Teddy’s reopens with a new menu


That was quick. We stopped by and, thankfully, Teddy’s looks pretty much the same. We’d hate to have seen this Northside institution morph into something more trendy, though it was definitely time to improve upon the food. [Read more...]

Man found dead on Lorimer stop L train


From the Daily News:

Cops are investigating the death of a 67-year-old man found dead on a Manhattan-bound L train at the Lorimer St.-Metropolitan Ave. station early Wednesday. The homeless man, who was found sitting up on a subway car seat, was declared dead at the scene just before 2 a.m. His name was not immediately disclosed. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

AllFoursCover_750This week welcomes the first extreme festival of the season in New York’s Alright, a brass-knuckled blast of Record Store Day releases, and more batshit headlines than the front page of the Daily News, so strap on the gloves, grab your mouth guard, and, as always, get ready to rumble.

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Governor’s Ball After Dark: late night shows announced from Harlem to Brooklyn


Just when you thought Governor’s Ball couldn’t get any better, they go and add a slew of post-festival, Bacardi-sponsored performances that are not to be missed. Ranging in venue from classics (Apollo Theater) to brand new (Verboten) and a handful of old standbys in between (Webster Hall, Irving Plaza), it’s going to be hard to choose. And hey, we know it’s pretty aggressive to go out after a festival, especially one as stacked as Governor’s Ball is. But with lineups that include Deadmau5, Flying Lotus, SBTRKT, and Hot Chip? It’s going to be impossible to resist. It’s not all electronic music either. They’ve got new punks (White Lung) and indie mainstays (Conor Oberst) in the mix too.

Check out our nightly picks and the full lineup below. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 17th at noon EST (*except for Little DragonJ. Roddy Walston & The Business, and Big Gigantic, which go on sale at 10am EST*). Tickets will be over at Governor’s Ball’s website (and DoNYC), where you can also still purchase 3-day and single day passes.

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Video: tipsy skateboarding taco crashes into car at bottom of Williamsburg bridge


Thankfully, he wasn’t hurt and we hope he got lots of free tacos from Baby’s All Right.:

A drunk dude in a taco suit rode a skateboard off the Williamsburg Bridge’s pedestrian ramp and crashed into a car. Ben Wilkes, a production manager at Baby’s All Right, recorded the incident on video and told ANIMAL that both the car and the skateboarder, co-worker Jon Newport, were fine. Newport and Wilkes were drinking on Saturday afternoon [Read more...]

Developer wants $500 Million for site of Williamsburg warehouse fire

photo via Peter J. Smith for The Wall Street Journal

photo via Peter J. Smith for The Wall Street Journal

Remember that gigantic warehouse fire on the Williamsburg waterfront that is probably still smoldering? The owner believes he can get an awful lot of money for the 11 acre plot of land which he bought for $5 million in the [Read more...]

Trash Bar was on ABC’s new crime show ‘Forever’ and it was hilarious


Who knew Cuba Gooding Jr owned Trash bar, which “was actually open before CBGB.” [Read more...]

Williamsburg Councilman Stephen Levin is having the Best Week Ever

Councilman Stephen Levin was in the news quite a bit last week after rescuing a pregnant cat with bullet wounds on the BQE. This week has been even better for him starting with [Read more...]