What is it: Quaint brunch time coffee hang by day; grown-up date spot by night, this corner cafe is a neighborhood favorite for its morning to night menu offerings, crafted aesthetic and secret hideway charm.
Why we love it: Taking the three steps down into this half-underground coffee and beer joint feels like a descent into 1920s Paris. Small cafe tables are tightly arranged, and a corked dinette-style bar hosts a regular slew of long-time Bed-Stuy locals and newer transplants. The salon vibe does not go unnoticed; in a space this small, the atmosphere gives it a healthy charge. (more…)
3. The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies commences their lecturing again, this time on famous rivals throughout history. Not on the program: you versus your constant desire to touch yourself (Tuesday) (more…)
1. Step in and out of Videology’s 12 hour Western marathon, featuring Unforgiven, Once Upon a Time in the West and a movie with some chump named John Wayne, among others (Monday)
2. Meg Wolitzer drops in to WORD to talk about her new book, The Interestings, which is an ironic tale about a boring family with the surname “Interesting.” Ah, just kidding, it’s not about that at all (Monday)
He’s not laughing at your dancing, he’s laughing with it
1. Test out some new material at Brooklyn Fireproof’s open mic. If you’re looking to test out new materiel, you should probably try Brooklyn Constantly on Fire (Monday)
2. What does the future of 3D printing hold, other than terrifying bands of 2nd Amendment nuts printing their own nuclear weapons? Find out, with input from MakerBot, Shapeways and more, at at Brooklyn Law School (Monday)
3. Nitehawk Cinemas’s Simpsons Club is learning biblical lessons and reuniting with long-lost family members this week (Monday) (more…)
This looks like heaven. A close second will be Bedford Hill tomorrow.
Fall will be here before you know it (booourns) with it all those school buses and grad school syllabi and the inescapable feeling that you should be reading something important. But for the next month or so, you have official permission to keep reading deliciously pulpy, page-turning, pop literature because, as we all know, it’s too damn hot to think too hard. That’s why tomorrow TONIGHT we’re holding the Brokelyn Bookswappers Club: Beach Reads edition! Join us at Bedford Hill starting at 8pm to get some new reading material (and enjoy $4 beers!). But first, a primer on how it works and what to bring: (more…)