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  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    A Guide to Visitable Brooklyn Distilleries

    Brooklyn is known as DIY paradise -- to the point in which the artisanal ethos has become a hipster caricature. From handmade chocolate and cheese ageing caves to Etsy-style boutiques selling reclaimed coffee tables, the borough is known for creating small batches of just about everything. It may be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    10 Things to Do for Less Than $10 in NYC This Weekend

    It's Mom's Day weekend, and what better way to show your love/inherited sense of humor than to shock her with some edgy modern art? There are lots of great options on the up-and-up, like Studio Museum Harlem's massive exhibition on the American South, or Kara Walker's equally massive Sugar Baby (mor ... More >>

  • Film

    March 19, 2014
  • Art

    January 29, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    Rihanna Fandom Gone Wrong: The Most Awkward Shirts Ever

    Sometimes fan art hits the mark, and sometimes it should stay hidden in a closet. As a celebrity, it must be a awkward to see people wearing your likeness (or images of your body parts) across their chest. These horrible Etsy finds have proven to be the most awkward instances of Rihanna fandom gone ... More >>

  • Film

    September 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    What's the Right Way to Book a First Tour?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Top 5 Most Expensive Band T-Shits on Etsy

    By Jena Ardell First, consider yourself lucky If you own one of the following t-shirts; then consider listing it on Etsy. These sellers are expecting mad cash for their rare band tees. Would you pay what they're asking to own one a piece of tour history? See also: These Odd Future Shirts Should No ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 17, 2013

    Richard Kuo Goes His Own Way at Pearl & Ash

    A young chef plays with flavors from around the world

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    New Restaurant Reviews: Interpretation of Dreams at Pearl & Ash; Outstanding Seafood at Kittery

    Spring is ripe with surprises (80 degrees, 40 degrees, you know the drill). This week, our professional eaters explored two curveball restaurants and were pleasantly delighted--though not equally--by each. Tejal Rao appreciated the food at Pearl & Ash more than the dark and noisy space on the Bowery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    See a Parks and Rec-Themed Food Poster: Tom Haverfoods For Your Wall

    If you're an Aziz Ansari fan (and, if you're not, watch this), then you probably know that the comedian is also very into food. His Park's and Rec character, Tom Haverford, is also a gourmand and regaled audiences a few years back with his epic food abbreviations monologue.

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    A Handy Flowchart For Selecting Your 2012 CMJ Panels, Day 2

    While you folks were all wearing yourselves out running around between CMJ showcases yesterday, I just guzzled a bunch of free booze at a press-only party and then ran home to giggle at the two boring rich dudes angrily discussing the details of their pension plans on national television. Hope it wa ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 22, 2012


    Everyone’s an artist at this party

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Tejal Rao at Calliope; Robert Sietsema at Food Gallery 32

    Tejal Rao hits up French country-bistro fare at Calliope in the East Village. Although there were a few glitches in the service, she is overall impressed: "Pity the person who orders the roast chicken, a breast covered in a glorious, impossibly golden skin, beside a cigar of rich, confit-stuffed cab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    The Domino Sugar Factory Deal: $160 Million and a Waterfront View

    If you've ever drove/ran/biked across the Williamsburg Bridge, you have probably seen the Domino Sugar factory. The pre-Civil-War industrial building used to be the largest sugar refinery in the world; now, its worn-down streaks are covered with bright graffiti and its drabness is reminisc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    The 11 Most Infuriating Songs Of 2011, No. 11: Kreayshawn, "Gucci Gucci"

    ​If 2011 had one takeaway, it was this: It's really, really easy to write a song that's by-the-numbers lousy. Rebecca Black's "Friday," the mushmouthed ode to getting down on the weekends, is a prime example; made on a budget, it nonetheless had enough brain-sticking properties to get inside t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Sushi Crochet Patterns, Gift Suggestion No. 10

    Wasabi not included. ​ For the foodie urbanite who lives up to yet another hip stereotype -- crafting -- this sushi crochet pattern is perfect for that guy or girl in your life who's as into dashimaki as doilies.

