Times Style section deems Oakland the new Williamsburg/Brooklyn

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And to think that just weeks ago, South Williamsburg was the new Williamsburg. Slow down Times gurus, we can’t keep up.

Walking around this outpost of cool off Telegraph Avenue, you may forget that you’re just across the bay from San Francisco and not in, say, an oft-cited borough of New York City where style, shopping and food have become major draws.

If so, you wouldn’t be the only one. Style.com recently published an article on Temescal Alley and pronounced it “Williamsburg-esque.” Last year, VegNews, a vegan-oriented website, ran a travel article titled “11 Reasons Why Oakland Is the New Brooklyn,” calling it “the new vegan mecca.” And in an interview with National Journal, the mayor of Oakland, Jean Quan, citing the city’s thriving arts and food scenes, proclaimed, “We’re a little bit like Brooklyn.” (Even HBO has jumped on the bandwagon, setting “Looking” — the gay man’s answer to “Girls” — partly in Oakland.)

Previously, All Tomorrow’s Williamsburgs

Williamsburg bartender who made $45,000 a year from Airbnb has account removed

airbnbWilliamsburg bartender Peter Chen has become a casualty in the war between NY Attorney General Eric Scheiderman and internet room renting service Airbnb. Schneiderman deemed 8 of Chen’s 38 listings in violation of the law that prohibits subletting an entire apartment for less than 30 days if the building has more than 2 apartments (ie. most of Airbnb) and his account has been deleted. His level of success with the service really speaks to the growing popularity of Williamsburg. He estimated that he was able to make $45,000 a year from Airbnb. From [Read more…]

Cheap eats alert: The best Cuban sandwich in Brooklyn is a bargain at The Sandwich Shop

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The Venezuelan sandwich geeks at Williamsburg’s The Sandwich Shop have rescued an American Latin classic and made it even more mouth-watering delicious. For lunch, you can now try their popular special “Half a Cuban with a Cup of Daily Soup” for $8.75. El Cubano is pressed on soft bread with slow-cooked leg of pork (pernil), smoked Virginia ham, Emmenthal cheese, sweet pickles and mustard.

If you’re a vegetarian, don’t sweat it. The Sandwich Shop has plenty of veggie options too including The Korean (spicy kimchee, cheddar cheese, sriracha mayo and banana peppers pressed on ciabatta roll) and The Veggie (oven-roasted tomatoes, roasted red peppers, roasted eggplants, caramelized onions, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil and fresh mozzarella cheese pressed on ciabatta bread).

The Sandwich Shop
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718.360.0737
658 A Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(between Manhattan Ave and Leonard street)
The Sandwich Shop on Seamless, Grubhub, Delivery.com & Eat24

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)
The Sandwich Shop on Seamless, Grubhub, Delivery.com & Eat24