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KettleSpace offers affordable co-working solutions for North Brooklyn

SPONSORED POST Williamsburg isn’t new to co-working start-up KettleSpace. Formerly located out of Diviera Drive, KettleSpace, which operates co-working inside of restaurants during the day time, has just opened up shop inside of Ela, an authentic, cozy Greek taverna at the corner of North 8th and Berry. With another KettleSpace located inside of Hotel RL in Bushwick, these Brooklyn spaces are part of KettleSpace’s growing network of NYC venues attracting creatives, coders…

Going Coastal: We’re Coming to California

For most people, California is the land of SoCal beaches, LA glamour, San Francisco magic, and a general sense of sunny wonder. For beer people, there’s more: legendary breweries and boundary-busting newcomers pouring from the northern woods to the southern border, giving the world the modern archetype of the IPA, and continuing to stand as one of the world’s premiere beer destinations. We’re proud to announce that we’re joining in the fun with distribution throughout California, starting in January 2019. Californians and transplanted East Coasters alike have been asking us to come to the Golden State for years. We’re celebrating our long-awaited arrival with a…

“Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving” Exhibit At The Brooklyn Museum Starting February 1st!

“Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s unique and immediately recognizable style was an integral part of her identity. Kahlo came to define herself through her ethnicity, disability, and politics, all of which were at the heart of her work. Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is the largest U.S. exhibition in ten years devoted to the iconic …

This One Goes to Eleven Presents: Moon Tooth, Vaureen, and more at Saint Vitus

New year, new you, new resolutions—like seeing more shows or broadening your musical horizons or just getting to Vitus once more time before, well, you know things go for independent venues in North Brooklyn these days. Are we on the right track? If so, FREEWilliamsburg and This One Goes to Eleven are psyched to announce our first (and maybe last, who knows) showcase of 2019, featuring Moon Tooth, Vaureen, Somnuri, and Fliege at Saint Vitus. A watercolor smear of modern metal, the …

Cheers to Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, the New Champion of Winter Comfort Food

The cold days and long nights of winter make us all long for the sort of hot, hearty meals that warm from the inside out. Luckily, the team at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken has answered the call with the limited edition Winter Warmer, a Brooklyn Winter Lager-battered fried chicken sandwich that will fend off the weather better than your big puffy coat. We met with Mike DeGregory (that’s him above) in the East Village location of Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken to get a look at what went into this recipe. It was the …

News about L Train brings joy followed by anger and confusion

(Credit: Getty Images) With yesterday’s announcement that the L Train shutdown has been cancelled, most of us affected have gone from feeling shock, to joy, to confusion. Commuters and business owners are the biggest winners, but let’s not forget about our lucky neighbors who received rent reductions: Rents in North Brooklyn have fallen a cumulative 1.5 percent since the shutdown was first announced, while rents borough-wide increased by a cumulative 3.3 percent. “Look for rents to rise sharply as many who thought they were forced to look elsewhere adjust …

The Worshipful Company of Brewers Part XX: Nick Romeo

The Worshipful Company of Brewers is once again upon us. The charter of this sanctified league dictates that each member of the Brooklyn Brewery brewing team will design and create a batch of his or her own draft-only beer, to be served exclusively at the Brewery Tasting Room until the last drop has been squeezed from the taps. Beer #20: Come All You WearyStyle: English Dark MildABV: 3.4%Notes: A true winter shift beer, with notes of biscuit, light chocolate, fresh oak, toffee, and fruit from traditional English yeast.Availability: Friday, January…

East New York’s Final Phase of Nehemiah Spring Creek Development Revealed

East New York is going through a massive transformation, which will last for the next 25 years. The major transformation started years ago with the Nehemiah Spring Creek homes and the Gateway Mall.  One of the final phases of the development will include a brand new senior development at 516 Schroeders Ave. The senior facility …

Club Crush: NYE’s Best Electronic Shows

To experience the holidays in New York is to experience something truly magical. The stresses of big city life start to fade and make way for sweeter things – ice skating with friends, hot cocoa in the park, holiday markets and, albeit brief, a break from the workplace hustle. Hopefully you’re feeling refreshed while reading this. Not only because you deserve it, but because the celebration continues this week!  NYE is an NYC institution. I still have no idea how …

Beer Is For Friendship: Our Collaboration Beers

Collaborative brewing is one of the most popular trends in craft beer today, and with good reason: it’s fun. Yes, a lot of work goes into combining skills and experience to forge a new beer, brew it, package it, and release it to the loyal beer drinkers who follow us. But every brewer we know is really in it for the days spent kicking it around the kettle,with discussions ranging from highly technical to completely absurd, and often revolving about what to eat for lunch. With of all that shared knowledge…

Winning $294M Lottery Ticket Sold in East New York, Brooklyn

The winning $294 million Powerball Lottery ticket in Wednesday (12/26/18) night’s drawing was purchased at Arnold’s Service Station on Linden Boulevard in East New York. Check your tickets.  The winning numbers are 05-25-38-52-67, Powerball: 24, Power Play: 2.

2018: The Year in Electronica

Fans of electronica had a lot to be happy about this year. Aphex Twin released new music (always good news), Lone released more great Ambivert Tools, Khan issued a double pack of old tapes (Traditions 08), and Autechre saw the official release of its epic NTS Sessions, available in 12-LP and 8-CD sets. There were also many newcomers who kept things interesting. Some relished in retro, but others pushed the boundaries. Electronica continued to spark new directions in indie rock as well. The following is just a sampling — 13 featured recordings — of what 2018 had to offer house and techno heads. Maestros Aphex…

An Evening with the Champagnes of Benoît Lahaye

Benoît Lahaye is probably the best grower/producer in Bouzy right now. I use “probably” because I haven’t sat down recently with a bottle of Champagne by Camille Savés or Paul Bara. But I feel pretty confident on this one. Lahaye is making excellent wines, mostly of Pinot Noir from Bouzy.Lahaye is a smart winemaker, strategically varying in his use of wood for fermentation, using naturally occurring versus selected yeasts, cork or crown capsules for secondary fermentation, presence or absence of malolactic fermentation, and deftly blending wines. There are 8 cuvées, I think, which sounds like a lot for a guy who owns fewer than 5 hectares of land. There’s just …