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‘Jazz: The Women’s Viewpoint’ Saturday March 30, 2019 Discussions and Performances

​In its 20th Season, the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, Inc. (CBJC) in partnership with the International Women in Jazz, Inc. honors Women’s Month with Jazz: The Women’s Viewpoint on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 3pm.  The afternoon will consist of a panel discussion and performances with renowned women jazz musicians in the Downtown Brooklyn vicinity …

Two out-of-scale, Tetris-like towers coming to toxic, floodzone site in Greenpoint

credit OMA Just what the community wants! Two more out-of-scale towers to be inhabited by fedora-wearing tech bros and trust fund jet-setters casting shade on the neighborhood. The towers will be constructed at Greenpoint Landing and will be 30 and 40 stories high, housing 745 insanely expensive apartments. That’s a couple thousand more people on your G Train commute and at that great local bar you can no longer get into. And of course, this is all happening in an area that’s inches from a Superfund site that’s been designated a Zone 1 hurricane evacuation zone (the area was underwater during Sandy). Curbed has more. The architecture firm founded by Rem Koolhaas is known for structures that appear to…

Tame Your Cravings with Beers And Bites at Parm

Our friends at Parm have one of the most challenging menus in the New York City. Not in the sense that it’s tough to understand, or holds dishes we don’t understand; it’s just impossible to choose between all of our favorites. Fortunately, we’re making things easy for you (and us) with our special Beers And Bites offering, available now at Parm on the Upper West Side and Battery Park. After many test dishes and sample beers, we’re proud to reveal…

Brownsville Now! Benefit Event With Talib Kweli, Malik Yoba and John Forte’ Tuesday March 12, 2019

See the flyer below for details! Actor, Malik Yoba, will be co-hosting the BROWNSVILLE NOW Benefit Dinner, with performances by Talib Kweli and John Forte’.  This benefit event supports the Brownsville Community Culinary Center, an initiative of the Melting Pot Foundation USA.  If you haven’t been to the Brownsville Community Culinary Center yet, then what …

Top 5 shows of the weekend

Ok forget about what I said last week about March, can we fast forward to April instead? Will winter ever really end? Is this real life? Here are five reasons to at least get out of bed this weekend. 5) Reignwolf, Them Fangs at Baby’s All Right Seattle rockers Reignwolf just released their debut album, Hear Me Out, and if you like your rock to have some blues with a smattering of chunky desert guitar sounds, then give them a shot. The band also play at…

Beeroscopes November 2018

In these seasons of questionably ugly sweaters and eggnog of uncertain strength, much is unknown. Let Spiritual Guide Reverend Tim Rozmus read the signs for you and cast your beery lots for the month. Aries (March 21- April 20): As the leaves change and days shorten, so too must you give in to the change of seasons: drink that last summer ale in the fridge and get over it. Taurus (April 21- May 20): Through some twist, the fates have smiled upon you this month. Hoard the good times while they last. Gemini (May 21-June 20): Be careful in your seasonal brunch plans, dear Gemini; Apple Jacks are an all-ages cereal, but applejack will sneak up on you. Cancer (June 21- July 20): A good, …

Support the Grow Brownsville Initiative at the Industry and Art Celebration Saturday May 18

There is an opportunity for community members and organizations to become supporters of the Grow Brownsville initiative, which includes the revealing of the Aquaponic Farm, taking place at the Industry & Art Celebration, Saturday May 18, 2019.  The Industry & Arts Celebration is in partnership with Smash Industries, Legion Lighting and Universe City.  Supporters of the Aquaponic …

Other Half is bringing a huge brewery to the Domino Sugar site

This is great news for beer nerds in North Brooklyn. We’re big fans of Other Half! Along with Singlecut, Finback, Grimm, LIC Beer Project and Root & Branch, their hoppy IPAs are among our favorites in the city. Other Half is plotting a 3,600-square-foot brewery inside 1 South First, a new mixed-use building under construction at the corner of Grand Street and Kent Avenue. It’s the same dramatic Cookfox-designed building where another location of beloved pizza restaurant Roberta’s will be. The real estate development is expected to open at the end of this year and is part of the overall revitalization of Williamsburg’s Domino …

Tune In To Brooklyn Unfiltered

Don’t adjust your dials, folks: Brooklyn Unfiltered is coming in over the airwaves and hitting bars and taps near you. The beer itself is hazy, but the clean, smooth finish and gently bready body are perfectly tuned. Brooklyn Unfiltered is our take on the keller pilsner style, which traces its roots to the oldest days of lagering. Back then, beers were stored in cool, dark caves for months to allow that distinct lager finish to develop. This process lent its name to the overall type, as the word “lager” comes from the German word for “hold” or “store,” while “keller” translates to “cellar.” …

Gertie is now open in Williamsburg

We’re definitely excited about this one. Gertie is a new restaurant from Nate Adler of Marlow & Sons fame. They’re officially open today for breakfast and lunch, with dinner coming soon! You can check out there breakfast and lunch menu at gertie.nyc. For the project, Adler — a partner at standout East Village neighborhood Basque restaurant Huertas — has partnered with general manager Flip Biddelman and a chef who already has tons of neighborhood cred, Will Edwards, who used to work at Williamsburg stand-bys Reynard, Marlow & …

Find Lager & Live Music at Hideaway Burger Bar (MN)

Things are getting loud and lagery at Hideaway Burger Bar in Minneapolis, and that’s just how we like it. We’ve teamed up and are throwing a bunch of shows to get your toes tapping while you munch on some serious burgers. Best part? You can snag $4 Brooklyn Lagers whenever there’s live music. So check out the list of shows below and we’ll see you at the bar. Nici Pepper’s Live Music Showcase: $8 tickets

Fornino has closed its Williamsburg location

After fifteen years in the neighborhood, Fornino has closed. The popular pizza restaurant opened its doors on Bedford Ave. before moving to a new location on South 2nd and Kent Avenues in 2017. Owners have posted a sign on their door announcing the closure. It remains unclear why they closed, but their locations in Greenpoint and Brooklyn Bridge Park are still open for business. The post Fornino has closed its Williamsburg location appeared first on Free Williamsburg.

Lend a Hand with Sips for Skivvies (MN)

It’s time to gather up all the tighty-whities, underoos, and long johns you can find for Sips for Skivvies: a donation drive we’re holding for Our Saviour’s Community Services. You’ll find underwear donation bins at The Ale Jail, Dennis Brothers Liquors, and both Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits locations this month. All new pairs of underwear donated go on to help the homeless in Minneapolis, so whenever it’s time to restock your fridge bring along a few pairs of briefs to chip…