Archive for July, 2010
Nick and Mallory are filming a Williamsburg Tour for Japanese People. So far, they’ve shot the intro.
Their goal “is to make an informational video-based website for a hipster in Tokyo to reference before her first trip to NYC.”
Stay tuned, we guess?
Intern Bryce at Seattle’s 107.7 The End posted :30 second snippets of each song from the new Arcade Fire album. As these things go, the band and the label had them remove the post from the site, so, Bryce updated, “Out of respect for the band and their labels wishes we have removed these streams for now.”
That’s it, right? Problem solved?
Ah, but clever little Bryce snuck the mp3 links up in the source code, there for all to hear who are smart enough to click through on his “Source Code” wikipedia link. Those links are pasted after the jump, and will probably work until The End pulls the files down.
Some insane woman from Alaska is ranting on Facebook about how an Islamic community center built near Ground Zero would be a “stab in the heart of the families of the victims.”
Quite frankly, she’s being a racist loon.
Go report her post on Facebook for being “Racist/Hate Speech” to the admins. Let’s see if Mark Zuckerberg has any balls left.
Update: Oh, hey. If you’re on Tumblr, reblog me!
DeFarra Gaymon probably thought he was dreaming. It was late at night in a park known for men cruising for sex when one dressed as a cop ran by and dropped his handcuffs. “I’ll play along,” Gaymon probably thought, as he began masturbating waiting for the guy dressed like a cop to return. What happened next is what happens when a major misunderstanding gets real.
“The plainclothes officer was bending down to retrieve his handcuffs,” Mr. Laurino said, “when he was approached by Mr. Gaymon, who was engaged in a sexual act at the time.” Words were exchanged that the prosecutor said “would lead one to believe that” Mr. Gaymon was propositioning the officer.
“The officer pulled out his badge, identified himself as a police officer and informed Mr. Gaymon that he was under arrest,” Mr. Laurino said. Then, he said, Mr. Gaymon shoved the officer to the ground and ran, ignored the officer’s demands to stop, and repeatedly threatened to kill the officer if he approached. The officer cornered Mr. Gaymon beside a pond and tried to handcuff him, Mr. Laurino said, but again Mr. Gaymon resisted.
“Mr. Gaymon reached into his pocket and lunged at the officer in an attempt to disarm the officer,” Mr. Laurino said. The officer, “fearing for his life,” the prosecutor said, shot Mr. Gaymon once, and he died at the hospital three hours later.
Gaymon was a married CEO with four children, so naturally, people are asking questions. The prosecutor in Essex County, which includes Newark, NJ, is claiming the officer acted in self-defense. Self-defense from a guy with his dick in his hands. It’s a weird world out there kids, stay classy.
A few weeks ago while walking on Bedford Avenue we noticed that a new restuarant called “The Bedford” had taken the place of the old Sound Fix location. Jumping on the farm-to-table bandwagon, The Bedford serves local, organic entrees with daily specials inspired by the most recent selection available at local markets. Our favorite dishes from the menu are the Niman Ranch Pork Chop served with summer squash ribbons, crispy potatoes, & sherry vinegar sauce ($25), and the Pasture Raised Burger with Gorgonzola Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon, and Grilled Onion ($15). The Bedford also offers a selection of fancy cocktails, including “Satan’s Whiskers” which contains Gordon’s Gin, sweet & dry vermouths, Grand Marnier, & orange bitters and “The Cactus Cooler” which is a tasty mixture of green chartreuse, pineapple & lime juices, and pomegranate molasses. Breakfast will also be served in the next few weeks.
Check out the full listing here: http://www.freewilliamsburg.com/listings/the-bedford
The Bedford. 110 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211.
Williamsburg’s Big Terrific comedy show is making moves — they just announced a show at the Music Hall Friday, 8/27 at 8. Tickets are $12.
It’ll be hosted by by Gabe Liedman, SNL’s Jenny Slate and Max Silvestri With “Many Special Guests.”
I once caught Zach Galifianakis as one of those special guests back when they played Hugs, before it became the Bunker, so don’t treat BT’s “special guest” proclamations lightly!
Just to follow up on this once-terrible piece of news, the dog that woman tweaking out on drugs had bodyslammed into the pavement at North 7th and Driggs is doing OK at a vet hospital hanging out with stuffed animals and the cop who saved his life. The Mayor’s Alliance is fronting his bill, so if you’d like to help pay please consider a donation here.