05/19/15 10:08am
Looks like camp, but with better booze. via Facebook

Looks like camp, but with better booze. via Facebook

Warm weather means lots of things in the city. Beach trips, that garbage smell we all know and love and outdoor drinking. Who needs a roof or walls? Not us! As if there weren’t already plenty of options for outdoor drinking here, we’ve got a whole new special place to do it, because Grub Street is reporting that Kings County Distillery is opening a whiskey-soaked backyard drinking spot in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. (more…)

05/14/15 3:25pm
The grocery of your dreams via NYT, Greenberg Farrow

The grocery of your dreams via NYT, Greenberg Farrow

To those of you reading who have not been to Wegmans, I just want to tell you now that the coming Navy Yard location is going to change. your. life.

Although there are multiple Wegman’s locations in New Jersey, I did not fall in love with the supermarket giant until I went to college. Penn State is known as a party school for a reason, but to be fair, there isn’t much else to do in Centre County, Pennsylvania other than drink. Trips to places like Target or Wal-Mart were exciting. If you had a car, or knew someone with a car, you made frequent trips up and down Atherton St. But no matter what places were on your to-do list, everyone put Wegmans as #1. It isn’t just a grocery store, it’s the Disney World of supermarkets.
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05/13/15 11:49am
wegmans

It’s uh…large. via Flickr user Seuss

People are really excited at the idea of a new supermarket coming to Brooklyn in 2017. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that Wegmans, a family run chain with stores around the Northeast, will have its first store in NYC: a 74,000-square-foot building (their smallest location!) inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard. But first, the city needs to get rid off those pesky Civil War buildings that make up Admiral’s Row. According to the Times article, “the Navy Yard’s board approved a deal for the redevelopment of the site on Tuesday. Several buildings will be knocked down and replaced with Wegmans, other stores, industrial space and parking.” (more…)

04/03/15 2:12pm
oaxaca taco

More of this in Brooklyn? Sign us up. via Facebook

You can never have enough tacos in your life, as the old saying goes, so we suppose that means that you can never have enough taco news either. Today’s taco news is happy news indeed, with DNA Info reporting that not only has Mexican staple Oaxaca Taqueria opened a new location near the Navy Yard, but we’re also getting two more Oaxaca outposts in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights soon. Looks like you won’t have to rely on the taco man coming by every afternoon if you want a snack. (more…)

01/15/15 12:30pm
Take a break from stonecutting this weekend

Take a break from stonecutting this weekend

1. If you’re too lazy to get your passport renewed, know The Blue Dhalia will be at Bar Chord blending just about every popular world music genre out there. (Friday)

2. Have a splen-diddily-endid time at Videology’s Simpsons Party! (Friday)

3. Laugh in the face of death at I’m Afraid of Dying comedy show. (Friday) (more…)

12/11/14 9:10am
This guy.

This guy.

1. See a few short films about Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Historical Society, but avoid the temptation to yell out “Hey I’ve been there!” We know, we all live here. (Friday)

2. Bitches’ Brew Comedy is celebrating the holidays with a night of free comedy at Lucey’s Lounge. (Friday)

3. Expand your friend circle by adopting the dog, cat, or bunny of your dreams at Best Friends Super Adoption. (Friday-Sunday) (more…)

06/04/14 2:38pm
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We still make stuff around here. These ergonomic baby spoons? Made in New York. via Facebook

We used to make things in America, or so at least that’s what cartoonish politicians grasping for manliness and Sam Elliot beer commercial voiceovers are always telling us. The thing is, maybe those people should pay a visit to New York City, aka Real America, where we still make all kinds of shit. In fact, now would be the perfect time for them to visit, because BLDG92 (63 Flushing Avenue) at the Brooklyn Navy Yard is hosting three free discussions with Brooklyn makers in diverse fields over the next two weeks, so that you might learn from their wisdom. (more…)

01/22/14 1:10pm
fashion club daria

Some more cartoons who wouldn’t be caught dead over here, probably

We might have been celebrating the fact that Brooklyn was getting a Fashion Week show courtesy of Alexander Wang, but not everyone is. If you had “January 21″ in your “When will fashion industry goon say something marvelously stupid about Brooklyn” pool, thank photographer Hunter Flynn Abrams and fashion consultant Ann Caruso and then collect your money. From The Daily News:

“It’s the biggest show in New York, so we’re all going to be covering it — we’re just going to be pissed,” said fashion photographer Hunter Flynn Abrams

“I don’t even go over to Brooklyn to visit my good friend,” said fashion stylist and consultant Ann Caruso, who worked at Vogue for six years before starting her own company.”

If you don’t even visit Brooklyn to see your “good friend,” is it really much of a friendship to begin with, Ann?

01/17/14 1:51pm
Alexander Wang is bringing this look to BK via annexmagazine.com

Alexander Wang is bringing this look to BK. via annexmagazine.com

Now when people decry our flannel and home-cut bangs and holes in our stockings, calling us hipsters for the 11242324346 time, not that we suffer fools, we can say, “Oh yeah, well Alexander Wang didn’t seem to think Brooklyn was too below him to stage his Fashion Week show here!” That’s right, February 8, 8:30 p.m., Wang is trading in his usual spot at Midtown’s Pier 94 for the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard to unveil his 2014 collection, making Brooklyn’s debut Fashion Week Fashion Show. (more…)

06/06/13 8:42am
The PitchBlack Brass Band will show you the light at CrestFest

The PitchBlack Brass Band will show you the light at Crest Fest. via Facebook

1. Friend-of-Hodgman Jonathan Coulton will be popping in to The Rock Shop’s punk karaoke night to help shepherd in some of the cheesiest songs of the last 40 years (Friday)

2. Greenwood Park has the hottest 80s, 90s, funk and party jams because that is how they do it (Friday)

3. Or maybe your tastes run more towards indie and surf rock, in which case check out the dance party chock full of it at The Secret Loft. Not much of a secret if they’re advertising (Friday) (more…)