The Ides

Lady Moon and the Eclipse, Brooklyn Overground, Strikes for Strays and Mocktale Comedy — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/9-1/15)

WEDNESDAY 1/9

♦ Katya Grokhovsky: Bad Acts @ Wythe Hotel  (80 Wythe Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE w/ RSVP, video, live performance and Q+A part of the Wythe Hotel Artist Residency Series, more info
* VOCÊ episode 4: real talk, realpolitik @ Bar Uni (674 Manhattan Ave.), 7pm, FREE, poetry, music, meditation, comedy and politics, More Info
♫ Bot Garden, The Big Net, Hard Pass, **Secret Set** at SPR @ Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway), 7:30pm, $8, rock, Indie and punk, More Info
* Late Nights On Air / mayday heyday parfait / Landing Sites @ Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave), 7:30pm, $10-12, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 1/10

* Intro to Dream Interpretation @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave.), 7pm, $15, Buy Tix
^♫ Houston Rap Tapes: Lance Scott Walker and Jacques Morel @ McNally Jackson Williamsburg (76 North 4 St.) 7pm, FREE, an oral history of Bayou City Hip Hop, More Info
♦ The Image You Missed @ Union Docs (322 Union Ave.), 7:30pm, $10, Personal history interspersed with the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, Buy Tix
♦ Opening Reception: Self-Indulgence VS Subtexture @ Sage Brooklyn (299-301 Graham Ave.), 8pm, FREE, More Info Continue reading

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The Fascinating and Tragic History of The Wythe Hotel

The Weidmann Cooperage before its renovation
The Weidmann Cooperage before its renovation

The Wythe Hotel at North 11th Street and Wythe Avenue is a symbol of cool in trendy Williamsburg. The building is a combination of old and new, with a three story sleek glass tower rising out of the remnants of a 1901 industrial building. The hotel’s L-shaped rooftop bar The Ides has stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, attracting people from around the world to the 72-room boutique hotel. People use words like chic, trendy and ultra-modern in describing the building, but it has a fascinating and tragic past that stretches back to the 1890’s—and that past is still evident in today’s hotel building.

The Wythe Hotel today, image via Morris Adjmi Architects
The Wythe Hotel today, image via Morris Adjmi Architects

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Super Love Sunday: Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Greenpoint

 

Hey, he's got a hat and facial hair. He must be in Brooklyn. (Image courtesy of The Diamond)
Even our gondoliers have hats and facial hair. (Image courtesy of The Diamond)

Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year. Sunday is so much more relaxed than Saturday — no one is pregaming for anything, rushing to get to the theatre, or frantically texting friends to finalize their plans for “the best night of our lives.”

If you’re like most of the Greenpoint population, you’re so over the #WeekendWarrior. So why not apply that laidback Sunday philosophy to this year’s Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day, and keep it in the neighborhood?

Here are some of the spots offering Valentine’s specials in Greenpoint and Williamsburg this year. Some specials run all weekend and some prix fixes are only on V-day. Continue reading

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A Fancy New Year’s Eve in Greenpoint

Glasserie_NYE_2014NYE plans hanging in the lurch? Still waiting for the cooing holiday dove to bring you an invitation to the party of your dreams?

Why not take the festive bull by the by the tinsel-draped horns and book something schmancy to see in 2014?

Glasserie (95 Commercial St.) is taking bookings for a ‘festively attired’ dinner with DJs and dancing.  Continue reading

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