On Monday, Brooklyn’s newest record store opened its doors at 64 North 9th Street. It’s the New York home of famed British store/label Rough Trade and it seems like it will be a nice addition to the neighborhood. Continue reading
It is sad to report that early this morning a 32 year old man was hit on Meeker Ave between Frost and Manhattan Ave and died from injuries to his head, according to Gothamist. The driver fled the scene and the investigation is ongoing. If you have any information, do the right thing and call 911.
It’s mind boggling that someone could hit another human being with their car and drive away. Our hearts and with the family of the victim during this terrible time.
Drivers and cyclists, be careful out there.
When your children come in from a long day scavenging for food in the irradiated exurbs and ask for a story while the family is gathered around the meager rubbage fire in the gunshot-punctuated evening, what better one to share than the tale of how you and your partner were first brought together by the barely-functioning totalitarian state?
This is the fairytale romance that you live as a member of the audience at Future Mate, a participatory theater experience that sets you in a wonderfully awkward dating event thrown by a comically despotic government organization seeking to unite the few remaining fertile singles of a fractured world. Continue reading
UPDATE: We have a winner for tonight’s concert at Brooklyn Bowl. Greenpointers reader, Brady Welch, guessed the correct answer “Love Shack” and was randomly selected to receive the prize. Stay tuned for another post from Brooklyn Bowl for another great concert giveaway!!
Greenpointers.com & Brooklyn Bowl have joined forces to get you into some awesome concerts for free! Our first in a series of concert ticket giveaways this Fall begins with a band also known as the World’s Greatest Party Band: The B-52s!
After 30 years of rocking out and selling over 20 million of their albums, these Athens, Georgia natives are back in Brooklyn to rock your lobster.
Now it’s time to brush up on your knowledge of this legendary rock band for your chance to win two tickets worth over $120!!
Answer the following question in the comments below:
What was the name of the B-52s first top-40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100? *
Hint: It ultimately reached No. 3 in November 1989
Deadline to comment: Tonight, 11/6/13, 11:59pm
One winner will be chosen randomly to receive two tickets. Winner will be announced tomorrow morning and emailed. Good luck!
Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11249
Thu, November 7, 2013
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
Sponsored Post courtesy of Brooklyn Bowl
• Bear Republic Brewing Night @ The Exley (1 Jackson St) 8pm, buy a beer, keep the glass. Flights, pairings, and great company.
• Poker Philanthropy Fundraiser @ t.b.d. Brooklyn (224 Franklin St) 7:30pm, FREE, 20 seat Texas Holdem tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, RSVP to pokerphilanthropy [at] gmail [dot] com for a guaranteed seat, More Info
• Storytelling with Barry Gifford @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, FREE, Author of Wild at Heart celebrates his new short story collection, The Roy Stories, with a reading accompanied by jazz guitarist, Miles Okazki, RSVP
♫ New Year World Rock Festival 2013 with SKATERS / Hunters / Teen / Free Time / DJ Vapors @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8:30pm, $12, BUY TIX, RSVP Continue reading
Caron Callahan partnered with Wythe Hotel to create an edgy pop up shop, which runs through Decemeber 28th. Wythe is no stranger to off-beat cool, so it’s a grand juxtaposition for Callahan’s vision. This isn’t just a shop for apparel and gifts, but imaginatively curated to represent the quintessential Brooklynite and the traveler with a keen eye.
FREE Brooklyn Vegan CMJ Showcase at New Venue Baby’s All Right (Fri & Sat) – Plus FREE Tattoos & Sailor Jerry Rum!
Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) is so new that it’s first show EVER is today (10/18) at noon! (like in three hours) And it’s a FREE show … no badges or RSVP BS needed…
And there is another FREE show ALL Day tomorrow (10/19), too.
Check out more info and the full lineups.
Oh New York Times Style Section, how you love to make generalizing statements about this mysterious land called Williamsburg, a mystical place where millennials and yuppies hold hands and dance on sparkling rainbows made of trust funds and artisanal cheese, where mustachio-d baristas mate with mixologists in industrial condos purchased with their parent’s pocket change.
First you dress up a reporter (a self-described “middle-aged avowed Manhattanite”) in plaid and send him to purchase a $225 t-shirt and ride a fixed gear bicycle in search of the real Williamsburg experience (so real). Now you inform us that Grand Street is the Williamsburg equivalent of the Mason-Dixon line, cleaving the neighborhood into two: a sleek, moneyed “North Williamsburg” and a gritty, hyper-authentic “South Williamsburg.
Do you continue to publish these articles just to capitalize on the web traffic generated by people googling the word “Williamsburg”?
Missing Foundation – The Most Underground Band You’ve Probably Never Heard Of Recorded on Kingsland Ave (1988)
On an afternoon in 1988: I turned on my television set after school and saw an upcoming promo for week long “special report” on CBS about a band called Missing Foundation. The series was done by journalist Mike Taibbi, and it was dubbed “Cult of Rage.”
What caught my eye initially was their iconic symbol that was literally plastered everywhere below 14th street and parts of Williamsburg when it was a drug infested wasteland. The symbol which was an upside down martini glass with three lines below it and a strike through, was powerful and it invoked the message “the party’s over.”
That party being the rapid gentrification of the lower east side in the late eighties. I knew this symbol, but did not know at such a young age what it meant. The report was fairly inaccurate though it filled me in on some of what this was all about.
A bit sensationalized, the report basically let me know: 1. They are from the lower east side. 2. They were involved in inciting the Tompkins Square Park riots 3. They were beyond Punk Rock. 4. The singer used to set himself on fire. 5. They worshipped the devil!
I became an instant fan.
Beacon’s Closets, the infamous vintage clothing warehouse is relocating to Greenpoint at the end of this year. It is among the many recent Williamsburg businesses to be priced out and seek more affordable rents here.
“Soaring rents are forcing out another pioneering Williamsburg retailer. The latest to join the exodus is Beacon’s Closet, a consignment clothing store and long-time hipster hangout. It is decamping from its North 11th Street home of 11 years…to its new 7,500-square-foot ground floor space at 74 Guernsey St.”