The L train tried to eat a woman’s hair last night

hairtodayNot satisfied with its recent attempts get commuters fired from their jobs with extensive delays every Monday, the L train has developed a hunger for more. Via Brett Sosnkis and Gothamist a woman got her hair chomped by the L train at Union Square around 9pm last night. The L train will next attempt to rise above ground and chase New Yorkers throughout the streets in an attempt to destroy more lives.

- @joshmorrissey

Bushwick’s Rheingold Brewery development to have a rooftop hiking course

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10 Montieth Street (credit: ODA New York)

No word on when construction will begin, but this thing looks as tacky as it is ambitious:

Plans for one of the buildings in the housing development on the former Rheingold Brewery site include amenities like an expansive green roof, urban farming areas and a library. The unique building — which is sloped and tiered in many areas — features a slew of amenities, with a focus on outdoor and green space.

The roof will offer 25,500 square feet of space, with a park, a running and hiking course, eating areas, yoga areas and places for urban farming, according to architect ODA. [Read more...]

Metropolitan Dental Arts Grand Opening – 380 Union Ave

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Metropolitan Dental Arts is open for business in Williamsburg

Dr. Keith Heller, a Cosmetic/Restorative and Family Dentist, is proud to announce the grand opening of his new dental practice that will serve the residents of Williamsburg. He will be offering multiple deals and discounts for all new patients who come in for Exams, Cleanings and X-rays.  Every new patient will receive a free take-home teeth whitening kit.

Metropolitan Dental Arts accepts all PPO insurances.  For those patients who do not have dental insurance he will be offering a deal of $99 for an Exam, Cleaning and X-rays for the first month the office will be opened.  This deal will expire on April 30, 2015.

Also, for those patients looking to brighten up their smile, for $250 you can get both in-office and take-home bleaching completed.

This brand new state of the art practice is excited to treat and educate both the adults and children of Williamsburg.

You can visit the practice website at metropolitandentalarts.com or contact us at 347-758-5478.

Metropolitan Dental Arts
380 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
On the corner of Union Ave and Powers St

Live review: Ecstatic Music Festival with Kaki King, John King and Ethel

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I took a rare trip up to the Upper West Side on Saturday night for the Ecstatic Music Festival, which featured a collaborative performance from Kaki King, composer John King, and string quartet Ethel. The festival began in mid January and runs until April the 16th and has included the likes of Helado Negro  and Julia Holter.

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HOLY SHIP!!!! Interview: Galantis

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It’s a sunny and particularly windy day in Nassau when I take a seat with Galantis on the MSC Divina’s uppermost, artist-only pool deck. Service has been spotty since setting sail, anddespite the fact that night one of February’s Holy Ship sailing has already proven to be one of the craziest experiences of my adult life, I’ve arrived in time for our early afternoon interview. In fact, everyone involved seems to be in one piece. Linus Eklöw and myself sip from Bloody Mary’s while Christian Karlsson settles for a coffee. The two handsome blondes sport dark sunglasses and matching leather jackets embroidered with Galantis’s signature “Seafox” image on the back – an ethereal combination of an other worldly jelly fish/fox that has become synonymous with the duo’s mysterious personas (Note to self: Ask them where I can buy that jacket).

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This weekend: Coffee & Tea Festival NYC comes to Greenpoint

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It’s taking place this Saturday and Sunday at the Brooklyn Expo Center. Hopefully guest and vendors will stay off the damn sidewalks!

Join more than 60 exhibitors from around the globe as they pour tastings of their finest coffees and teas and introduce you to new and award-winning products – the 2015 lineup will surpass all years past and include more coffee, as requested! This international extravaganza celebrating all things coffee and tea will offer two days of programs from well-known industry pros and pioneers, pairings, tastings, and more! The 28,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall will also feature some of the most delectable sweet and savory foods to compliment the spectacular collection of coffees and teas.

More information at coffeeandteafestival.com.

Top 5 shows of the weekend

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We were spoiled for choice last weekend with many acts en-route to SXSW, but now it seems like every band on the planet is in Texas, what have we been left with? Fortunately, there was no reason to worry about a vacuum being created.

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Over the Counter: This Week In New and Interesting Music

blackclouds“Over the Counter” is a column focused on new and interesting music that isn’t featured prominently on major music blogs. In this edition: Black Clouds, Gas Chamber, Haust and Microwaves. [Read more...]