The Burger Guru, a staple for cheap burgers on 98 Berry Street in Williamsburg, quietly closed earlier this year. In its place is a new Greek tapas restaurant called Ela Taverna. The owners updated the decor a tad, but have kept the space fairly minimal. The menu features Greek staples like Moussaka, Spanakopita and Grilled Octopus. […]
Damn landlords—they’re at it again. Independently owned theater and bar Videology filed a lawsuit this week against their landlord, 308 Grand Reality LLC, which argues claims that they have not complied with the terms of their lease. According to a report from NYC real estate publication The Real Deal this past Tuesday, Videology co-owners Wendy Chamberlain and […]
We mentioned that Fornino was opening a new restaurant on 291 Kent Avenue. They’ve been open for a few weeks now in the former home of Cow & Clover and their original restaurant on Bedford Avenue has closed. The new space is enormous and has a slightly larger menu. Also in Williamsburg, Belly opens today […]
Welcome to your weekly reminder that the Brooklyn underground isn’t dead yet. Long live crust. WHAT TO HEAR: First up this week the appropriately titled Nightmare Future (Relapse), the debut LP from grindcore supergroup Expulsion. Featuring former members of Repulsion, Exhumed, and more, this one sounds like Lightning Bolt if Lightning Bolt were reared on […]
The victim is named Molly and the attack occurred on Saturday at Williamsburg’s Alligator Lounge. She was attending a birthday party when she was approached by a stranger. Gothamist has more: Before she could get her first drink, she says a strange man “made a beeline for my friend” and tried to kiss her on […]
If you haven’t been following the controversy, the Girls star has been taking a lot of heat for giving her dog Lamby to a shelter following “four years of challenging behavior and aggression.” She adopted the pooch from Williamsburg’s own BARC shelter and claims the dog was abused as a pup and unmanageable: A […]
While the “instrumetal” fraternity has long prided itself on sky-scraping, widow-making theatrics—think Pelican, Russian Circles, Isis, et. al—Brooklyn power trio, Motor Teresa, have something altogether different in mind: Fun (if you can stomach it).
Brooklyn’s own Big Thief released second album Capacity in June via Saddle Creek, it’s really quite a wonderful and intimate record with a perfect balance of sombre and hopeful moments. Produced by Andrew Sarlo (whos credits include Local Natives, Nick Hakim, Show Me the Body and more), there is a cabin-in-the-woods style quality to the songs but it’s rare for an […]
Happy Independence Day weekend, heathens. I hope your celebration of liberty (or funeral procession, given the way things are going) is filled with beers, boats, and Pantera—as it always has been and always will be.
It’s almost July 4th! For the last two years, the Macy’s fireworks were shot from barges close to the Brooklyn Bridge, but this year the barges are closer to North Brooklyn and Long Island City. We’re excited because Greenpoint and Williamsburg will be the best places to view the fireworks in all of Brooklyn. Here are some […]