Bushwick

Brooklyn Community Board 1’s Monthly Public Meeting is Tomorrow (2/12)

It’s that time of the month again for Brooklyn’s Community Board 1 to convene for its monthly public meeting.

CB1 map (via Google MAps)

You can attend in person on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Swinging 60s Senior Citizens Center (211 Ainslie St.) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The meeting will also be live-streamed and the agenda is available here: Continue reading

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Suspect Wanted for Slashing Woman’s Face in Williamsburg

The suspect wanted for a robbery that occurred on 2/3/19 at approximately 7:45am on the corner of Boerum St & White St. (courtesy of NYPD)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s help to identify a male suspect who allegedly slashed a 31-year-old woman across her face before robbing her Sunday morning. The suspect approached the victim, Dana Sagona of Queens, near Boerum and White streets in Williamsburg at approximately 7:45 a.m., when the suspect made a comment on her looks and offered a marriage proposal.

Dana Sagona (courtesy NY Daily News)

Sagona works as a city librarian and was waiting for a cab to Manhattan to volunteer at an animal shelter when the assault and robbery occurred. She described the incident to the NY Daily News: Continue reading

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US Premiere of “Bleach” Follows Lonely Bushwick Rentboy

Eamon Yates in “Bleach.” Photo by Hunter Canning

Check your coat at the door, and maybe your comfort.

But what else would you expect going to see an immersive play about a gay sex worker in a Bushwick basement? Bleach, the UK-imported one-man show now at Tyler’s Basement (637 Wilson Avenue), boldly but often unsuccessfully tests the limits of actor-audience intimacy. An attendant at the theater asks if you’ll be comfortable with the performer touching you; the character, a gay prostitute, is a pro after all. He gets paid to touch.

Even if you say no, it’s hard to emerge unscathed. In Tyler’s subterranean shoebox studio where the ten-max audience members convene, it’s difficult to not at least brush shoulders with the single performer in Dan Ireland-Reeves’s erotically stimulating but intellectually numbing play. Continue reading

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N. 4 Street Retail Prices Soar Ahead of L Train Shutdown

N. 4th Street at Bedford Avenue looking West Google Maps)

N. 4th St. between Driggs Avenue and Kent Avenue had the largest increase in retail rental prices over the last year, where prices increased by 34 percent according to a REBNY study that looked at 16 of Brooklyn’s “prime retail corridors,” The Real Deal reports. Williamsburg’s N. 4th Street has seen a proliferation of corporate chains set up shop over the past couple of years including Whole Foods, Levis, Scotch & Soda, and Chipotle.

Bedford Avenue at N. 7 Street Google Maps)

Still, on nearby Bedford Avenue between Grand Street and N. 8th St. prices decreased by 11 percent to $351 per square foot. Rents in Williamsburg may drop further after the L train shuts down between Manhattan and Brooklyn for 15 months beginning in April 2019.

In Greenpoint, Franklin Street between Meserole Avenue and Commercial Street saw no change in the $74 per square foot price for groundfloor retail since last year, according to the study.

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$450 Million Co-Living Building Planned For Williamsburg

The Collective’s Old Oak in London.

The Collective, a London-based real estate development firm, will launch its $450 million co-living building at 277 Lorimer St. on the border of Bushwick and Williamsburg by 2020.

The 350,000 square-foot building on the land purchased from Bless Properties for just over $54 million will be Brooklyn’s first co-living building and The Collective’s only U.S. location to date. Continue reading

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Crazy Cat Ladies & Gents: Cat Party in Bushwick This Saturday! (7/21)

Meowmania 2018

Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St) is hosting Meowmania 2018 this Saturday (7/21) from 2pm-6pm. Expect to see: adoptable kittens, cat swag vendors, kitten selfies, a contest for best cat-themed outfit, prize raffles, photo ops and more! The event will help fundraise to save kitties, and if you buy a rescue wristband you’ll be entitled to drink discounts. Cat adoption organization Whiskers-a-GoGo, cat rescuers North Brooklyn Cats & Bushwick Street Cats and pet shop Bushwick Bark have organized the feline fête.

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Creative, Coffee & Cabinetry: Greenpoint Gigs—Week of 5/1

Photo via Fabian Møller/Unsplash

Looking for a new gig or side hustle? Check out this fresh round up of some Greenpoint-based jobs for the week of May 1st.

Oxomoco (128 Greenpoint Ave) is still looking to fill front and back of house positions.
Do you make a stellar cup of java? Vittles (94 Franklin St) needs baristas.
BRC shelter seeks a full time activities specialist.
Get creative and innovative: A/D/O (29 Norman Ave) is hiring for a combined receptionist/production assistant role.
Are you handy? Brooklyn1234 is looking for a great custom cabinet maker.
Quick fire challenge: apply for the kitchen manager and line cook positions at The Brooklyn Barge (3 Milton Street).
All sales mavens should check out this gig: inside sales/customer service at Kitchenall.
Internship alert: Catbird (219 Bedford Ave) is looking for a communications intern.
More coffee jobs: Variety (145 Driggs Ave) needs a full time barista and so does Swallow Cafe (205 N 9th St).
If you feel like traveling, Toby’s Estate Coffee wants a wholesale driver.

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Beer Yoga is a Thing, and it’s Happening Tonight! (4/30)

Beer Yoga The Well
Image via The Well

We’ve got crystal water bottles, matcha in everything, collagen beverages, plogging (that’s running while picking up trash, in case you didn’t know), and regeneration classes. Perhaps all these trends are just too much, and it’s a smarter move to go back to the basics. Like beer. And yoga. Now you can practice your smoking camel pose at The Well (272 Meserole St) in Bushwick at their Downward Donut Beer Yoga sessions. The class is $20 but includes a token for a free beer. Today’s class will be held outdoors in the backyard (omg, is it finally Spring…?!). RSVP on Facebook.

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Bark To The Future: Dog Adoption This Saturday! (4/14)

BarkToTheFuture

Local Long Island City organization Korean K9 Rescue, are committed to ending the Korean dog meat trade and rescuing dogs from South Korean streets. And they’re having a dog adoption event this Saturday, April 14th at The Storefront (194 Irving Avenue). So if you’re in the market for a world traveled cutie pa-poochie, get there from 12-4pm on Saturday afternoon. You can check out a list of available dogs here, and more details can be found at their site. Many of the animals have heart-wrenching stories of being scooped up after wandering the streets or rescued from dog meat farmers—and after making the journey from Korea to NYC they are waiting and ready for your love and affection!

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Goat Yoga is a Thing, And It’s Coming to North Brooklyn

Goat yoga is a thing. Image via NY Goat Yoga
Yoga with goats. It’s a thing. Image via NY Goat Yoga

Holistic wellness and convening with nature is so on trend right now, and so it only makes sense that the next cool thing would be Goat Yoga. Aside from being the cutest farm animals ever with their playful demeanor and crazy rectangle eyes, baby goats have a natural ability to calm and delight everyone around them. NY Goat Yoga, usually based upstate in Gilbertsville, is popping up in Bushwick (at 74 Ingraham St) in April, May and June for both Goat Yoga classes and Goat Yoga Happy Hours. You can view their full schedule on Facebook. Continue reading

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