TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is this Sunday, September 18


This annual event turns 7 this year with lots of new spots to sample:

TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is an annual outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavor! Entering its 7th year, this block party style tasting event features sample tastes from over 50 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries, along with live music, demonstrations and much, much more. Participating restaurants below: [Read more…]

Let the history books show: It was Adrian Grenier who “Pioneered” Williamsburg

adrianWhen the next book about the history of New York City is written there will need to be one important update: Adrian Grenier “Pioneered” Williamsburg. From [Read more…]

We paid a visit last weekend to the William Vale’s rooftop bar and pool


The rooftop bar at the William Vale Hotel, Westlight, opened on Friday and we paid them a visit, largely to check out the view. Gazing down from the rooftop, The Wythe Hotel’s rooftop bar is dwarfed by the 22-story bar. As is to be expected, the crowd reminded us of what you’d find in the Meat Packing District as Williamsburg quickly transforms into Miami with manbuns. This was even more true at the Williams Vale’s cheesy “Burning Man Decompression” pool party – “a night of celebration, including Yoga, Soundbath, Meditation, Drums, Massage, Healing, [a] Giant Mirror Globe… Body Painting, Floating Mirror Globes and Poolside DJs.” You get the picture. [Read more…]

This Saturday: Rock the Pulaski benefit with bands, beer, BBQ, and a bonfire


The 5th Annual Rock the Pulaski; credit: Ellen Lindner

It’s all part of a benefit to support the North Brooklyn Boat Club:

The 5th Annual Rock the Pulaski is here! We’ve decided to end summer again with bands, beer, BBQ, and bonfire under your favorite and ever-faithful bridge in Greenpoint. Awesome performances by: [Read more…]

Williamsburg’s Parm outpost is now open


We don’t get the hype but other people seem to love this place. To each their own, but if you’re a fan they just opened on 162 N. 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216:

The Major Food dudes always add a few location-specific dishes to the menu whenever they open new branches of Parm. This one’s got tortellini with pesto, a veal parm entree, clams Casino, and sliced prime rib with peppers and mushrooms. Jeff Zalaznick tells Eater that fresh pasta will also be made in an open space behind the bar. All the sandwich favorites from the other locations are also available to dine-in or carry-out. [Read more…]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a4090602649_10As you’ll no doubt notice from the notable LPs—or lack thereof—below, the fall release season has yet to kick into full, fire-breathing gear. Use the extra listening time this week to get caught up on what you missed so far this year, because no matter how kvlt you are, I guarantee you haven’t heard it all.

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Westlight opens Friday in Williamsburg’s enormous ‘spaceship building’

Westlight (credit: Eater)

Westlight (credit: Eater)

The swanky new bar is set to open at the William Vale Hotel on Friday, serving fancy cocktails and small bites. Once thing is for certain: the views will not disappoint:

The highest rooftop bar in Williamsburg is about to debut its stunning views to the public. Big guns Noho Hospitality Group open the doors on Westlight at the William Vale Hotel — aka, the spaceship building — on Friday, with food from Andrew Carmellini and cocktails from Anne Robinson. It’s the first time Noho will be opening a project in Brooklyn, and it’s a statement piece. Westlight sits 22 stories above the ground, with an indoor bar and lounge area surrounded by glass doors that keep the room’s focus on the view. Just outside the doors lies a terrace, dotted with lounge chairs, tables, viewfinders, and a clear railing, again to keep eyes on the cityscape. [Read more…]

Top 5 shows of the weekend


I hope everyone had a good holiday weekend (I did), we’re back on a regular schedule this weekend but if nothing else that means shows!

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