All Tomorrow’s Williamsburgs

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Earlier today, DNAInfo reported that Bay Ridge is the new Williamsburg. This is a ridiculous claim, obviously. Bay Ridge is like 2 hours from Manhattan.

But that did not stop literally every single local blog from penning 600-word essays speculating whether or not Bay Ridge is, in fact, the new Williamsburg. Speculation about the new Williamsburg/Brooklyn and pointless screeds about why X, Y, or Z neighborhood and/or city is absolutely not the new Williamsburg and/or Brooklyn keep bloggers’ families fed and warm at night.

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Williamsburg woman falls to her death while attempting to enter boyfriend’s Kent Ave. apartment

HannahShaw29-year-old fashion designer Hannah Shaw fell to her death late Friday while attempting to climb into her boyfriend’s fourth floor window from the rooftop. She had been out drinking with her 42-year-old boyfriend Alex Douglas at Lucky Dog on Bedford Avenue. From [Read more...]

Williamsburg headline 100 years ago today: ‘Robber Marks Houses With Red Chalk When He Finds Them Easy’

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Thanks to Bowery Boys for pointing out this neighborhood article from exactly 100 years ago today. The Evening World Newspaper ran a story on March 31st, 1914 about the capture of a particularly candid robber who would mark homes in Bushwick and Williamsburg with red chalk on the doors to remember that they were easy targets. From [Read more...]

Brooklyn Electronic Dance Round Up: March 28-29

Looks like we’re in for another jam packed weekend in the northern side of the borough. Tons of options ranging from large rooms to small space, no cover bars and beyond. Starting off Friday, Jamie xx and John Talabot play Verboten to an already sold out crowd (select tickets at the door). Then it’s to Cameo where Midnight Magic kicks off their monthly residency featuring a 3D animated laser installation. On Saturday, I’ve selected a few choice parties scattered towards Bushwick like Willie Burns at Wreck Room with the Lost Soul crew, a Glitterballnyc.com curated event at The Graham, and lastly an epic 8-hour set from techno legend Silent Servant at Todd P’s former Silent Barn space, Trans Pecos. Check out all the listings below for your maximum night out.

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A Sandwich Shop Called The Sandwich Shop is Rocking Williamsburg

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Raved newcomer The Sandwich Shop is now delivering to most of Williamsburg, adding new surprises to their Spring Menu and offering catering to local businesses, photo studios and film sets.

The Sandwich Shop is owned by cookbook author Chef Clarisa Penzini and husband artist Ricardo Picon. They offer inventive, high quality sandwiches inspired by different cultures as well as new takes on the classics. Sandwiches like “The Tokyo Breakfast” (baked egg custard, cheddar, ham, arugula on brioche), “The Korean” (Kimchi, Cheddar, Sriracha Mayo on Ciabatta) and the classic “Cubano” (roasted pulled leg of pork, ham and Emmenthal) have become neighborhood favorites.

The Sandwich Shop
718.360.0737
658 A Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(between Manhattan Ave and Leonard street)
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Sarah McNally, owner of McNally Jackson, opening a huge bookstore in Williamsburg this fall

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Bookstores are closing left and right in Manhattan. Thankfully, a new one is coming to Williamsburg. (And we already have a couple of great ones, Spoonbill and Greenpoint’s WORD).

From the Times:

After spending years scouring Manhattan for a second location, Ms. McNally of McNally Jackson abandoned her search. At the urging of a former employee, she began looking in Brooklyn and settled on Williamsburg, where she found a “magnificent,” loftlike space with a 20-foot ceiling. The store will open this fall.

“I started walking around Williamsburg and I fell in love with the neighborhood,” she said. “I have not figured out a way to make it happen in Manhattan. And I wanted to.”

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Fanaberie’s 4th Birthday Party is this Saturday. Win a $100 gift card.

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Party with us, March 8th 10am – 8pm, for Fanaberie’s 4th birthday party at 102A Nassau Ave in Greenpoint.

Voted by Time Out as one of the best boutiques in Brooklyn, Fanaberie is ringing in it’s 4th Birthday with music, sales, and giveaways. Have a glass of wine and a snack while enjoying 20% off the entire store. And in case that’s not enough, Fanaberie’s own store manager, DJ ESTE, who’s performed at venues like Pacha, will be on the turn tables. Don’t forget to enter your name in the drawing for one of the three $100 gift cards being given out through the event.

Fanaberie still adheres to the owner’s, Ella Sikorski, ideals – quirky fashion that makes you look amazing for an equally amazing price. Through the last fours years, she has expanded to two stores, and online site, and to the boutique platform, Shoptiques. She’s brought in brands from the US, Poland, the UK, and even local NY artists. Grateful for the neighborhood’s enthusiastic support, Fanaberie wants to toast to continued success with the Williamsburg and Greenpoint community. So swing by the Greenpoint location and share in a glass of celebration!”

Favorite East Village coffee shop The Bean to bring “Dirty Chai” and “NutElla Fitzgerald” to Williamsburg

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The Bean, a beloved coffee house with 3 locations in the East Village will be crossing the bridge in April to open in Williamsburg at the corner of Bedford Avenue and North 11th. The Bean features hand crafted coffees, teas and specialty drinks including their cult favorite “Dirty Chai”, “NutElla Fitzgerald” and “Frozen Mona Lisa” drinks.

All of their coffees are roasted in Brooklyn by Donald Schoenholt of Gillies Coffee, Gillies is the oldest coffee roaster in North America and Schoenholt is an 8th generation roastmaster who is renowned in the coffee world. The shop will offer free wifi and cozy, spacious seating as well as an impressive selection of baked goods, sandwiches and vegan products all delivered daily by respected local purveyors. The Bean will be open from 7am till midnight, 7 days a week. See more at thebeannyc.com.

The Bean: 101 Bedford Ave at the corner of North 11th
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