Last week, we found out we were losing Grand Victory and possibly Secret Project Robot and Palisades. Now Acheron is shutting down its backroom and will no longer be hosting shows. In another week, the only place you’ll be able to see music is the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. [Read more…]
Moku Moku recently opened in Bushwick (you can call it East Williamsburg if you want). It’s from the same people who own Momo Sushi Shack which is next door:
Opened in the former Olive Valley space, Moku Moku isn’t doing sushi, but rather a more meat-heavy menu focused on Yakitori, which in Japanese means grilled chicken. But it’s not just chicken they’re serving here — on the menu you’ll find specialties including grilled beef tongue, chicken gizzards and beef heart. [Read more…]
Yesterday, Matt Buchanan of The Awl wrote,
Whether the Williamsburg you know ended with Diner in 1998-1999 or Marlow & Sons in 2004 or the Wythe Hotel in 2012 (or whichever milestone you prefer!), the average human living in Williamsburg is now, officially, a rich person—and a young one, at that.
Early Sunday morning, agents of the NYPD and the Department of Homeland Security conducted a raid on the apartment building located at 221 Devoe Street in East Williamsburg, Gothamist reports.
The DHS arrived in a heavily-armored MRAP (“mine-resistant/ambush-protected“) vehicle emblazoned with “HSI SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM.” HSI stands for Homeland Security Investigations, which is a subdivision of DHS’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division. According to its website, “HSI investigates immigration crime, human rights violations and human smuggling, smuggling of narcotics, weapons and other types of contraband, financial crimes, cybercrime and export enforcement issues.”
According to one resident of the block, an NYPD officer claimed that the raid turned up “kilos of heroin.” The DHS told Gothamist that the raid was part of “an ongoing investigation.”
Moral: don’t run a heroin smuggling operation out of your Williamsburg apartment, because the DHS will come wake up your whole block on Sunday night and your neighbors will not like you very much.
Tyson Ho, the Flushing-bred, North-Carolina-trained pit master, has confirmed that he’ll be setting up a beer and barbecue hall at 173 Morgan Avenue to open this summer.
The restaurant is meant to emulate the experience of a communal pig picking, the format of his Hog Days of Summer pop-up meals last year… The communal experience will also allow Ho to turn whole hog barbecue, a lower-yield process compared to smoking single cuts like brisket or shoulder, into a financially viable restaurant. He’ll be digging into Carolina barbecue tradition by serving west Carolina-style outside brown, and the menu will also include a selection of country ham from around the U.S. “to establish ourselves as a church of pork….” [Read more…]