Joe’s Pizza, yes THAT Joe’s Pizza, coming to Bedford Ave in Williamsburg


It’s slotted to open at 216 Bedford Avenue (corner of North 5th) in the former home of that douchey shithole, The Plank. It joins other local favorites, Vinnie’s and Rosa Maria’s, as well as The Charleston, though the latter can only compete in price.

Joe’s Pizza will open at 216 Bedford Avenue, owner Joe Pozzuoli Jr. tells Eater. Joe’s has a storied history dating back to 1975 on Carmine Street, and is widely considered one of the finest examples of the NYC slice joint. [Read more...]

Oleanders, the retro-preppy fern barn in Williamsburg, opens Friday with poolside dining


Oleanders; credit Grub Street

Bring on the Clams Casino, Coq au vin, and oysters Rockefeller! Oleanders will be in the old The Elm space, inside the McCarren Hotel.

Typically, the food menu at fern bars featured a grab bag of classic, turn-of-the-century dishes like lobster thermidor and more contemporary American comfort foods (a lot of cottage cheese, too). [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

UNIFORMWith Northside Festival looming and summer fuck-it starting to sink its fangs in, this week has been tougher than most, so let’s just skip the preamble and get at this before I decide to start shoving Buzzfeed-ish lists down your throats.

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Saturday: an in-store event with Adina Grigore, plus discounts and free consultations at Brooklyn Groove



Make your skin clean, calm and happy!

“If you’re like most women, you’ve been on a never-ending quest for perfect skin — or even just good skin — since adolescence. It’s frustrating pursuit to say the least, filled with one disappointing (and expensive) miracle solution after another. Why is it so hard to get good skin?” [Read more...]

2015 Northside Music Festival guide


While Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, there’s something about the Northside Festival that really feels like the season is truly kicking off. With hundreds of bands and a few dozen venues to consider on the music side of things, it can be overwhelming, so we’d like to offer some sincere recommendations; who to see, where to go, and where you can grab a drink.

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Opa! MP Taverna Brooklyn brings the tastes of Greece to Williamsburg

A new place to dine – MP Taverna Brooklyn is now open for business on Driggs. Although there are other iterations of MP Taverna sprinkled around New York, this is Williamsburg’s first introduction to Chef Michael Psilakis. With 120 seats across 3,500 square feet, the restaurant’s light and open space makes you forget you are in Brooklyn. [Read more...]

All Williamsburg map of Brooklyn


Brooklyn, at least according to developers. From Village Voice:

The brother-sister duo behind the all-Williamsburg map of Brooklyn making the rounds online know the stories of when the sought-after neighborhood was known as a war zone.
“Our mom tells us stories of when the neighborhood was referred to as ‘Vietnam’ and even the police would hesitate to go there,” says Kimberly Cabrera, 19, who made the satirical map with her brother, Melvin Espinal, 25. [Read more...]

Watch Refused’s surprise set from Saint Vitus in full

Dennis Lyxzen needed a breather midway through his band Refused’s ultraviolent set at Music Hall of Williamsburg last Thursday. It was his second show in New York that week, and he was as wild and crazy on stage as his audience was for a set which featured a few new songs, but mainly drew from 1998′s seminal post-hardcore masterwork The Shape of Punk to Come. They’re songs that people get pretty damned excited for, and his night was just getting started. “We’re all going to be feeling this tomorrow,” he joked, noting that the bulk of the crowd was in the 30+ age bracket. He wasn’t kidding… it’s been years since I’ve bled at a show (only 28 though!) and I’ve still got a split lip to show for it. I even caught post-hardcore O.G. Geoff Rickley (36, b. March 8, 1979) making a b-line away from the swinging fists and bullcharging in the pit.

What most of the crowd didn’t know, was that after the MHOW doors closed, Refused would be heading north for a surprise late night performance at the requisite cool spot to do a surprise late night performance in 2015, St. Vitus. The set was lighter and more playful than what I had heard earlier in the night. A few favorites from The Shape of Punk to Come remained, but the early morning crowd was treated to covers of Black Flag’s “My War,” Fugazi’s “Bed For the Scraping,” Judas Priest’s “Freewheel Burning,” and more. Our own (((unartig))) caught the whole thing on film and you can check out the unique set in full below. [Read more...]