Behind The Music
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These liquor stores minored in the wrong business. Read More
Hipsters who enjoy partaking in recreational activities are having a fantastic week.
Hot on the heels of news they might be getting more drinking spots, they’ll now have a nice green area where they can look philosophically into the distance and/or stroke their beards (possibly while drunk).
Do you ever get tired of your roommate talking about the same thing over and over again?
Well, one Williamsburg resident certainly did, and has taken the drastic measure of renting their apartment out on Craiglist, because they’re no longer going to listen to their flatmate’s “God damn opinions on Syria.”
At least locals upset about all the hipster trustfunders taking over Williamsburg may get some new places to drown their sorrows. More than 100 businesses applied for liquor licenses at this month’s Brooklyn Community Board 1 meeting and 37 of them are brand new locales.
Among the applicants was local rum distiller Read More
Council Speaker Christine Quinn set out to do two things yesterday evening: gather Latino voters for her mayoral bid and undermine scandal-scarred Vito Lopez’s own campaign for the City Council.
Ms. Quinn, the one-time mayoral front-runner, trudged up and down Williamsburg staircases with Mr. Lopez’s electoral rival Antonio Reynoso, the 30 year-old former council staffer the Democratic establishment hopes can block Mr. Lopez from winning a second act in politics.
Waiting to Exhale
One way to make a bold entrance? Trick everyone into believing they’re being sieged by a swarm of sun-weathered poultry, cigarette butts, piss and homeless cats.
This is no longer a pipe dream. Williamsburg perfume wizard Julia Zangrilli of Nova just whipped up a perfume inspired by the rancid stench wafting along Manhattan’s Read More
Vice Media is expanding, taking over the space that hipster used clothing store Beacon’s Closet has occupied since 2000, Crain’s reports.
Just like many of the people who buy and sell their clothes at the consignment store, Beacon’s Closet is getting priced out of Williamsburg and moving north to Greenpoint, where the rents are (slightly) cheaper.
An Orthodox Approach
As a yarmulke-wearing Bill Thompson showed on a muggy Monday night, the road to victory in the mayor’s race may be partially paved by men with frock coats and billowing beards.
The ex-comptroller met with some influential rabbis to earn their blessings and, more importantly, the votes they potentially carry. Nibbling on rugelach and sipping alcohol, Mr. Thompson schmoozed with five leaders from various religious sects spanning Williamsburg and Boro Park, where burgeoning Orthodox Jewish populations are looking to make a dent in next Tuesday’s election.
For much of the rest of the week, Hasidic rabbis will be praying during Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, making the night a unique opportunity for Mr. Thompson as the September 10 Democratic primary looms just one week away.
Eight years after a rezoning paved the way for the Williamsburg waterfront’s transformation into Miami Beach, residents and politicians in neighboring Greenpoint are speaking up about their own shoreline.
District councilman hopeful Stephen Pierson vowed that he will go to court to reduce the size of planned 40-story towers to 15 or 20 stories. And other opponents of the waterfront redefinition have released renderings of hulking high-rises that dwarf the Manhattan skyline across the river.