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This Friday: Brooklyn Night Bazaar Opens Its Doors.. FREE! (11/1)


We are very excited to announce that the Brooklyn Night Bazaar will open at it’s new location in Greenpoint, beginning Friday, November 1st at 6PM. Admission is free!

Inspired by the night markets across Asia, Brooklyn Night Bazaar is back and now it has a permanent home! The Brooklyn Night Bazaar will bring together more than 100 of New York City’s most creative independent vendors, musicians, chefs, artists, breweries and wineries. The combined night market, art fair, food festival and music venue will take place every Friday and Saturday night starting November 1st. The Night Bazaar will be held at 165 Banker Street, between Norman and Meserole Avenues at a 24,000 sf warehouse with large-scale light installations and an A/V performance venue designed by Nuit Blanche New York (NBNY).


This year, a host of media, music blogs and record labels will take the reigns of music curation, including Gothamist, BuzzFeed, BUST Magazine, Paste Magazine, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Panache Booking, Scenic NYC, Impose, MyFreeConcerts.Com, The Deli, T-Presents, Insound, Kanine Records, FatCat Records, Bunce, Bad Blood Records and Songza. Some of this year’s featured music acts include: Spank Rock, Bear Hands, Kitty Pryde, Frankie Rose, Slow Knights (feat Del Marquis of SCISSOR SISTERS), Small Black, Psychic TV, and more to be announced shortly.

The Bazaar will feature multiple activity spaces, including a 9 hole mini golf course and table tennis room.  PUMA flew in Brazilian graffiti artist SILKS to canvass the table tennis space in a former enormous walk in freezer.

For the 3rd year in a row, the Bazaar will again be open and free to the public.

Location: 165 Banker Street, Brooklyn 11222

(Sponsored post courtesy of Brooklyn Night Bazaar)

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Brooklyn Imbecile: Mixed Media

My appreciation for abstract art comes more from the streets of Brooklyn than the galleries of Manhattan.

Devoe Street 11222

So, forget that it’s chipped, sprayed or splattered paint and enjoy its properties the way you’re supposed to in a museum. There’s some awfully cool little compositions that can be found on the streets of Greenpoint and beyond.

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The Halcyon Gourmet

Back in November of 2009 Kea wrote a post on a new addition to the neighborhood – The Halcyon Gourmet. A few months ago they moved from their tiny storefront to a bigger spot on Banker Street.

Right now, Halcyon is dine out only. You can order take-out from a pre-set menu or discuss catering options for pretty much any event. Really. ANY event. They will rock it.

According to owner Maria the Executive Chef (partner Archie is the Creative Director), they’ve been doing gigs from allover the tri-state area. It seems they’ve been working on a kickass word-of-mouth and I can see why. The food is delicious!

halcyon [hal-see-uhn] -adj. : peaceful; tranquil; idyllic; carefree

 I have to really RAVE about the soups though. All homemade and they’re always changing! You really don’t realize how many lunch joints are feeding you canned soup. What’s awesome about Halcyon is you can call in the morning, find out what soups they’re offering, order a quart for the week and pick it up on your way home.

February’s special sandwich in honor of the Met Opera’s production of NIXON IN CHINA is The Hoison Short Rib Bun. Chinese 5-Spiced, Hoisin-Braised Beef Short-Rib with Fennel & Daikon Slaw on a soft bun. The beef short-rib is just seriously bursting with flavor.

I spent a good chunk of time chatting up Maria and JV and they were just awesome people. Even though Halcyon is located in Greenpoint, they are doing business allover. I plan on ordering from them for my next all staff meeting and I’m on 14th Street in the city. I’m sure they’re going to knock it out of the park and make me look great to the staff who are pretty bored with my repetitive wrap platters from the overpriced corner market…

The Halcyon Gourmet
202 Banker Street
NY 11222-2873
(718) 349-2882
[email protected]

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