This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

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Alright Lars, count us in [click, click, click, stumble, click].

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Restaurant roundup – Bunk closes, Tørst has food, and more

Torst is serving food again

Torst is serving food again

The Portland import Bunk Sandwiches closed its South Williamsburg restaurant. They had only been open for a year and had mixed reviews.

It’s been our pleasure to serve you sandwiches since we opened our doors in November of 2015. We’ve made the decision to cease operations here in Williamsburg while we explore opening in another NYC location. We are truly grateful for your business and hope to see you again soon in our next phase.

We also reported that Luksus was closing last month. [Read more…]

“What the F*ck, Chuck?” Rally to be held outside of Senator’s Park Slope home today

via DNAinfo, courtesy of Tracy Tullis

via DNAinfo, courtesy of Tracy Tullis

Just when we thought the Senate was there to protect us from bad calls made by the president, many Democrats have voted in favor of Trump’s cabinet nominees—including New York Senator Chuck Schumer [Read more…]

Amy Schumer, Mike Birbiglia and more showed up to support Planned Parenthood at Michael Che’s benefit show in Williamsburg

secretshowLast night Michael Chea put on a benefit for Planned Parenthood at The Knitting Factory in Williamsburg. According to [Read more…]

Writing in 2025: panel discussion at Pratt

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One of Free Williamsburg’s contributors, Andy P. Smith, is hosting a panel discussion at Pratt Institute tonight with four incredible writers/editors working in digital publishing. The event is free, and Andy tells us they’ll be giving away “a ton of Moleskine notebooks and swag, so get there early.” It’s first come, first served with the giveaways.

WRITING IN 2025: The Future of Digital Publishing
A Panel Discussion
Tuesday, January 31
at Pratt Institute, Engineering 306
http://bitly.com/writing2025

Ultimately, Andy hopes to spurn a conversation between experienced and novice writers on how best to write and get published. “We all wanna get published,” Andy says. “But we gotta eat too. And if we can eat while exploring options for battling our nation’s patriarchal oligarchy, primarily through writing and journalism, well… that’s the the goal, isn’t it?”

RSVP for Writing in 2025: bitly.com/writing2025

Clever Anti-Nazi sign appears in the G Train

gtrainSome clever human has modified a sign inside of a G Train car to display [Read more…]

The MTA increases L train tunnel cost estimates by $16 million

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The MTA is three months behind on hiring a contractor to repair the Canarsie Tunnel and has increased the project cost estimate $16 million to a [Read more…]

Interactive map shows how your neighborhood will be affected by ‘luxury condos’

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DNA has put together a very useful – albeit troubling – interactive map that helps New Yorkers visualize the construction that’s underway, or planned, in their neighborhoods. Looking at Greenpoint is especially frustrating given the amount of out-of-scale construction that’s happening along its waterfront. A tower called The Greenpoint, which is on the West Street between India and Huron, stretches an entire square block and will be 39 stories. (Thanks Stephen Levin.) And many more buildings are underway. Williamsburg is a tad less alarming since the waterfront has already been dramatically altered. At least Bushwick Inlet Park seems like a done deal at this point. Check out what’s happening in your neighborhood here.