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New York City Wed Jun 20 2018 12:21:25 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Rebel is Rebecca Carroll's regular column on race and pop culture. You can hear Rebecca talk about these issues with guests on Wednesday mornings on WNYC, or participate in one of Rebel's monthly conversations in The Greene Space. [ more ]
Tacocina is a taco spot from the people behind Shake Shack, which would be pretty exciting on its own. But its also located in Domino Park, a new outdoor space on the water in Williamsburg, and they have a bunch of picnic tables with great views of t
Proving Ground, Peter Blauner (M, 70s, white hair, glasses, blue-green button-down shirt, khaki shorts, G train)
VANISHEDOn Bleecker Street since 1976, Cafe Espaol has shuttered.There's no note to say why the sudden closing, only a sign that reads: "This restaurant is closed. Trespassers will be prosecuted."On their website, they write, "Thank you for all of th
Shapr makes it so easy to network that you can actually meet the right people while waiting in line for your iced coffee or stuck on a crosstown bus. Just swipe, connect, and start chatting with your future cofounder, mentor or boss! [ more ]
Many restaurants across Brooklyn will no longer be making deliveries to the Fort Hamilton army base. The restaurants are reacting to the June 1st arrest of Pablo Villavicencio by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency after being turned in by
There’s been lots of activity on the North Brooklyn restaurant scene so far this summer. In sad news, we told you that The Bounty closed in Greenpoint and that Brooklyn Star shuttered in May in Williamsburg. In South Willi
In Part II of Explain Me, William Powhida and I discuss the difference between relational aesthetics and social practice, the whims of the auction market and the perilous affect it can have on artist careers, and Doug Aitken's train wreck of a show a
Into the Black Nowhere, Meg Gardiner (M, 70s, yellow polo shirt, cap, library copy, Brooklyn Botanic Garden)
Last week was an odd one for the Andy Byford subway rescue plan. Nearly immediately after its release, it became clear that Andrew Cuomo, as I wrote last week, didn’t know how to respond to the plan he essentially commissioned. He brought i
VANISHINGSince 1981 theres been a little vintage jewelry shop on the corner of 77th and Lexington called Sylvia Pines Uniquities. By the end of June, it will be gone. It wont be vanishing because the Internet killed it. It wont be vanishing because n
Because you want to learn more about Diaper Don, check out today's end-of-day links: Queens lifeguard classes, Jean-Luc Picard to return?, Mile High Club members exposed, immigrant anthology series, and dog loves peanut butter. Don't forget to follow
Output is taking their show on the road! The esteemed Williamsburg nightclub will continue their OUTPOST series this Sunday with a special day into night performance featuring a few local favorites. Enter TUSKEGEE, the moniker used by techno supersta
If on a Winters Night a Traveler, Italo Calvino (M, 20s, t-shirt and jeans, seated with cocktail and water glass, backyard of Tooker Alley)
Earlier this year I wrote about the death of the great St. Denis building on 11th and Broadway, a building that should be landmarked but isn't, a building full of vital history.The building was bought by Normandy Partners in 2016 and all of the tenan
In this episode we discuss how the Frieze Art Fair's failing air conditioning units won't help global warming, sales strategies for emerging artists, and galleries that have come and gone. Look to Part II where we discuss the difference between socia
Pratt Institutes Brooklyn campus is embarking on an ambition building project to create a cutting edge building which will unite its Master of Fine Arts and Photography programs. Chosen to design the facility is the famous architecture firm Allied Wo
For the first four months of his time in New York City, Transit President Andy Byford has played his intentions fairly close to the chest. He has refused to engage in the political game of challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s support of transit
I have been intermittently covering the production of Gotti: Gabagool Lasagna Bang Bang! ever since it was first announced that John Travolta had signed up to play the Teflon Don in 2011. To give you a sense of just how much time has passed, Professo
They announced the sudden closure over the weekend on Instagram: With a heavy heart we make the following announcement. The Bounty has closed its doors. Built by hand with a few friends, we quietly opened five Mays ago to little fanfare but eventuall
Vacationland, John Hodgman (F, 30s, multicolored striped shirt, denim skirt, purple and green shoulder bag, C train)
As I first reported in April, the shuttered Lincoln Plaza Cinemas has attracted a band of angels working to bring it back to life, including Norma Levy, who told me at the time, "I decided there has to be a way to recreate the cinema. It's too tragic
A new shipping hub to be called the Sustainable South Brooklyn Marine Terminal will create more than 250 quality jobs soon, as well as bringing commerce into the area, says the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Industry leaders Red Hook
A few charts, along with some MTA editorializing, courtesy of the May 2018 MTA Board committee briefing book for the Transit Committee. The committee will be meeting in the morning to ostensibly discuss these materials, though it is anticipated that
The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on immigration has separated around 2,000 immigrant children from their families between April 19th and May 31st, according to the Department of Homeland Security. This past Sunday a select number of
  Another peek at a poster for this season of @summerscreen in McCarren Park ! A personal fave, Jawbreaker, will be screening on July 11th💕 A post shared by Bethany Robertson (@loveless_designs) on Jun 12, 2018 at 12:13pm PDT It&
Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit (M, 40s, black jeans, black work boots, white short-sleeved button up, black messenger bag, 1 train)
On Thursday, June 28, from 6:30pm 8:30pm, I'll be at the Museum of the City of New York talking with author Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, cartoonist Julia Wertz, and New Yorker staff writer Vinson Cunningham about what it means to capture the soul of the cit
There are several reasons stocks can be a better investment vehicle than real estate. Therefore, it is not surprising when Principal and CIO of Prime Opportunities Investment Group LLC, Pouya David Yadegar, made the switch. Before founding the firm,
Last month, in response to new evidence that the NYPD is misrepresenting its reasons for overwhelmingly targeting minorities in marijuana arrests, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O'Neill promised to do something about the persisten
It’s World Cup time and there are lots of great places to watch the games in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick and beyond. Greenpoint Beer and Ale will show all 11 AM & 2 PM matches Friday through Sunday throughout the tournament.
