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 >>
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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 >>
Cycling activists remember their fallen comrades
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photo of MPP groundbreaking via DBOBNot 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 >>
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.
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
We shouldn't have to tell you this, but we'll try
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
PIx by Puja Patel, more belowNestled 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
Queens Crap posts the sort of headline you expect to get the schadenfreude roaring: "Bushwick hipsters kicked to the curb." They refer to a NY1 story about several young people who'd been living in 20 apartments carved out of a building certified for only six, with which the DOB caught up and ... More >>
We are grateful to Gothamist for finding Russel Fong's short film on the Williamsburg yelling man, whom we've been wondering about. As it happens, Lawrence LaDouceur is a lot more amiable in private conversation than when yelling at the corner of North 7th and Bedford, but alas, no less crazy ... More >>
Scary sky pic viaCredit to whoever runs things over at the Williamsburg Waterfront's Sunday Pool Parties--since lightning was actually striking humans in Brooklyn yesterday, the choice to end Sunday's HEALTH/Black Lips/Trail of Dead show before ToD actually got to play seems prudent. Which ha ... More >>
Nate "Igor" Smith In this week's New York Press, there's an enormously long feature chronicling the ignominious rise and fall of Williamsburg's short-lived after-hours space, the Shank. As someone who pulled a few all-nighters loitering around that mud-bucket of an early morning hideaway this past ... More >>