Snakes on an L Train!

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At least it wasn’t ferret:

Of course, Samuel L. Jackson said it best: [Read more...]

Brooklyn Electronic Dance Round Up: August 28 + 29

Ah yes, that sweet Canadian air bringing some heat relief to the hood! This weekend’s looking good to go with tons of happenings all over the map… it was hard to just choose a few. Kicking off your Friday right, the smooth and groovy tunes of Benoit & Sergio will be performed live over at CAMEO alongside Brooklyn staples Dave Harrington (DJ) of DARKSIDE and rising act a/jus/ted. Over at The Panther Room, legendary 90’s House label Strictly Rhythm set up shop with a full showcase featuring Mr V, Carlos Mena and Tommy Bones. Come tomorrow, FIXED’s JDH & Dave P warm up your afternoon back on the Output roof where RSVPing is essential. Then venture out into Bushwick where Let’s Play House presents a night at the newly opened El Cortez featuring safari house vibes courtesy of Jacques Renault and friends. Finally, cap it all off with a long night stretch until morning at Resolute as they bring in Kompakt star Matias Aguayo and the much buzzed about Black Madonna and Galcher Lustwerk. Cheers to a great weekend in the city!

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

nile-whatshouldnotbeunearthedBetween global economic collapse, whispers of war in Korea, and other assorted chaos and destruction, this week began like it might just be the last. And although it now looks we will live to see another one, below lies a fitting soundtrack to apocalypse, should you want to keep one on hand. Plug in and enjoy.

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Van Leeuwen Ice Cream now open in Williamsburg

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Van Leeuwen, 204 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (c/o Eater)

The new store opened yesterday at 204 Wythe Ave., just around the corner from the very popular Odd Fellows. Let the ice cream wars begin. From Eater:

Van Leeuwen started as a truck way back in 2008 and now operates three shops in addition to this latest one. The new 1,200 square foot facility will serve as a flagship store. It has seating for around 50 guests and will act as the brand’s flavor experimentation lab.

Van Leeuwen, 204 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Van Leeuwen, 204 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (c/o Eater)

You’re Invited: Come make WAVES this Saturday at The Freehold!

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Waves is back at the Freehold this SaturDAY and you’re invited! RSVP ASAP! [Read more...]

What store is coming to your street? You choose!

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Max has closed in Williamsburg, to be replaced by Portland sandwich joint with “best breakfast sandwich ever”

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We were fans of Max, but they never seemed to get their footing in Williamsburg after moving from the Lower East Side. We hear that Bunk will replace them in October or November. From Eater:

The psychic bond between Brooklyn and Portland grows stronger every day. One of the stars of the Portland, OR cheap eats scene, Bunk Sandwiches, is taking over the Max space at 740 Driggs Ave in Williamsburg. Max’s OpenTable and Seamless accounts are down, and nobody’s picking up the phone. An employee at the Tribeca location says the restaurant is just taking a vacation… Bunk is the brainchild of Lupa veteran Tommy Habetz and restaurateur Nick Wood. The duo currently operates five locations around Portland, plus a food truck and a ballpark outpost. [Read more...]

Macri Park brashly fires its staff and reopens as gay bar

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Williamsburg’s Macri Park closed quietly last week, but has already reopened as a gay bar. The owner, who also runs the very popular gay bar Metropolitan, previously tried to turn Greenpoint’s now-defunct Lulu’s into a gay club, but ran into issues with the landlord. From what we hear, many of the former staff at Macri Park are pretty pissed about the way things went down:

According to Polaroid photographer Nick McManus, a longtime regular who documented the Macri staff in the bar’s final hours, all bartenders, managers, and bouncers were informed yesterday at 3:00 p.m. that their jobs were about to be nullified. “Some of the staff was a little peeved,” he said. “Just because they’re changing the tone of the bar, why do they have to be fired?” He says that his friend Cheylene Sharkeye, who hosted her monthly Le Noize karaoke party at Macri, is also out of a gig.

A former employee who wishes to remains anonymous says the staff was wrongly fired “for being straight”:

Macri Park, a bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, just fired its entire staff for being straight and changed the concept to a gay bar. This is completely unacceptable. [Read more...]