford Avenue and Eighth Avenue from April 11 to May 18, will happen just as foot traffic picks up and revives cash flow, business owners said.
“Spring is like the height — that’s the peak,” said Joseph Franquinha, owner of Crest Hardware and Urban Garden Center at 558 Metropolitan Ave., who relies on the spring gardening season for business. [Read more...]
I hung out with my girlfriend’s parents all weekend, so chances are I need this more than you right now. Misery does love company, however, so join me as I turn this shit to the ozone, pour something stiff, and pound my forehead off the wall. With a little luck and a lot of faith (get behind me Satan), I’ll be myself again in no time.
Join more than 60 exhibitors from around the globe as they pour tastings of their finest coffees and teas and introduce you to new and award-winning products – the 2015 lineup will surpass all years past and include more coffee, as requested! This international extravaganza celebrating all things coffee and tea will offer two days of programs from well-known industry pros and pioneers, pairings, tastings, and more! The 28,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall will also feature some of the most delectable sweet and savory foods to compliment the spectacular collection of coffees and teas.
More information at coffeeandteafestival.com.
Eleven33, a new 210-unit residential development located along Greenpoint’s main thoroughfare of Manhattan Avenue, began welcoming residents earlier this year, and has rolled out the “MyDomain” program to help support and grow local businesses while adding value for tenants. The initiative takes its name from The Domain Companies, Eleven33’s developers, and has engaged more than 40 local businesses to provide exclusive incentives to residents, with new discounts and rewards being added regularly.
Businesses that have signed on with MyDomain include Brooklyn-based restaurants and bars, cafés, fitness studios, and services such as pet grooming, housekeeping, health and beauty, financial, transportation, and more. The building’s 8,000 square feet of retail space will also be filled by local businesses offering residents direct access and rewards. [Read more...]
The week started off pretty well for shows and as usual we’ve got some great options with which to end it. Maybe just like all that snow and slush, our troubles can melt away, in our case with the aid of a gig or five! Before I start the list I’d like to note that you should get out to Cloud City (85 North 1st Street) as the RIP DIY exhibit ends on the 15th of March. More information can be found here.