Whenever we think of California, we think of certain things: the abomination that is the”Entourage” movie; the Tupac and Dr. Dre “California Love” video and we guess palm trees. What we don’t really associate California with is coffee, because coffee is an East Coast thing. However, a roasting company in Oakland (a.k.a San Francisco’s New Jersey) is serious about coffee. So much so that they have made their mark here, in Brooklyn. Blue Bottle Coffee has two very popular locations in Brooklyn, one in Boerum Hill and one in Williamsburg. And now, according to Gothamist, Blue Bottle Coffee is opening another shop in Bushwick. (more…)
Yeah sure, we love hamburger art. We mean art. We just love art. via Duncan’s Burgers
When your pockets are feeling a little light because the first of the month has ravaged your bank account (like now), you can take comfort in knowing there’s probably free wine to be had at an art exhibit opening reception somewhere. If the gallery is really fancy some hors d’oeuvres not straight from a Costco party platter might make an appearance too. Might.
Bushwick’s Shwick market isn’t super fancy, but that isn’t stopping them from breaking out the free stuff for their Bushwick Open Studios programming kickoff, with Thursday’s reception for the Shwick Open Studios adding free beer, ice cream and burgers to the art. (more…)
Fitzcarraldo will be at the Taste of Bushwick. Will you? via Fitzzcardo
You know that annoying food dilemma where you want to make a meal out of a number of different dishes from a number of different places? It’s similar to the “having your cake and eating it too,” phenomenon but instead you want to have a slice of cake from every place that sells cake and also eat them, too. It’s eaters like you who are bound to be in foodie heaven at the Taste of Bushwick. (more…)
The best kind of sandwiches, for the best kind of price (free)
We’re into the jorts and jerseys part of the year, which means a person’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of…ice cream. What, did you have another end to that sentence? Anyway, it’s ice cream season, which is good because ice cream is delicious. Even better, you can get some ice cream for yourself for free on Thursday, when an ice cream truck parks in front of Roberta’s and just starts handing out ice cream sandwiches all willy-nilly. (more…)
Here’s one way to make your morning commute more adventurous. via Indiegogo
Four years ago, 160 residents of 345 Eldert Street in Bushwick were forced out of their apartments by the FDNY. The reasons were because the building had numerous violations including “illegal mezzanines, illegal plumbing, blocked sprinklers and blocked exits,” which are better known as some of the things people accept because they want to live in Bushwick. Now, some of the residents have returned, but not all.
This is where Christiana Martin comes in: the photographer and musician has been living in Bushwick since 2005, and wanted to raise some money for her community. Instead of the usual things people do like a bake sale, or a community car wash, she had something much more intimidate in mind: a 12-month calendar filled with nude photographs of her friends and neighbors, per DNA Info. Can’t knock somebody trying something new for a good cause. (more…)
This empty stage could be full of characters you created. via Facebook
We know what it’s like out there for a struggling playwright, vainly typing away on your typewriter while smoking cigarettes and adjusting your beret, wondering if anyone will read the work you’ve poured your heart and soul into. It’s the same conundrum facing any struggling creative around here. Lucky you then, that renowned Brooklyn theatre The Bushwick Starr wants to make things a bit easier for you by inviting you, the unknown playwright, to submit a piece for consideration in their Bushwick Starr Reading Series. Get picked, and you can see your script read in one of Brooklyn’s best small theaters. (more…)
As if we could ever give this up. Photo by Mary Dorn
There are certain summer traditions in Brooklyn that just won’t die. Movies in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Concerts at Prospect Park. A bunch of drunk people hooting at dudes showing off their tiny dicks in a hot, crowded bar. Well, maybe the Smallest Penis in Brooklyn pageant isn’t a traditional summer activity yet, but the celebration of teeny weenies is coming back for a third year, at bigger digs in the Kings County Saloon. Wonder if the extra space will make the penises look even smaller. (more…)