Brooklyn’s own restaurant week kicks off this March

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This is good news for everyone in Brooklyn—because who doesn’t love food? And deals? Beginning on Monday, March 20th through Thursday, March 27 Dine in Brooklyn will showcase the borough’s unique and varied flavors and cuisines with over (so far) 60 participating restaurants. Prix fixe dinners will run $28 (not including tax or gratuity) as well as $15 lunch and $12 brunch at a handful of eateries according to the event’s website. [Read more…]

The Strand is coming to Williamsburg this spring

courtesy of The New Yorker

courtesy of The New Yorker

Forget having to hop on the L to trek to your favorite bookstore—well, for a few weeks at least. Beloved East Village book-haven The Strand will open a pop-up shop at Artists & Fleas in Williamsburg this spring.  [Read more…]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

power-trip-nightmare-logicI’m just barely resisting a cheesy Oscars-theme this week, so let’s get to it before I give in to the carrion call of the kitch.

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The Levee has a fantastic new anti-Trump mural

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Brokelyn is delighted that Williamsburg institution the Levee has weathered the rent hikes and gentrification that have plagued the neighborhood. We are too. It’s a great bar that just improved, well, bigly!

The bar we check on every week out of fear it’s finally being turned into an M&M Store/Lexus dealership mega complex is still holding strong, and is still at it with the great street art. The bar just unveiled a new mural yesterday on its North 3rd Street-facing side created by Damien Mitchell. It shows a winking Vladimir Putin taking off his Trump mask, which is to date the worst cosplay to wear to a party. Not even in your most strung out nights in the old Kokie’s days would you imagine a world where this art would be necessary in 2017.

It’s fitting that the bar known for serving dayglo orange cheeseballs has an ‘homage’ to our president, a soggy mound of cheese puffs in an ill-fitted suit. As you can see below, the mural is fantastic. Now, head over to the Levee to check it out yourself. [Read more…]

BPM INTERVIEW: Heart and Soul Clap of Brooklyn

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Hanging with Soul Clap on the Roof deck of Canibal Royal (Photo by Ashlyn Fulton)

When we met up with Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine at Canibal Royal, the two looked as though they had just ransacked a thrift shop on Bedford Ave. Goldstein’s retro jumpsuit, aviator glasses and thick black beard made him instantly recognizable amidst a crowd of performers hanging backstage. To his side, I see the approachable Levine wearing a colorful, geometrically inspired button-up paired with his signature smile. He went in for a kiss on the cheek before making introductions.

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‘Bunz’ app becomes trading ground for scoring weed/alcohol in Brooklyn

screen-shot-2017-02-21-at-12-13-15-pmAccording to blogger THENIKKISIN, Bunz has become a popular spot to ‘cop some herb’, as the kids say, in Brooklyn. The App serves as a place to “post items you want to trade” or “make a post about something you are looking for”. [Read more…]

Why This Dating App Will Make You Delete All The Others In 2017

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Are you in a dating-app rut? Do you have a nauseating number of Tinder nightmare experiences piling up, but aren’t a celebrity with the red carpet resume to make it into the highly exclusive Raya app?

Enter, The Inner Circle. This Amsterdam-born “selective dating app” promises to “connect ambitious, like-minded people.” Since its launch in 2013, it has been met with a large amount of publicity and success, and with that, a large amount of criticism due to its perceived exclusivity. [Read more…]

East Williamsburg bar The Drink is closing

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One of our favorite spots is closing. We’ll miss The Drink and have no idea where we can go to get punch now. Their last day is February 19.

It is with heavy hearts that we officially announce the last days of The Drink in Williamsburg. In the six-and-a-half years since we’ve opened, the neighborhood — and the drinks scene — has changed drastically, and so to must we change with it. Our last official day of business is this Sunday, February 19th. [Read more…]