by Tim Hetherington, World Press Photo of the Year in 2007. Tim Hetherington, a former Williamsburg resident (in the photographer building off Kent, appropriately), was killed in Libya today. Hetherington was nominated for an Oscar for Restrepo, a documentary he helped film over a year with the Second Platoon in Afghanistan.
The 7th year anniversary of the Bikram Yoga Williamsburg is this Saturday, and as per usual, they are celebrating with a day of free yoga, massages, yoga tea and other treats. This year they are also celebrating their newly opened sister space, Jivan Yoga Center. They took over Zach Galifaknis old apartment (ha!) above the […]
This past Friday I had the pleasure of attending the sold out Jeff Buckley Tribute Show at The Knitting Factory which was curated by legendary guitarist Gary Lucas. This was a benefit for Road Recovery, a charity for helping young people battle addiction. The bands he hand-picked for this intimate evening were wide-ranging to say […]
Beginning on March 21st and running through the 31st is Dine In Brooklyn, one of our favorite times to try out Brooklyn eateries at a low price. The deal is pretty simple: $25 for dinner, $20.11 for lunch (random!), and two-for-one brunch options. A few Williamsburg and Greenpoint restaurants are participating including: Aurora, Baci & […]
Obviously, there are some bigots in Williamsburg. Meet Barie Shortell. Barie was walking down N4th last month when a group of teenagers started with some anti-gay slurs before jumping him. Ten hours of surgery and three metal plates later, Barie has up to 100,000 dollars in hospital bills. Have any info? Call 646.610.5267 for the […]
As obnoxious as N+1’s was with the all out twitter campaign for their “What Was The Hipster” book, the essay “Hasids vs Hipsters” is pretty great. Adds some more analysis than the last New York piece and very timely with the Prospect Park West bike lane drama. It’s only going to get worse with better […]
Phil DePaolo, a Williamsburg resident for 32 years, filmed this unidentified glowing thingamajig around 11pm Monday night over the streets of the neighborhood. He said it vanished within 15 minutes. Rumor has it they came to Earth for brunch around 1pm, had one too many bloody marys and stayed all day. DePaolo caught their escape. […]
This year’s Williamsburg Fashion Weekend will feature over 14 new and emerging fashion designers and 7 of the most exciting bands from Brooklyn. Shows will run the gamut from fashion as conceptual art to ready-to-wear, incorporating live music, theatre and dance, always raw, experimental and forward thinking. Williamsburg Fashion Weekend February 18th and 19th At […]
The Bloomberg administration and City Council have a new plan to help New York residents along the water deal with crowded subways and fewer bus routes. A new and improved ferry service is scheduled to provide all day service along the East River starting in June. The ferries are getting a guaranteed $9 million in […]
Photo via Timothycgoodwin’s Flickr Of course, what’s an article on Korean grocers without mentioning Khim’s Millennium Markets? They also manage to get in a reference to the hipster clientele, which has proven to be catnip for journalists.
Has been spotted on Bedford and Broadway. If any one of you has already pressed Ingrid’s button, let us know.
At least Mayor Bloomberg is proud of himself. In a press release he said the city’s response to the snow this morning showed it had fixed the problems that plagued the much griped about handling of the Dec. 26 blizzard. Arguably, this most recent snow was not as bad as last month’s, but the official […]