Elevator malfunction kills man in Williamsburg apartment building

hopestExtremely sad and scary news from CBS today:

A 37-year-old man was killed as he tried to escape a stuck elevator in Brooklyn early Friday morning.

The victim with a group of people in the elevator of an upscale building located at 156 Hope St. in Williamsburg shortly before 4:30 a.m. when it suddenly dropped nearly three feet, 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported.

The man tried to climb out through the open doors, but the elevator moved again and crushed him, Stern reported.

“All of a sudden the elevator just drops and then shoots straight up; it was so fast,” a woman who was in the elevator at the time of the incident told CBS2’s Steve Langford. “As it went down, he tried to jump out because the doors were still open, and it shot straight up. When it shot straight up it took his body with him.”

Read more at CBS.

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No Window Shopping tonight at The Yard

NoWindowShoppingA new group exhibition, No Window Shopping, opens Thursday evening at The Yard. Featuring a variety of works on wood and canvas from BEAU, Sam Kirk, and URNY, Phase ii of No Window Shopping aims to highlight current events and local affairs including affordable housing, quality of life, normalizing relations with Cuba and the purpose that respectively defines – and ultimately connects -those relationships.

Continuing a rotating program of local artists exhibited at The Yard’s Brooklyn location, No Window Shopping will be on display through September 18th.

No Window Shopping
Phase ii f/ BEAU, Sam Kirk & URNY
July 30 – September 18, 2015
The Yard: Space to Work
33 Nassau Ave. 2nd floor.

RSVP for July 30th, 6-8pm, opening reception.

Williamsburg man duped out of over $700k by Manhattan psychic

Priscilla Kelly Delmaro being arrested in Manhattan via Palm Beach New Times / Bob Nygaard

Priscilla Kelly Delmaro being arrested in Manhattan via Palm Beach New Times / Bob Nygaard

A 32-year-old East Williamsburg man looking to make a woman fall in love with him lost $713,975 to a Manhattan psychic named Priscilla Kelly Delmaro according to a new article [Read more...]

The North Brooklyn real estate shit show a.k.a. are you kidding me though? 5/14/15


Bye bye Bazaar. Sad news, y’all: no more Brooklyn Night Bazaar.  They have until the end of the month at their 165 Banker location. In the realm of cool Brooklyn shit closing down, this one hits a little too close to home for me. Actually, it hits right next door. I live, literally, next door to the Bazaar. And I kinda liked it. I mean, they put on some good shows once in a while and it’s always been free with food and drinks and videogames and local vendors and it was always over by 1am, which, for a grumpy old neighbor like me, was awesome. I even went down in my pajamas one night, had a glass of wine, checked out the band, and went back to bed. Kudos!

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The Williamsburg real estate shit show aka are you kidding me though?


Welcome to the first installment of The Williamsburg Real Estate Shit Show! Here I’ll do my best to update y’all on the insanity that has griped our neighborhood’s real estate market… insider tips, write to apsmithnyc at gmail thanks!

Studio B is for sale. Er, rather, the studio formerly known as Studio B? Back in 2006 Studio B came on the block hosting rock shows and dance parties and roller derbys and did pretty well for a few years, until the neighborhood got together and shut it down…

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A man just rode a horse through Williamsburg while wearing a bluetooth headset

photo via Reddit

photo via Reddit

Several people spotted a man riding a horse through Williamsburg this afternoon while wearing a bluetooth headset. A strange sight even [Read more...]

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