Greenpoint Open Studios is coming this week


It’s not too early to begin thinking about the weekend, right? Greenpoint Open Studios is this week (April 29-May 1) with tons of art and activities. Le Fanfare kicks things off tomorrow with a Pre-Launch Artists Mixer Meet & Greet. More from Greenpointers:

GOS is kicking it off with a launch party on Friday April 29 (8-11PM) at Java Studios (252 Java Street), where their gallery and outdoor space will host a night of performance art, live music, exhibitions, street art inspired mural paintings, and video art projections. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a2937445179_10Since we were tackling other topics last week, I’d like to take this moment to wish Saint Vitus a belated, but very happy, 5th birthday. I was up there on Friday and to hear Pallbearer—a band born and bred a thousand miles away, both geographically and culturally—talk about Vitus as a sort of adopted home, only reinforced what should probably be obvious by now: Each time we go to Vitus, we are participating in a piece of metal history. It might not be the The Mermaid or The Rainbow quite yet, but let’s give it another 5 and see what happens.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend


Thanks to Pete for subbing last week. Nothing helps me get over disappointing election results and earth shattering musicians dying (RIP Prince) than blowing a chunk of cash on records, so it’s more than fortuitous that my favourite label, The Numero Group, are hosting their third annual pop up this weekend; You can head over to 170 Franklin Street from Thursday until Sunday (details here). There are shows to be seen, too, of course…  [Read more...]

Williamsburg’s Crown Vic is closing

It seems like every backyard bar in North Brooklyn is closing just in time for summer. The latest casualty is Crown Vic on South 2nd street. From [Read more...]

How did Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick vote?


Greenpoint loves Bernie (c/o NY Times)

Bernie Sanders had the largest support in the city from Greenpoint and Bushwick. Or as the NY Times obnoxiously puts it: “Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont fared best with young gentrifiers in Bushwick and Greenpoint.” South Williamsburg on the other hand loves Ted Cruz. See how the North Brooklyn voted below: [Read more...]

MTA displacing residents around the M train in Bushwick during repairs

mtrainshutdownWell, all of this train business just keeps getting worse.

BUSHWICK — Dozens of homes, a coffee shop and bike store along the M train line have to be vacated for between six and ten months, or even longer, during repairs to a section of the elevated tracks, according to MTA documents.

Twenty-six apartments along Myrtle Avenue, Broadway and Ditmars Street as well as the coffee shop and Asian fusion eatery Little MO and Harvest Cyclery have to be relocated, according to the MTA. Board members signed off on the relocations on March 21. [Read more...]

The MTA plans to wait to shut down the L train until 2019

canarsieThe impending L train tunnel repairs/mass exodus of Williamsburg won’t happen for three more years according to documents released by [Read more...]

Breaking Bad coffeeshop is coming to Bushwick in June


Sorry Williamsburg. The owners of Walter’s Coffee Roastery are NOW slotted to open in Bushwick this June.

Owner Deniz Kosan, who operates a location of Walter’s Coffee Roastery in Istanbul, [Read more...]