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Why Brooklyn Needs to Be Careful

Elissa Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Elissa Altman

The often dangerous wasteland that was Brooklyn in the 1970s has all but disappeared, replaced by a population that is, in fact, traditional to the borough from its earliest existence: craftspeople.

How Traif Came to Williamsburg

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

Chef Jason Marcus of Traif demos his psychedelic foie gras, eggs, hot sauce, and maple gastrique, and also tells a memorable story about a rogue hasid...

Thief Breaks In To Williamsburg Animal Shelter And Steals Dog

The Measure | By Henry Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When I first heard that somebody had broken into BARC, the stalwart Williamsburg animal shelter, and stolen a dog, I thought: "Wow, that's really weir...

Weekly Pulse: The New Hunger Epidemic, Making CPCs Come Clean, and Smoking Hipsters

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger As some Americans obsess over whether to brine or deep-fry their Thanksgiving turkeys, others are goi...

Camel Using 'Williamsburg' To Make Cigarettes Cool Again

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Hipsters are not a dying breed. To the contrary, they've become a cash crop, a catch word to mean whatever you want it to -- so much so that Camel is ...

Astoria Characters: The Crusading Composter

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

In a good week, Stephanos Koullias will collect nearly 1,000 pounds of other people's excess edibles.

Duane Reade To Further Ruin Williamsburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

According to the "I'm Boycotting Duane Reade to Save Williamsburg" facebook group, a Duane Reade will be opened on Bedford, directly across from Kings...

JellyNYC Williamsburg Concerts Saved | BEN SISARIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ive days after abruptly canceling the last installment of the Pool Parties concert series at East River State Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, because ...

PHOTOS: Luxury Williamsburg Loft

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A 1,750 square foot Williamsburg loft with luxury amenities like walnut floors, a deluxe chef's kitchen and custom closets could be yours for only $1....

Hair of the Mug

Mike Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mike Gellman

It's that time of the year again. The glorious month where I grow my Octobeard. Why, you may ask, do I grow the Octobeard? First, I want Winter to know that I'm not afraid of it. Second, my ladies like me with stubble.

ARTIST SPEAKS: 'Contortion Artist' An Interview With Don Christensen

Liz Markus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Liz Markus

Don Christensen has a gorgeous show of large, hard edge abstract paintings up in Williamsburg in Brooklyn at Sideshow gallery.

N + 1 Kills The Hipster, Again, In New Book (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Literary journal n + 1 will be releasing a small book entitled 'What Was The Hipster' -- a "sociological investigation" into the hipster trend, and...

On the Rise: Brooklyn's Hank & Cupcakes' Enroute to "Pleasure Town"

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jon Chattman

2010-10-05-cupcakescopy.jpgWith their high energy, unique sultry pop-rock-dance sound, and quirky moniker, Hank and Cupcakes has all the tools to propel them to pop rock stations all over.

Vito Lopez: The Plot Thickens

Morgan Pehme | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Morgan Pehme

Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez has been battered with a barrage of stories alleging a litany of unscrupulous political manipulations.

What Was Bill Clinton Doing at Brooklyn Bowl?

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

What was Bill Clinton doing with the hipster kids at Williamsburg's Brooklyn Bowl Thursday night? The former president braved the storm and a long da...

Top 5 NYC Sales & Shopping Events This Weekend

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York Fashion Week may be grinding to a halt, but there are still excellent sales and shopping events on tap this weekend. From an Ace Hotel sampl...

Cut Copy's Slightly Dated Dance Music Delights The Crowds In Williamsburg

Alex Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Jacobs

It's been two years since the release of Cut Copy's hit sophomore album, In Ghost Colours, and the band's popularity is rising still. Their set at t...

Man Krazy Gluing Bike Locks In Williamsburg | Kate Emerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

No bicycle in Williamsburg is safe. A longtime neighborhood resident has gotten so frustrated by sidewalks packed with parked bicycles that he has ac...

Karl Fischer Remakes Williamsburg | C. J. HUGHES | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

KARL FISCHER may not enjoy the name recognition of architects like Robert A. M. Stern and Richard Meier, whose designs have helped alter the face of N...

Mast Brothers Chocolate: Brooklyn Artisans Explain Their Craft (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Mast brothers take chocolate very seriously. For these two Williamsburg-based artisans, it's a sweet way of life. In a short film created by Th...

Beirut Plays The Guggenheim, Pastiche Meets Perilous Hipster Reality (PHOTOS)

Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Adam Clark Estes

The seven slouching musicians of Beirut stood in the rotunda, pointed their horns towards the skylight and turned Frank Lloyd Wright's final masterpiece into an opera house.

Toro Y Moi Plays Sweaty Set At Glasslands

Melissa Decker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melissa Decker

Chaz Bundick is a 23-year old with a BFA in Graphic Design from University of South Carolina, who happens to make dreamy pop music (commonly referre...

Hotel Toshi Pushing Out Neighbors With Late, Loud Parties | Photo by Stefano Giovannini | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A hipster hotel that occupies part of a converted loft building in Williamsburg has become such a crash pad that some renters are moving out. Tenants...

Wavves Crash The Knitting Factory In Brooklyn (DOWNLOAD FREE MP3)

Beatrice Rothbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Beatrice Rothbaum

Out of last night's 20 inaugural Northside Festival shows within the four-mile radius of Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Wavves was the only headline...

Vagina Tree Gets Pierced (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Some wise guy (or gal) pierced McCarren Park's "Vagina Tree." Oh the humanity! (Via)...