If you haven't already noticed, if you live in Williamsburg -- or anywhere off the L-Train, really -- you're about to have the worst weekend commute maybe ever. So what are your options?
Well, this is interesting. "Williamsburg" is now a descriptor being used to sell apartments in Manhattan, which denotes either the beginning of the end, or simply some oblivious brokers. Or both. As EV Grieve, who spotted the listing, points out, this makes no sense.
Ta-dah! Here's your blackened pig head. A couple of nights ago, Mayur, Jessica, and I went down on a pig head...
Tonight, dance music dominates your agenda. First, U.K. dubstep and grime maestro Caspa takes on Webster Hall's Girls & Boys, the underage-friendly, neon-prone dance fete. (Also: Ninjasonik will take over the club's basement Studio.) For something a little more soulful, head over to Cielo for ... More >>
Right now, there is not just a flood watch but also a high surf advisory and a high wind warning in effect for Brooklyn this evening, where Belle & Sebastian are scheduled to perform on the Williamsburg Waterfront. Their set starts at 8:15 p.m 8 p.m.; it is virtually a guarantee that it will ... More >>
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Chan ... More >>
tankitchen-dessertNice balls.If you want to piss off the chef at Akariba, the sweet little sake and oyster annex carved out of the Japanese brasserie Zenkichi in Williamsburg that opens to the public tonight, order the potato mochi. It's not on the bar menu because the chef finds it such a ha ... More >>
You remember the Shank. The ignomious afterhours Williamsburg spot of unprecedented size, bravado, and debauchery that's golden age lasted for, approximately, one month of winter 2009. The concrete mud-bucket that cornered the market on baby laxative and earned itself a New York Press cover story ... More >>
Scientists have cracked the code to wheat's DNA, which should allow them to devise ways of breeding more robust crops. [ABC News] In New York, the jazz brunch is an institution, but you can also have a gospel brunch, bossa nova brunch, or klezmer brunch. [NY Times] Another report on how jit ... More >>
And three sheets to the wind
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. It looks like Mantao, the Chinese sandwich shop that Sarah DiGregorio was happy to see open in Midtown last year, has closed. [Midtown Lunch] Breuckelen, a new restaurant in Cobble Hill ... More >>
Well, it's probably time to admit to ourselves that it was a mistake to skip this one. Though they'll headline Webster Hall a month from now (after doing the same thing at the Bowery Ballroom back in March), last night brought the rousing sight of Jersey punk heroes Titus Andronicus playing the hu ... More >>
Are you a young man, located in "areas like Williamsburg, Brooklyn," who likes to wear hats? Are you inspired by Justin Timberlake and "pictures of Frank Sinatra"? Do you consider your hat a part of your "look," but just can't nail down the proper hat etiquette? The Wall Street Journal can help.
peterlugar.comIn case the cops needed back-up.... So you've wasted all morning reading and laughing about the "girl who quits job on dry-erase board" story. (It's good). For that afternoon sugar low (go eat something already), here's something else: Well-known writer Jami Attenberg, whose b ... More >>
We'll get it out of the way early: This weekend is all about Saturday's Mad Decent Block Party. And even though we think Diesel is responsible for the worst marketing campaign of all time, you should drop by tonight's in-store pre-party anyway. From 5 to 7 p.m., saucy rapper Maluca tries her hand ... More >>
eater.comRendering of Akariba.Last week, news broke that Williamsburg's Zenkichi was giving up on its plans to expand to Manhattan, and instead opening a new sake and oyster bar next door to the original location. Co-owner Shaul Margulies now reveals a few more details on the new space.
Fried shrimp po'boyCharleston, the dive bar/music venue on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, used to offer free pizza with each drink. It was a good deal, but not nearly as tasty as what's going on in the kitchen now. Honeychiles' is a new restaurant within the bar, opened by Jesse Crawford and ... More >>
Our meat hoard (clockwise from top left): pulled pork, sausage, tongue pastrami, pork belly (thin strip), pork chop, beef brisket. Three years ago I reviewed Fette Sau ("Fat Pig"), Williamsburg's tip of the hat to the fabled butcher-shop barbecues of the black-dirt farm country east of Aust ... More >>
Nostalgia was the order of the day in Williamsburg yesterday, as packs of suspiciously old ex-hardcore kids roamed the pastures of Brooklyn to see the iconic '90s indie band Cap'n Jazz reunite at the Williamsburg Waterfront and then, later, to watch the mighty Universal Order of Armageddon reassem ... 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 >>
plate of the day/FlickrTaking a nap.Three days after word surfaced that Williamsburg's Relish Diner had departed this world for the next, Gothamist has gotten a shot of the very long good-bye note that owner Sandy Stillman posted in the restaurant's window.
Brownstoner.comZenkichi's original, heavily wooded Williamsburg location.Having been thwarted by the folks at Community Board 2, the owner of Williamsburg's Zenkichi has abandoned plans to open a branch of his Japanese restaurant at 150 Bowery.
