Greenpoint’s The Palace reopened last weekend. You may recall that the popular McGolrick Park bar (formerly called Palace Cafe) closed back in 2016. Locals Nick Padilla, Mary Schultz and Rita Puskas have restored the iconic tavern and its now open for business at 206 Nassau Ave. in Greenpoint: The bar at 206 Nassau Ave. may have a new […]
Fans of electronica had a lot to be happy about this year. Aphex Twin released new music (always good news), Lone released more great Ambivert Tools, Khan issued a double pack of old tapes (Traditions 08), and Autechre saw the official release of its epic NTS Sessions, available in 12-LP and 8-CD sets. There were […]
To experience the holidays in New York is to experience something truly magical. The stresses of big city life start to fade and make way for sweeter things – ice skating with friends, hot cocoa in the park, holiday markets and, albeit brief, a break from the workplace hustle. Hopefully you’re feeling refreshed while reading […]
We’re really excited about Teo opening since we’re STILL missing Brooklyn Star. The menu will include cast iron okonomiyaki, duck wings, togarashi honey fried chicken, littleneck clams and many more Japanese small bites. Teo is opening after Christmas at 321 Starr Street: Up until May, the chef was running Williamsburg favorite Brooklyn Star, an 110-seat neighborhood restaurant that […]
We’ve pretty much always had a “top album” list here at Freedubya, but we’ve essentially been doing a more detailed version of it for the past five. Five years. That’s a milestone! Something to reflect on, I suppose. It feels like this list gets weirder and weirder every year, as Williamsburg gets… well, more and more “normal,” via J Crews, Apple Stores and Chipotles. I’m not sure what that says about us? Probably that we’re increasingly contrarian? I’d like to think it’s that we’re more authentic. Such is the time-tested conundrum of the North Brooklyn resident. I guess you, the reader, will be the judge of that. Anyway – peep these albums. We liked ’em a whole lot.