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…)

04/13/15 11:00am

As we all know, the Trash Bar is closing, with the reason being a quadrupling of the rent if they stayed in Williamsburg. It’s the same old story we’ve heard again and again, and we’ll miss it greatly. However, the ABC crime drama Forever has put forward a different reason for the club’s closing (and has also given it a curious timeline, with a character telling us that it opened before CBGB did). In the above clip unearthed by Bedford + Bowery, the reason for the Trash Bar closing is because Cuba Gooding Jr., that fiend, has bought it and is making condos out of it. Which we guess we still can’t discount happening once Trash Bar closes for good. The condo part we mean, we’re pretty confident that Cuba wouldn’t do that to us. Lucky for us, the Trash Bar is still around for at least a little while longer, so get over there while you can and see if you can’t find where the bodies are buried. (more…)

04/10/15 1:52pm
No need to be sad, you don't have to miss Game of Thrones if you don't have a TV

No need to be sad, you don’t have to miss Game of Thrones if you don’t have a TV

So winter is no longer coming, with more promising forecasts are on their way. One thing that should be on your cultural relevance radar though is the Game of Thrones Season 5 premiere this Sunday. And whether you are a Lanister lover, Stark supporter, Dinklage devotee, or just want to creep on that fine ass piece of dragon tail, Khaleesi — you along with the majority of people will be tuning in Sunday at 9pm to see the debut. Oh, but is there a looming Northern Wall that is getting in way? Say, no TV? We’ve got you covered with a list of places that will be showing the premiere in true Iron Throne style. (more…)

04/10/15 10:00am
northside festival

Have you good public art? This could be you (shirt obviously not required)!

So you of course know all about the Northside Festival’s great headliners that are set to lead the way in a great weekend of music for you. You might be so into the whole thing that you want to somehow be a part of it, so that you can one day brag that you were in the same festival as Run the Jewels and Best Coast. Well if you’re a good artist, then you can do that, because the Northside Festival needs some artists for the weekend’s Williamsburg Walks. If you’re more of a music type…sorry. (more…)

04/08/15 10:45am
l train shutdown

Go ahead, leave us. We don’t need you. via Flickr user Juha Uitto

[UPDATE: The MTA has pushed back the start of the work from this weekend to next weekend, starting at 11:30pm on Friday, April 17]

It seems we’ve all been angrily anticipating the spring service change on the L train that will halt all weekend service into Manhattan for the next six weekends straight from April 11  through May 18. Well, it’s time to look on the bright side! The L train shutdown means less Manhattanites which means that all of North Brooklyn’s dining, shopping and venues are yours for the taking. From bagels to burlesque shows, we give you the ABC’s of bars, restaurants, galleries, venues and shops stop by stop so you can effortlessly fill up your weekend calendars without leaving this side of the L. (more…)

04/07/15 1:55pm
Fire dance with them

Fire dance with them

The 90s are inevitably back. Not only is that fact apparent in a Brooklyn electronic music scene, streaming techno tunes with an obscure 90s disco base, but also in nostalgia for those days permeating culture. From fashion to television (especially television), the 90s are making a huge comeback. As such, it should come as no surprise that one of South Williamsburg’s finest, Passenger Bar, is throwing a Twin Peaks dance party whose organizers are promising to transforming the bar into the Black Lodge on Wednesday night. (more…)

04/07/15 10:13am
milly & earl

Spend your subway fare at Milly & Earl. via Facebook

The big weekend L train shutdown cutting it off between Manhattan and Brooklyn is coming, and boy is everyone excited. Oh no, that’s not true, they’re not excited at all, they actually seem kinda pissed. We’ve already let you know that you can save on theater tickets during this whole thing, and now a few Williamsburg boutiques have let us know that in honor of the first weekend shutdown, you can come in and get a $2.75 discount on every purchase this weekend, so that you can spend your train fare on cool local merchandise instead of a disappointing train. (more…)

04/02/15 8:48am
baby's all right

Hey, that’s exactly what we’re thinking. Photo by Scott Beale/Laughing Squid

What makes a happy hour an even happier hour? What if, in some magical occurrence, the beers are discounted all the way down to “free” as opposed to just a dollar or two off? That would certainly make things happier we think, and fortunately for you, that theory can be tested tonight, because the folks at Brooklyn Vegan are inviting you for some drinks on them tonight at Baby’s All Right. (more…)

03/31/15 9:51am

Ah, Hollywood. It’s the place where killer robots, killer dinosaurs and killer ants all come to glorious life, sprung forth from thin air or popular books. This spring though, those wizards of the silver screen have whipped up their craziest idea yet in 5 Flights, inviting us to watch as attractive elderly couple Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton…try to sell their Williamsburg apartment (via Curbed). No, no, see they can’t seem to sell the apartment, because the neighborhood is so hip and so cool and that makes it hard for some reason. It’s so hip and cool because of those lousy hipsters driving out a painter who moved to Williamsburg “before it was cool” and hey…wait a minute…

A PAINTER who moved to Williamsburg when it wasn’t hip? Excuse me sir, but those high-falootin’ paintings on canvas scattered around your apartment clearly show that you aren’t the kind of painter who paints houses. You are clearly some kind of fancy pants “artist,” a proto-hipster if you will, and mellifluous voice be damned, YOU helped make this happen. And now you’re leaving, because Brooklyn is “over.” We see right through you, Morgan Freeman. (more…)