Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Southernish restaurant South Houston on West Broadway near Grand Street has closed after little more than a year in business. [Eater] Pick-a-Pita has served its last its french fry-stuffed shw ... More >>
Today on New Urban Network, Peter Feigenbaum writes of the various stages of the "colonization" of Williamsburg -- "just another chapter in the reconfiguration and rebirth of New York since the city's nadir in the mid-1970s." For history and urban planning nerds, this is some fascinating stuf ... More >>
FacebookRay Deter, the owner of East Village and Williamsburg bars d.b.a., was hit by a car on Canal Street yesterday evening. Deter, who was not wearing a helmet, was turning onto West Broadway at the time of the accident and is now in critical condition. His wife told the Daily News that do ... More >>
Start your weekend off with a trip to the Williamsburg Waterfront, where downtempo DJ duo Thievery Corporation celebrate their new release Culture Of Fear with an epic outdoor hang. Tonight their mix of dub, jazz, classical music, and loungey bossa nova will be complemented by performances by ... More >>
Now showingCome this weekend, Williamsburg will have one less reason to come to Manhattan: After three years of planning and construction, the Nitehawk Cinema is opening its doors. That news comes from Zagat, which reports that the theater's food menu includes watermelon salad and homemade be ... More >>
3rd WardTaxidermy and Edison lamps not pictured Those with a burning desire to open a restaurant in the gray area between Williamsburg and Bushwick, take note: 3rd Ward is seeking "experienced, qualified restaurateur[s] with a vision" to submit café proposals for its planned eatery at ... More >>
"Dark, edgy" air-conditioning, right this way.If you didn't think that Williamsburg already had enough so-called artisanal markets, then you're in luck. It's getting another one.
Old-world beliefs are alive and well in Williamsburg, mostly the province of superficial young people these days, but also still a neighborhood with large pockets of religious families. The Central Rabbinical Congress, a group of leading Hasidic rabbis, has kicked off a poster campaign in South Will ... More >>
VideologyWell, here's one way to keep a video store in business: Open a bar.
"A lot of people from the old days carry guns. One of these days one of these suburban kids is going to say the wrong thing to the wrong person." Longtime Williamsburg resident Sunny Chapman speaks to the Times about the gentrification that's been affecting her neighborhood for the bet ... More >>
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Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. News has broken that the Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel is closing at the end of July, following management getting sued by the hotel for its rowdy champagne brunches. [NY Times] Baotique, ... More >>
That liquor license moratorium that Community Board 1 voted to impose on Williamsburg and Greenpoint may have hit a bit of a roadblock.
Given all of the pop cultural amenities it boasts, at it's remarkable to consider that, save for rooftop screenings, Williamsburg has long lacked a movie theater. But three years after its creators announced plans to right this lamentable wrong, the Nitehawk Cinema - ne Cassandra Cinemas - is ... More >>
Williamsburg is looking a lot more like the East Village these days, and it's not just because half of Lower Manhattan's restaurants are opening outposts there. Like the city's most liquored-up neighborhood, Williamsburg may be facing a liquor license moratorium.
Stratus Realty GroupAlas: Goods, the 1946 Spartan trailer that parked itself in Williamsburg last May, is no more.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Momofuku Milk BarAfter putting down roots in Williamsburg, Momofuku Milk Bar is expanding its reach in Brooklyn via the borough's most orally fixated flea market.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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