Bluets, Maggie Nelson (F, 30s, denim jacket, green skirt, Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Time is on the side of change on the side, C train)
VANISHINGOn their website, the folks at Caffe Vivaldi write:"With heavy hearts we announce the upcoming closure of Caffe Vivaldi and the conclusion of our 35-year run at this magical room on 32 Jones Street in our beloved West Village."Opened in 1983
There are several reasons stocks can be a better investment vehicle than real estate. Therefore, it is not surprising when Principal and CIO of Prime Opportunities Investment Group LLC, Pouya David Yadegar, made the switch. Before founding the firm,
Smoking on the subway is generally considered a subway etiquette faux pas, whether you're lighting up a fat jay, manspreading while vaping, or getting real comfortable on the floor. Even dead sharks can't get away with it in 2018! We regret to inform
A modern, distinctively Vietnamese-American version of pho like the kind found in Houston is finally available in New York via Di An Di. The post Di An Di appeared first on Free Williamsburg.[See image gallery at] click image for
The Assault on Intelligence, Michael V. Hayden (M, 40s, blue shirt, glasses, rolling suitcase on platform, Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station)
The surviving peep shows at the margins around Times Square keep vanishing. Yesterday I reported on the demise of old Show World. There's a smaller, less storied spot a few blocks south on 8th Avenue at 39th Street--and it's vanishing, too. Vihan's V
During the ten-year period between 2007 and 2017 records show that Brooklyn District leader Jacob Gold spent $132,432, according to the state Board of Elections. Another $41,000 was also spent questionably. The list of items purchased with campaign f
The fate of whether New Yorkers may legally sell ice cream made with beer or hard cider (hell, why not both?) now rests in Governor Andrew Cuomo's hands, as the New York State Assembly passed a bill yesterday that would legalize ice cream made with t
Oxomoco is a beautiful Mexican restaurant in Greenpoint from the owners of Speedy Romero. The focus is on inventive, wood-fired Mexican cuisine and fancy cocktails. Admittedly, the food is stellar but we find it to be a little fussy and unnecessarily
The Secret History, Donna Tartt (F, 20s, round sunglasses, denim shirt dress, sandals with chunky heel, tattoo on upper foot, Vietnam Veterans Plaza)
VANISHEDLast year, Richard Basciano, "New Yorks former prince of porn," died, leaving behind the Show World building at 42nd St. and Eighth Ave. While the big Show World closed in 2004, the next door Show World Center remained, a glittering warren of
Whether it's through annual block parties or spontaneous subway singalongs, the spirit of global superstar and alleged child molester Michael Jackson lives on as a regular presence in the city. And soon enough, he'll reach the highest pantheon in a p
Happy start-of-the-world-cup day, everyone! With the tournament now underway in Russia (for whom Trump is presumably cheering), the time difference works in our favour to watch games and then still be free in the evening to hit up some concerts, whic
A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman (F, 30s, short curly hair, grey cardigan over dress, Shelfies Over Selfies tote, 5 train)
VANISHEDDavid Sigal on Twitter lets us know the sad news that the Village Den has via David SigalI was dreading this inevitability. Because nothing decent can stay. The Village Den was one of the last places in this part of town where y
The victim of a Tribeca hate crime is now speaking out. The 57-year-old lawyer described being attacked by another woman who yelled "Take that, white bitch!" and swung a metal make-up box in her face. "It's the worst pain you ever felt in your face,"
Gothamist has provided a first look at the app, which was created by the same people who engineered the existing MetroCard system. The technology has already been rolled out in other markets, but is coming to New York soon, to be fully operational by
Little Red Book of Selling, Jeffrey Gitomer (M, 30s, LaCoste dress shirt, navy chinos, M 50 bus)