When one restaurant's doors close, another's open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town. This week: whole hog barbeque in Bushwick, Acadian food in the East Village, and a casual French spot in Brooklyn.
Chippy Nonstop is fast emerging as Kreayshawn's new BFF. Based in the Bay Area, the diminutive rapstress saw her profile bump earlier this year when Kreayshawn directed the video for her "Kicked Out Da Club" track. Now she's on the road with Kreay and Rye Rye for the Group Hug tour, which touches do ... More >>
by Chris Chafin Karen PlemonsRock Yard: The Growlers, Japanther, The Death Set, Cerebral Ballzy, The So So Glos, CSC Funk Band The Morgan Sunday, August 7 Better than: The all-ages punk shows you went to in middle school. Standing in the dirt parking lot of The Morgan in Bushwick for yest ... More >>
Zombies in Buswick
Halloween may be over, but the dead live on
Ah, Labor Day weekend. Your last chance to wear white pants and white sandals (though my best friend tells me they're awful all year round). As for your weekend partying, skip the beach -- summer isn't over until the 22nd, so you still have time. Instead, welcome back NYC's nightlife and stay ... More >>
Artists are real estate rental geniuses. They always find fabulous deals and settle into cheap but very cool living spaces years before the rest of us realize that where they're living is the best bargain in town and subsequently ruin it with popular demand. Well, this time, artists and anyon ... More >>
It's an itchy week in New York. First bedbugs, now this: poison mosquitoes. City Room is reporting today that West Nile virus, which you'd probably forgotten about, is back in action. It's been found in Old Town on Staten Island, East Williamsburg/Bushwick (run, hipsters!), and South Jamai ... More >>
Pop the kickstand on your weekly art fix
Dope and dadCameron Douglas got sentenced yesterday to five years in jail for peddling meth to people beneath his station, but he won't languish nearly that long with the requisite time off for good behavior and drug rehab. What do you expect for a kid who was born with a silver coke spoon in his m ... More >>
Our collective obsession with another inaugural festival distracted us from a much more humble one happening right in our own backyard. Tonight, the first annual "DIY Bushwick Music Festival" commences, and though we're cynical fuckers leery of anyone using those three oft-abused letters to promot ... More >>
Joe Shlabotnik/FlickrBooze you can use.Oh, the times they are a-changin': Just weeks after Bushwick got another cafe, it's now home to a full-fledged wine bar. Called Bodega, it opened last weekend on the somewhat barren corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and Troutman Street.
Restaurants, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and taking their leaves this week. Barocco Cafe in Chelsea, once run by the restaurateur behind the wine bars Bottino and Zampa, has been shuttered for weeks and is now being gutted. [Jeremiah's Vanishing NY] Seppi's in ... More >>
Around 4:30 a.m. on Monday three guys, one with a gun, robbed a deli on Evergreen Avenue in Bushwick, assaulting a clerk, a customer, and (as the video shows) a surveillance camera, which nonetheless got a brief view of its assailant, described (as are his colleagues) as Hispanic and between 5'6" ... More >>
If this kid looks nervous, it's because he's about to rob a deli with a gun. He pulled the job on Friday around noon at a store on the corner of Evergreen Avenue and Palmetto Street in Bushwick. He is described as 16-22 years old, but he looks to us on the young side of that. If you have info NYP ... More >>
Oooh, lookit, it's the XX, fresh from beguiling long lines of CMJ patrons and subsequently canceling shows due to exhaustion. That's all sorted out, apparently, and thus will pleasantly gloomy goth-pop elegies fill the air at Bowery Ballroom tonight. We're still all into this band, right, Int ... More >>
The Lord of Brooklyn, a Democratic powerbroker who is flexing his political muscles these days like a gym rat pumping the free weights
Haul out the Stimpmeter—artists design two local miniature golf courses
diegocupolo/flickrOn the street in Bushwick.Neighborhood change can often be measured in edible form: take the number of espresso bars in a three-block radius and divide that by the number of months it's taken them to open. Take that number and use it to multiply average storefront rent, and you ... More >>
That's how a handful of dead-end high-schoolers ended up giving the city a big black eye.
Police are looking for some robbers in Bushwick. Their MO is to pull out guns, hop the store counter or go through an opening in the plexiglass, restrain the clerk, rob the register, and flee. Two of the perps hit 1209 Myrtle Avenue at 10:45 p.m. on June 11 and 70 Wilson Avenue at 5:05 p.m. on June ... More >>
Mini golf pops up in Bushwick
The long-awaited Bushwick Inlet Park finally broke ground today down by the water between North 9th and 10th Streets. It's been slow going, which has led to much complaining, and the city doesn't have all the property yet for the grand scheme, but at least the proposed power plant is off the t ... More >>
In the short week that we outsourced absolutely nothing to India (not even the phoner we didn't do with the guy who plays trumpet for Cake), we got even less cosmopolitan and global when Cannes correspondent J. Hoberman came back and showed up at the office like the rest of us. Except, unlike him, w ... More >>
Scott Spychalski for the Kansas City Pitch There's been a tide of pre-emptive nostalgia for The Onion lately, given that America's Finest News Source ceased publishing two West Coast print editions last month and still manages to invent magnificent puns like Bonotheism. So it's in that spirit that ... More >>
The city agreed this weekend to pay a $250,000 settlement to 32 youngsters from Bushwick who, back in 2007, were rounded up and arrested while walking to a friend's funeral in broad daylight. The young people -- all Black and Hispanic, ranging from ages 13 to early twenties -- were walking peacefu ... More >>
Bushwick's got it going on
Daptone Records, the Bushwick analog recording mecca used by Amy Winehouse and the Dap-Kings, got robbed last night, reports Brooklyn Vegan. The haul is impressive: Fender amps, computers, turntables, phone and modem equipment, mics, turntables -- even their Baldwin organ was "tossed and is probably ... More >>
District Attorney investigators raided a Chinese-owned warehouse in an industrial section of Bushwick on Monday, seizing heaps of counterfeit goods, including 2,000 laser-equipped toy guns. Realistic toy guns have been illegal in New York since the fifties, and the Bloomberg administration - as pa ... More >>
Having lascivated painfully over Miss New York in his Brooklyn Paper, Editor Gersh Kuntzman decided it was time you put his own tuchas on the hook, and today chronicles his stint as a nude model for the "Drink and Draw" life class in Bushwick ("$15 and all the Pabst Blue Ribbon you can drink," which ... More >>
On the national mall with the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School from Bushwick. Pete Seeger just sang "This Land is Your Land," and the principal, Nate Nudley, is helping a kid get warmed up. One student, a senior this year, just said: "I wanna be the first gay Hispanic president!" Another senio ... More >>
You've never heard of Morgan Blair. No one has, really--she's an illustrator fresh out of RISD, four months into a Bushwick lease, probably still unpacked. But last fall, some of her drawings showed up on Juxtapoz's online "Reader Art" section--a recurring feature that ranges from undiscovered talen ... More >>
photo of Judith Supine's English Kills show by Sam Horine Hey, forgot to mention: the Sunday Washington Post reported that Bushwick's art "moment is coming." Thanks, WP! We had no idea.
It’s Pride month and marches are popping up even in the not-so-gay-friendly outer boroughs—a phenomenon explored in last week's Queer Issue. On Saturday, the folks at Make the Road by Walking hosted their own march through Bushwick to recognize the largely Latino and African-American LGBTQ ... More >>
Thirty years after the blackout riots, it's getting hot all over again
Workers at a Brooklyn grocery say they're not paid fairly, if at all.
Bokaer gets physical, digital, and naked