Have you ever wanted to slather poisonous, chemical-laced sludge all over your face and body? How does running an obstacle course made of jagged, sharp old car parts (“curated by some of Brooklyn’s best makers”) sound to you? Maybe you’d like to sit in a teepee made of old garbage and inhale the noxious fumes generated by burning whatever shit we’ve been dumping in one of America’s worst superfund sites for the previous century. Well, now you can! [Read more...]
The circuit would focus on everything from Greenpoint’s coffee outpost Café Grumpy, where Lena Dunham’s character Hannah Horvath once slung lattes, to a Bushwick warehouse where Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) accidentally smokes crack.
But don’t expect a glitzy romp through the West Village to Sex and the City staple Magnolia Bakery, or past the Condé Nast building where Carrie Bradshaw once penned articles for Vogue, on a “Girls” tour — much of the hit show takes place far away from the bright lights of the big city. [Read more...]
The Williamsburg store closed officially this past Sunday, March 2, and the tentative opening date for the new Greenpoint location, at 74 Guernesey between Norman and Nassau, is set to tentatively open this Saturday, March 8th.
According to the original gangster of Williamsburg thrift shops, “everything about [the new location] will remain the same, just a bit spruced up and less abused.”
“We wouldn’t be where we are now if it wasn’t for the popularity of the neighborhood, but the landlord didn’t even give us the opportunity to stay,” owner Carrie Peterson told the NY Daily News in September, which began their article triumphantly with this cringeworthy line:
“The hipsters are gentrifying themselves right out of business.”
Previously: Two Williamsburg staples are shuttering
Prolific instrumental post rockers Russian Circles stopped by for two sold out shows at Bowery Ballroom and Saint Vitus. Below is a video of the complete Brooklyn set.
Because, duh, doing it with a condom totally ruins the sensation.
When you’re out at the bar, or at the club, or at the dance party trying to get your goose fed, do you keep in mind that you should wrap that shit up? Be honest, this is a safe space. Also, we know you’re lying if you said that of course you do, because the Department of Health’s Community Health Survey for 2012 just released some numbers, and 68.2% of the whole city said they didn’t use a condom when they last had sex. The leader of the pack? Greenpoint, where a staggering 85.8% of people decide to throw caution to the wind.
Now, we suppose we could cut some slack here, and account for married people and people in committed relationships who have a different form of birth control. But still, 85% Greenpoint? And you don’t want people to think that your neighborhood is basically just a real-life version Girls? You weren’t all just waiting for the free magnum-sized condoms, were you? Don’t forget, science claims it feels just as good to have sex with a condom. What are you, better than science?
Come on people, PUT A FUCKING CONDOM ON.
And no, using the word tragedy is not hyperbole. We love Glasserie and are dubious that it will be worth visiting once they lose their chef Sara Kramer. She says she’ll leave by the end of February at the latest. We’re just getting over Gwynnet St closing which, incidentally, is recovering nicely as Lachlan and still serving their beloved whiskey bread!
Grub Street has more on why Sara Kramer is splitting. She’s careful not to be incendiary, but this does not sound like a pleasant situation:
The owner [Sara Conklin] and I had never really met or worked together previously. It was a big leap of trust on both of our parts. As much as two people can say that they want something similar, you can’t ever know until you’re doing it in practice. She had different ideas for the direction of the restaurant. There will be some significant changes to the food. The whole trajectory of the restaurant is very different from what I would have wanted, so I think that it’s a positive move for both of us, even though it’s sad…. I’m looking forward to working on another project in an environment that feels more cohesive, holistic, cooperative… [Read more...]
Everything is better with its own soundtrack, even art. That is where Justin F. Valls comes in. This sound designer and photog combines his passions in a unique exhibition titled Peacock Farm, which strikes ears and eyes together telling the sequential story of a natural builder. Valls’ photography will stick around a while, but to get the full experience, you have to stop by Milk & Roses in Greenpoint tomorrow. The audio array “rises” at 6 p.m. and “sets” at 8 p.m.
The Viking invasion continues. First there were the Scandinavian Torst and Luksus, followed by Dirck the Norseman, Konditori and Aska. (Ok, Aska is technically on the border of Greenpoint). Now, Budin is open, serving up its own blend of “high-end Scandinavian roasts“:
The $7 latte is here. The Nordic coffeehouse Budin opens this morning in Greenpoint, vending a variety of high-end Scandinavian roasts, including a licorice latte that retails for seven bucks.
“It’s the same thing as specialty beer or wine tasting,” said Budin co-owner Crystal Pei of his cafe’s high-end selection. “It’s a niche people are getting into.”
Not all of Budin’s brews are so expensive. Average joes can get a regular cup of joe for $2. But the fancy Scandinavian roasts from names renowned among the coffee cognoscenti — including Tim Wendelboe from Norway, Coppe from Sweden, and Drop Coffee, also from Sweden — are pricey. Pei says it is worth the money.
“Their roast is lighter and the flavor profile is different,” said Pei, of the northern European varieties.
More at budin-nyc.com.