Cassette closes, Leuca is now open for lunch & breakfast, Michelins awarded

 

RIP #cassette #Greenpoint

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Well that was quick. The Kickstarter-owned cafe never really got its footing and will now become an event space:

After a magical year serving the greenpoint community, we are sadly closing our doors for regular service. thank you for supporting us and being a part of our lives. [Read more…]

This One To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

20160818_193928_7549_939483With the beginning of America’s potential end behind us and Thanksgiving looming ahead, we are in need of a prescription-grade coping mechanism today. Thankfully the metal-verse is dishing out exactly that, beginning with their biggest name…

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Restaurant round-up: Bar Velo and Taqueria Santa Fe open, Paulie Gee’s gets petitioned and more

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Bar Velo

In Williamsburg, a new vegetarian restaurant and bar has opened in the former home of Moto called Bar Velo:

Longtime Williamsburg haunt Cafe Moto has been reborn as a cycling enthusiast’s temple to two-wheeled transportation called Bar Velo, opening Monday on Broadway. John McCormick shut down his 14-year restaurant a few months back to retool the design a bit and update the menu to be completely vegetarian. And in the spring, they’ll launch Velo-To-Go, offering grocery-type things like bread, fruit and flowers plus…cycling gear. [Read more…]

Where to celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn 2016

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Halloween is on a Monday this year, so many of the major events are on Friday and Saturday. That said, The Brooklyn FRIGHT Bazaar runs all week in Greenpoint. Things start early on Thursday at The Gateway with Del Caesar (as Ceasar Clearwater Revival), No Ice (Bruce Springsteen & The E St Band) and more. There’s a great list of haunted houses here. And of course, classic Halloween events include The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on Saturday and the Village Halloween Parade on Monday.

Here’s our rundown of this year’s best events: [Read more…]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

STARSPAWN-CD1Remember all those mean things I said about August last week–how the pickings were slim, there weren’t many shows, and so on? Well I take it all back. This week makes up for it and then some, so let’s thank the almighty law of averages and get on with it.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a0459075304_10Here I go again on my own. Going down the only road I’ve ever known. Wait, what? Sorry, blacked out there for a second.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

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Burned out on this heatwave? Join the fucking party, pal. Trust me when I say it’s cooler down here, six feet under.

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This weekend: Out In The Streets Fest with So So Glos, Beverly, Frankie Rose, and more

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The party hits Bushwick this weekend at the Onderdonk House. From Gothamist:

Enjoy a host of bands, great food, and beer at the two-day Out In The Streets Fest, which will take over the stately grounds of Ridgewood/Bushwick’s Onderdonk House with multiple live stages. Local legends So So Glos are topping the bill, along with Frankie Rose, Potty Mouth, Beverly and more. The artisan-style Ridgewood Market will be at the festival, too, giving you plenty of morning shopping options before the music kicks off each day.

Full line-up below: [Read more…]