Serving up Lobster rolls, Hamburgers, Fish & Chips, Full Raw bar, Full Liquor and much more. Justin Ernsberger (former Executive Chef, Walter Foods & Mermaid Inn; consultant at Lure Fish Bar) and Thomas Chabrowski (owner of Lunchbox and The Mark Bar) Bring you Lobster Joint.
Lobster Joint is dedicated to serving great seafood in a casual atmosphere. Lobster Joint’s menu features classic New England-style comfort food, as well as other traditional international seafood offerings. Our menu specials rotate based upon supply, emphasizing freshness, quality and seasonality. Our cocktail list utilizes simple, quality ingredients that would be typically found in any seafood shack, and our service style is based on traditional window service found at many seaside seafood restaurants. Additionally, we offer bar/counter service for fast and casual dining and cocktails. Lobster Joint is open until 2am for late-night dining!
Ernest Greene is kind of like the electronic version of Justin Vernon. While Vernon retreated to the woods to record his first record as Bon Iver, Ernest Green took to his bedroom in his parents’ house to record Life of Leisure, his first EP as Washed Out. As you can tell by the title of that EP, Greene is into just chilling. And putting out synth on top of synth vibes that make for a perfect summer listen.
He is back with his first LP release, titled Within and Without (which will be officially released July 12 on Sub Pop). NPR has the record streaming, and if you are just relaxing in a backyard or stoop this summer, it is the perfect thing to throw on. Here’s what NPR had to say about this release compared to Life of Leisure and Washed Out’s other EP High Times:
For all of the leaps forward that Greene has taken on Within and Without, it’s still unmistakably his work — all of the changes here are just iterations of his established sound. At the core of Washed Out is a push and pull between electronic dance music and pop music, between songs based on slowly shifting and building textures and those built on a more traditional verse-chorus-verse structure.
Washed Out is playing a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom on July 11 with Grimes and Blood Orange.
“I’ve lived in this neighborhood since the 1980s, when there were a lot of Polish and Italian social clubs, and I was always inspired by that idea of creating your own community center,” said Chris Raymond, 48, a fly-fishing enthusiast and the information-technology director for Abrams Books. His signature accessory is a worn red baseball cap stitched with the words “Fish Pimp.”
So two years ago, when he was between jobs, Mr. Raymond organized a weekly hangout with 11 other mostly unemployed, musically inclined fathers in a two-story, 800-square-foot former warehouse they rented on an industrial stretch of Kent Avenue near North 11th Street.
The agenda? Listening to records, drinking beer and talking about the great outdoors. They built their own furniture and tacked up fishing maps of the Catskills and Newtown Creek. They jammed on their guitars or headed to the ragged shore nearby to catch moss bunker and bluefish.
Gothamist reports that on Thursday, June 23, cops shut down a Rooftop Films screening on Wythe and South 2nd for public drinking despite having a valid liquor license.
Calling the incident a “permit misunderstanding,” Rooftop Films issued a statement saying:
If any patrons received summonses at the event, we will be more than happy to provide a copy of the valid liquor permit that covered the event, and Rooftop Films and the owners of the establishment will assist those patrons in dealing the NYPD in any way we possibly can. Please email Lela Scott MacNeil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rooftop Films will also refund ticket sales from that night and offer two additional tickets to another show. Simply email email@example.com.
On a random meandering through the hood Friday night, we were charmed by a little light show emanating from Ventana244. The boutique art space located on North 6th is currently hosting Intensity, an interactive project experimenting with sound, poetry and movement.
One of the featured artists, Tisch student Mimi Yin, combines her professional software experience with dance training in ‘Hangman’s Jig.’ Light bulbs move mechanically to specialized algorithisms creating a shadow dance party. Yin hopes to expand the piece to a larger performance art production.
Check out Yin’s work as well as the others (one of which involves screaming at a very timid tree) at Ventana244 now. The show runs until July 10.
Ventana244 – 244 North 6th Street (Between Roebling and Havemeyer)
Looking for some retail therapy and/ or an excuse to bulk up your summer wardrobe? Well, then read on, Sister! (or Brother, I guess, but lets be real…). Mainstay of Wiliamsburg thrifting Sweet Virginia is back and better than ever. Renovations are complete on the adorable vintage shop, they are now under new management and lots of good things happening over there–plus they have added free mimosa’s every Sunday to their resume! Also while you are in that area check out Flips Brooklyn, a fantastic antique shop that just opened right next door to SV. Flips has a great and unique collection at VERY reasonable prices (we just bought a whole stack of Elvis trading cards for like 2 bucks there. SCORE).
Sweet Virginia – 164 Havemeyer st. (Between S 2nd and S 3rd)
Check out Gardens and Villa, one of the newest additions to Secretly Canadian’s roster tonight at Glasslands–they will be supporting The Beets and playing alongside Tony Castles and Moon King so it will be an all around AWESOME show. This Santa Barbara quintent rocks a new-wave pop meets almost..dare we say it…chillwave vibe that results in an ethereal yet earthy journey into summery bliss. With epic moments on synth and flute, Gardens and Villa’s first single “Orange Blossom” is reminscent of the Talking Heads’ “This Must be the Place” as seen through a Neon Indian “Deadbeat Summer”-esque lens. We’re sold. Their self titled album (produced by the great Richard Swift, mind you!) is not out until July 5th but Yours Truly is streaming the album so go over there and listen!
Graphic designers Two Arms Inc. just released the first prints in a new series called the Brooklyn Neighborhood. At this point they’ve only finished Greenpoint and Williamsburg, but we like what we’re seeing so far!
Each poster features places and things that are characteristic of the neighborhood, so naturally the Williamsburg poster has The Domino Sugar Factory, bikes, The Williamsburg Bridge, sleeve tattoos . . .