Northside Festival adds Beirut , The War On Drugs and more to lineup

beirutBrooklyn’s Northside Festival (June 12-19) has added Beirut and The War On Drugs their lineup. The shows will take place 50 Kent (the venue formerly known as Williamsburg Park). From [Read more...]

Greenpoint couple found dead in hot tub

hottubA Greenpoint couple were found dead in their hot tub at their Nassau Avenue apartment on Sunday. The 58-year-old Jacek Crockiewitz and his 66-year-old girlfriend Alicia Wieczorkiewicz were discovered with an almost empty gallon bottle of Tanqueray Sterling vodka nearby. From [Read more...]

Greenpoint is getting a huge convention center on Franklin Street

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In addition to Urban Outfitters and Stephen Levin Towers, here’s something else no one in the neighborhood wants. An expo center:

The Brooklyn EXPO is located in the thriving neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It is a new concept for a historical neighborhood that is now emerging as a frontier of culture in the Brooklyn scene. The Brooklyn EXPO is a unique physical structure with excellent access to New York City and multiple hubs of transportation. The property boasts a beautiful glass exterior and a large open floor plan that can be used in whole or can be divided to create multiple rooms or for smaller functions. This allows for unlimited flexibility; add in high ceilings, a loading dock, cafeteria space, office space, parking and on site storage for pre-event shipping, Brooklyn EXPO expects to cater to wide array of clients. The Brooklyn EXPO will be able to handle large scale productions of public events, private events, conferences, company meetings, conventions, product launches, receptions, multi media events and banquet seating for up to 2200 people. The specs below outline the space and location below will show you that we are offering something that cannot be found in Brooklyn at this time.

More information about Brooklyn EXPO (no idea why that’s in caps) here.

Coming soon to Williamsburg: Taiwanese Night Market

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This looks delicious. Get your tickets here.

TAP-NY will be holding its third annual Taiwanese Night Market on Friday, April 25th. For one night only, we’ll be transforming a Williamsburg warehouse into a one of a kind delicious and traditional experience. An event flyer is attached.

Attendees get a “Passport to Night Market” with which they’re entitled to a dish from each of our hand picked vendors – some are totally new to NYC, some are a Night Market exclusive, and others are well known.

A-Pou Dumplings – Pan fried dumplings, just like from a Taiwanese mother’s kitchen.
General Tso’Boy – A never before seen vendor making its debut, an Asian twist on the classic Po’boy sandwich
Macaron Parlour – A delectable array of unconventional macarons
Nom Wah Tea Parlour – Catered food from the first dim sum parlour in NYC
Outerborough – Outerborough, a Brooklyn Flea staple, is bringing a new dish…the time-honored night market and Taiwanese staple: stinky tofu
Sweet Pleasure Confections – Delicious Asian inspired sweets
Taicken Chicken – Making their glorious return, Taicken continues to impress with delicious Taiwanese popcorn chicken…and a brand new hand crafted dish
Thirstea - A tasty twist on bubble tea, this isn’t your run of the mill drink
TKettle - Authentic and delicious Taiwanese candied fruit
Wooly’s - Authentic, healthy, and delicious shaved snow topped with fresh fruit and sumptuous syrup

Macy’s Fireworks to officially move back to the East River

photo via Joe Mauceri

photo via Joe Mauceri

Williamsburg and Greenpoint will once again be prime viewing locations for the July 4th Macy’s Fireworks. Mayor Bill De Blasio just announced at a press conference that the fireworks will officialy return to the East River for the first time since 2009. This means for those of us in places such as Williamsburg or Greenpoint we won’t have to observe the fireworks from across the entire island of Manhattan. From [Read more...]

Who Killed Spikey Jacket? – The biggest bang for your buck

Is Who Killed Spikey Jacket? the band with the most explosive audience? Fast forward below video to the 11:47min mark and decide for yourself.

Who Killed Spikey Jacket? at The Acheron

Video: Nirvana played a surprise show in Greenpoint last night

nirvanaLate last night Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Noveselic and Pat Smear traveled to Greenpoint’s St. Vitus following their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and performance at Barclays Center. The band played Nirvana classics with a rotating front of Joan Jett, J. Mascis, Annie Clark, Kim Gordon and John McCaaluey. Here’s [Read more...]

Here’s Summerscreen’s free McCarren Park movie lineup

SummerScreen-homeSummerscreen returns to McCarren Park this summer at the corner of North 12th and Bedford. There are still bands to be announced, but here is the movie lineup:

July 9 – Back to the Future
July 16 – Zoolander
July 23 – Cry-Baby
July 30 – Heathers
August 6 – Big Lebowski
August 13 – Audience Pick!

More info at Summerscreen.org