Bless yourself with a weed-themed variety show.
No time to leave town? A day in Ditmas Park will give you weekend away feels without dealing with traffic. Photo: Meredith Craig de Pietro On those beautiful spring days when you don’t have the time to get out of town for some rejuvenation, Ditmas Park is an easy escape. Just like our last day trip in Crown Heights, we’ve got you covered with an absolutely perfect day in this historic district. The Flatbush neighborhood looks straight out of a John Hughes suburb, with gorgeous Victorian and Craftsman houses that look very out of place in Brooklyn. Michelle Williams bought and renovated a mansion out here, and the neighborhood has that feminine and undeniably cool vibe that she…
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Color outside the lines, ponder water we doing here, get blazed, feature your films, pick sides, put mind over matter, and more ways to stay dry this week.
When did Israeli cuisine become such a thing in America? Was it Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbooks that started the craze? Our love for hummus, a section of the supermarket that just keeps spreading? The appearance of shakshuka on brunch menus throughout New York? Whatever the reason, the new cookbook Shaya, from James Beard-award winning chef Alon Shaya, is right in step with our current fascination with Israeli cooking. But the book is not just a chef’s guide to the flavors of the Levant. Shaya is also skilled at Northern Italian, Southern, Cajun and Creole cooking, and he weaves his experiences in all these traditions into a…
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Let Satan take the wheel, schwing along, brew something, uncover secrets, be an artist, and more ways to enjoy this warm weather weekend.
Outside last year’s edition of Brooklyn Brewery Beer Mansion in Williamsburg. This year, Weylin hosts the multi-room beer, music and food fest. Photo: Brooklyn Brewery The beer festival format of multiple breweries and tastings in one space is pretty predictable. Brooklyn Brewery’s Beer Mansion takes the same general idea, and blows it up into something much more creative and experiential. This is the second year the Brewery is bringing the concept to its hometown (each year it travels through Europe and the U.S.) and for their second Williamsburg edition this weekend they’ll have six other local …
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If you’re the type of person who could spend hours at flea markets pawing through old political buttons or 80’s Disney figurines, you should definitely make a plan to attend the City Reliquary’s 13th annual Collectors’ Night on Saturday, April 14, 6-8pm at the New York City Fire Museum in Soho. Archivists, packrats, sentimentalists and hoarders from all over the city will display their prized collections of stuff, like Pez dispensers, clown portraits, polar bears, Apollo 8 ephemera, and antique owls that function, from
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Locally made goods that feel out of this world.
I always enjoy a comedy show with a slightly different hook, so this Friday, April 13 Modern Whitney show at Friends and Lovers jumped right out. The concept goes like this: A panel of comics analyze a well-known painting or sculpture and each provides his or her take on its meaning. Afterwards, someone who actually knows what they’re talking about (i.e. a legit art historian) gives the audience the real deal explanation and describes the work’s cultural impact. Hosts Matt Harkin and Akmal
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Spell it out, time travel, gab on, dress like Dolly, jump on a moving sale, buy vinyl, and more ways to stay warm and dry this weekend.
When was the last time you had a REALLY fun Friday night out? If it’s been a minute, break the cycle of passing out in your clothes in front of the TV and get boogeying at Roller Wave, an awesome roller disco party happening at House of YES this Friday, February 23 from 6-10pm. Can’t think of a better happy hour than one involving great music, drinks, roll bouncing, and a “disco and retro roller rink looks” dress code, and the best part is that your admission and skate rental will only set you back $20 if you buy your ticket in advance. More ideas for Your Ideal Week
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Further testifying to the superiority of the New York hustle, bud isn’t even fully legal here but we’re still consuming more of it than anywhere else.
Young Brooklyn-based singer Kat Edmonson’s music is a throwback to an earlier era—not the ’80s or the ’90s, but specifically from the 1920s to 1950s. If you didn’t know that the songs from her upcoming album Old Fashioned Gal were written by her, you could’ve sworn they were covers of jazz, pop and Broadway standards—tracks like “I’d Be a Fool,” “Sparkle and Shine,” and “With You,” really evoke the Great American Songbook. Edmonson—who is doing a Tuesday night residency through the end of February at City Vineyard—has …
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First there was the live show, then there was the home card game and now there are Punderdome t-shirts.
The owner and a former employee of the now-defunct Nita Nita have teamed up for a much more upscale and delicious effort in Stuyvesant Heights called Mama Fox. Photo: Mama Fox The closing of Nita Nita was mourned like few other bars in Williamsburg when it shuttered two years ago, after losing its lease to a greedy landlord. Beloved by its regulars, the trusted standby stayed true to its neighborhood bar DNA even after the neighborhood lost its identity. But owner Samantha DiStefano wouldn’t stay down for long. This month she opened Mama Fox in a landmarked building in Bed-Stuy, home to the former McDonald’s Dining Room. Together with former Nita Nita employee turned Miami-based chef Francisco Anton, the new bar and restaurant offers …
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