Have you seen someone who theoretically looks like this?This is the kind of blog post where you get to pull out all the tags you love using: a guy who lives in the core of Hipster ("Artiste") Williamsburg who characterizes himself sometimes as a wizard, or other times, as an astronaut from "P ... More >>
Everyone knows the water in New York is special, but what the hell is Williamsburg getting in their tap these days, exactly? Sure, the neighborhood is particularly prone to bouts of surreal madness even the most seasoned New Yorker finds themselves eye-rolling at, but shocking? Maybe five yea ... More >>
There are the wars man wages, there are the wars man fights, and then there are the wars that happen in our everyday lives that truly demonstrate the complete lack of necessity for war to exist, period. This is of course best exhibited in a place like Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where the embarra ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon, and thus time to look back at the best posts of the week: We ranked Our 10 Best Red Hook Restaurants. The Clover Club's Franky Marshall talked about holy bars, clean glasses, and the perils of being a hot female bartender. Here's 14 foods that haven't yet been invented.
Dickson on the left, Meat Hook on the right. When my friends and I get together to barbecue, the conversation often turns to meat. This season so far, we've been eschewing exotic cuts in favor of getting back to basics, and so far all the action has been in the burgers, sausages, and grilled ... More >>
Pop the kickstand on your weekly art fix
We understand in great detail what a street team is (which we learned from listening to VoiceStreet over cubicle walls), and the importance of wide-scale sticker/flyer promotion, but is there really anyone out there, small business or new-to-town band, who would spot this serial-killer note taped ... More >>
Oh, the horror! Williamsburg bikes are now being forced to adopt the dreaded coonskin cap/dangling dead animal of mysterious descent trend. Photo, after the jump, is not for animal rightists or the faint of heart. Let's just say ... there are paws involved.
Robert SietsemaPies 'n' Thighs will represent this Sunday.Williamsburg and Greenpoint will promote neighborhood culinary pride and try to raise money for a local community center this Sunday, May 16, with Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint, a grazing event featuring many of the neighborhoods' rest ... More >>
W'burg restaurants get their due
Actual Twitter background of Tweeter #8 When it comes to L Train service, Williamsburg's skinny-jean choked underground thoroughfare, you never know what sort of experience you'll encounter--homeless dude Aladdin sing-a-longs (saw it yesterday), public drunkenness across the spectrum, and, most reli ... More >>
File this under legendary Texts From Last Night, as what you're about to see is one of those rare circumstances where it's absolutely impossible not to invoke The Sacred H-Word. Assuming this is real, this is dictionary-definition level Capital-H Hipsterism and Cultural Snobbery, taken to an ... More >>
If the phrase "only in Williamsburg" gives you cause for concern, do not click ahead. Traumatizing (but safe-for-work!) dendrophilia fantasy after the jump.
Subversive culture thermometer NPR has uncovered a trend over the weekend, and boy oh boy, is it subversive, all covered in ironic mustaches and plaid! In the grand and cringe-worthy tradition of old people talking about young people as if they know what young people are actually doing, and ... More >>
Curbed.comGrass so green, our eyes are bleeding.Our friends at Curbed have identified what they believe to be "the greenest grass in the 'Burg," and we have to say, that grass is hella green. But they don't say hella in Williamsburg, do they? It doesn't go with the coonskin cap.
Coming soon at Dram: grub.The new cocktail bar Dram, located in the old Chickenbone space in Williamsburg, opened a week and a half ago with a brief menu of signature drinks, classics, and the option for a bartender's choice. (It also has several geeky wines available by the glass, as well as ... More >>
Look at This Fucking Hipster is now a book!
via Gothamist, a concerned citizen noticed that "4 out of 5 people" who used a certain section of sidewalk at the corner of North 12th and Bedford Ave in Williamsburg were "eating the ice" there. Concerned citizen decided, in a public-spirited way, to set up a camera and upload the results to ... More >>
This is the ultimate fight: Tonight's debate at Pete's Candy Store in Williamsburg between the hipsters and the Hasidim about the Bedford Avenue bike lane. You know the background: The Hasids, mostly Satmars, don't want to see half-naked goyim pedaling their bikes. The city late last year remove ... More >>
St. Vincent, Britt Daniel, Bon Iver, Zach Galifianakis, Janeane Garofalo, and more Haiti Benefit @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg Saturday, January 23 BrooklynVegan might best be known for having the most obnoxious commenters in the entire music blogosphere (which, in fairness, is certainly no small ... More >>
View Larger Map DATE: Jan. 2, 2010, 3:37 p.m. LOCATION: inside of 373 Broadway, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. The police arrested Mauro Lopez, 49, of Broadway in Williamsburg for fatally shooting another man over a back room pool game in the rear of a bodega known as the Maria Grocery. The un ... More >>
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