Champagne Charlie’s Opens at the High Line Hotel – New York Times

New York TimesChampagne Charlie's Opens at the High Line HotelNew York TimesNamed for a song written in 1866, it is the work of Nick Hatsatouris and Lincoln Pilcher, who have restaurants in the Hamptons. There are about a dozen kinds of champagnes, along with oysters, plates of fish crudo, salads, burgers and grilled swordfish.

Here’s What We Know About Season 2 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine –

Starpulse.comHere's What We Know About Season 2 of Brooklyn Nine-NineBuzzSugar.comIf you don't love Brooklyn Nine-Nine, chances are, you're not watching it. Andy Samberg's cop comedy scored big at the Golden Globes this year (despite being nearly overlooked for Emmy nominations), and season two is quickly approaching on Sunday, …'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' cast has fun with Q&A stenographerClinton Heraldall 9 news articles »

REVIEW: Forecastle Festival 2014

Photos by Bruce Jason Bohman I just wrapped up my first visit to Forecastle Music Festival and I gotta hand it to you, Louisville. From the first bass drop with MiMOSA to the last dance break with Beck, it was an unforgettable weekend full of good vibes, fantastic performances and enough Bourbon to kill a small elephant. When  in Kentucky . . . The first thing I have to point out is that Forecastle is unbelievably manageable. It never felt overcrowded, and for the most part festivalgoers conducted themselves well (always a toss up at these city fests…

Put on your trucker caps and white belts for the Myspace Party this Friday

Freewilliamsburg friend Russ Marshalek is throwing a party at Glasslands. (He’s part of the collective ADVENTUREs, who brought you the popular Robyn Party.) Don’t miss the Myspace party this Friday at Glasslands: Russ Marshalek and fellow soundtrack spinners Chris Choyce and Marley Magaziner originally wanted to create an event dedicated to the music of Myspace-era bands such as Dashboard Confessional, Saves The Day, and the Killers, but eventually decided to extend the bash to the whole website. “One of the first genres we agreed upon was the pop-punk-screamo-emo genre,” said Marshalek, who lives in Greenpoint. …

Full Moon Fest 2014

If you’ve studied your international party guide, you’d know that the Full Moon Festival is an all-night beach party that takes place on the island of Ko Pha Ngan in Thailand, the day before every Full Moon. Well this year you don’t have to go nearly as far to get a taste of what everyone’s talking about. NYC’s version of the Full Moon Festival takes place on The Beach at Governor’s Island, Friday, August 8th. Featuring two stages, 13 artists (and more TBD!) and a number of…

PHOTOS: Forecastle Festival 2014

Australian DJ Flume Plays on Sunday Night of Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY All Photos by Bruce Jason Bohman Forecastle Festival rocked the Louisville waterfront this past weekend, and we were there. Here are some of the best moments we captured. (I know. I KNOW. We are also sad we don’t have any of Beck and that robot, but the rest of these are pretty sick.) 21 Pilots at Forecastle Music Festival Spoon at Forecastle Festival Nickel Creek at Forecastle Festival  Outkast at Forecastle Music Festival Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks at Forecastle Festival Lucius at Forecastle Festival Jenny Lewis at Forecastle Festival The Watson Twins Join Jenny Lewis at Forecastle Flume at Forecastle Festival Trampled by Turtles at Forecastle…

Mash Files: Pittsburgh 2014

I never thought I would say this, but Pittsburgh really has this Philly boy over the moon with its incredible culinary scene. Our first Pittsburgh Mash was great, but this year was bonkers, bubbly, fermented, and delicious. There is a magic strip in this town of many bridges, winding rivers, and Steelers fans that, for me, symbolizes the positive growth of Pittsburgh’s culinary scene. There are tons of great spots in Pittsburgh like Richard DeShantz and Tolga Sedvik’s restaurants e2, Legume, root174, and Acacia, just to name a few. Some of the best can all be found at the end of Butler Street -…

SLIDELUCK Staten Island Recap

Text by Jen Plaskowitz Photos by David Deng “My hat is off to all who made their way to my home, Clear Comfort, Saturday evening; Staten Island has always been difficult to get to but I think we all agree that it was well worth the journey to witness the celebration of Women’s Work put on by Slideluck and the Alice Austen House (I wonder if they know about me…).  A special toast of Summer Ale should be raised to the older gentlelady who traveled all the way from the Bronx and arrived two hours early to watch a talkie about my life;  I especially liked her hat.” The spirit of Alice Austen was definitely present as over 200 people sat down …

