Bklyn House – a “Bushwick-inspired hotel” is coming to Bushwick


And by ”Bushwick-inspired” they’re of course referring to the neighborhood’s working class and Latino roots. Oh wait… maybe they’re not:

The hotel will work with local businesses to provide pastries, coffee or amenities to guests… The marketing materials for Bklyn House were hand drawn by Brooklyn artist Daniel Irizarry…

“When you go to a map and pinpoint where 9 Beaver St. is, it is surrounded by galleries and art spaces in Bushwick and Ridgewood,” Mastrelli said. “We’re really inspired by the stuff going on there, and the street art, and that kind of raw feeling of creativity.”

The average cost to stay at the hotel will be $175 per night. It will also eventually have a rooftop bar with outdoor seating, which will open by next summer, Mastrelli said.

Bushwick’s “tight-knit community” and “flourishing” arts scene will be embedded into every part of the guest experience, she said.

In addition to local products, the hotel also hopes to work with art galleries to display rotating local art.

Nice hand-drawn logo, but for rooms starting at $175, Bklyn House is still butt ugly: [Read more...]

The Grand Street BID throws a holiday party on Saturday


Lights are up on Grand Street, and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, thanks to the Grand Street Business Improvement District (BID). And this Saturday, they’re throwing a holiday party and everyone is invited.

If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen the BID’s signs on Grand Street, but never really thought about what it meant. Well, turns out life can be tough in the city, and BIDs help make it a little easier for the neighborhood. The Grand Street BID formed in the 80s to help out small businesses between Union and Bushwick Avenues. Their goal, according to Executive Director Artineh Havan is to “improve the quality of life for the community” by keeping the areas clean, attracting new businesses, doing things like lobbying for new sidewalks, roads, lights and trees, which by the way can take YEARS. [Read more...]

A Hip Holiday Gift Guide


Christmas and Hanukkah are just around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve done zero shopping. It’s a super busy time of year as it is, and putting the task of shopping for friends, family, loved ones, dogs, landlords, bosses, teachers, the cute girl you see at the coffee shop on Tuesdays, your favorite bartender and, ugh, your step mom, can be daunting. We get it. Lucky for you, we’re taking the guesswork out of your holiday shopping with a number of fun and unique items for everyone on your list this year.

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The DBA/Vice/landlord feud is becoming a he-said, she-said ‘soap opera’

credit: Gothamist

credit: Gothamist

We all can agree that we miss DBA, but the details about the club closing have become very murky. Reps from DBA feel they were pushed out, whereas Vice and DBA’s former landlord tell a very different story:

Edan Wilber of DBA says:

Well, we didn’t get bought out. At no point did money change between hands, we just waited for our lease to end….Our landlord had a meeting with us in September and we thought our lease was going until June, because we thought we’d signed a two-year lease. We’ve always been good friends with our landlord and we were never really good with the business side of things, and we thought we got a copy of our lease, and we just didn’t. That’s one of our bads, but we’re just not business people. [Read more...]

Folding Legs – Stick Tie Lock Tether

Folding Legs recorded new material. Check out the Brooklyn outfit’s new dance floor ripper below.

Williamsburg is officially getting an Apple Store

appleThe long rumored Apple Store at 247 Bedford Ave. (North 3rd) is officially going to happen. From [Read more...]

PHOTOS: Flight Facilities Played Webster Hall


Photos by Tyler Etheridge

Australian EDM duo Flight Facilities brought their first-class show to Webster Hall last Thursday. A group that was previously known for mega club singles, are now touring in support of their debut LP Down to Earth. Party pilots James Lyell and Hugo Gruzman flew high during their sold out performance last week when they opened with their new hit Two Bodies and took us on a fully-curated flight with their vocalists, Owl Eyes bombshell Emma Louise (who covered vocals for Giselle on the groups popular hit, Crave You), and another strong male vocalist in tow.

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BangOn NYC! Time + Space NYE Party Returns to Brooklyn


Holy crap! We’re already a week into December. How did that happen? Is someone screwing with the continuum? Well that means if you haven’t made New Year’s Eve plans, you better get on it. We all know anywhere near Times Square is a total nightmare, and places like Webster Hall become playgrounds for the barely legal bridge and tunnel bunch. Oof. Save yourself the headache (you’re going to have one of those the day after anyway), and make the right choice by into the wormhole this New Year’s Eve at BangOn NYC!’s annual Time + Space Party, taking place at a Brooklyn warehouse TBD.

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