  • Columns

    September 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Live: Danielle Ate The Sandwich Gets A Little Too Cute In Brooklyn

    Danielle Ate The Sandwich Red Horse Cafe Saturday, September 10 Better than: Sitting through YouTube comedy sketches. Danielle Ate The Sandwich is a young woman in thick-rimmed glasses from Colorado. She plays acoustic guitar, and sometimes the ukulele. If you purchase her self-titled debut album, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    How To Successfully Mimic Beyoncé's Dance Moves: A Sound Of The City Guide

    Don't try this one unless you've stretched.​During Beyoncé's Sunday night show at Roseland a friend pointed out to me that B's signature dance moves help her songs become megahits. I'd like to take it a bit further, and say that easy to master signature dance moves are what help her songs bec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Coming to Smorgasburg: Barbecue, Chorizo Sandwiches, and Alan Harding's Rice Balls

    A chorizo sandwich, inspired by London's Borough Market and headed for Smorgasburg​ "Smorgasburg," Eric Demby says, "is in this Darwinian phase: We're trying out lots of people. It's a little bit survival of the fittest." The market's evolving list of vendors is producing some new faces this w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Williamsburg Hipsters Robbed of Prestigious 11211 Zip Code

    ​A letter from the U.S. Postal Service informed Williamsburg residents -- hipsters and real people alike -- that the zip code designating the Bedford Avenue gentrification haven will switch from 11211 to "the sadly less palindromic 11249," as one resident put it to Gothamist. The reasoning act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2011

    Urban Outfitters and Etsy Artists: Who's Stealing From Whom?

    via Regretsy​It's well known by now that Urban Outfitters sometimes rips off designs from independent artists. Last summer, Foster Kamer noted that the hipster warehouse was stealing from Brooklyn designers; this week, Averie wrote about how the chain could be basing their state pendant neckl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Manhattan Tells Brooklyn to Suck It

    James Campbell Taylor​Dear Boroughs, Last week we wrote of a "lighthearted jab at that other borough across the river," for sale on Etsy from the Fourth Floor Print Shop. In it, Brooklyn told Manhattan that it was ugly and, basically, that it was over it. Manhattan has now written back, or a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Here Is a Lovely Gift for Someone Who Lives in Brooklyn and Hates Manhattan

    ​What, you wanna start trouble? If so, this is available on Etsy, via the Fourth Floor Print Shop, for the cost of a whole lotta PBRs (translation: $24, plus shipping and handling). The vivid yet relaxing blue color and epistolary style belie the fact that this 16-by-20-inch "lighthearted jab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    MTA Backs Down in Fight Against East Village Metrocard Artist

    Some of the artist's work.​On Friday we wrote about East Village artist Victoria, or VH, McKenzie, who had been creating oil paintings on discarded Metrocards and selling them on Etsy for $48 apiece. An MTA marketing intern, part of whose job it is to seek out unauthorized use of the MTA trade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    MTA Goes After East Village Artist for Painting on Used Metrocards [Updated]

    Some of the artist's work.​The big bad wolf is hungry. Or jealous? EV Grieve today alerted us to the matter of East Village artist VH McKenzie, who has been creating oil paintings on discarded Metrocards that she then sells on Etsy for $48 apiece. The MTA found out about this, and sent her the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Etsy Privacy Policy Shows Everyone Your Heinous, Uncouth, or Twee Purchases

    For sale: vintage JFK bust​The e-commerce website Etsy, which focuses on sickeningly cute arts, crafts, and vintage junk, also happens to sell sex toys, like ceramic polka-dotted dildos and crocheted vibrator cases, as we learned today! Others on the Internet may have learned a similar lesson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Today in Pricey Pie News

    All Jarred Up​What's even more 2010 than pies or things in jars? Pies in jars. A Los Angeles-based pastry concern called, aptly, All Jarred Up is now selling the sickeningly cute things on Etsy. The folks over at got a taste and pronounced them "excellent," but recoiled a bit at the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Our 10 Worst Foodie Xmas Presents

    ​Awful Gift #10: Stonerware Apron With Marijuana-Leaf Imprint, Broadway Panhandler Everyone knows that chefs like to get stoned (or "baked" as the apron has it), which helps relieve the tedium of chopping vegetables for hours at a time. But this guy doesn't need to wear an apron to show us he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    The 9 Most Hideous Thanksgiving-Themed Tchotchkes

    ​Happy Thanksgiving! Time to be thankful you don't own any of these items. Here, we've identified the 9 Thanksgiving-themed tchotchkes that frighten us the most. (Sorry to the creators of said items, but we are thankful that you possess the genius and home craftsmanship/manufacturing prowess t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 8, 2010


    Off the runway and in the ’Burg

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    One Last Thought Before the Holiday Weekend

    trendycraftcreations/Etsy​There is an awful lot of crocheted food on Etsy.

