The holidays have arrived on the train-wreck known as The Bedford Stop

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We’re masochistic to watch, but Williamsburg’s very own Snooki and Jwoww have a new holiday episode! Enjoy. [Read more…]

The Diamond hosting a staring contest Wednesday

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Yes it is just as ridiculous as it sounds. The winner gets a free bar tab:

It’s been six months and we’ve had more than enough requests to bring this fun night back! Contestants pay $3 to compete and the winner takes all. RSVP recommended.
Rules:
*first blink loses [Read more…]

Williamsburg bar to have 150 rooms and bar inside a water tower

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How long do we have to wait before we get a rollercoaster in Williamsburg? Via Eater:

Hotel developer Toby Moskovits is planning to open an 150-room hotel just down the street from the Wythe Hotel, and with it the most twee bar to ever come to the hipster capital of NYC. If the hotel gets the SLA sign-off, it will host a restaurant and six or so bars intimate bars including one that looks like a grand ballroom, a cellar bar, and (drumroll), a 30-seat bar inside a water tower on the hotel’s roof.

The unnamed hotel will be at 63 North 10th Street in Williamsburg.

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

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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…]

“Professional party guy” opening Bushwick restaurant with permanent Spin the Bottle table

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Because drunk, slobbering, college-aged PDA and scrambled eggs go hand-in-hand. And just like that Bushwick became a little bit dumber:

East Williamsburg and Bushwick locals will soon have a place to play Spin the Bottle — all day and all night.

Amancay’s Diner, a 24-hour restaurant and music venue, is set to open at 2 Knickerbocker Ave. next month with what they’re touting as “the world’s first dedicated Spin the Bottle” table, said owner Chang Han, 48.

The table, surrounded on three sides by a red leather booth, will have a bottle secured to the top, like a Lazy Susan, said Han.

“Everybody’s played Spin the Bottle at one time or another,” said Han, who recalled playing the kissing game with four college students every Monday at his closed East Village restaurant Gama.

Playing games at his businesses isn’t new for Han, who said he used to “get drunk with a lot of girls” and bowl with melons inside the grocery and deli he owned for 10 years, St. Mark’s Market.

At Gama, he wrestled with 21-year-olds in a kiddie pool full of jello. (“I was getting my ass kicked,” he said.)…

The neighborhood needed a sit-down place to eat after the bars closed — and a place for its owner to party for a while, he said…

“I’m a professional party guy,” he said with a grin.

Alternate names for what the Times calls “Quooklyn”

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We’ve just gotten used to Jefftown. Please don’t start calling the neighborhood on the border of Bushwick Brooklyn and Ridgewood Queens “Quooklyn.”

The Awl has some alternatives that we MUCH prefer:

1. Woodbush
2. Ridgewood
3. Bushwood
4. “Well my mailing address is Queens but I feel like I live in Brooklyn.”
5. Bushridge
6. “I mean I live off the L, so.”

Read the rest at The Awl or add your own in comments.

‘Brooklyn Boys’ – someone made a ‘Brooklyn Girls’ parody

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You knew this was coming… [Read more…]

Hipster molting season is here again

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