Good news for people who like going down to the Rockaways but don’t like the public transportation options: the Rockabus will be running again this summer. Even better news for people who fit in that category and don’t like going to Williamsburg: the bus also has two new pickup location, at Grand Army Plaza and the Lower East Side. (more…)
One thing supporters of giant ugly condos popping up on the Williamsburg waterfront like so many unfortunate genital warts like to say in defense of the developments is that they come with affordable housing. Which, any look at the comments section of any of our affordable housing posts will tell you, is in short supply in Brooklyn. But oh hey, guess what? SURPRISE! Almost none of the housing has been built so far. (more…)
1. A professional psychotherapist stops by BookCourt to talk about the WAR over the DSM V. Maybe he’ll diagnose you while he’s there (Monday)
2. Gowanus Open Studios is here to remind people that art happens in places south of Williamsburg, so see what they’re all about at their launch party (Monday)
As you may have heard, not only is Williamsburg getting that Urban Outfitters it’s always needed, but the company is applying for a liquor license to open a cafe within the store. Befitting any major destination drinking spot in Brooklyn these days, they’re going to have an extensive artisanal cocktail menu, which sources close to the company have leaked to Brokelyn. Presented for your perusal, an exclusive first look at the menu of Cafe Urban Outfitters: (more…)
We’re not sure when this was decided, but movies are for rich people. This innocent pastime which once welcomed all tax brackets into its chilly, air conditioned arms seems to have slipped away, and for many of us, the days of seeing cinematic wonders unfold before us on a screen larger than a laptop screen are naught but a memory.
Well, we don’t know how to fight that, but we do know that doing something that doesn’t include the overconsumption of alcohol and subsequent high bar tab shouldn’t lead to regret and an empty checking account. So, we’ve rounded up this list of Brooklyn theaters where you can go to the movies for cheap(er). (more…)
1. OK, it’s finally here. Time to stuff yourself stupid at GoogaMooga, at least if you can afford to do that (Friday – Sunday)
2. As an alternative to GoogaMooga, you can check out the Bohemian Festival at the Onderdonk House. Should be a little more hippie-friendly (Friday – Sunday)
3. Learn about cocktails through whimsical illustrations at Powerhouse, and drink cocktails through your mouth because they’ll have those for you too (Friday)
10 Hope St. (Roebling & Havemeyer)
What is it: A spacious and steadfastly friendly beacon of good times, among a sea of flash-in-the-pan and otherwise forgettable Williamsburg bars.
Why we love it: The simple design – long wooden tables, towering ceilings, and front booths lined with weathered pillars – brings cozy lodge appeal without being overwrought. Drinks come to you quick and tasty, including unique beer-and-shot combos, and they boast a crew of regulars so loyal that it won’t take long for you to be greeting them by first name when you first walk in. (more…)
If you’re not planning on shelling out $20 to watch a 3-D Leonardo DiCaprio and his accent dance to
jazz Jay-Z this week, well, you’re not alone. But fear not: there are so many free outdoor movies happening this summer, you won’t miss Carey Mulligan’s dimples for a second. Rooftop Films announced its full summer series schedule today, and there are a few gratis independent films, forums and Q&As are coming to town soon (regular screenings are $13). Here’s what’s happening in Brooklyn, with notes on what’s free: (more…)
1. Check out the release for Louder Than Hell, an oral history of heavy metal. We hear if you read it backwards, it tells you to kill your parents (Monday)
2. We virulently disagree with Bad Movie Brooklyn that They Live is a bad movie, but hey, a free showing of They Live is a free showing of They Live (Monday)
We’ve previously covered the irritation of seeing abandoned, rusting bikes clogging up a sidewalk. It’s one thing if they’re just taking up bike parking, but did you know that if they’re attached to trees, they’re also doing environmental damage? Now, one Brooklyn resident has started the Treedom Project, and is sticking up for the trees by clipping the locks that people so thoughtlessly leave on them to rust. (more…)
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