05/20/15 3:42pm
trash bar

Say your goodbyes while you can. via Flickr user The All-Nite Images

We’ve already said a few goodbyes to Trash Bar, from the moment we found out it was leaving to our brief anger at Cuba Gooding Jr. being the man behind the closure to cherished memories from people who’ve made their whole lives in the city based in part on working there. The one thing we haven’t known for sure is when exactly we were going to have to say goodbye to the place, but now a bar manager has reached out to tell us that the final days the door and filthy floor of the Trash Bar will welcome you is June 27. (more…)

05/13/15 2:42pm
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The Chris Gethard Show via Flickr user Emily Rides

Comedian Chris Gethard, the creator and host of The Chris Gethard Show is taking “the most bizarre and often saddest talk show in New York City,” from public access television to a major network. Gethard, who’s a regular at comedy events around Brooklyn and wrestled Joe Perra at a recent Jo Firestone show, has been trying to get his show on network TV for a while, getting rejected by Comedy Central and a bunch of other TV networks. Saving him from future anxiety and mental breakdowns, Fusion came along and picked up the series, which will premiere on Fusion TV on May 28. In celebration of Gethard getting them checks, Fusion, along with Brooklyn Vegan is celebrating the show’s premiere with a free screening and concert at Rough Trade in Williamsburg on the day of the premiere. (more…)

05/12/15 4:24pm
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All he wants is your pinot. via Flickr user Justin Kent

We’re never as tired than when we’re reporting someone growing up, but at this point in Brooklyn history it’s either do that or just give it up. So while he was the first one to play Daft Punk for the rock kids, James Murphy is opening a wine bar in Williamsburg called Four Horsemen. (more…)

05/07/15 3:52pm
by brooklyn

All this Brooklyn stuff and more, now in Williamsburg. Photo by Carla Licavoli Photography, via Facebook

Making a thing in Brooklyn, or at least claiming that you do, has of course proven to be an incredibly good business model. So good, in fact, that there’s now a certification process to see HOW Brooklyn your product is and a store, By Brooklyn, that’s full of nothing but items that are made here. And now it turns out that By Brooklyn has done so well that they’re opening up a second location next weekend in Williamsburg, where they can vacuum up tourist cash with power comparable to the Mega Maid. (more…)

05/05/15 12:53pm
summerscreen

Just don’t forget to bring a blanket, it’s concrete out there. Photo by Sean T. Smith, via Facebook

Summer is all around us, from the jorts-friendly weather outside to the many free concert and movie schedules coming out almost faster than we can keep up with. Let’s throw another one on the pile though, because you can never have enough free outdoor movies in a summer, and this year’s SummerScreen schedule is as excellent as usual. Every Wednesday from July 8 to August 12,  you’ll be able to sit and watch a totally free movie at the concrete ballfields in McCarren Park (North 12th Street and Bedford Avenue). After this winter, you’ve earned that right, so let’s check out what your reward will be: (more…)

04/28/15 4:17pm
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They’ll be tender. via Facebook

Remember the British Invasion? No, not the old one that your parents lived through, that may as well be the actual British invasion of 1812. We’re talking about the hip, modern Britpop invasion when bands like Blur, Pulp and Oasis made us think that being British and disaffected and on full of drugs was just the coolest. All of those bands came and went and have now come back, with the latest to be back being Blur. They’ve got a new album coming out, and because they need to promote it but are rich as hell, they’re playing a free show Friday at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. (more…)

04/23/15 1:59pm
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Maybe he’ll pull up in his Lexus with custom HIMANSHU plates. via Facebook

Have you had a chance to listen to Heems’ new solo album from this year, Eat Pray Thug? You should go listen to it right now, it’s great. Before you run to Spotify to load it up though, run to a new tab to RSVP for the free Heems show going down at Northside this summer. And then prepare to run to McCarren Park to see the show, since we imagine that it’s gonna be one of the more popular free shows of the whole festival. (more…)

04/21/15 3:31pm

90s nostalgia is as hot as ever, and if the existence of Fuller House isn’t proof that its all-consuming phoenix-like blaze will leave no piece of the 90s un-revived, we point you to the existence of the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum that exists in the hallway of a Williamsburg apartment. Roommates Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen decided to use their apartment’s hallway to hang to artifacts from the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan rivalry of the early 90s, with a side devoted to Nancy Kerrigan and a side devoted to Tonya Harding. The video tour is a comprehensive one, and shows you everything you need to know about the museum, from the media the duo collected to show the history of the two figure skaters to the art they collected and bought celebrating the most violent rivalry in figure skating history.

If a virtual tour wasn’t enough though, you can schedule a look at the museum’s artifacts by emailing Harkins and Olen. Don’t just think you can show up and waltz in, museum visits are by appointment only, probably due to the priceless nature of the art. Or more likely, because it’s literally in someone’s apartment. (more…)

04/17/15 1:19pm
See this girl at a talk show

See this girl at a talk show

Like a lot of late 80s/90s kids, you may have spent a whole lot of time listening to Sonic Youth as you grew up, and you might have even developed a crush on Thurston Moore or Kim Gordon. If you did, you’ve got a chance tonight to proffess your love for Kim Gordon in a small room (don’t actually do this), because tonight she’ll be appearing on The Corrigan Show at Over the Eight, and you can see it all, for free. (more…)

04/17/15 11:02am
Goodbye, Beer Heaven?

Goodbye, Beer Heaven?

The pace of change in a city eventually destroys most of, if not everything there that you once loved. For many examples of this, see our “In Memoriam” video from last year. One place we hadn’t had a thought of putting in a video like that anytime soon was Brooklyn Brewery, seeing as how it’s an internationally beloved brand that was slapping the Brooklyn name on their products long before those jokers the Nets came along. Well, now Crain’s is reporting that the building the brewery is housed in is on sale for $50 million, and given the trajectory of Williamsburg the last few years, we can’t imagine potential buyers are looking at it just to collect beer-based rent. Is it too late to make Brooklyn Brewery an official landmark? (more…)