Your week starts with a little dancing, courtesy of a dancing DJ. We've sung Willy Joy's praises as Kid Sister's DJ more than once, but tonight it's all about him. Chicago's juke-loving, bass-fiending dance DJ celebrates the release of his Woman Like Me EP on Plant Music with a set at Ella We ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Williamsburg's Vutera and its upstairs venue Rose Live Music are celebrating the venue's fifth and last year this week, as both are set to close at the end of February. [Wall Street Journal] R ... More >>
Tonight begins the last hurrah for erstwhile Williamsburg club Savalas, whose six year run on Bedford avenue came to an end this week when the venue abruptly announced (on Facebook!) that it'd be closing this weekend. Why they were closing they never quite got around to saying, but there are ... More >>
Following the lead of the Meatball Shop, Crif Dogs, La Esquina, Xi'an Famous Foods, Mole, and people under the age of five, the former owner of Il Buco is heading to Williamsburg.
Every day we hear more about how Williamsburg is "over," whatever that word actually means. But now it's like seriously really "over" you guys, according to the 1000th installation in The New York Times Explores That Faraway Place, Brooklyn : it's the next Park Slope. Germy kids and their hip ... More >>
Alleged rapist in WilliamsburgCops are searching for an elevator rapist in Williamsburg. This scum's M.O. is to hop on an elevator and menace women. At 8 a.m. on New Year's Day in a building on Manhattan Avenue between Seigel and Moore streets, a 63-year-old woman was riding on an elevator when t ... More >>
A couple of nights ago, in between making port toddies (hot toddies with port) and expounding upon their "secret to a great meatball" on Jimmy Fallon, the Meatball Shop's Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman revealed that in addition to their upcoming location in Williamsburg, they're also planning ... More >>
Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. www.thewrightrecipes.comSome like it hot.The drink: Hot Punch The bar: The Drink, 228 Manhattan Avenue, Williamsburg, 718-782-8463 The price: $5 The ingredients: Varies, but will likely includ ... More >>
brownstoner.comHead inside for Japanese treats The Sunrise Mart is a favorite one-stop shop for everything Japanese (assuming you can't make it to superstore Mitsuwa in New Jersey, that is) from "manly" Pocky snacks to fresh miso paste to bonito flakes to inexpensive bento box lunches. But ... More >>
The relentless barrage of year-end lists means that their contents tend to get lost in a shiny, amorphous tangle, so we're grateful for Steve Cuozzo's annual dining-related invective, deposited amongst the tinsel like a fat lump of coal. The Post critic's take on 2010 is more or less as withe ... More >>
via All Movie PhotoWith the announcement of the upcoming Brooklyn movie theatre, we thought it best to try and help a burgeoning local business out. The six-screen cineplex will hopefully become an essential part of the neighborhood. So in honor of the scheduled completion of the new multiple ... More >>
ViaOur friends on the other side of the pond have discovered a little neighborhood called Williamsburg, in Brooklyn, and today in the Guardian, deem it "perhaps the national capital for young 'hipsters' trying to beat back the commercialism and standardisation that defines much of American da ... More >>
You can run, but you can't hide.Speaking of chains: It seems that Artichoke's recent expansion to Tenth Avenue and to MacDougal Street is but the tip of a very large ice pick. In an interview with Grub Street, Francis Garcia, one of the pizzeria's owners, says that Pizza Hut "had better worr ... More >>
Going to church has never been so fun
Why, wine, naturally.Natural wine geeks will have one more reason to make a booze run to Williamsburg as of this Saturday. The Natural Wine Company is opening in a revamped factory building on North 11th between Driggs and Roebling. The wine shop will specialize in organic wines made by small ... More >>
Turkey day goes to veggie heaven
This just in! People who are against smoking, and especially people against kids smoking -- including, specifically, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (talk about working at an organization with few detractors) -- are quite concerned that those new Camel cigarette packs featuring awesomely c ... More >>
plate of the day/FlickrUpscale diner food begets upscale Mexican food.Less than four months after Williamsburg's Relish Diner closed up shop, the chrome railroad car has a new tenant: according to NYC In.tel (and confirmed by Grub Street), it's been taken over by the La Esquina team. They pla ... More >>
The 80s horror flick stalks and stabs its way back to theaters
Refuting a bogus trend piece (cc: Jack Shafer) like today's "Holy hipsters flock to church," from the New York Post, is like dunking on a 6-foot basketball hoop. It's too easy to be satisfying, but it's hard to fight the compulsion to do so. Mostly we're disappointed in the paper's lack of pu ... More >>
Start your Friday off with a little Happy Hour. The Lower East Side's Panda hosts the appropriately named Pregame to ease you into your night out (or, in our case, ease you back home to a backlog of Boardwalk Empire) with a mix of disco, hip-hop, and funk. DJs Project Matt and Jimmy 2 Times h ... More >>
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?
What you're looking at here is a commercial that's recently started to be aired on television, for a high-rise condominium in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, called the Williamsburg Edge. Now that the word "Williamsburg" is being used as a descriptor to the rest of the world to sell places not in Williams ... More >>
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 >>