There are a lot of reasons people get angry in Williamsburg these days. The opening of chains like Starbucks, the soaring rent prices, and the closing of all of our favorite restaurants and music venues are usually the main sources of local ire. However, this time a ‘zombie apocalypse’ is the culprit. A Brooklyn [Read more…]
Check out this short video that was recently uploaded to YouTube by photographer Roland Andrijauskas of the Greenpoint/Williamsburg waterfront in 1992. The clip shows the rawness of the early 90’s waterfront (try to ignore the weird alien transmissions in the audio) when the twin towers were visible behind smoke stacks. Watch below:
Back in 1993 Zach Galifianakis starred in a short film about Williamsburg that according to the director Al Roman (a then New School student) marked Zach’s film debut. The 21-year-old film surfaced a few years ago but was pulled from YouTube due to a copyright claim by CBS. As of this week the film has reappeared [Read more…]
Look at that fucking thing. Wow. Williamsburg is becoming Miami:
The 14-story hotel, a collaboration between Yotel and Synapse, will be located at 646 Lorimer Street, near Meeker Avenue and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The street level of the building will host retail, with a roof garden at the level of the BQE and the hotel rising above that. The top levels of the structure will house six to eight condos with views of the East River and Manhattan. “Williamsburg is an amazing community — it deserves architecture that strives to match its richness and vibrancy,” said Marc Kushner, HWKN principal.
Another HWKN principal, Matthias Hollwich, said “We felt it was important to create a distinct and modern design that would establish Yotel Williamsburg as a destination for global travelers, while the sculptural qualities of the building also connects with Williamsburg’s artistic bent.”
This godawful thing is set to open in 2017.
Williamsburg woman punches a hole in her door, goes to jail, and has her apartment burglarized while in jail because of the hole in her door
A Williamsburg woman recently went through an unfortunate chain of events that started with her punching a hole in the door of her bedroom in her Morgan street apartment. After punching a hole in her door she got locked up due to a warrant that was out for her arrest. While she was in jail a thief was able to enter her bedroom because of the hole and steal $850, plane tickets to Wisconsin and a note from her dead grandparents. From [Read more…]