Williamsburg (Brooklyn)

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Relish Diner Owner Leaves Long, Vague Good-Bye

    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.

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    July 19, 2010

    Zenkichi Abandons Bowery, Renews Vows With Williamsburg

    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.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Well-Known Hipster Astronaut-Wizard "Douche" Stalks Asian Girls in Williamsburg, is "Misunderstood"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Williamsburg Madness: CrazyLady "Body Slams" Poor Doggie on Street in Front of Onlookers

    ​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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 29, 2010
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    June 15, 2010

    Only in Williamsburg: The Battle of Asshole and King Douche, Warring Neighbors

    ​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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 1, 2010
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    May 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    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.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Tie-Dyed Burger Death Match: Dickson Farmstand Meats vs. The Meat Hook

    ​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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 18, 2010


    Pop the kickstand on your weekly art fix

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    May 17, 2010

    Are You In A Band? Want To Waste More Money? Hire This Serial Killer To Post Your Flyers!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Dubious Hipster Trend Now Overtaking Harmless Bicycles

    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.

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint This Sunday

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 11, 2010


    W'burg restaurants get their due

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    L Train Twitter Tales, Part 2: That "Shit Don't Show In My Drug Test"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    The Most Epic Hipster Break-Up Text Message, Ever

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    The "Vaginal" McCarren Park Tree Has Been Pierced

    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.

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    NPR Takes on Williamsburg, and Very Important Things Are Revealed

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Greenest Grass in Williamsburg Is Really Freakin' Green

    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.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Dram to Introduce Food, Guest Chefs

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 24, 2010


    Look at This Fucking Hipster is now a book!

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2010

    Area Hipster Posts Embarrassing Video of Area Hipsters on YouTube

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Hasidim v. Hipsters: The Great Williamsburg Bike Lane Debate is Tonight!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Live: St. Vincent and Bon Iver Sing Your (Dad's) Favorites at BrooklynVegan's Haiti Benefit

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2010

    Somebody Got Murdered: Slain in Back Room Pool Hall

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 22, 2009


    Cycling activists remember their fallen comrades

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Transportation Alternatives Denounces Tomorrow's Naked Bedford Bike Ride

    ​Everyone, even if they don't care about bike lanes, seems to be looking forward to the naked bike ride scheduled for Saturday. The spectacle is meant to draw attention to the bikers' plight in Williamsburg, where the city scrubbed the Bedford Avenue bike lake, leading to a guerrilla hipste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Insound Design Pop Store Opens Today at 303Grand, Where Small Black Are DJing

    ​Quote, "a pop-up music gift gallery open to the public Dec 17th-21st." At the 303Grand "revolving storefront" in Williamsburg. Though Insound's well-deserved rep is as an online music retailer, they are leaving the local retail competition alone--instead of records etc., expect audio gear, t- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Have You Seen... Snatcher on the G Train

    On the afternoon of November 19, cops say this guy grabbed a woman's property on the G train platform in Williamsburg and split. The video shows him in flight. They describe him as 15 to 18 years old, 5'5", wearing blue jeans, a blue jacket, and white sneakers at the time. If you have info, NYP ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 15, 2009
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    December 9, 2009

    "Hipsters" Come of Age in Bike Lane Battle

    ​The cycling enthusiasts who repainted a bike lane in Williamsburg and were arrested for it early this week have, we think, achieved a journalistic watershed in mainstreaming the use of the word "hipster." Sure, there was the Hipster Grifter story, itself a kind of watershed, but hers was a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    McCarren Park Pool Takes The Final Plunge

    Photo of MPP groundbreaking via DBOB​Not that there were any illusions that the Greenpoint pool would remain a venue--the Williamsburg Waterfront area took over hosting duties for Jelly NYC's Summer Pool Parties a year ago. But now that the Williamsburg Waterfront space also appears to be in j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Some of Our Favorite Restaurant Names, Part 3

    ​A storefront in Murray Hill, Flushing, Queens, proclaims poultry insanity. Here we go again, offering yet another picture gallery of our favorite names for restaurants, liquor stores, coffee bars, caterers, and other food- and booze-related establishments.

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Our 10 Best Williamsburg Restaurants

    ​The roof garden at French bistro Juliette awaits forlornly the return of summer. The growth of Williamsburg restaurants in the last dozen years has been meteoric, and, where once there were a dozen or so places that might be worth trying, now there are probably 200 or more.

