There’s a slew of new openings in Williamsburg these days. Below, a round-up of the best of the best. Highlights of the openings include: Mexican tacos in a garden at Cafe Esquina, A Brooklyn outpost from the founders of Peels & Freemans, American Comfort food at a cozy tavern, and an Italian eatery from the […]
Monster Island is history, at least as far as their Williamsburg location goes. Word is, they are moving to Melrose St. in Bushwick. Last Saturday the art collective threw a final block party. Amongst the artists performing in- and outdoors was Cult of Youth. Video of their set’s last three songs is below.
With the October opening fast approaching, Hotel Williamsburg has just launched their website. Among the higher end amenities suited for places like The Standard and Ace Hotel, the full-service “urban resort boutique hotel” will apparently also offer the following: Hotel suites with “in room, vintage-style record players and complimentary vinyl library” Pilar & Plough restaurant […]
I’ll spare you from all the “This is nothing compared to where I’m from” triteness our Californian friends put us through during the earthquake. I’ve learned my lesson after talking shit about a little hurricane named Katrina that caused barely more than a drizzle over southwest Florida but subsequently destroyed New Orleans. Here are the […]
Zachary Cale played “Go Folk Yourself Summer Fest” yesterday at Cooper Park in Brooklyn. Below is a video edit of his set’s second to last song titled “Day for Night”.
Last night The Men kicked off their tour with a chaotic and sweltering hot show at 538 Johnson in East Williamsburg. Standing on a flimsy guitar amp, pressed against the wall, yours truly got knocked around quite a bit. Somehow the general consensus seemed to be, that I’m the perfect launching pad for ‘stage dives’. […]
After all our complaints about wanting a movie theater in Williamsburg (in addition to IndieScreen) we can finally rejoice that not only has a theater opened that plays indie first run films, but also serves booze! Nighthawk Cinema officially opens this weekend with showings of Midnight in Paris, The Trip, and Submarine. Zagat has the […]
Police arrested two men attempting to climb the Williamsburg Bridge for a photo shoot reports the Daily News. Everybody loves the view from the bridge but James Stafford of Connecticut, and Brice Farrell of Maryland wanted to find that perfect spot for their snap shots. Around 3 a.m. NYPD Aviation Unit officers spotted the urban […]
Now that you know how to properly ride a bike without getting a ticket, disregard that and get naked. Okay, wear a helmet, and body paint if you’d like, and join the third annual 2011 World Naked Bike Ride NYC this Saturday. By the way, it’s legal to be topless in NYC! Lose those hot […]
In another bit of culture clash, members of Williamsburg’s Hasidic Jewish community are posting fliers around Southside reminding women not to show too much skin this summer. Following a decree from the Central Rabbinical Congress, known for enforcing strict dress codes, the Yiddish language signs instruct orthodox Jewish women to refrain from wearing tank tops, […]
This could prove useful, especially considering how the L train’s weekend “service” has seriously made us question the MTA’s sanity of late: the new East River Ferry, with three pickups in the Williamsburg/Greenpoint area (India St. in Greenpoint, N. 6th St. in N. Williamsburg, Schaefer Landing in S. Williamsburg) will be offering FREE ferry service […]
Sigh. It happened again. After City Councilwoman Diana Reyna stated that “‘hipsters’ may be part of the cause” for the New York City’s inaccurate census results, the media went wild, with L Magazine bringing up the tired “hipsters are too cool” argument, and Metro NY going as far as to accuse hipsters of costing NYC […]