Where to spend New Year’s Eve 2013 in Brooklyn

NYE at Dirck the Norseman

NYE at Dirck the Norseman

There’s a party at Dirck the Norseman – the new craft beer joint in Greenpoint – with free beer, wine and food.

Rubulad is doing their usual over-the-top party (which is always fun). This time with no charges of racism. This year it’s at 893 Bergen Street between Franklin & Classon. ($10 bucks before 10pm, $20 bucks after.)

And speaking of over-the-top, Bang-On NYC! is having a huge party too: [Read more…]

Places to have Thanksgiving dinner in Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick

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We already mentioned that Greenpoint’s Dirck the Norseman is serving up a feast. Here are a few other options for Thanksgiving orphans [via Brokelyn]:

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Rye Restaurant
247 South 1st Street, Williamsburg
(718) 218-8047

Rye has an extensive $75 prix fixe menu featuring oyster pan roast and black truffle lasagna in addition to more traditional Thanksgiving dishes.

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Brooklyn Electronic Dance Round Up: Nov. 22-23

Here’s to one (or two) late nights in North Brooklyn before the long ride home to your parents house for Thanksgiving. Tons of options this weekend like Visionquest’s 13th Anniversary party spanning both rooms at Output. On Saturday, NJ House/Garage legend and frequent Daft Punk collaborator, Todd Edwards comes to Cameo. FIXED will also host a cheap all nighter at Glasslands with JDH & Dave P. So go ahead, check out the listings below and fill up on an extra serving of nightlife before the turkey back home.

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Rough Trade opening in Williamsburg in November, first shows announced

Rough Trade Williamsburg

Rough Trade Williamsburg

Looks like even more great music options are coming to the hood:

London-based music-retailer and record label Rough Trade opens its doors at 64 N. 9th Street in Williamsburg on November 25. The initial announcement promised a “performance space” in the 15,000 square foot shop, and it looks like it will be QUITE the performance space.

The stage is being booked by Bowery Presents, and they just unveiled an impressive first run of events, including shows headlined by Jagwar Ma, DIIV, We Are Scientists, Shabazz Palaces, JD Samson & MEN and many more. I personally can’t wait.

Here’s the schedule thus far, with tickets for all going on sale this Friday: [Read more…]

Brooklyn Halloween Parties 2013

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[image c/o cuantohipster.com]

ON WEDNESDAY OCT 30:

285 Kent: Butter The Children (The Pixies), Dead Stars (as Nirvana), Le Rug (as At The Drive In), Turnip King (as The Velvet Underground)

Glasslands: Halloween Party with Neighbors!, Cosmonaut, C?RL S?G?N, Cale Parks [HAKT]

ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT:

hallo-1The Silent Ball at Silent Barn:

Celestial Shore + Steve Marion (Delicate Steve) as LED ZEPPELIN
Whoarfrost as NIRVANA
Cloud Becomes Your Hand does Jock Jams
You (Albuquerque) as INTERPOL
Twin Sister DJs
Doors & maze festivities at 7 pm, music promptly at 8 pm.

Tickets $12 or $10 with costume

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Get your Halloween on early this weekend: Brooklyn Halloween parties 2013

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Friday, Glasslands dresses up like Twin Peaks to become the Red Lodge:

Brooklyn’s premier purveyor of Lynch-smeared dark electronic pop music, a place both wonderful and strange, invites you to spend a Halloween night in the Black Lodge.

Come dressed to impress as your favorite Twin Peaks character for the chance to win fabulous prizes courtesy of Welcome To Twin Peaks. Do the Leland Palmer to twisted, fun DJ sets all night long. Guzzle down coffee and donuts to your hearts content. And, whatever you do…Beware of Bob.

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Saturday, check out Mister Saturday Night: Waterworld with Eamon Harkin & Justin Carter

We toyed with the idea of throwing a government shutdown-themed party, but then we thought, “What’s even scarier than the US government dealing with a problem that they know exists?” That’s right. A problem they don’t believe exists. Global Warming. And so we bring you, on this scariest of holidays, Mister Halloween Night: Water World.

We’ll be transforming 12-turn-13 into an underwater city in which jellyfish take the A train, and you practice your best synchronized swimming moves on the dancefloor. Mermen Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter will spin the deepest whale songs never heard by man; and the Neptune-like gods of theARTcorps will attach starfish to buildings and use bioluminescent creatures to light the disco ball for your visual pleasure. Costumes are required if you’re gonna take the plunge with us, but don’t feel limited to Little Mermaid get-ups. Think melting ice caps, Jacques Cousteau, Noah’s Ark (we want to see a lot of animals, two-by-two), scuba divers and polar bears in Bermuda shorts. Group costumes will keep you afloat the longest, and if you don’t dress up, you’ll be stranded.

10pm on Saturday, October 26.
172 Classon Avenue; Brooklyn, NY 11205

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Brooklyn Electronic Dance Round Up: October 11-12

Get ready to make some big plans for the weekend. Brooklyn’s got loads of stellar lineups at resident parties all over the north side as well as new locations like the now roaming Mister Saturday Night. To start, Cameo Gallery has a double header with Benoit & Sergio tonight and Detroit’s young techno star Kyle Hall on Saturday. Let’s Play House is back in the Panther Room tonight with Disco House titans Mic Newman and Jacques Renault. Head over to Output tomorrow for a Get Physical showcase or simply swing by Glasslands for a Discovery party featuring the aptly named October and N’Conduit.

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Report confirms what we already know: the average Brooklyn rent is effin expensive!

*Jun 11 - 00:05*

Yep, the average rent is a staggering $3,035 per month!

Via Daily News:

The hotly sought-after borough saw its average rent climb to $3,035 in July, a hefty 8.2% jump from July 2012, according to a report from Douglas Elliman.

Brooklyn’s rep as a haven for those priced out of Manhattan is fading, with the price spread between the two boroughs narrowing.

The average rent in Manhattan was $3,822 in July, up 1.7%.

The gap between Brooklyn and Manhattan rents “is one of the closest we’ve seen since we’ve been tracking this,” Mark Menendez, Douglas Elliman director of rentals, Manhattan, told the Daily News.
Brooklyn luxury units — those priced in the top 10% of the market — led the surge, with the average rent in this segment hitting $6,007, up 8.8%[…]

For the last five months, the pace of price increases in Manhattan has been slowing, noted Jonathan Miller, CEO of appraisal firm Miller Samuel, which compiles the Douglas Elliman data.
The vacancy rate in the borough widened to 1.28%, up from 1.1% in June, Citi Habitats said.Traditionally, vacancy rates tighten during the summer months.