Watch people in McCarren Park react to bad True Detective 2 lines

truedetectiveChris Rose of comedy group Late Night Basement took to McCarren Park to find out how strangers would react to some of the awful lines from this disappointing season of True Detective [Read more…]

No Window Shopping tonight at The Yard

NoWindowShoppingA new group exhibition, No Window Shopping, opens Thursday evening at The Yard. Featuring a variety of works on wood and canvas from BEAU, Sam Kirk, and URNY, Phase ii of No Window Shopping aims to highlight current events and local affairs including affordable housing, quality of life, normalizing relations with Cuba and the purpose that respectively defines – and ultimately connects -those relationships.

Continuing a rotating program of local artists exhibited at The Yard’s Brooklyn location, No Window Shopping will be on display through September 18th.

No Window Shopping
Phase ii f/ BEAU, Sam Kirk & URNY
July 30 – September 18, 2015
The Yard: Space to Work
33 Nassau Ave. 2nd floor.

RSVP for July 30th, 6-8pm, opening reception.

2015 Northside Music Festival guide


While Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, there’s something about the Northside Festival that really feels like the season is truly kicking off. With hundreds of bands and a few dozen venues to consider on the music side of things, it can be overwhelming, so we’d like to offer some sincere recommendations; who to see, where to go, and where you can grab a drink.

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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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5 ways we can save ourselves from the horror that is the L train


Right now, with no service on weeknights or weekends, the L train is running only 55% of the time… you need at least 65% on a test to get a D. But it’s not how little the train is running that concerns me. It’ll come back. It’ll come back more crowded than ever… ridiculously, absurdly, painfully crowded.

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Bo Schultz went from the Turkey’s Nest softball team to Major League Baseball

Bo Schultz
Toronto Blue Jay’s pitcher Bo Schultz has a fascinating history that includes a stop in a McCarren Park softball league on this way to the majors. Bo went to Northwestern to play baseball but after not being able to make the team he quit and spent the summer of 2006 writing for Men’s Journal in NYC where he joined the Turkey’s Nest softball [Read more…]

Turkey’s Nest forced to retire iconic Styrofoam cups

pic via Brooklyn Daily

pic via Brooklyn Daily

Anyone who has spent a summer weekend afternoon in McCarren Park has seen many parkgoers carrying around giant white Styrofoam cups filled [Read more…]

Swearin’, Quarterbacks, Mean Creek and Bethlehem Steel are playing our End of the Year bash

swearinbkbazaar22014 was sort of a depressing year for live music in Williamsburg, almost solely because of the fate of one building at South 2nd and Kent Avenue. As much as it sucks to lose 285 Kent, Death By Audio and Glasslands (and hey, Ran Tea House), there are still tons of great venues and bands in and around Williamsburg who deserve to be celebrated.

That’s part of the reason why we’ve decided to throw an “End of the Year” bash at one of our favorite remaining Williamsburg venues, Brooklyn Night Bazaar, along with probably our favorite Williamsburg venue, Shea Stadium.

As you’ll note on the above poster, this Friday, December 12, FREEwilliamsburg and Shea Stadium will proudly bring you an incredible night of indie rock and pop punk with Swearin’, Quarterbacks, Mean Creek and Bethlehem Steel at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. And unlike a CERTAIN PUBLICATION’S 20th anniversary party, you’re all invited for the price of “on the house.” Doors are at 7 PM. RSVP here. [Read more…]