This Sunday: TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint food fest

bakeri-babes

The annual event is September  7th from 1pm – 5pm at The East River State Park.

And this year, it’s for a good cause too so you can feel guilt-free about stuffing your face. All proceeds go towards the building of the Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center:

 

Venders to include : [Read more...]

REVIEW: Electric Zoo 2014

EZ2014ATW_David Guetta_Friday_IMG_7655

David Guetta at Electric Zoo, Photo by aLive Coverage

UPDATE 9/7: Electric Zoo will offer refunds for Sunday ticket holders. Please visit their official website for additional details.

Electronic Dance Music fans from near and far flooded Randall’s Island last weekend to soak up top-notch music spanning subgenres from deep house to trance and dubstep. Increased security measures may have led to sparser crowds than previous years, but proved effective with no serious medical issues arising over the course of the weekend. The more contained festival layout caused some sound bleed issues for stages on the east side of the island, but people danced all the same and it didn’t seem to affect the party too drastically. Main Stage East, Vinyl Only and Sunday School Grove’s sound systems were effective while parts of Hilltop Arena and Beatport Riverside suffered due to location. The sound from Main Stage West was noticeably more quiet compared to last year, but not so much that your ears were safe (Mine are still ringing. Worth it.)

[Read more...]

Watch Action Bronson make a milkshake at Williamsburg’s Momofuku Milk Bar

actionIn the latest episode of Vice’s Munchies rapper Action Bronson takes the crew to some of his favorite food spots. At 7:31 in the video he heads up to Williamsburg to [Read more...]

Colony 1209: tone deaf condo in Bushwick looking for “settlers” to colonize “new frontier”

the-colony

Given all the displacement happening in New York’s most rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, you’d think developers and the PR companies would show a little more tact:

Here in bohemian Bushwick, Brooklyn, you’ll find a group of like-minded settlers, mixing the customs of their original homeland with those of one of NYC’s most historic neighborhoods to create art, community, and a new lifestyle.

Like-minded settlers? Mixing the customs of their original homeland? A colony? Gross.

The Awl is appropriately perturbed too:

According to the website of aptsandlofts.com, the brokerage firm renting units at Colony 1209, only fourteen units remain available in Colony 1209. The rest are occupied by renters settling what the luxury building’s website calls “Brooklyn’s new frontier.” That “new frontier” is “bohemian Bushwick, a vibrant industrial setting reimagined through artful eyes.” The area—where there are just as many empty lots overgrown with weeds and buildings with boarded-up windows as there are tree-lined streets, Puerto Rican flags, and yards with colorful lawn ornaments—might unnerve some potential settlers if Colony 1209′s website didn’t reassure them, “we already surveyed the territory for you.”… [Read more...]

Hi Brooklyn, meet Athens

athensAthens is a little college town in Georgia with one of the best music scenes this side of the Mississippi. If you haven’t heard bands coming out of this wonderland, which you have unless you live under a rock or have horrible taste in music (R.E.M., Neutral Milk Hotel, Drive By Truckers, Of Montreal just to name a fraction), now is your chance. This month, four Athens bands travel up to Williamsburg to grace our ears with their presence.

The Whigs usher in their Athens brethren, laying down some rock tunes at Rough Trade Wednesday night, supporting their recently released album, Modern Creation. A little rough at first, their tracks wiggle their way into your mind becoming the soundtrack to your life. They just make you feel good. [Read more...]

Art lovers: get ready for ARTCRANK, art at The Yard and an art CSA

Photo by Nathan H. Ellis from the exhibit: "A Wandering Camera: Portraits of Greenpoint"

Photo by Nathan H. Ellis from the exhibit: “A Wandering Camera: Portraits of Greenpoint”

If you want to decorate your walls and support the local artists, now seems to be the time. This Thursday, September 4, ARTCRANK, a pop-up show all about bicycle-inspired posters, comes to the Brooklyn Brewery, and The Yard hosts an opening reception for a local photographer.

ARTCRANK travels all over the world showing off posters from local artists all about bikes. This year, the NYC event stops by the Brooklyn Brewery, so it is sure to be a party. Admission is free and signed and numbered copies of all posters are available for $50 each. Just remember- don’t drink and bike. [Read more...]

Kilo Bravo: Williamsburg bar will serve 50 state-themed cocktails

kilo-bravo

Kilo Bravo
180 North 10th St; btwn Bedford & Driggs
kilobravobar.com

It’s the latest from the people behind Soft Spot and they open this Thursday, Sept 4.

From Gothamist:

Williamsburg’s densely packed nightlife scene welcomes a new player this week with the opening of Kilo Bravo on Thursday. Kate Buenaflor, proprietor of Soft Spot opens her new bar on North 10th between Bedford and Driggs—just down the street from her original spot—with business parter Richard DeVore. The duo tapped an “all-American” theme for the new joint, with touches of rock’n'roll on the walls, hearty sandwiches and an around-the-States cocktail menu to match. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

NR090_YOB-ClearingThePathtoAscendWhile the rest of the world slogs through post-holiday depression and mourns beside the final embers of summer, metal nerds the universe over have joined in celebration of one of the biggest release days of the year, knowing damn well that as long we can still wear black after Labor Day, everything will be just fine.

[Read more...]