Another wintry Wednesday has me bundled up indoors. I actually just returned home from St. Cloud, FL, where I was on assignment covering Dirtybird East Coast Campout. As you can imagine, the snowflakes are especially shocking to my system today. But perhaps even more shocking was my experience on-site.
Nobody told us that the Williamsburg branch of Chef Michael Psilakis’ MP Taverna had closed. But it has. The enormous space always felt rather empty, so we are not overly surprised. Especially since the food was tragically mediocre.If you were a fan, be comforted by a few new openings. The Times tells us that there’s […]
That’s right, in an effort to take the edge off the winter malaise that’s overcome us all, you can now enjoy some of your favorite restaurants on Grand Street with huge discounts. Grand Street Restaurant Week is actually TWO WEEKS long this year, running through February 11. Participating restaurants below: Los Tacos-Bar McOndo: Lunch $12 | Dinner $23 Ryujin: Dinner $25 […]
Looking for something unusual to do this weekend? Madame Morbid’s Trolley Tours have moved to Williamsburg, with a pickup stop at North 9th Street & Driggs Ave (B62 Bus Stop). Your tour guide is Allison Huntington Chase who guides passengers through “tales of alien abductions on the Brooklyn Bridge, the secret location used by Murder […]
It’s the first big metal of the week of, with the return of a couple of heavy hitters and a crushing show slate leading the way, torches aloft. Grab that battle vest and join us or be trampled underfoot. Your call, folks. WHAT TO HEAR: Tribulation is back, storming to the top of the metal […]
I’m almost there! It’s the last week of my annual cleanse, and I can happily report that dry January 2018 has been surprisingly dope. Then again, I’d hardly call my month dry with the amount of smoothies and broths I’ve slurped down. Sure, I miss chewing, but this was a small sacrifice to make considering […]
Beware the Bushwick Party Killer, the creepy murderer in this campy horror movie by local filmmakers. PSYCHOTIC! A Brooklyn Slasher was shot in various locations in Bushwick, including Silent Barn: The rent is high but the body count is higher in this suspenseful psychedelic slasher that follows two struggling artists, Tim and Stuart, as they […]
New week, more metal, short intro. Let’s get to it. WHAT TO HEAR: Getting us underway this week is an early AOTY contender from the heart of the bleak, god-forsaken heart of the Midwest: Locktender’s Friedrich (Moment of Collapse). Built from the ashes of Men As Trees, Locktender’s focus is a narrow but engrossing one, with […]
Is it just me, or is this month flying by already? Sometimes I worry that I’m going to wake up one day and wonder where my life has gone. One way I counteract those feelings of hopelessness is by intentionally filling my days with more experience and exploration. At least Brooklyn keeps the task simple. […]
We finally convinced the city to give us a damn park. Now, it’s time to make sure they don’t screw it up: The first seminar, “Envisioning Bushwick Inlet Park: A 21st Century Park for Greenpoint and Williamsburg” takes place at Bushwick Inlet Park (86 Kent Avenue) Wednesday, January 24th @ 7pm. Donna Walcavage, the landscape […]
Another week of winter is in the books and with it, plenty of metal—both live and otherwise—to keep you warm. Huddle up and thaw those hands beside the hellfire.
Tonight, A/D/O/ kicks off their year-long seminar series, called Homo Sapiens, I Hear You. Say what? Right, ok, so: A/D/O/ is that large corner space on Norman Avenue. Oh yeah, Norman, the restaurant! Well, yes, that’s part of it. But it’s also a center for designers, a start-up incubator, and an open community workspace. And […]