Until he read this profile, he didn't know he was hosting. via Instagram

Until he read this profile, he didn’t know he was hosting. via Instagram

Despite the fact that we all watch late night take shows on YouTube these days, anticipation for Stephen Colbert’s Late Show has been building for months. You might be one of those people curious to see how Colbert does with the show, but like so many other lousy Millennials, don’t own a television. Quit looking around for an unauthorized streaming site or a very specific torrent and get yourself to Prospect Heights instead, because The Way Station (683 Washington Avenue) is showing the first episode in this potential new era of late night TV. (more…)

07/06/15 9:53am
This is so exciting we're standing on our basses. via Flickr user The All-Nite Images

This is so exciting we’re standing on our basses. via Flickr user The All-Nite Images

Its summer festival season, and as we’ve gone over before, that isn’t really that exciting because summer festivals are often expensive, far away and ultimately involve disappointingly watching ants play your favorite songs on a stage one mile away from where you are. However, people seem to be figuring out you can do this in Brooklyn and have it not be bad. Joining Northside and Out in the Streets, The Way Station is leading the, uh, way, in their neighborhood with a multi-venue, 75 band extravaganza this month called the Prospect Heights Music and Arts Festival. Finally, a music festival where you can cap off the night by visiting Neptune Diner at 3am. (more…)

06/10/15 4:00pm
bedbugs brooklyn

Come learn about ! via Flickr user Azi Paybarah

There is a war going on, no not the one overseas and no, not the war on drugs, this war is much more disgusting; we’re talking about the war on bed bugs. After a peaceful few decades bed bug free, the city has been invaded by tiny little creatures that hide in your bed, bite you constantly and don’t even have the consideration to pay rent, or ask if biting is your thing. They have infested our homes and our trains; one brave soul is trying to find a solution to the bed bug problem, allowing herself to be bitten 18,000 times. Friday at the Brooklyn Brainery in Prospect Heights, come hear stories of how bed bugs have taken over everything from our bedrooms to the rock opera, as they host a reading, talk and Q&A with Brooke Borel, author of “Infested: How Bed Bugs Infiltrated our Bedrooms and Took Over the World.” (more…)


If you know Basquiat, skip the paintings for the notebooks. If you don’t, enjoy both.

Text plays a crucial role in the work of Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, often overwhelming visual aspects with a mass of black scribbles. From his initial work as a graffiti artist in Lower Manhattan with which he announced his creative voice as SAMO©, Basquiat engaged in a discourse on race, wealth, and art in America. Had his whirlwind life been slightly different, Basquiat may well have achieved fame as a poet.

Given the importance of text to Basquiat’s work, it should come as no surprise that he kept copious notes. He preferred cheap, marble composition books, some of which you can now see on display at the Brooklyn Museum in a new exhibition “Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks,” or as the exhibition’s synopsis puts it “#basquiatnotebooks.” While this much hyped exhibit offers the opportunity to see Basquiat’s famous textual artistry on a smaller, more concentrated scale, the exhibition’s mixed messages could lead some visitors astray. (more…)

02/18/15 8:18am
They might not like these ones, but what do they know?

They might not like these ones, but what do they know?

In case you haven’t noticed, Brooklyn has a bit of a love affair with all things old timey, vintage and otherwise out of its time. This of course extends to drinks, so we’re surprised it’s taken a bar this long to decide to do a tribute to The Old Fashioned itself. The long wait is over though, because tonight, The Saint Catherine is kicking off their new cocktail series, “Wednesdays” with a salute to the drink by making some twists on the usually simple mixture of four ingredients (whiskey, sugar, bitters, and an orange peel) each named after a different Golden-Age Starlet. (more…)

12/09/14 11:25am
emma sulkowicz

She’s leaving the mattress at home, this time. via The Columbia Spectator

Sexual assault and rape on college campuses, and college administrations’ response to it, is about as hot-button an issue as there is at the moment. Among those keeping the conversation going is Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz, who is very literally dragging her experience into the open, by carrying a mattress around campus until her alleged rapist is expelled. It’s part of a performance art piece for her senior thesis that she’s calling “Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight).”

You may have read about Sulkowicz any number of places, most notably in a profile by New York Times art critic Roberta Smith, who talked with her about the senior thesis, and will now continue the conversation with Sulkowicz at the Brooklyn Museum this Sunday at 2pm. (more…)

11/07/14 9:39am
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Mmmm…sliders. via The Saint Catherine

Hey, not to be nosy or anything, but how’s your Beer Book adventure going? You’ve got less than 60 days to finish one, or both of them off, so if you’ve ever wanted to really push your casual alcoholism, now is the time. Especially if you haven’t used your coupon for The Saint Catherine (660 Washington Avenue), because beyond being a cool bar to spend time at, they now have $1 meatloaf sliders during happy hour. Don’t have a beer book coupon for the Saint Catherine? Go anyway, it’s $1 sliders! (more…)

09/22/14 1:00pm
atlantic yards

Pictured: Apartments that may or may not wind up full of water

As we all know, we’re supposed to allegedly maybe possibly see actual apartments fit for human life spring up at Atlantic Yards (or Pacific Park, if you have a very short memory) sooner rather than later. That possibility is looking a bit dimmer because Forest City Ratner is engaged in a nasty lawsuit with building partner Skanska USA Building over whose fault it is that the modular building going up next to Barclays isn’t going up anymore. The latest twist in the lawsuit is a fun one though, because according to Atlantic Yards Report, Skanska is alleging that the entire building could wind up leaking after it goes up. Maybe you don’t want any of that affordable housing after all. (more…)

08/13/14 11:58am
washington avenue trader joe's

Some of us are having nightmares at the idea of unloading a truck into this location. THANKS.

The rumor mill has ginned up something mighty frothy today, putting the idea in everyone’s heads that Prospect Heights is about to get a Trader Joe’s on Washington Avenue and Lincoln Place. Someone heard from a guy who heard from a guy who heard from another guy that TJ’s is bringing its Hawaiian shirts to 856 Washington Ave. (such airtight sourcing!) Well, allow us to burst that bubble, because it’s almost certainly not happening, for several reasons. (more…)

08/01/14 10:00am
twin peaks saint catherine

Investigating a murder is very serious business. Also very, very weird business.

It’s August, and all of your richer friends are leaving town for vacations to here there and everywhere. Not you, you’re poor. You can still travel, sort of though. You can travel to small, simple town full of mountain air, where the locals are involved in shady casino operations and the homecoming queen is found murdered, her body wrapped in plastic. We don’t know why you’d want to go there, but you can visit the town of Twin Peaks, Washington, when The Saint Catherine (660 Washington Avenue, Prospect Heights) starts screening the eponymous show episode by episode on Sundays, starting with this Sunday, August 3. (more…)