I am feeling so grounded, y’all! I just started my yoga teacher training, so my head has been to the ground, in the clouds and everywhere in between. Despite all of my om-ing, stretching, cleansing and meditating, I still find my mind wandering toward the weekend. No matter how intently I try to achieve clarity, […]
The Burger Guru, a staple for cheap burgers on 98 Berry Street in Williamsburg, quietly closed earlier this year. In its place is a new Greek tapas restaurant called Ela Taverna. The owners updated the decor a tad, but have kept the space fairly minimal. The menu features Greek staples like Moussaka, Spanakopita and Grilled Octopus. […]
Damn landlords—they’re at it again. Independently owned theater and bar Videology filed a lawsuit this week against their landlord
We mentioned that Fornino was opening a new restaurant on 291 Kent Avenue. They’ve been open for a few weeks now in the former home of Cow & Clover and their original restaurant on Bedford Avenue has closed. The new space is enormous and has a slightly larger menu. Also in Williamsburg, Belly opens today […]
Welcome to your weekly reminder that the Brooklyn underground isn’t dead yet. Long live crust. WHAT TO HEAR: First up this week the appropriately titled Nightmare Future (Relapse), the debut LP from grindcore supergroup Expulsion. Featuring former members of Repulsion, Exhumed, and more, this one sounds like Lightning Bolt if Lightning Bolt were reared on […]
New Yorkers are truly spoiled. I grew up in a small town in Kentucky, where Applebee’s, Wal-Mart and an off-hours parking garage were the hottest spots to hit on Friday night. And you know Good Shepherd Church was LIT on Sundays. My how moving to the Big Apple has expanded my options! In addition to […]
The victim is named Molly and the attack occurred on Saturday at Williamsburg’s Alligator Lounge. She was attending a birthday party when she was approached by a stranger. Gothamist has more: Before she could get her first drink, she says a strange man “made a beeline for my friend” and tried to kiss her on […]
If you haven’t been following the controversy, the Girls star has been taking a lot of heat for giving her dog Lamby to a shelter following “four years of challenging behavior and aggression.” She adopted the pooch from Williamsburg’s own BARC shelter and claims the dog was abused as a pup and unmanageable: A […]
Now I know you’re still trudging through that 4th of July hangover, but it’s summertime in Brooklyn, and THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
Katie Crutchfield’s fourth Waxahatchee album, Out in the Storm, is being released by Merge Records on the 14th of July. Often playing solo or as a duo, Katie will be taking a full-band on tour that includes a show at Warsaw on the 15th of July, tickets are available here. The record is perhaps the most guitar-driven to […]
Happy Independence Day weekend, heathens. I hope your celebration of liberty (or funeral procession, given the way things are going) is filled with beers, boats, and Pantera—as it always has been and always will be.
No visit to New York is complete without a visit to the North Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. Formerly three working-class and industrial neighborhoods,