Angel St Thrift Shop Benefit, Preview Tonight

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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

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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

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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 > >

Public Art Coalition to Beautify India St

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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

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  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 > >

Extra Oomph! Interview with Artist Linda Zacks

By Jeanne Fury Our latest cover artist is Linda Zacks, a Williamsburg resident for many years. An illustrious career to her credit, she rode the web boom, first at a Soho start-up and then as the Design Director for VH1’s website. Since going solo in 2004, she’s been hunkered down in her laboratory in Brooklyn,  More > >

North Brooklyn Story Fundraiser Tonight

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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 > >