Zagat says Paulie has New York’s best pies

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Paulie Gee, credit NY Times

I love Paulie’s so I was happy to see this – even though Totonno’s and Roberta’s have a slight edge in my opinion. Hopefully, the foot traffic the rating is sure to inspire won’t be as annoying as what we see outside of that overrated tourist trap Grimaldi’s. From Gothamist:

The 30,592 diners who participated in this year’s Google-owned Zagat Survey have spoken and declared that Greenpoint pie purveyor Paulie Gee’s fires up the city’s top pizza. In the 2015 guide, which was released today, the eaters lauded the “destination-worthy”—that’s called “borough-shaming,” Zagat!—pizzeria’s “one-of-a-kind” toppings and Paulie’s hands-on service as their favorite pick of the city’s dense pizza population. Following closely behind Paulie’s funky pies were the offerings at Lucali in Carroll Gardens, Juliana’s in Dumbo, Totonno’s of Coney Island and then Bushwick’s Roberta’s.

If the Brooklyn theme was apparent in the pizza category, it’s with good reason. The borough saw a 28% increase in the number of eateries reviewed, with 340 establishments making this year’s list. Of those, Williamsburg’s St. Anselm was ranked best of the borough, calling the steakhouse “cool” but “unpretentious” and saying that it has some of “the city’s best” beef. Other top borough picks included SriPraPhai, a Thai eatery in Queens; Roberto’s Italian in the Bronx; and Denino’s Pizzeria, taking home top honors for Staten Island.

More information about Paulie Gees here. Oh and nice URL, Gothamist: burnt_ashy_pizza_ftw.

Radio Bushwick cancels all CMJ shows and closes (hopefully) temporarily

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Yesterday, Radio Bushwick announced that it would be temporarily closing due to “landlordly legal-biz.” Their scheduled CMJ shows have been moved to Lot 45 in Bushwick. Brooklyn Mag speculates that the abrupt closure is a result of building violations and thinks the club’s future looks grim:

We took a peek at the building’s DOB records and found four violations from the past year that might have something to do with the venue’s closure.

The first two were issued back in July for an illegal conversion of a manufacturing building “to commercial bar and cabaret with music.” The DOB lists two more violations issued in September, both for “illegal occupancy.”

The latest one was dished out on September 24th by an emergency response team in conjunction with the super scary sounding NYPD-organized, M.A.R.C.H (Multi-Agency Response to Community Hotspots), AKA the Dance Police, Party Poopers, Dangler Death Dealers, et al.

Yeesh. Sounds like the party might be over.

Fingers crossed that they reopen soon!

Starbucks had their Williamsburg liquor license denied again

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Infamous developer Robert Scarano planning another hotel in Greenpoint

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One of Brooklyn’s most notorious developers, Robert M. Scarano, has filed paperwork to open a hotel on 214 Franklin Street in Greenpoint. His latest projects in Greenpoint include the Box House Hotel and the Henry Norman Hotel (which incidentally is open now and has a penthouse room that costs $600 per night with a lovely view of the sanitation plant just blocks away). [Read more...]

Midnight Movies 10/17-10/19 Include Psycho and Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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Thief robs Williamsburg apartment of its valuables and its dignity

hopeA woman returned to her apartment on Hope and Havermeyer last weekend to discover almost $3,00 worth of goods missing including her HP laptop and a pair of Tommy Hilfiger glasses. The thief, perhaps displeased that he robbed an apartment in Williamsburg and didn’t even get a Macbook or a pair of Ray-Bans decided to pay her back with #2 worth of goods in her bathroom. From [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

banProvided your eardrums haven’t reduced to shrapnel after last week’s onslaught of new metal, you’ll be pleased to hear this week brings yet another home-brewed batch of sonic insanity. Stuffed to the stitches with death, doom, occult, and all forms of extremity in between, today reinforces what we all already knew: There’s no rest for wicked fucking awesome.

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The Living Room opens in Williamsburg next week

thelivingroomFormer Lower East Side music venue The Living Room closed on October 26th of last year. This year on October 21st the venue will reemerge with a soft opening for CMJ. The new venue is located on 134 Metropolitan Ave (Between Wythe and Berry) in Williamsburg. Check out their website for the schedule of events.