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Celebrating Brooklyn Lager & Flagship February at H-E-B (TX)

In case you haven’t heard the good word, this month is #FlagshipFebruary for craft beer. In honor of the new movement, we’ve joined forces with the Mueller H-E-B in Austin to showcase our own flagship beer: Brooklyn Lager. For the whole month you can find deals on our award-winning dry-hopped amber lager that brought brewing back to Brooklyn. And since we just can’t help spreading the love we’re also featuring our heroically-hopped Defender IPA. The feature runs all month, and be sure to keep an eye out for more

Your February Kids Calendar: 9 motivations for getting the family out of the house

Start your February off with a Family Dance Party. Photo: Mark Morris It’s already February, and let’s hope you and the fam are jetting off somewhere warm for February break. An all-inclusive beach destination sounds pretty good right about now. Even if you’re staying put, it’s a good idea to get outside, brave the cold and soak up some sunshine—although that means extra time stuffing kids into heat-tech and snow pants before you get out there. If you need further motivation to actually leave the warmth of your apartment, here are 9 great ideas (including theater, movies, and activities)…

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…

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski in Brooklyn Heights

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Buy Entire Floor at The Standish in Brooklyn Heights for $11 Million Two more actors have joined Matt Damon in Brooklyn Heights. In fact, they are moving to the same building. — Wegmans Will Open in Brooklyn Navy Yard This Fall, Start Hiring 500 Next Month The highly anticipated… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski in Brooklyn Heights appeared first on Brownstoner.

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 …

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Matt Damon’s New Pad, a Williamsburg Duplex Condo

Duplex Condo With Curved, Double-Height Window Wall in Williamsburg Asks $999K This two-bedroom duplex condo has two terraces and a lot of glass — most notably the dramatic double-height curved wall of windows in the living room that dominates the space. — Did Matt Damon Break Record With Penthouse Purchase in The Standish… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Matt Damon’s New Pad, a Williamsburg Duplex Condo appeared first on Brownstoner.

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 …

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Matt Damon in Brooklyn Heights, a Glamorous Reno

Charming Prewar Two-Bedroom Co-op in Prospect Heights, Near Grand Army Plaza Asks $795K Here’s a prewar co-op in Prospect Heights that’s primely located just a half-block from Grand Army Plaza. It’s located at 274 St. Johns Place, in a circa 1913 brick building with 16 units, one of several built along… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Matt Damon in Brooklyn Heights, a Glamorous Reno appeared first on Brownstoner.

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…

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…

Upstate casinos eye tax break to compete with NYC-area rival

From left: Michael Treanor and Nevele Casino rendering At least three casino developers are seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in property tax breaks for upstate gaming venues, in part because the incentives will help them compete with a casino project that would be located about 45 minutes from New York City. Michael Treanor, CEO of Nevele, told Capital New York that his company’s $640 million casino in Ulster County’s Ellensville would have a harder time attracting customers if the state grants …

Ex-Hudson Companies exec plans Bronx affordable housing

2065 Walton Avenue in the Bronx Developer Alan Bell, formerly a principal with Hudson Companies, and supportive-housing builder Jericho Project have teamed up to construct a 10-story affordable-housing building in the West Bronx. The property at 2065 Walton Avenue, near East Burnside Avenue, is set to hold 92 apartments. Bell and Jericho paid $1.15 million for the site in November 2013. Michael Gelfand’s MHG Architects was hired to design the site, which is slated for completion by 2016. About 60 percent of the units are intended for homeless veterans, and 40 percent are designated for homeless people ages

CORE hires Douglas Heddings, absorbs his brokerage

From left: Shaun Osher and Douglas Heddings CORE has absorbed the Hedding Property Group as part of its hiring of Douglas Heddings as the new executive vice president of sales, the brokerage announced today. Heddings, a veteran broker, had founded the residential brokerage Heddings Property Group in 2010 after leaving Rutenberg Realty. HPG opened an office at 119 West 23rd Street in Chelsea last year following the closure of several suburban outposts.  “In this new role, he will oversee our growing sales division, which has more than doubled over the last two years, recruit and mentor our team of agents and lead the way in the implementation of our growth plan and strategy,” CORE CEO …

