For the second year, Pitchfork and October will bring their international celebration of beer, food and music to The Big Apple. The 2017 inaugural event inhabited Brooklyn Hanger (Industry City), but this year the festival is heading outdoors for two full days of indulgence at its finest. Hop a short ferry ride on September 8th […]
Rents are finally getting a tad cheaper in Williamsburg. With the L shutdown beginning in April of 2019, renters are paying (on average) $250 less than they did in 2016. Streeteasy has more: rents in the North Brooklyn submarket have declined to 2015 levels, and there are new signals that the market in Williamsburg in […]
This is no surprise for anyone who lives in Williamsburg, but the stats are troubling nonetheless. Since 2013, there have been over 700 injuries to cyclists and 9 deaths. Unfortunately, these numbers could rise once the L Train shutdown comes into effect and there are more bikers commuting to and from the city. Localize.city uncovered areas […]
It’s another slowish release week, but I’m getting hell out of dodge next weekend and don’t want to leave you hanging for two weeks. Onward into the flames… WHAT TO HEAR: First up this week is Sounds From the Vortex (Nuclear Blast), the debut full-length from ‘90s melodic death revivalists, The Spirit. Seeing wider re-release […]
That’s right folks, starting August 11 (late Friday night) there will be fifteen weekend shutdowns of the L line into the city. Thanks MTA! The MTA announced last week that there will be no service between Manhattan and Brooklyn for 4 weekends in October, 2 in November, 4 in February, and 3 in March. The the […]
The dog days are here and the release slate proves it, so let’s keep this brief so we can all get out there and enjoy what’s left of summer.
Bar Beau is now open in Williamsburg. It’s a cafe by day that serves fancy cocktails and small plates at night. Just Opened has more: Bar Beau is the latest project by Claire Chan (of West Village café The Elk), where cozy coffee shop vibe meets trendy bistro-style bar…Moving away from a menu with small, […]
After several crazy weeks, things cool down on the release front this weekend—the last of July, in case you’ve been slacking on your summer metal binge and need a kick in the ass. As always, however, quality reigns over quantity, and in that respect, we are doing just fine once again.
Remember Sandy? Developers don’t. According to Localize.city, twelve percent of New York apartments that are under contruction or have recently completed contruction are in flood zones. The worst culprits are the new buildings in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Long Island City: More than 3,500 new apartments have been built in flood-prone parts of Williamsburg and Greenpoint […]
Originally I was feeling guilty about missing the last two release weeks, which were absolutely packed with flashpoint metal records…then I took a look at this week’s lineup. Yeah, sorry, not sorry. WHAT TO HEAR: Let’s start this week at the fucking bottom with Mutilation Rites’ scathing new full-length, Chasm (Gilead Media). A crusty grind […]