Williamsburg (Brooklyn)

  • Voice Choices

    June 27, 2012


    Williamsburg gets 
its pool back

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    The Top Ten DIY Venues In New York City

    In New York's chaotic do-it-yourself music ecosystem, nothing is a given. A venue might combust as suddenly as easily a new one might spring up, making this list obsolete—yet that volatility is part of the venues' inherent uncivilized appeal. Who's to say where the next bunch of longhairs migh ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 13, 2012


    Hop the L to 350 bands

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Where Am I Eating? Here's A Clue

    Good tries so far, but I was not at Egg Williamsburg, Parish Hall, Buvette, Cafe Cluny, Cafe Colette, or Buttermilk Channel.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Say Hello to Kimchi Taco, Reynards

    Reynards, from restaurateur Andrew Tarlow and chef Sean Rembold, opened early last week in the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. The menu is similar to what's being served at Marlow and Diner -- the big difference is that there is a wood-fired oven and grill in the kitchen. [Eater NY] The Korean-inspire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2012

    Johnny Cakes and Red Flannel Hash at Parish Hall in Williamsburg

    Dense and delicious corn cakes called Johnny Cakes, served with candied rhubarb and upstate maple syrup. While not usually a fan of brunch, Fork in the Road was recently knocked out by the brunch that commenced last weekend at Parish Hall, the new Williamsburg offshoot of Egg. There were eggs, of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Paulaner Brewery Is Opening an Enormous Flagship Brauhaus on the Bowery

    Soon after we posted our list of the city's 5 best beer halls, we got word from Bowery Boogie that Paulaner Brewery, the Bavarian brew giant, is planning to open a massive flagship beer hall on the Bowery.

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Brooklyn Wok Shop; Meat Manners Matter at The Cannibal

    See what NYC's restaurant critics have been up to this week: In the Voice, Robert Sietsema dines at Williamsburg's Brooklyn Wok Shop and finds the food uninspiring: "My advice: Save yourself some money and 'wok' north into Greenpoint to find a real Chinese carryout." Pete Wells gives two stars to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2012

    Offered Without Comment

    First street fair of the season, Saturday, 11am, West 4th Street (click to enlarge)

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Tea Room's Kombucha Party in Williamsburg

    Tea Room, a kombucha bar (yes, you read right, a bar dedicated almost exclusively to serving kombucha), just opened in Williamsburg last week, according to Grub Street. It sells six types of kombucha, all prettily named: Sunset Peach, Jasmine Pearl, Gingerly Love, Chocolate Tart, Silver Needle Jasmi ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 15, 2012


    The fashion kings and queens of hipster nation

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Get Your At-Home Cocaine Test at the Williamsburg Duane Reade

    via @J_Brukman​File this under "good to know." Should you be wandering about Williamsburg on your way to your appointment to pee in a cup and get approval for your new job with the CIA, or for your court appointed biweekly drug test, and experiencing qualms that you may not pass it, you can st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Wind Blew a Billboard Down on the BQE Today

    via Larissa Martell via @dietznutz​It's windy out there, be careful! So windy that on the way into work we almost blew across the street. So windy that a billboard on the BQE between Meeker and Metropolitan plummeted 200 feet to the ground below, blocking traffic and effectively closing the BQ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Look at All the 'Lost Subways' That Might Have Changed Your Life

    ​Have you seen WNYC's "Lost Subways" Map? It shows 11 planned subway lines that, had they ever been built, would have added to the current 842 miles of track in the New York City system. Among them: An underground subway connecting the North Shore of Staten Island with Bay Ridge, Brooklyn; a F ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 28, 2011

    Allswell: Nate Smith Won't Play B-17

    Or anything else in his new, jukebox-free restaurant

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Say Hello to Shake Shack Brooklyn, Pera Soho

    Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. At long last, Shake Shack has opened in Brooklyn. The chainlet's newest store is located in the Fulton Street Mall. [Serious Eats] Ryan Skeen has officially taken char ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    'Occupy Williamsburg' Meeting Tonight at Union Pool, Obviously

    ​Now that Occupy Wall Street no longer has a home, will it end up in Williamsburg? Well -- probably not. But tonight some people are meeting up at Union Pool (of course) to talk about a possible "Occupy Williamsburg" movement. The Facebook event description begins: "Many of us in Williamsbur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Say Hello to The Sweetery, Lulu & Me

    Here are some of the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. The Sweetery (433 West 34th Street) can now satisfy your cookie, cake, and sugary baked-good fix. The group behind the Eatery runs the new pastry shop. [Zagat B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Say Hello to David's Tea, Buschenschank

    Here are some of the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. David's Tea, a Canadian chain, has set up shop on Bleecker Street. No word on whether pountine is served (which would be awesome). [FiTR]​ Walter Foods ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2011

    Offered Without Comment

    ​Right half of the line, Smorgasburg at the Brooklyn Flea, Williamsburg, Saturday, 3:15 pm [click on image to enlarge]