Court tosses suit against Malkins in Empire State Building row

From left: Anthony Malkin and the Empire State Building A Manhattan judge dismissed a suit brought against the Empire State Building’s managers by investors, who claim they lost out on hundreds of millions in potential profits when the skyscraper went public last year. Judge O. Peter Sherwood sided with the Malkin family, who earlier this month claimed they had immunity from future suits as part of a $55 million settlement reached in November of last year. Thousands of investors claimed that they were shortchanged when the initial public offering of a real estate investment trust that included the Empire State Building fetched less money than other offers on the table. The plaintiff’s lawyer said they planned to appeal, the

Top of the market is extremely crowded: Kushner, Naftali

From left: Jared Kushner, Miki Naftali and Leonard Steinberg Developers Miki Naftali and Jared Kushner, as well as top Downtown broker Leonard Steinberg, spoke today to a standing-room-only crowd at the Lower East Side’s New Museum during a panel discussion on the future of real estate. The discussion kicked off with a look at the state of Manhattan’s luxury market. “The question right now,” Naftali said, “is that is it high-end, ultra-high-end or ultra-ultra-high-end?” The reality of soaring land costs, he added, means that relatively affordable in Manhattan is under $2,000 per square foot. “The $5,000 to $7,000 square-foot-market is a very crowded market,” Naftali …

By the numbers: The retail space “workout”

SoulCycle From the July issue: Fitness centers come standard in most new residential condos these days, but that isn’t slowing the spread of gyms and other fitness-related businesses throughout the five boroughs. Seven of the 20 largest retail leases in Manhattan last year went to fitness facilities like Equinox, Crunch and Planet Fitness, The Real Deal reported in January. more

Related to build nearly 50 condos at Tribeca development site

From left: Jeff Blau, 270 and 264 West Street The Related Companies’ Tribeca project at the site of the former Ponte family restaurant will be a 152,000 square-foot condominium building with approximately 46 units at 268 West Street, a company spokesperson told The Real Deal. Related paid the Ponte family $115 million earlier this year for a six-parcel development site on West Street between Desbrosses and Vestry streets, The Real Deal previously reported. The city has approved plans to demolish four buildings on the site, 33 and 35 Desbrosses Street and 264 and 268 West Street, city records filed today show. Permits have also been filed to demolish 270 West Street. The company expects sales to begin next year…

Hay Rosie Scoops Dinner-Inspired Flavors in Carroll Gardens

Lemon and raspberry cones, ready for licking. Photo: Hay Rosie “We’re trying to balance between ‘This is insane’ and ‘This is delicious,’” says Stef Ferrari, owner of Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream Co. as she feeds me a sample of Bonfire at the Beach–mesquite smoked sweet cream with candied pineapple and coconut scratch (more later on “scratch”). A former beer brewer, Ferrari took inspiration from her background in positioning Hay Rosie as a micro-creamery, which she opened in May. An amalgam of a Brooklyn Brewery-style factory and a neighborhood ice cream store, all of Hay Rosie’s artisan ice creams are handmade from…

Three Easy Ways to Get from Door to Shore

Boarding the NYC Beach Bus on Metropolitan Avenue. Photo: Annaliese Griffin When we learned that Rockabus wouldn’t be making any trips to the beach this summer, we were decidedly bummed—riding a school bus to the Queens coastline with a cooler full of cold ones clamped between our knees was the most convenient way we’d come across to get to the Rockaways. We hear that Rockabus founders, Sam Morrill and Ryan Hefner, are working on a way to bring their shuttle-bus business back bigger and better than ever next year (the…