Brooklyn Flea returning to Williamsburg in April

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Sure, we’re about to be blanketed in two feet of snow by Stella, the ominous Nor’easter that’s approaching. But be that as it may, Spring is just around the corner. Starting April 1, Brooklyn Flea will be happening on Saturdays in Williamsburg. We sadly said goodbye to the Sunday Flea in 2015, so we’re happy to see them return. Sorry Fort Greene:

The original, Brooklyn Flea, has just announced that it’s folding up its Fort Greene market– yes, the one that started it all– and moving it to Williamsburg. The Saturday Flea, which has been in Fort Greene for nine years, will now take place alongside Saturday Smorgasburg in East River State Park. [Read more…]

Snowstorm Stella ’bout to shake shit up

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VIA NEW YORK DAILY NEWS BY MARY ALTAFFER FOR AP

It may be mid-March, but winter is about to wave a big ‘ol middle finger at us.

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One Bedford opening next week in former home of Nights & Weekends

Nights & Weekends; credit The Infatuation

Nights & Weekends; credit The Infatuation

We told you that Nights & Weekends recently closed. We were, of course, seriously bummed since it was one of the best places in Greenpoint to have a cocktail and snack. Thankfully, the same owner is opening a new cafe in the same location at 1 Bedford Ave:

Alexandra Siwiec is transforming her old flatiron-shaped spot, Nights and Weekends, into a round-the-clock cafe and restaurant.

We’re told One Bedford should soft-open by next weekend, and will feature Colombian coffee from Williamsburg’s Devocion by day and Old World wines, aperitifs, “mid-century classic cocktails,” spiked coffee, and frozen punches by night. [Read more…]

Top 5 shows of the weekend

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We return to our regular schedule after a much needed weekend away… Looks like a cold one this weekend, so you’re going to need to put on an extra layer or two and deal with it.

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Shea Stadium closes doors once again

via Dead Dear

via Dead Dear

As you may remember, Brooklyn DIY-venue Shea Stadium temporarily closed, then reopened earlier this year. It seems as though Shea’s struggles continue—this was posted by the club today to their facebook page: [Read more…]

Pictures from yesterday’s International Women’s Day rally

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It was quite the exciting scene in Washington Square Park yesterday afternoon! Thousands of men, women, children, (dogs!), and non-binaries of all credences, ethnicities, and ages gathered in support of International Women’s Day. FREEwilliamsburg was there to capture the fervency, togetherness, and inclusivity of herstory in the making. [Read more…]

Restaurant roundup: vegan joint by Chloe opens today, Tacombi coming soon

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by Chloe; credit Mikey Pozarik

It’s late winter and things are slow in the restaurant world, but there are a couple of openings happening. Popular vegan chain by Chloe (yes another chain) is opening tomorrow on North 3rd Street in Williamsburg. Expect Tempeh Burgers, Pesto Meatballs and other vegan comfort food:

Burgeoning vegan chain by Chloe begins its next chapter tomorrow, opening a new outpost in Williamsburg, its fourth in New York City and first outside of Manhattan. Located on North 3rd Street off Bedford Avenue, the chain joins other local and more corporate entities like Parm and Whole Foods in opening a location in Condoburg. Expect an announcement from Shake Shack imminently. [Read more…]

Where to support women in NYC this International Women’s Day

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With the lingering fear and uncertainty of the future of equal rights in our country, it’s more important than ever to support your fellow ladies.  [Read more…]