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    The Meat Hook Arrives; Mommy Bloggers Shill for Big Food

    ​International aid agencies are saying that a United Nations summit on food security that kicked off in Rome today could be a "waste of time" as it won't commit donors to provide more money to end world hunger. [Bloomberg] Companies like Nestle and Frito Lay are offering "mommy bloggers" all- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC: Ship's Biscuit at Saltie in Williamsburg

    ​ ​Ship's biscuit is the somewhat facetious name for one of the vegetarian sandwiches available at Saltie. Saltie is a sandwich shop that debuted recently on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, open from 8 a.m. in the morning till 8 p.m. at night. The cafe--which provides only rudimen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Project Runway Winner Christian Siriano Says Williamsburg Is Full of "Little Divas"

    This week is the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow awards like Best Blow Job and Best Literally Underground Cabaret Show on our favorite things about the city. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name a few of their favorite local things. He's the fi ... More >>

  • Music

    October 20, 2009

    Best of NYC: Brooklyn Rocks!

    We shouldn't have to tell you this, but we'll try

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    October 16, 2009

    The Top 10 Records Sold Last Week at Academy Records in Brooklyn

    In 2009, the traditional practice of exchanging physical copies of records for money is a trade that might best be called quixotic. But New Yorkers are stubborn people, and the record store is not dead. Below, the top ten records that actually sold in the last week at a store near you. Academy Reco ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    See Diplo and DJ Drama in Williamsburg Tomorrow Night

    ​An RSVP will get you in for five bucks cheaper. Not for nothing, but the circa '04-'05 spectacle of Diplo doing it in Williamsburg will probably move a lot of humans to show out for this. And how will you look your future children in the eye and tell them that you missed the opportunity to ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2009

    Who's That Bloomberg Guy Knockin' On My Door?

    For a welcome break from campaign nastiness, check out the video of Mike Bloomberg knocking on door No. 1,000,018 in Williamsburg. It's the fourth day of Succoth, according to mayoral video DJ Barnett Zitron, and the door swings open to an impossibly crowded room of fully garbed and ecstatic Hasidi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    New Venue Report: South Williamsburg's The Woods

    PIx by Puja Patel, more below​Nestled beneath the Williamsburg Bridge (a charming view) (no, really), long-rumored nightlife spot the Woods finally opened its doors Friday night to an overwhelming response. Located at 48 South 4th Street, the bar has no sign over the door; a set of stairs and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Pavement Tickets Available for Presale This Friday: "Please be advised this tour is not a prelude to additional jaunts and/or a permanent reunion."

    ​One interesting sentence in the latest press release making the rounds re: Pavement's reunion show at Central Park's Summerstage on September 21, 2010: "Please be advised this tour is not a prelude to additional jaunts and/or a permanent reunion." Make of that what you will. Related: tickets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    This Week in Openings: Lots and Lots of Booze

    TONY's The Feed blog has posted a roster of establishments slated to open by September 16. While there is actual food to be found, most notably at Saltie, Caroline Fidanza's Williamsburg lunch counter, and at An Nhau, a new Vietnamese spot, what's most striking about the eight places included in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Grizzly Bear Was Also At Grizzly Bear's Williamsburg Waterfront Pool Party

    Sam HorineHey, look, Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste went to that Jay-Z show yesterday in Williamsburg. ​A whole summer's worth of Jelly NYC Pool Parties on the Williamsburg waterfront took a bow yesterday, as Grizzly Bear, Beach House, and Vega played the final Sunday of the 2009 series. Solange Kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Matt and Kim on Jimmy Kimmel Tonight--Promises To Be "that f'ing good"

    We're contractually obligated to post about Williamsburg's finest making their late-night TV debut. Couldn't happen to a nicer meaner couple. Flyer promises "that f'ing good"--does this mean they'll streak? Yes, contractually obligated to make nyucky naked jokes too.

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Strange Bedfellows: Bread, Madonna, Gravestones

    ​ High real-estate costs make for strange bedfellows: Pedestrians passing Grande Monuments, seller of gravestones and a longtime fixture on Graham Avenue, have been double-taking at the sight of hand-chalked-signs advertising bread. Just what is this bread made from, they wonder? Well, the br ... More >>

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