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 […]
It’s a sad day when you realize the word rebel makes you think of the Confederate soldiers and the role that Northern aggression played in the Civil War. I’ve been reading way too much of the Disunion blog. Hopefully, this rebel bingo in the Williamsburg this weekend is light on secession and heavy on the…Johnny […]
It’s a new year and there are tons of recently opened spots for food and alcohol consumption. Below is a list of places to try in 2011. Tuffet, a “cheese/meat/bar” owned by a Market Table alum, opened on New Years Eve. Now that we’ve got our hangovers (& desire to eat nothing but wheatgrass and […]
I hope you didn’t think the holidays were over yet. This Sunday is the 14th annual Three Kings Day Parade. January 6 is the Feast of the Epiphany, the holiday marking the arrival of the three wise men to visit the holy family, and the revelation to the Gentiles that the little kid in the […]
Snowmageddon got you down? Convinced the world is ending in 2012? Don’t worry guys, as I point out over at The Awl, it looks like us hipster kids might be the only ones primed to survive the apocalypse. Well, us and bed bugs.
Let the transplant insults fly, but I’m originally from North Carolina. So are a few of my friends that live here in Brooklyn. As all of our flights were cancelled due to the snowpocalypse, and we’d already spent plenty of quality holiday time in the Tarheel state; four of us got refunds on our plane […]
In order to honor the announcement of Williamsburg’s forthcoming six-screen Cineplex, The Village Voice Blog decided to make a list of six films “Average Williamsbug Residents” would like to see available on the big screens at all times, year-round. I don’t know what the “Average Williamsburg Resident” is exactly, but what do you think of the […]
No need to go see that hyped new Tron: Legacy movie opening Friday. Williamsburg is not even getting a big fancy movie theater until next fall. That will probably be a nightmare, and tickets are pricey. Best go to indieScreen on Kent Avenue and watch a free screening of Tron, the original 1982 version, at […]
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is the place to be on Saturday for those who make visual art or just like to look at it. Saturday from 12pm-8pm the house of worship at 275 N. 8th Street between Havemeyer Street and Union Avenue, will host indy comic book illustrators, painters, designers, and craftspersons in […]
Style.com trotted around the neighborhood recently with British model/VJ/personality Alexa Chung, and produced a cutesy video in which she proclaims her love for Brooklyn and her perspective on the differences in culture and style between London, Manhattan and Brooklyn: Is he in MGMT? Isn’t he in MGMT? That’s the kind of shit that goes down […]
There use to be trolleys and horses. And hey, after the Williamsburg bridge was finished in 1903, “the small village of Williamsburg” became the most populated area of Brooklyn. So morning commuters at the Bedford stop at 8 A.M. watching packed train after packed train go by, history knows your pain.
So, enough local papers, blogs, and e-zines have covered this, that I don’t have anything else to say, but in case you missed it: From the Brooklyn Paper: Joe Camel- a hipster? R.J. Reynolds markets its smokes to Williamsburg By Aaron Short I do have one question. In 2012 when the FDA starts making cigarette […]