Cheese Pairing | Week of July 21st

Brooklyn Hammarby Syndrome with Adelegger. Meaty, nutty, and complex, this cheese is part of the German new wave of alpine cheeses. It’s nuttiness will pair well with the fruitiness of the brew. Martin Johnson runs The Joy of Cheese, a series of informal cheese and beverage classes that take place at a variety of Manhattan and Brooklyn venues as well as at the 92nd St. Y.  He is also Cheese, Charcuterie, Beer and Wine Manager for Gastronomie 491, a new market/cafe on the Upper West Side.  He blogs at

Dinner Party No. 2 with Brooklyn Grange

Brooklyn Brewery’s Dinner Party is a collaborative, multi-course feast with rare beer pairings held at Humboldt & Jackson & dedicated to spotlighting local producers. Head to Humboldt & Jackson on August 7 at 6:30 PM for the second installment of our Dinner Party series. Dinner Party No. 2 will feature Brooklyn Brewery Chef Andrew Gerson teaming up with Brooklyn Grange co-founder Ben Flanner. Over the past four years the team at Brooklyn Grange have become the world leaders in rooftop farming, tending to over 2 ½ acres of intensive green roofs in New York City that churn out a year-round supply of delicious fruits and vegetables…

RL Grime releasing debut LP, made a video, going on tour, playing Terminal 5 (dates)

RL Grime at Coachella 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin) RL Grime has a handful of impressive EPs, remixes and more under his belt, and he’s now finally set to release his debut full length this year via WeDidIt (more details TBA). He recently put out its first single “Core,” which you can watch the video of (dir. David Rudnick & Daniel Swan) below. RL Grime also announced a tour, dubbed the Void Tour, which brings him to NYC …

SBTRKT announces new album, shares song feat. Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig (listen)

by Andrew Sacher It’s been three years since SBTRKT released his excellent debut album — though he’s put out things like an instrumental EP and a live album in that time — and he’s now finally announced its followup, Wonder Where We Land. He also shared the new song “New Dorp, New York,” which features Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig on lead vocals. It’s a pretty wacky cut that’s a step sideways from his debut LP and not very Vampire Weekend-like either. It just premiered on BBC Radio 1, and you can listen to Details of My Life’s radio rip (via Pitchfork) below. LP teaser video below too. Continue

Quintron and Miss Pussycat announce new LP, fall tour dates

New Orleans duo Quintron and Miss Pussycat have a new album coming out this fall, details of which have yet to be revealed. We do know, however, that they’ll be touring North American in support of it, including a NYC stop at Baby’s All Right on November 29. Tickets to that show are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below. Continue reading “Quintron and Miss Pussycat announce new LP, fall tour dates” at brooklynvegan

The Rentals release second song from new album; Weezer share ‘Back to the Shack’

Matt Sharp’s band The Rentals, whose line-up these days includes Lucius’ Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig as well as Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, will release their long-awaited (15 years) new album, Lost in Alphaville, on August 26. They’ve just released a second track from the album, “1000 Seasons,” which is an ode to making a connection in today’s hyper-connected world. Stream it below. Still no tour dates announced Meanwhile, Matt’s old band, Weezer, also released the studio version of riff-rocker “Back to the Shack,” which is the first single for their new album, from their new album, Everything Will Be All Right…

Only in Brooklyn: Supper club salvages foods destined for the dump – CTV News

CTV NewsOnly in Brooklyn: Supper club salvages foods destined for the dumpCTV NewsDreamed up by a design and social innovation student at the School of Visual Arts in New York, 16 guests sign up to voluntarily dine inside a retrofitted dumpster and tuck into a multi-course meal made with ingredients like overripe bananas, warty …and more »

Steve Carell to produce Brooklyn Family Robinson –

TV3.ieSteve Carell to produce Brooklyn Family RobinsonTV3.ieThe comedian, who is best known for his starring roles in 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' and comedy series 'The Office', is to produce the project with Charlie Hartsock and Vance DeGeneres, his partners at Carousel Productions. The Hollywood …and more »

Guide to Downtown Brooklyn Pre-College Programs

You’ve heard us plug time and time again the neighborhood’s position as New York City’s College Town, with 11 colleges and 60,000 students attending school here. But did you know that Downtown Brooklyn’s colleges also offer a number of year-round pre-college programs? More than 40 offerings in all, in fact, focusing on grades K-12, with primary emphasis on high schoolers. See below for a full list of programs and contact information to learn more: Berkeley College Collective Source Partnership: A career seminar/mentorship program with high school juniors and seniors who are average (B and …