Win 2 Tickets to BangOn’s Studio 54-Inspired Short Shorts Party!


Hot off their recent appearance at Mysteryland USA, BangOn!NYC returns with their 54th production – an appropriately themed Studio 54 party – with enough disco steam to send you jetting into a boogie wonderland. Dust off those gold hot pants, knot that tiny halter and live again because BangOn’s Short Shorts party is taking over two Brooklyn rooftops next Saturday, June 25th, and you have a chance to win a pair of tickets to this swingin’ event.

Get groovy to the sounds of BangOn!NYC’s resident DJs, The Golden Pony and Dirty Looks, as well as Mark Starr of the Dirtybird Players and Fort Knox Five. This event is sure to erupt into a full disco inferno with the help of roller skating performance artists, an Andy-Warhol Polaroid Booth, immersive wraparound projections, disco-inspired art installations and much more!

Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the most happenin’ party in NYC! You must be 21 or older to enter.

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Saturday, June 25th 2016
299 Vandervoort Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237. L train to Jefferson St.
21+, 10pm-5am

Top 5 shows of the weekend


We return to our regular schedule after last weekend’s Northside Festival. Happy weekend everybody! It’s a truly wonderful day… and that’s probably only because England just beat Wales in the European Championships… as a result, this entry will be brief, but it’s all about the quality of the acts anyway!

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Screamer’s Pizzeria brings vegan pizza to Greenpoint


It seems like heresy to us, but to each their own:

Champs Jr. in Greenpoint (620 Manhattan Avenue), which mysteriously closed last month, is re-opening this Monday as an ALL-VEGAN PIZZA BY THE SLICE JOINT in partnership with Philly-based company Blackbird Pizzeria. The micro-Champs will now be a late night mecca of cruelty-free, hot n’ crusty gooey junk known as Screamer’s Pizzeria. Open daily, 11am-midnight. [Read more...]

Palisades is closed until at least August

credit: Ryan Muir

credit: Ryan Muir

From Resident Advisor:

The intimate Brooklyn venue was shut down by police on Friday during a Northside Festival event where Fade To Mind artist MikeQ was scheduled to headline. The following day the club’s management tweeted that they would be closed “for a few days.” Now they’ve confirmed that the closure could last a month-and-a-half, if not more. [Read more...]

2016 Northside Music Festival Review


Summer was well and truly ushered in this last weekend as the Northside Festival concluded its 8th year. With a 400+ roster of bands among dozens of venues, there was no shortage of entertainment; Free Williamsburg staff made a credible stab at doing as much as possible, and our thoughts are below – the best sets, what we sadly missed, and looking to the future. All photos by Chris Quartly

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Grand Victory is closing, Secret Project Robot is moving

Grand Victory

Grand Victory

Another day, another round of shutdowns. This time, its Williamsburg’s Grand Victory:

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Norm Brodsky rejects city’s measly $100 million offer for Bushwick Inlet Park


Norm Brodsky

The developer is hoping to get $325 for the land, effectively holding the city for ransom. De Blasio made the $100 million offer for the land last week. So much for getting the park we were promised. Thanks Norm!

City officials met with developer Norm Brodsky on Thursday to make the offer on his burnt-out CitiStorage warehouses at Kent Avenue and N. 11th Street, but Brodsky turned them down, according to his real-estate rep, who claims they have higher offers on the table and DeBlasio will have to up the ante to compete. [Read more...]

Bohaus Coffee & Flowers brings a new take on coffee (and flowers) to Bed-Stuy

13407284_1773926029519863_1156384197655507496_nAs I sit outside Bohaus, a brand-new coffee and flower shop that opened only a few days ago—on June 8th—scrawling down notes from my interview with the owners, I smoke a cigarette. I take a drag and breathe out, accidentally exhaling straight into the face of a young girl as she accompanies her family into the shop (they’ve just seen it and, attracted by the novelty of a freshly opened business, have stopped by for some coffee and treats). Between pangs of guilt [Read more...]