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri to Compete in New Show; The Bean Gets Booze

    ​Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri will star in "Celebrity Cook-Off," a new Food Network program that pairs B-list stars with the top chefs. The contestants, assigned to Team Ray or Team Fieri, will then compete in predictable foodie battles, such as running a New York food truck. Among the culinary v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    New Tumblr 'Halloween or Williamsburg' Invites You To See If You Can Tell the Difference

    ​Dressed for the holiday, or wearing their normal attire? A new Tumblr called "Halloween or Williamsburg" chronicles the street dress of Billyburg, perhaps channeling the early website -- now extinct -- called "Gay or European," which invited the viewer to examine pictures of guys with funny ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Bruar Falls To Close At The End Of This Month

    The Williamsburg bar/club Bruar Falls, founded by the proprietors of Cake Shop and the Library Bar, will "cease to exist on November 1," according to a statement posted by the founders. Proprietors of the venue, which opened in the spring of 2009, sent out the announcement just as the weekend was be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Comments of the Week: Claim Your Village Voice T-Shirt, Winners!

    ​It's time for the weekly comment roundup! You know how it goes: every week we pick the comments we thought were funniest, or smartest, or most thought-provoking, and then we reward those commenters with a lovely free Village Voice t-shirt. If you've won, email our web editor Francesca Stabile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Video: People Casually Doing Nitrous On the Street in Williamsburg After Jam Band Show

    The above video is of people casually selling and taking whippets (nitrous oxide, or "hippie crack") on North 7th Street in Williamsburg. This is following a Widespread Panic show on Saturday night, unsurprisingly.

  • Voice Choices

    September 7, 2011


    Where the wild things are

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say 'Bonjour' to Cedric; So Long to P & G

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The Blue Donkey Bar on the Upper West Side has closed after complaints to police, specifically from a neighbor. [West Side Rag via Eater] The Upper East Side location of healthy pizza joint Sl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Williamsburg Totally Hearts Park Slope (Not Really)

    via​Remember when the boroughs were sending each other love and/or hate notes? Hate is a certain kind of love, no? Anyway, now the neighborhoods have gotten involved. Specifically, Williamsburg, which has its own share of PR issues but is lashing out at Park Slope and telling it where it truly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Live: They Might Be Giants And Patton Oswalt Cheer Up The Waterlogged At The Waterfront

    They Might Be Giants w/Jonathan Coulton, Eugene Mirman & Pretty Good Friends Williamsburg Waterfront Friday, July 29 Better than: Funny you should ask. Around the 30-minute mark of the the heavens' continued urination on the gathered masses at the Williamsburg Waterfront on Friday, comedian Todd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    La Esquina's Williamsburg Sibling Has Undergone Some Major Plastic Surgery

    Swallow this, Williamsburg.​On August 8, Cafe de la Esquina at the Wythe Diner (or CaLaEsWyDi, as real-estate parlance would have it) will open itself up to Williamsburg's general populace.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Betto, Goodbye to South Houston

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Williamsburg Is in Its 'Manhattanization' Era, But the Unreliable L Train Could Save It

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Ray Deter, Bar Owner, Hit While Biking On Canal Street

    Facebook​Ray 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    I Don't Go Clubbing, I Go Dancing: Hot Nights, Short Shorts, And Tributes To Michael Jackson

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    The Nitehawk Cinema Draws Nigh

    Now showing​Come 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    3rd Ward Is Looking for Restaurateurs "With a Vision"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    How Many Flea Markets Does Williamsburg Need?

    "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.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Williamsburg Rabbis Push Summer Tank Top Ban

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Videology Will Open a Bar (and a Screening Room)

    Videology​Well, here's one way to keep a video store in business: Open a bar.

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Those "Defend Brooklyn" Shirts Might Have More Cross-Generational Appeal Than Originally Thought

    ​"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 >>

  • Dining

    May 25, 2011

    Summer Guide: Eat the Phreak -- Make This Summer Your Salad Days

    At Gazala Place, Nice Matin, Gottino, and a host of other NYC restaurants

  • Dining

    May 11, 2011

    The Brooklyn Star's Luck of the Drawl Lands

    You can whistle Dixie—and drink and eat it, too

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Stivale, Goodbye to Baotique

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Williamsburg Ponders a Liquor License Moratorium While the LES Ponders Drunk Minors

    ​That liquor license moratorium that Community Board 1 voted to impose on Williamsburg and Greenpoint may have hit a bit of a roadblock.

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    The Nitehawk Cinema Will Serve Dinner and a Movie to Williamsburg

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    The Drying Out of Williamsburg?

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Goods Has Driven Off Into the Sunset

    Stratus Realty Group​Alas: Goods, the 1946 Spartan trailer that parked itself in Williamsburg last May, is no more.

  • Voice Choices

    April 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    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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