The Unfancy Food Show

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The much anticipated annual Unfancy Food Show was held this past Sunday at East River Bar, celebrating all things local, organic, sustainable, artisanal and Brooklyn.

The Morning Photo + Links


Photo: Jazmin Francis Yoko Devereaux closing, liquidation sale. [Mens Style] Rare “tacos de suadero” at Mesa Coyoacan [NY Daily News] East Williamsburg’s own “Trailer Park.” [new york sh*tty] Polish American Congress registering voters in Greenpoint. [Polish News]

At Pete’s Candy: A STOOP-ID TALE w/Kimber VanRy


Tonight at 7:30pm, Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) presents Kimber VanRy as part of their bi-monthly lecture series they call Open City Dialogue. Few things better evoke the poetic pleasures of a Brooklyn summer than drinking a beer on the stoop on a hot evening.  Just one little thing, though: it’s ILLEGAL!  So Kimber more…

The Morning Photo + Links


Photo: Sean Ganann Jay Mundy attacks Williamsburg again. [Brooklyn Vegan] Man killed at E. Williamsburg block party. [NY Daily News] Hit Factorie dresses up WORD bookstore window for July. [G Train Salon] Studio B closing (?) for good. [Brooklyn 11211 via Brooklyn Vegan]

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Photo: Atisse Marie British airplane mag tags Bushwick as tourist destination. [Gothamist] Keep McCarren Pool “McCarren Pool.” [Greenpointers] Man pulls “Mike Tyson” on another in Greenpoint. [NY Post] 5,000 new apartments expected in W’Burg this year. [Brownstoner]

The Morning Photo + Links


Photo: jet200nyc Full report on Broadway Triangle. [Brookyln Paper] The ‘Greenpoint’ Banh Mi with Polish Kielbasa from Silent H. [Brooklyn Paper] Brooklyn Bowl reportedly opening this week. [Time Out NY] Bushwick Inlet Park overhaul begun. [Curbed]

“Walk to the Opera” Summer Series


OperaOggiNY Menotti’s “The Medium” Performances June 22 – 28 With smaller seasons at City Opera and the Met, people are finding that a surprising magic exists in small micro budget performances led by OperaOggiNY‘s artistic director Thomas Toscano and music director Bill Lewis. In the spirit of bringing affordable opera to the people, they have created a more…

The Morning Photo + Links


Photo: jet200nyc Williamsburg kids burned by drano bomb. [Yeshiva World] Cookie Road finally open. [Elaine Perlov] Duane Read hitting Northside Pier, Google Maps car spotted in W’Burg. [Curbed] NY Mag’s retort of NYT’s Williamsburg-Hipster-Trust Fund article. [NY Mag]

Fundraiser for India St. Mural Project


The North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (NbPac) has been working hard on the India Street Mural Project for a few months now and it looks like they’ve made some serious progress (above). In tune with the coalitions goal of beautifying Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick through public art, the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition will hold more…

The Morning Photo + Links


Photo: bitchcakesny Greenpoint has good, cheap vodka…go figure. [NY Examiner] W’Burg tells City “Streets are clean.” [Brooklyn Paper] Study investigation Newtown Creek related illness and death. [Daily News] Bedford Banh Mi shop on Plate of the Day. [Plate of the Day]

The Best Act at Northside was…tUnE-YaRdS

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While the Northside Festival played host to a number of buzzing up-and-comers (Real Estate, Kurt Vile, Woods, and many, many more), for my money, the breakout act of the festival was tUnE-YaRdS, aka Merrill Garbus. Merrill, who began recording music after her mother gave her a ukulele two years ago, recently released her debut Bird more…

Bridgewalkers: The Doublemint Edition


Like leaders of a SWAT team, Edward and Ricky came barreling towards me on the bridge Monday morning around 11:20am dressed in matching black Under Armour shirts and black, double-striped workout pants.  Their faces were intense.  Their concentrations, focused.  And yet, I couldn’t help stopping them to ask, “What’s up with the twin getup?” “We’re more…