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…)
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…)
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…)
Why travel the world when Seven Wonders is right here in Greenpoint? via Facebook
Spring weather = shopping season. After months bundled in sweaters and winter coats, who doesn’t feel the sun’s rays finally hitting their bare skin and experience the urge to buy something new? Or at least “new-ish”? Vintage shopping is a great way to find unique pieces for less, but along with fair-trade coffee, bike share, artisanal kombucha, and all other pursuits that have come to characterize bougie Brooklyn, vintage often gets an unfair rep (well, maybe not artisanal kombucha).
“Why buy something someone has already worn?” goes the well-worn skeptic cry. “Why not get something at Topshop? I heard they’re having a 40% off sale!” Please, silence this inner critic. Forget the images of well-worn muumuus and crusty flannels dancing in your head. If you’re looking for cool clothes on a budget, then you’ve gotta give vintage another chance, especially since we’ve handpicked you Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick’s best vintage shops. (more…)
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 movieschedules 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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)