Is Williamsburg’s Whole Foods a food court or a grocer?


It’s beginning to sound more like the latter. In a press release issued yesterday, Whole Foods’ reps announced that there will be seven food vendors inside the market plus an Odd Fellows outpost where you can have dessert. The store is slotted to open July 26 on Bedford at at 238 Bedford Ave:

N4: Paying homage to Williamsburg’s storied roots, N4 is a restaurant and tap room offering an all-natural take on a traditional Jewish delicatessen. As an exclusive to Whole Foods Market Williamsburg, N4 has collaborated with Red Hook Winery for an exclusive array of wines on draft. Additionally, the venue’s entire craft cocktail list features only New York state local liquors. [Read more...]

Public Service Broadcasting playing at the Intrepid this weekend


It’s a rare feeling to comfortably say a show should be cool, but London duo Public Service Broadcasting, will be playing two special concerts at the Intrepid Museum, and will be the first band ever to play underneath NASA’s space shuttle, Enterprise. The concerts will take place in the Space Shuttle Pavilion tonight (Friday) and Saturday - Tickets are still available.

It will be a setting that makes a lot of sense, PSB’s second album, The Race for Space, was, well, about the Space Race, and is filled with samples from the time. Their shows are  Last month, the band released The Race for Space / Remixes, featuring the likes of Field Music and Vessels, listen to a track after the jump.

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Greenpoint Avenue pins from BK Buttons

Die cast street sign pins

Die cast street sign pins

Last month the guys at BK Buttons released their first Brooklyn street sign pin, Greenpoint Avenue, and today they announced that anyone ordering a button can swing by the Pencil Factory Thursday evening to pick up their order:

For those of you working/living in Greenpoint, we will be hosting a “pin pick-up” at the Pencil Factory at 142 Franklin St at Greenpoint Ave, on Thursday (7/14) evening 6:30 – 8:30pm – please do swing by and pick up your order!

They’re still taking orders now through but when we asked if we could pay cash for a pin tomorrow evening at the Pencil Factory pick up, they replied saying just “Maybe?”

Not a bad way to rep Greenpoint, I suppose! What’s next, a “West St.” pin?

You have until tomorrow to bid on Verboten and turn it into a nightclub for cats

catFollowing a number of issues with the venue’s owners, Williamsburg nightclub Verboten’s lease is up for auction. Whether you want to turn it into a nightclub for cats or just [Read more...]

Tonight: Dinosaur Jr. Surprise Show with Screaming Females at House of Vans


We were seriously mourning the end of 2016′s House of Vans concert series. Thankfully, they just announced a surprise show TONIGHT with Dinosaur Jr. and Screaming Females. RSVP is still available here.

The inevitable Pokemon GO bar crawl is coming to Greenpoint


That said, here’s the list of places to avoid on July 23:

Local gamer Jeff Ramos is organizing the event via Facebook… Within 24 hours of Ramos posting the event, nearly 150 people had signed up. Another 700 or so had indicated they were interested. [Read more...]

This weekend: Out In The Streets Fest with So So Glos, Beverly, Frankie Rose, and more


The party hits Bushwick this weekend at the Onderdonk House. From Gothamist:

Enjoy a host of bands, great food, and beer at the two-day Out In The Streets Fest, which will take over the stately grounds of Ridgewood/Bushwick’s Onderdonk House with multiple live stages. Local legends So So Glos are topping the bill, along with Frankie Rose, Potty Mouth, Beverly and more. The artisan-style Ridgewood Market will be at the festival, too, giving you plenty of morning shopping options before the music kicks off each day.

Full line-up below: [Read more...]

Soho’s Cafe Maman now has an outpost in Greenpoint


They’ve been open for a couple of weeks now and the space is beautiful:

French cafe and bakery Maman now offers its popular chocolate chip cookie and other baked goods in new locations in Greenpoint and on the Bowery. [Read more...]