we were all a little awkward in junior high
The Brooklyn Based wrap up of bar activity nights. Fun stuff like spelling bees and name that tune. Also, hear people read from their teenage diaries at Cringe in Prospect Heights (on November 5!). I’ve been and let me tell you is it awkward, funny, touching, and makes you feel a bit better about your teenage self.
little update on gang violence warning
via lebird This makes it sound a bit more legit.
blakewhitman: I don’t usually feed into the culture of fear, but this is pretty important. I work at a school in my community called El Puente and we have been advised that the Bloods are having their initiation today. They actually have it every year at this time. However, the threat is very real today and they have said that they will be targeting young women. All the local schools have been...
I read this last night before bed. It’s a nice piece about Heath Ledger. Weird that he was so many places right near my world but I never saw him.
map of all bands playing along the NYC Marathon... →
via brooklynbased on twitter
don’t forget, the Guggenheim is free tonight (and open late! until 8pm). At 7pm Jenny Holzer’s light installation will be projected on the facade.
listen to NPR from your telephone →
visualization lab from NY Times=cool →
Brooklyn is big on beer. Who knew?! →
At No.7 (Brooklyn, Greene Ave)
mareen: Just had dinner/drinks with Luke, Amanda & Michael, Chrysanthe & Amit. The result: strong mixed feelings about the not-even-open-yet place, ready for reviews on several websites. No. 7 is beautiful inside, nice, cozy seating area in the front, beautiful wrap around bar, tables in the back with a rustic feel (indoor window boxes!) but the service leaves something to be desired....
2008 bike traffic stats in NYC. →
verdict: biking is up by 35% this year. hm, maybe because of high gas prices? overcrowded subways?
Wine Flavor Visualization →
cathyerway: A really cute wheel o’ wine-snobby words! Check it. ooh that’s pretty. wine doesn’t have to be snobby!
cathyerway: This was lots of fun. Thanks for organizing! funemployed: wow, nearly 100 people joined us on or street art exploration of dumbo with photojojo and jake dobkin. it was great to see some of you again, meet some of you for the first time; and as for the rest, hopefully i’ll get to meet you at our next event on november 15th. stay tuned at www.photojojo.com/safaris Good times, lots...
Five people were just shot on Hanson Place in Fort Greene (right around the corner from the Atlantic Center). Yikes! Gothamist has the news. Update: Brownstoner said shots were fired in a barbershop.
(note to self: i NEED to stop hanging out with bloggers in need of content)
Pizza is pizza, water is boiling*
Keith wrote about a pizza place, Motorino. It’s on Graham Ave. and was totally bumpin’ when I was there on a Thursday night. When I lived in the neighborhood the only places I ate were El Loco Burrito and Carmine’s Pizza and there was no dining scene to speak of. It’s gettin’ fancy now! The pizza is delicious, and, as the seminal blog Williamsburg is Dead notes,...
I would not eat out with her anytime. →
Bono to write for the NY Times Op-Ed section in... →
Where's the L train? See for yourself on the new... →
The L train used to suck, hardcore. It never ran! But now I’d say it’s one of the best lines (ok, true, I don’t suffer through the packed trains on the morning commute) since you always know when the next train is coming. In December, you will be able to see where all L trains are along the line (only at the Myrtle-Wycoff stop). Awesome!
cute puppy dreams he is running. tehe
at least 1, 2, and 4 are definitely true →
Article I wrote about the Steampunk Festival this... →
littlekhole: good or shitty? discuss. SHITTY! OBNOXIOUS PR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT RESPECT PRESS WHO ARE OFFERING TO WRITE UP/PROMOTE THEIR BANDS! sigh.
Tickley Feather - Natural Natural
holy crap whoa color awesomeness →
turtles in trouble! →
Ra Ra Riot - Ghost Under Rocks Saw these guys on...