Where to Sip on Warm Cocktails + Hide From Winter in Brooklyn

via Brooklyn Magazine

Photo via Brooklyn Magazine

Winter’s unforgiving wrath is still upon us. Those frozen margaritas and sangrias you’re throwing back in hopes to feel closer to summer just don’t taste the same in February. It’s high time to take advantage of some warm seasonal beverages (alcohol infused, of course) brought to you by our beloved Brooklyn watering holes! [Read more…]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup


Alright Lars, count us in [click, click, click, stumble, click].

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Brooklyn protest and benefit shows to dull that post-inauguration grief


via Impose, courtesy of Walter Wlodarczyk

Retire those cardboard signs for a night or two and lend your local (and non-local) musicians an ear! Besides, your arms deserve a break, don’t they? So do your nerves. The good news is you can still unwind without sacrificing that fighting spirit. [Read more…]

Restaurant roundup – Bunk closes, Tørst has food, and more

Torst is serving food again

Torst is serving food again

The Portland import Bunk Sandwiches closed its South Williamsburg restaurant. They had only been open for a year and had mixed reviews.

It’s been our pleasure to serve you sandwiches since we opened our doors in November of 2015. We’ve made the decision to cease operations here in Williamsburg while we explore opening in another NYC location. We are truly grateful for your business and hope to see you again soon in our next phase.

We also reported that Luksus was closing last month. [Read more…]

Local studio space for audio professionals

nysf_williamsburg177For 13 years, New York Studio Factory has provided workspace and studio space for creative professionals in Williamsburg and Bushwick. Maybe you’ve seen their blue buildings, but have you been inside?

With custom-built studios for audio producers and mixers like The Submarine Studio and DJ Statik Selekta, the New York Studio Factory has a solid membership of creative professionals, not to mention a community of startups like EasyTigerApps and Rhythm Necklace.

NYSF Studio Space Williamsburg

For January (or the last week of it, at least!) New York Studio Factory is running a discount promotion: save $300 on your first month’s rent! If you’re looking for work space, or music writing/production room, book a tour at NYStudioFactory.com

Interactive map shows how your neighborhood will be affected by ‘luxury condos’


DNA has put together a very useful – albeit troubling – interactive map that helps New Yorkers visualize the construction that’s underway, or planned, in their neighborhoods. Looking at Greenpoint is especially frustrating given the amount of out-of-scale construction that’s happening along its waterfront. A tower called The Greenpoint, which is on the West Street between India and Huron, stretches an entire square block and will be 39 stories. (Thanks Stephen Levin.) And many more buildings are underway. Williamsburg is a tad less alarming since the waterfront has already been dramatically altered. At least Bushwick Inlet Park seems like a done deal at this point. Check out what’s happening in your neighborhood here.

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a0596478358_10As presumed apocalypse kicks off today, This One Goes To Eleven is more than happy—as always—to provide the soundtrack. Good luck and good riddance, civilization.

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Dates for the 2017 Northside Festival have been announced


Badges are now on sale, though none of the music acts have been announced. Last year’s festival highlights included Brian Wilson, Wolf Parade, Diarrhea Planet, King Khan, Psychic Ills, Priests and more. 

Dubbed “a compact and intensely Brooklyn counterpoint to South by Southwest” by The New York Times, Northside Festival returns for its ninth year June 7-11, 2017 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. [Read more…]