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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 …

The Brooklyn Brewery Best of 2018 List

Living through 2018 was like laying down under a stampede of angry ducks. Amidst the hard-beaked nips of the news cycle and the eye-watering feathers of each freshly bizarre meme, we kept asking one another, “surely, this can’t last much longer?” But we were wrong, so very strangely wrong. At this point, wave upon wave of ducks have trampled us for so long that major events like the Olympics or your own birthday feel like a long-ago memory. But among the slapping…

Now You Taste It, Now You Don’t – New York Times

New York TimesNow You Taste It, Now You Don'tNew York TimesI can't recall the exact date a few years ago when I ate my first ciabatta egg sandwich at Seersucker, in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. … I had suffered a setback all too common in this age of restless chefs and novelty-seeking diners: the discontinued …

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 – BuzzSugar.com

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…