  • Music

    September 1, 2010

    Fall Guide: Karen O's Style Guru Takes Us Shopping

    Cruising Williamsburg with Christiane Joy Hultquist

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Best of Etsy: Joaquin Phoenix/Hipster Hunter DIY Bearded Beanie

    via taraduff on Etsy Click to Enlarge​A Runnin' Scared tipster brought this gem to our attention, noting the knitted hat's uncanny resemblance to Joaquin Phoenix 2.0, about whom a movie trailer for I'm Still Here; The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix surfaced last week (after the jump). We think i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    NY Tech MeetUp Showcases Some Useful New Technology, Some Not

    ​NY Tech MeetUp is a monthly event for the technology community in New York that allows emerging companies to demo their new ideas in front of a large audience of like-minded techies. It's a safe place for these tech geeks, but it's open to outsiders like us, too. We went last June as well, took J ... More >>

  • News

    July 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 5, 2010

    Chuck Schumer Is a Congressional Hipster, the Senator Repping Williamsburg

    ​There is no arguing that Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) is a fucking hipster. But is there anything of substance to speak of behind those thick frames, perhaps an Etsy account or a collection of rare 7" records? She certainly has nothing to do with the free concerts ("Pool Parties") tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Shocker: New Yorkers Don't Need a Yard to Grill; Big Salt Fights Back

    ​New Yorkers didn't need a backyard to grill this past Memorial Day weekend. There are 36 parks across the city that have areas for barbecuing, and people will even cook on their fire escapes. [NY Times] Flooding, poor construction, and a string of related delays made the long road for two wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Here, At Last, Is The Inevitable Justin Bieber/Black Flag T-Shirt

    ​Why? Because, explains the t-shirt's creator, "Both groups have caused riots, both embrace DIY." Just ask Australia about the former. Also, not to brag, but let the record show we called for a Bad Brains/Bieber mash-up all the way back in November of 2009. We're prescient like that. [Etsy]

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Five Best Pieces of Food Art on Etsy

    Etsy might be a little precious, but it's also a trove of affordable, unusual gift ideas, some of them food-related. Before you know it, you've bought a pair of mushroom earrings from a woman in Singapore, and felt sushi from a crafty girl in Chicago. Click through to see our five favorite food gift ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 1, 2009


    Two shopping events that give you gifts

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    10 Most Unsettling Twilight Crafts: Underpants, Onesies, and More

    ​ A new film about death and sexual restraint comes out this month. You may have heard of it--Twilight? The second installment in the vampire series, New Moon, features a meaty werewolf constantly busting out of his clothes, and the ongoing unrequited lust--excuse us, love--of undead teen Edwa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Felt Soup Dumplings Good Enough to Eat, Or Gift

    Little Fluff Stuff​These bizarrely appealing hand-made felt soup dumplings would make a terrific holiday gift. The set is $12. Find them on Little Fluff Stuff, an Etsy shop run by a woman who describes herself as a 24-year-old engineer in San Francisco who likes to make cute food out of felt, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2009

    Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free

    ​ Leaf peeper map of New York State Saturday Stinky Cheese Man author Jon Scieszka and five others read at Books of Wonder Hayrides at the Carl Schurz Park Harvest Festival Mask making at Kate's Paperie Craft fair, Chelsea, with PS11 and a group of local Etsy sellers Madison Square Fall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Foodie Gifting: Breakfast Necklace

    Image borrowed from Museum of Useless Objects' Etsy page​ This Diner Ensemble necklace would make a terrific gift, although you might want to keep it for yourself. It's from the Museum of Useless Objects on Etsy, and each necklace is made by hand from crocheted and wet felted Malabrigo merino ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Post Helps Readers Find Bad Jobs

    "I'd be a fool to argue that jobs are plentiful these days," says Tory Johnson at the New York Post, but she does know 20 companies who are hiring. The jobs in the first several paragraphs -- offered by small tech-intense companies like who have not yet run through their venture capital -- ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 27, 2007

    Eighth Annual Sexy Gift Guide

    High-tech vibrators, anal treasures, and rock-star porn

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007

    Etsy Trunk Show Tonight

    Etsy, the website where crafty kids buy and sell their homemade creations, also hosts a trunk show every month in Chinatown. Each trunk show features a "street" team of artists from different locations around the world. Tonight and tomorrow, it's Texas, y'all. Etsy Trunk Show 325 Gold Street Frida ... More >>

  • Screens

    May 9, 2006

    Crafts Bizarre

    Duct tape totes? Etsy's eBay-style craft community makes everyone a potential artisan

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