Win A Pair of Mysteryland USA Weekend Camping Passes w/ Transportation!


We are less than three weeks away from the unofficial East Coast kick-off of the 2015 festival season, and what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway to one of the most anticipated EDM festivals this side of the Mississippi? That’s right! Mysteryland is back for it’s second year, and it’s going to be next level! The year’s biggest party is going down in beautiful Bethel Woods, which is located just two-hours away in upstate NY – and you could be going for FREE!

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May Openings: Faro in Bushwick and MP Tavera in Williamsburg


MP Taverna, credit Grub Street

MP Tavera is open for business May 11.

Is there a neighborhood in the civilized world that doesn’t deserve a good Cypriot salad and lamb sausages? Not according to Michael Psilakis, chef-owner of MP Tavernas in Roslyn, Irvington, Astoria, and, as of this month, Williamsburg. [Read more...]

Cacao Market – north Brooklyn has a second chocolatier

Cacao Market; credit Gothamist

Cacao Market; credit Gothamist

Mast Brothers has company:

Cacao Market, which opens in Greenpoint (across the street from Beacon’s Closet) today, seems modeled after Juliette Binoche’s sweet little chocolatiere in Chocolat… [Read more...]

Who Is Nite School Klik?

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Nite School Klik’s new EP is the latest release on the much buzzed about Liquid Amber label, but just who are the DJ’s behind the intoxicating new single, Posse? [Read more...]

Electric Zoo: Transformed


Update, May 11, 2015

Lots of new names have appeared on Electric Zoo’s, microsite: Adventure Club, Borgore, Excision, Gramatik, Headhunterz, Hot Since 82, Keyz N Krates, Nervo and RAC will appear at Electric Zoo: Transformed.

Update, May 4, 2015

Galantis and Markus Shulz will appear at Electric Zoo: Transformed.

Update, May 3, 2015

DVBBS, Ferry Corsten, The Glitch Mob and Zeds Dead will appear at Electric Zoo: Transformed.

Original Post, May 1, 2015

After two years of less than stellar circumstances and Sunday cancellations twice in a row, Electric Zoo returns to Randall’s Island over Labor Day Weekend, September 4th-9th, with the promise that they’ll be bigger and better than ever. In an effort to win back fans, Electric Zoo offered pre-sale tickets at the unprecedented low price of $199 for a three-day pass. Tier one may be sold out, but 3-day passes are still available at the Tier 2 level of $239.99 (including transportation to and from the Island). For fans of electronic music, there’s no better weekend in the city than Electric Zoo, which brings the biggest names in EDM (not to mention production value that would give your Great Grandma a full blown heart attack) to New York City for three dance-filled days.

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The Williamsburg real estate shit show aka are you kidding me though?


Welcome to the first installment of The Williamsburg Real Estate Shit Show! Here I’ll do my best to update y’all on the insanity that has griped our neighborhood’s real estate market… insider tips, write to apsmithnyc at gmail thanks!

Studio B is for sale. Er, rather, the studio formerly known as Studio B? Back in 2006 Studio B came on the block hosting rock shows and dance parties and roller derbys and did pretty well for a few years, until the neighborhood got together and shut it down…

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Ryan Adams finally covers Bryan Adams


He played it! Summer of ’69! [Read more...]

Williamsburg’s vintage store Junk closes one of it stores


Just another victim to the insane rent hikes in New York:

A Williamsburg vintage emporium has closed one of its two outlets after the landlord raised the rent. Junk shuttered its sprawling, overpacked store on N. Ninth Street last week and will instead open a well-organized housewares shop on Union Avenue, which should be a better fit for the neighborhood’s new character, said the store’s manager. [Read more...]