Mezcaleria La Milagrosa – a Williamsburg speakeasy hidden behind a Mexican deli’s freezer

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The hidden bar is in the back of a bodega on Havemeyer Street. It’s owned by the same people behind the fantastic Mexican joint, La Superior. If you can get in, they serve five types of Margaritas: regular, mezcal, Jamaica, guava and tamarind. The Observer, which is no longer owned by Complicit Kushner, has more:

Mezcaleria La Milagrosa is a new concept locale from Felipe Mendez, the chef and owner of Williamsburg’s La Superior and Cerveceria Havemeyer, which is located just next door. Unlike Mendez’s other restaurants, this mezcal bar is exceedingly difficult to find for those who don’t know about it—and there’s a disco ball. [Read more…]

Brooklyn Flea returning to Williamsburg in April

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Sure, we’re about to be blanketed in two feet of snow by Stella, the ominous Nor’easter that’s approaching. But be that as it may, Spring is just around the corner. Starting April 1, Brooklyn Flea will be happening on Saturdays in Williamsburg. We sadly said goodbye to the Sunday Flea in 2015, so we’re happy to see them return. Sorry Fort Greene:

The original, Brooklyn Flea, has just announced that it’s folding up its Fort Greene market– yes, the one that started it all– and moving it to Williamsburg. The Saturday Flea, which has been in Fort Greene for nine years, will now take place alongside Saturday Smorgasburg in East River State Park. [Read more…]

Snowstorm Stella ’bout to shake shit up

VIA NEW YORK DAILY NEWS BY MARY ALTAFFER FOR AP

VIA NEW YORK DAILY NEWS BY MARY ALTAFFER FOR AP

It may be mid-March, but winter is about to wave a big ‘ol middle finger at us.

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Shea Stadium closes doors once again

via Dead Dear

via Dead Dear

As you may remember, Brooklyn DIY-venue Shea Stadium temporarily closed, then reopened earlier this year. It seems as though Shea’s struggles continue—this was posted by the club today to their facebook page: [Read more…]

Pictures from yesterday’s International Women’s Day rally

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It was quite the exciting scene in Washington Square Park yesterday afternoon! Thousands of men, women, children, (dogs!), and non-binaries of all credences, ethnicities, and ages gathered in support of International Women’s Day. FREEwilliamsburg was there to capture the fervency, togetherness, and inclusivity of herstory in the making. [Read more…]

Restaurant roundup: vegan joint by Chloe opens today, Tacombi coming soon

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by Chloe; credit Mikey Pozarik

It’s late winter and things are slow in the restaurant world, but there are a couple of openings happening. Popular vegan chain by Chloe (yes another chain) is opening tomorrow on North 3rd Street in Williamsburg. Expect Tempeh Burgers, Pesto Meatballs and other vegan comfort food:

Burgeoning vegan chain by Chloe begins its next chapter tomorrow, opening a new outpost in Williamsburg, its fourth in New York City and first outside of Manhattan. Located on North 3rd Street off Bedford Avenue, the chain joins other local and more corporate entities like Parm and Whole Foods in opening a location in Condoburg. Expect an announcement from Shake Shack imminently. [Read more…]

Mast Brothers say Remeltgate was fake news

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Photo: mastbrothers.com

Back in 2015, you likely remember that the Mast Brothers were accused of being ‘the Milli Vanilli of chocolate‘ for allegedly melting down pre-made chocolate and repackaging it. In a conversation with Fortune, the brothers claim the allegations were false. Still, one fact remains indisputable: those beards are ridiculous:

“People were spreading this idea that we remelt Hershey bars and throw our packaging on it… which is of course not true.” The question of how Mast Brothers makes its chocolate bars vacillated between “hilarious” (making fun of the founders’ facial hair) and “creepy” (family members were harassed on social media). [Read more…]

Video, photos, and more details on yesterday’s shooting in Greenpoint

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Police Standoff on Greenpoint Ave; credit Johnny Cirillo/Greenpointers

As we mentioned yesterday, there was a shooting on Greenpoint Ave. Police now have the suspect in custody — a 51-year-old, retired cop named Gene Barrett. He’s being charged with attempted murder, robbery, assault, burglary and menacing

Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, on Greenpoint Avenue near the intersection of McGuinness Boulevard in the Greenpoint section, police said 51-year-old Gene Barrett shot another man outside on the sidewalk… The victim’s girlfriend has lived in the same apartment building as Barrett for 13 years and has an ongoing dispute with the suspect, police said. The victim has been her boyfriend for about two years and by extension, was becoming involved in the disputes. Barrett retreated into her apartment after the shooting, holing up there for nearly an hour. [Read more…]