Angel St Thrift Shop Benefit, Preview Tonight


The nice people at the Angel Street Thrift Shop will be throwing a Garden Party this weekend to benefit individuals and families affected by substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and Mental Illness. While the fundraiser, which features a 10% discount for individuals who print out the flyer (after the jump), isn’t set to begin until tomorrow at more…

The Morning Photo + Links


Hazy view of Manhattan. Photo: Mark Hulbert   A look inside Williamsburg’s first bowling alley/concert venue/restaurant/bar, aka Brooklyn Bowl. [NY Mag]   Gothamist takes a peek at the McCarren Pool renovations. [Gothamist]   NYC apologies to Greenpoint over Manhattan Ave park screw up. [Brooklyn Paper]

The BAG, for NAG


Weezer fans and NAG supporters packed the back room of Union Pool last night to hear The Blue Album Group cover the band’s eponymous classic. The BAG was note-for-note on ’90s alt anthems “My Name is Jonas” and “No One Else,” while “The World Has Turned,” a personal favorite, sounded a little fast. There were more…

Mayor and Local Politicians Win the Right to Run Again


The U.S. Court of Appeals yesterday ruled that a bill overturning term limits, passed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in November, is legal. The bill will enable the Mayor, as well as the Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough Presidents and members of the City Council, to serve three consecutive terms in office.

Public Art Coalition to Beautify India Street


The North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition was organized by council member David Yassky as a means to collaborate with community artists to beautify North Brooklyn through public art. The India Street Mural Project is the first of a number of upcoming projects working with Open Space Alliance and other organizations to commission five artists to more…

The Morning Photo + Links


  The Williamsburg Bridge from Hope St. Photo: Eric Ryan Anderson   Tom Potter, co-founder of The Brooklyn Brewery, plans to open NYC’s first post-prohibition distillery, possibly in Williamsburg. [Daily News]   Scottish post-rockers Mogwai wrap up a sold-out three night run at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. Are you going? [BrooklynVegan]   The Word presents a more…

North Brooklyn Story Fundraiser Tonight


Arguably one of the most effervescent neighborhoods in New York, residents of Greenpoint and Williamsburg have some great stories to tell. Whether it’s flying a kite in McCarren with a homeless poet or learning the history of the USS Monitor, these stories need to be archived. Enter the North Brooklyn Story Project. The goal of more…

Odara, You Will Be Missed


I saw the metal shroud hanging over Odara last week, and was hoping they were just keeping odd hours. Sadly, it looks like it’s permanent. The Mediterranean restaurant was one of the cozier, friendlier places on that stretch of Graham Avenue (which happens to be on my walk home), and I could never figure out more…