Williamsburg (Brooklyn)

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    April 1, 2011

    People's Pops Returns at This Sunday's Brooklyn Flea

    ​This Sunday sees the much anticipated launch of the Brooklyn Flea's Williamsburg incarnation. For those of us more concerned with the market's food vendors, there's yet one more reason for anticipation, and that's the return of People's Pops. Per both the Flea's vendor map and the PP blog, th ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Crif Dogs Goes Legit in Williamsburg, Adds Breakfast Menu

    ​The Czajkowski: What do this sandwich and The 1812 Overture have in common?. Once it decided to establish a second branch in Williamsburg, nobody expected the joint to completely retain its sense of louche culinary transgressionalism, which had been expressed not only through its habit of ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Bierhaus; Goodbye to Vince & Eddie's

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Rocco Ancarola has ended his partnership in Greenwich Village gastropub Rabbit in the Moon. The place was quickly sold and renamed The State Room. [NY Post] The Chelsea location of 'Swich is c ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Momofuku Milk Bar to Shack up With the Brooklyn Flea

    Momofuku Milk Bar​After putting down roots in Williamsburg, Momofuku Milk Bar is expanding its reach in Brooklyn via the borough's most orally fixated flea market.

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    February 22, 2011

    Wallet-Friendly Cocktails; Best Beer Cities

    ​Vandaag in the East Village and Huckleberry Bar in Williamsburg are among cocktail bars serving $10 drinks, as opposed to the now ubiquitous $12-$14 drink. [NY Post] New York makes a list of seven best beer cities in the country, alongside Chicago, Denver, Philly, Portland, St. Louis, and Sa ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Gay Boy Off the Menu in Bushwick

    ​Looks like you can't just walk up to a counter and demand to eat a gay boy anymore. The Post reports that when Williamsburg haunt Hana Food opened a new location in Bushwick, it changed its "Gay Boy" wrap (egg, vegan bacon, vegan cheese, avocado, sprouts and sun-dried tomatoes) to the "Gard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Your Weekend In Nightlife, Starring Stretch And Bobbito, DJ/Rupture, And Azari & III

    ​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 >>

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    February 9, 2011
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    February 4, 2011

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Buvette; Goodbye to Vutera

    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 >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Williamsburg Club Savalas Says Farewell

    ​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 >>

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    January 26, 2011
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    January 24, 2011

    Former Il Buco Owner to Open in Williamsburg

    ​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.

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    January 22, 2011

    Yuppie Parent Scourge Spreading 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 >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Elevator Rapist Loose in Williamsburg

    Alleged rapist in Williamsburg​Cops 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 >>

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    January 11, 2011

    The Meatball Shop Sets Its Sights on the West Village

    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 >>

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    January 6, 2011

    What to Drink at The Drink: Hot Punch

    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 >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Midoriya Brings Japanese Groceries to Williamsburg

    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 >>

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    December 22, 2010

    Steve Cuozzo Bestows Year-End Rant Upon the General Public, Williamsburg

    ​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 >>

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    December 15, 2010

    Six Movies "Average Williamsburg Residents" Love To Watch

    via All Movie Photo​With 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 >>

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    December 12, 2010

    Williamsburg, Brooklyn is the 'New Front Line' of Gentrification, According to England

    Via​Our 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 >>

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    December 8, 2010
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    December 2, 2010

    Artichoke May Become the Next Shake Shack

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 24, 2010


    Going to church has never been so fun

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    November 19, 2010

    The Natural Wine Company Brings More Natural Wine to Williamsburg

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 17, 2010


    Turkey day goes to veggie heaven

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    November 12, 2010

    "Cool" New "Williamsburg" Cigarettes Very Concerning Despite Not Actually Being Cool

    ​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 >>

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    November 10, 2010

    La Esquina Will Spawn a New Location in Williamsburg's Relish Diner

    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 (and confirmed by Grub Street), it's been taken over by the La Esquina team. They pla ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 10, 2010


    The ’80s horror flick stalks and stabs its way back to theaters

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    October 24, 2010

    What Do You Call a Hipster That Goes To Church?

    ​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 >>

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    October 15, 2010

    The Freedom Party, One Step Beyond, Jackpot, And Love Tempo Headline Your Weekend In Nightlife

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    L-Train Riders: 10 Ways to Deal With This Weekend's L-Train Shutdown

    ​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?

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    October 8, 2010

    The Apocalypse and End of Williamsburg's 'Cool' Factor Has Arrived (Video)

    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 >>

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    October 6, 2010

    "Williamsburg" Now Just Means "Cool," According to Real Estate Brokers -- Even in Manhattan

    ​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.

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    October 6, 2010

    Pigskin Preview: Eating the Barbecued Hog Head at Fatty 'Cue

    ​Ta-dah! Here's your blackened pig head. A couple of nights ago, Mayur, Jessica, and I went down on a pig head...

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    October 1, 2010

    Superfest, Nextah, Turntables On The Hudson, And Beer Pong (?) Headline Your Weekend In Nightlife

    ​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 >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Tonight's Belle & Sebastian Show on the Williamsburg Waterfront Is Still Happening (For Now, Anyway)

    ​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 >>

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    September 27, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    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 >>

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    September 23, 2010

    At Akariba, Opening Tonight, Order Potato Mochi Off the Secret Menu

    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 >>

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    September 22, 2010
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    September 17, 2010

    The Original Shank Returns, Afterhours This Saturday

    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 >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Musical Brunches; More Food Recalls

    ​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 >>

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    August 25, 2010


    And three sheets to the wind

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    August 20, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello Le Comptoir, Goodbye to Mantao

    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 >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Watch Titus Andronicus Perform "Four Score and Seven" at Glasslands Last Night

    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 >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Wall Street Journal Discovers This Whole "Hat" Trend Thing

    ​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.

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    August 10, 2010

    Peter Luger's Becomes Site of Sting Operation. Bike Justice Served.

    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 >>

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    August 6, 2010

    The Mad Decent Block Party, PG-13, And Wheel Up Headline Your Weekend In Nightlife

    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 >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Zenkichi Releases Details on Its New Oyster and Sake Bar, Akariba

    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.

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    July 27, 2010

    Honeychiles' Cajun Cooking, A New Restaurant Inside Williamsburg Dive Charleston

    Fried shrimp po'boy​Charleston, 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 >>

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