Rangoon NoodleLab brings Myanmar cuisine to the Jefferson stop in Bushwick


The restaurant is a pop-up, open on Wednesdays, inside the wine bar Bodega Wine Bar with Burmese comfort food:

These noodles can take the form of stir-fries, soups, or cold summer salads, with some dishes toggling between those modalities. Individual recipes vary from week to week, so that one Wednesday if you order beef shan noodle —attributed to a state in eastern Myanmar bordering China— it may be a heap of slippery and pungently oily rice linguine shot with beef nuggets, shredded omelet, crunchy peanuts, and cilantro, tasting powerfully of fish sauce and secondarily of tomato. Another week, the sauce might be thicker and more tomatoey, with a heap of ground beef almost like an Italian ragu. Either way, the noodles are memorably tasty. [Read more...]

BangOn!NYC’s Elements Festival Returns to Brooklyn


Earth. Fire. Wind. Water. Dope beats.

BangOn!NYC’s Elements Music & Art Festival is one that Captain Planet could get down with – not to mention anyone else who enjoys a good party. Last year’s debut was a big moment for BangOn!NYC, a group known for throwing some of the borough’s best alternative parties in uncharted venues from warehouses to supper clubs. The first ever Elements festival proved to be an immersive experience, bringing a Burning Man-esque atmosphere with music and art to the edge of the city. Just check out last year’s recap video, and you’ll see what I’m talking about. [Read more...]

The Williamsburg building owned by Donald Trump’s son-in-law keeps catching fire

184kentLast year Williamsburg luxury rental 184 Kent was was purchased by Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared [Read more...]

Holy F*ck playing two NYC shows this week


Canadian quartet Holy Fuck are in town this week for two shows: on Tuesday the 19th they will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets), while Bowery Ballroom plays host on Wednesday the 20th (tickets). Apart from a few gigs here and there, including the last time I saw them, a surprise set as Holy Fun at Death By Audio three years ago (featured image), the band took their time with other projects until releasing fourth album, Congrats, in May, their first album in six years.  You can hear a couple of tunes after the jump.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup


Back at it again after a protracted holiday break. Today marks the beginning of the back half of summer, so let’s enjoy it (and its attendant gore pile of releases, shows, and news) while its still around.

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Is Williamsburg’s Whole Foods a food court or a grocer?


It’s beginning to sound more like the latter. In a press release issued yesterday, Whole Foods’ reps announced that there will be seven food vendors inside the market plus an Odd Fellows outpost where you can have dessert. The store is slotted to open July 26 on Bedford at at 238 Bedford Ave:

N4: Paying homage to Williamsburg’s storied roots, N4 is a restaurant and tap room offering an all-natural take on a traditional Jewish delicatessen. As an exclusive to Whole Foods Market Williamsburg, N4 has collaborated with Red Hook Winery for an exclusive array of wines on draft. Additionally, the venue’s entire craft cocktail list features only New York state local liquors. [Read more...]

Public Service Broadcasting playing at the Intrepid this weekend


It’s a rare feeling to comfortably say a show should be cool, but London duo Public Service Broadcasting, will be playing two special concerts at the Intrepid Museum, and will be the first band ever to play underneath NASA’s space shuttle, Enterprise. The concerts will take place in the Space Shuttle Pavilion tonight (Friday) and Saturday - Tickets are still available.

It will be a setting that makes a lot of sense, PSB’s second album, The Race for Space, was, well, about the Space Race, and is filled with samples from the time. Their shows are  Last month, the band released The Race for Space / Remixes, featuring the likes of Field Music and Vessels, listen to a track after the jump.

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Greenpoint Avenue pins from BK Buttons

Die cast street sign pins

Die cast street sign pins

Last month the guys at BK Buttons released their first Brooklyn street sign pin, Greenpoint Avenue, and today they announced that anyone ordering a button can swing by the Pencil Factory Thursday evening to pick up their order:

For those of you working/living in Greenpoint, we will be hosting a “pin pick-up” at the Pencil Factory at 142 Franklin St at Greenpoint Ave, on Thursday (7/14) evening 6:30 – 8:30pm – please do swing by and pick up your order!

They’re still taking orders now through BKButtons.com but when we asked if we could pay cash for a pin tomorrow evening at the Pencil Factory pick up, they replied saying just “Maybe?”

Not a bad way to rep Greenpoint, I suppose! What’s next, a “West St.” pin?