Smorgasburg home and superfund site 50 Kent will be cleaned of toxic coal tar

bkfleaIf you thought the only toxic garbage coming out of 50 Kent this year was that horrible 90s fest, you’re sorely mistaken. It turns out that the lot, perhaps most famous for housing our beloved Smorgasburg, “contains a ‘significant’ level of coal tar,” according to DNAinfo.

Long before Pauly Shore was making self-depreciating jokes about Encino Man in between sets from Smash Mouth and Coolio, 50 Kent was home to a gas plant that left behind a different kind of waste. Waste even more harmful to residents than half-baked, corporate-backed 90s nostalgia: coal tar, which has been known to increase risks of cancer, particularly in early childhood. [Read more…]

Taste Talks Brooklyn 2015 coming to 50 Kent on Sep 13


This year, the event is curated by Questlove and it will be held at 50 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg on Sunday, September 13. Mingle and chow with George Takei, Heems and an assortment of popular chefs. Tickets are $45.

Celebrate a day of discovery and indulgence at Taste Talk’s All-Star BBQ, a sampling feast that brings together world-renowned chefs making signature dishes outdoors at 50 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg. Expect to mix & mingle with top chefs from around the world while dining on their brilliant, delicious BBQ creations.

Here’s what’s on the menu:

Matty Matheson (Parts & Labour) // Dan Santoro & Bert Krak (Smith Street Tattoo)
RAW LAMB LARD & BBQ YUZU CABBAGE | With fish sauce, brown butter, mint, and thai basil

Ben Conniff (Luke’s Lobster) // Matt Timms (The Takedowns)
CHILI-BUTTER LOBSTER TAILS | With grilled cabbage and corn slaw [Read more…]

A potentially depressing “90s fest” is coming to Williamsburg featuring Smash Mouth and Pauly Shore

90sMy interest was immediately piqued when I saw the logo (above) for the recently announced 90’s Fest on September 12th at Williamsburg’s 50 Kent. I was a teenager in the latter half of the 90’s and I love music/nostalgia! I was not so pumped after seeing [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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Live concert series returning to Williamsburg waterfront this year


Sleigh Bells to perform with Run the Jewels on June 14

We knew that there would be a few shows as part of the Northside Festival, but this is great news. Neko Case kicks off the series in June, which will be called Brooklyn Live at the Inlet:

Indie, deep house, hip-hop and everything in between will be taking over 50 Kent Avenue, starting with Northside Festival’s headlining shows June 12-14 with Neko Case, Built to Spill, Best Coast, Run the Jewels, Sleigh Bells and more. [Read more…]