It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Sweden’s greatest living legend, Robyn, and now that Lena Dunham’s done popularizing songs that were already popularized on hit TV shows for a bit, we’re left with nothing but an MP3 of “Who’s That Girl?” and a lifetime of bleach blonde, platformed memories to keep us disco-ready. Luckily, though, those Robyn dance parties we love so much NEVER DIE, and party-planners Silent Drape Runners are dropping another Body Talk-themed soiree at the Bell House this month. (more…)
The right chair can make or break your productivity, especially if you work from home. Have an uncomfortable chair, and while you can work for a little bit, you’re bound to get annoyed and try to work somewhere else. Like your bed. And then you fall asleep. So why not avoid that mess by designing your own chair this weekend at KRRB’s Makeshift Chair Workshop at Build It Green!NYC in Gowanus? It could be the difference between actually getting work done and just watching downloaded Mad Men episodes in bed. (more…)
It’s weird to think about, but it’s been almost a full year since MCA died. And surprise! It still sucks. But, we could sit around crying about it, or we could have a party celebrating the man’s life. And we could do it in Brooklyn, the land of his birth. Oh hey, Littlefield is doing just that. Awesome. (more…)
Hope you didn’t get too excited when you saw our previous story about the possibility of the Williamsburg Night Bazaar heading south to Gowanus. It sounded like a plan that could be fun in theory, but obviously was going to rile up local opposition, what with the attempt at getting a liquor license and the rumored four or five thousand people showing up each weekend. And lo and behold, organizer Aaron Broudo has pulled out after said opposition, leaving seekers of artisanal Brooklyn goods wandering the streets in vain, unsure of where to find them. (more…)
Well, OK, we admit it, we were Skeptical Sallys about the Smith-9th Street station ever re-opening. Can you blame us? Oh really, you can? Because we all know the MTA just moves sooo fast on things. Well, whatever, let’s stop fighting and just focus on the good news: the Smith-9th Street has an official opening date, Friday, April 26 at 10:30am.
We will reopen the Smith-9th Streets station next Friday at 10:30am. #MTA
— Kevin Ortiz (@MTA_NYCT_Vocero) April 19, 2013
So, which transit nerd is gonna be the first one through the turnstile?
The Brooklyn Night Bazaar is a ton of fun, what with all the shopping options and the music and the stuffing your face. The only downside? It’s in the winter, so you’re freaking freezing on the way over there and then everyone is all bundled up once they’re inside, which is decidedly unsexy. Summer, with the sweating and the lack of appropriate clothing is way better for things being sexy. And the creators of the Night Bazaar, recognizing that, are trying to expand their operation to Gowanus for the summer. (more…)
Man, one dolphin dies in your canal and everyone bends over backwards to prove it’s nota swirling mass of poison. Not that it we aren’t staunch defenders of people doing questionably safe things. “Safety last,” that’s one of our many mottos here and why we’re on OSHA’s “Most Wanted” list. Anyway, getting back on subject, there’s going to be a canoe race in the Gowanus Canal of all places, this summer. (more…)
Hank’s Saloon is becoming more of an incongruous sight in the area around the
LIBOR Barclays Center every day. Where bars that want Netsbucks opt for bright and welcoming aesthetic, Hank’s still has painted flames and a dark interior. Which doesn’t send people streaming in the door, if their first plea for help, in the form of a pledge drive was any indication. And now, like the family member who keeps coughing dramatically and telling you this is the end, Hanks is again making noises about this being the end. But, at least you’ll be able to be in a music video and drink free beers. (more…)
Despite the fact that when you think “Gowanus” the first things you think of are dead dolphin jokes and an unceasing horror of PCBs, things are changing there, whether people like it or not. For starters, there’s the coming luxury hotel. And of course, the Whole Foods, which is under construction as we speak. Whether you see it as a much needed shopping space in an underserved area or just more creeping suburbanization, the fact is that the Whole Foods is coming. And in an attempt to get along with their new neighbors, the giant rooftop farm at the store is also going to be locally sourced, with the store tapping Greenpoint’s own Gotham Greens to be the operating partner. (more…)
It’s always weird to report on good news about the G train. In part because no matter what the good news is, it’s never “The MTA has decided waiting six years for a G train might be too long.” But, you take what you can get we suppose, and we will certainly take this news. After an endless era of construction, the Smith-9th Street station will finally be ready for you to stand around and crane your neck down the tracks. (more…)
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