SPONSORED POST It’s our favorite time of the year! Northside Festival has just announced its first wave of 2017 artists and speakers— it’s safe to say they have outdone themselves yet again. Northside Music, which runs from June 8-11, will feature headlining shows from Dirty Projectors, Miguel, Thursday, and Kamasi Washington.
We’re not quite sure how the divide between north and south Williamsburg is news. When we started this site, the Bedford avenue stop was called “The Northside.” (See the image from our premiere Geocities issue above.) In fact, our friends at the L Magazine, even have a annual festival called The Northside Festival. The only […]
Given the Times‘ disappointing endorsement of Christine “no specific plan to require the richest New Yorkers to pay more in taxes” Quinn for mayor, this odd piece on de Blasio is hardly surprising. It’s central premise suggests that the mayor of New York can only govern adequately by being a narcissistic prick, like Bloomberg or […]
The New York Times loves to cover the latest Brooklyn trends and depending on who you ask, the paper can be spot on or dead wrong. Today, the Style section explored the latest trend supposedly taking over “arty neighborhoods like Williamsburg and Bushwick” (direct quote): the Man Bun. Apparently, the more fashion-forward gentlemen in these […]
Joseph Herscher is an artist who makes Rube Goldberg machines. Recently, The New York Times did a write-up on him and his impractical contraptions. “I’m trying to make it as absurd and useless as possible,” he told the Times, which seems like it could sum up a lot of the pursuits of ourselves and many […]
Move over rollies. New trend: growies. Apparently the new hotness is growing your own tobacco. As an act of rebellion against the government taxing cigarettes, Brooklyn residents are growing their own plants in their own backyards. “They’re using the power of taxation to coerce behavior. That’s not what taxation is supposed to be for,” Audrey […]
I get the feeling that Anthony Bourdain is a dude who Googles himself all the time. Searching the internet and finding the Das Racist song “Ek Shaneesh” that mentions his name is the only reason I can think of why Heems and Victor would show up on his holiday special. For some reason they are […]