What the L? is a helles style lager from Blue Point brewery. If the artwork on the beer looks at all familiar to you, that’s because it’s the handiwork of graphic designer and art director Winston Tseng. You might recognize his work from his provocative, fake anti-MAGA sanitation posters which popped up around the city […]
If the MTA follows through on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new proposal to avert the long-dreaded L train shutdown, renters who signed leases in the affected area over the last year will be the biggest winners.
We’re all pretty excited that the L Train shutdown has been cancelled, but that doesn’t mean Cuomo’s plan will be completely painless. Streetsblog has obtained an early draft of planned service changes. Keep in mind that this is a draft and MTA officials, in fact, were not happy that the blog published the memo. Still, […]
Shayz Lounge, the beloved bar with the corny name at 130 Franklin Street, has announced that it’s closing on January 20. It’s another victim of the insane gentrification that’s hit the neighborhood.
Finally, after more than three weeks of nothing much to write about/too much shit to do, we are back with the first This One Goes to Eleven of 2019. If you’re a regular visitor, welcome back. If you’re new to the section, please make sure to fill out your waiver. You’re gonna need it.
We need one of those red sirens the Drudge Report uses. In a press conference today, Cuomo announced that he will be halting the L Train shutdown in favor of a piecemeal approach to the repairs that will keep the line running. We’re not sure why it took him so long to assess the MTA’s […]
Two Brooklynites, Hunter and Gil, have created a board game called Escape from HelL to bring a little levity to our pain. There’s a Kickstarter for the project and if you pledge $26 you can get your own game: This board game lets players experience the hell of trying to get to Manhattan from Williamsburg […]
Greenpoint’s The Palace reopened last weekend. You may recall that the popular McGolrick Park bar (formerly called Palace Cafe) closed back in 2016. Locals Nick Padilla, Mary Schultz and Rita Puskas have restored the iconic tavern and its now open for business at 206 Nassau Ave. in Greenpoint: The bar at 206 Nassau Ave. may have a new […]
To experience the holidays in New York is to experience something truly magical. The stresses of big city life start to fade and make way for sweeter things – ice skating with friends, hot cocoa in the park, holiday markets and, albeit brief, a break from the workplace hustle. Hopefully you’re feeling refreshed while reading […]
We’ve pretty much always had a “top album” list here at Freedubya, but we’ve essentially been doing a more detailed version of it for the past five. Five years. That’s a milestone! Something to reflect on, I suppose. It feels like this list gets weirder and weirder every year, as Williamsburg gets… well, more and more “normal,” via J Crews, Apple Stores and Chipotles. I’m not sure what that says about us? Probably that we’re increasingly contrarian? I’d like to think it’s that we’re more authentic. Such is the time-tested conundrum of the North Brooklyn resident. I guess you, the reader, will be the judge of that. Anyway – peep these albums. We liked ’em a whole lot.