This page has been archived for historical purposes. For current content, visit us at

« Main

April 23, 2010

NYPD Can Now Remove All Bikes Locked to Signposts

photo by Martha Cooper c/o Gothamist

Okay, so looks like the NYPD didn't sell your bike on ebay or give 'em away to kids. Gothamist has word that bike owners can pick them up between the wonderfully convenient hours of 4am and 12pm at the 7th Precinct. But don't think you can just walk in and claim that Huffy!

We were told that bike owners can appear as early as 4 a.m., and that there is "a special way" of determining that each bike is returned to its lawful owner. Cyclists will be asked to describe their bikes, but the cop who spoke with us said you should also bring a photo of you with the bike.

But here's the best part. When asked if there were any signs that told cyclists not to lock their bikes up on the President's route yesterday, a cop responded defensively, saying, "You're not supposed to lock you bike to signposts anyway, they have those new bike racks you're supposed to use."

Fantastic news! That sounds like the NYPD considers itself authorized to steal any bicycle not locked to a city-sanctioned bike rack and bury it fifteen deep on the back of a truck.

Think that rule applies to bikes loaded up on fences at the Waterfront shows? Let's hope not!

April 11, 2010

"The Worst Hair in Williamsburg?"


Via Gawker:

Several people report seeing this man around Williamsburg. He wears, says one tipster "a pair of child's pleather shorts as a headpiece to contain a giant jewfro to give the effect of twin chimneys." They call him chimneyhead.

Apparently, some of you folks out there have made out with him. Gross.

April 09, 2010

Quote of the Week: Lentol & His Third Arm

Assemblyman Joe Lentol, friend of the internet, is going to swim the length of Netwown Creek as a last-ditched mating attempt at getting us some of that Google fiber optic broadband love. So how's he feel about his pending trip down a seriously polluted waterway?

"Even if I grow a third arm I bet I still wont be faster on the computer than google's broadband and it will be worth it for all the good this project could bring for the businesses, families, artists, freelancers, students and everyone in between in my district."

April 07, 2010

About Those Spammers

They are nimble little bastards, aren't they? Just wanted to let you all kno, we're working on a solution to combat these hustlers trying to sell us Air Jordans. In the meantime, keep your heads above water and try and ignore the spam.

April 02, 2010

Cristal, Tube Tops, & Red Carpets Arrive in Williamsburg

Screen shot 2010-04-02 at 10.31.16 AM.png

Get out your hair gel, tube tops, and dolla billz. According to Gothamist last night giant spotlights were “rented to herald the arrival of a new lounge called Alma on Roebling and South 3rd.” If you’re curious about what Alma has to offer there are velvet ropes,red carpets, the ability to book VIP birthdays, and most importantly VALET PARKING for all those driving in from Long Island and New Jersey. Their website details the grand opening on “Thrusday” (their misspelling, not ours) where patrons were invited to dress to impress and was invitation only. We can hardly wait for Hookah Fridays and Classic Saturdays. Alma, what the hell were you thinking?

[photo via Alma Facebook Page]

March 17, 2010

Bodega Selling Obama Incense


It smells like hope at one bodega on S. 2nd and Havemeyer.

To shamelessly quote myself: "There they are, sandwiched as usual between “Egyptian Musk” and “White Diamond.” Obama Incense sticks, FTW."

Somebody please go grab a few and tell me what it smells like to be President!

September 09, 2009

The Cult of Michael Jackson Chapel Opening on No. 6th St.


Rusel Parish, a Michael Jackson artist and now leader and spokesperson for the newly arrived Cult of Michael Jackson, is opening a chapel for worshipers on North 6th this Friday, "despite the tragic passing of the object of its obsession."

With his "years of experience and study working in the image of Michael Jackson through paintings, drawings, and sculpture," Parish hopes to recruit "believers" to help turn the late singer's songs into scripture, spread the love, and "move forward with plans" that he's been working on since 2008. Those plans, I hope, are not apocalyptic, and rather focus on making the world a better place for you and for me.

The Cult of Michael Jackson chapel, located at 168 North 6th Street, will open this Friday, 9/11, at 6pm and stick around through October. Like every good cult's chapel opening in Williamsburg, they'll be hosting an after party. It's at Hope Lounge, with BBQ & drink specials from 9-11. It's gonna be thrilling.

August 20, 2009

Missed Connections: Naked on the L

19-year old model Jocelyn Saldana stripped down to her skinnies for 22-year old photographer Zach Hyman on the L train last month, and made an elderly man get the shakes. Also, a woman screamed. You'd think this would pique the interests of the NYPD, which doesn't really like L train antics. But, as of yet, Hyman hasn't had any troubles. He notes, "I have a clean record, so I'm open to the experience of getting arrested." Ah, the experience.

Rest easy, Hy-dog. A night in the tombs is kinda like performance art, if you look at it enough.

SLIGHTLY NSFW photo after the jump:

Continue reading "Missed Connections: Naked on the L" »

June 28, 2009

These things always come in more than ones


Billy Mays found dead at age 50 in his home at 7:45 AM. Apparently he died in his sleep, no break-in, and no foul play is suspected. The day before his death he'd been on a plane that blew out its tires and said he got hit in the head with a few things, but there were no serious injuries reported and it's not clear if his death was at all related.

Well, I'll always know what I was doing when I found out Billy Mays died: Reading about how Michael Jackson died.

via eonline

June 23, 2009

Ich Bin Ein Kickballer

Ok who let the Germans into McCarren Park?

Fluent in German? Feel free to translate for us, we'd love to know what the Deutsche really think of the Never Scared team captain.

Thank you thank you thank you Gothamist for finding this dirty little gem of a Bruno hipster fart.

May 27, 2009

Chicago's Ferris Beuller House For Sale


For $2.3 Million, you can be the Cameron you've always wanted to be. Now you just need to find a daddy with a vintage Porsche.

Check out the listing here.

April 29, 2009

Yep, This Just Happened.


PS- I just snapped this with my phone while sitting in my apartment... in Bushwick. FML

UPDATE: By now you've undoubtedly heard that WHO raised the threat level to 5, the second highest level on their 6 point scale. Yikes. But what we're really concerned about is the Rapture Index. It's already nearly surpassed last year's highest level. Jeebus is coming!

April 24, 2009

Swine Influenza: Lou Dobbs is gonna lose his shit


Just when we were getting excited about a nice, warm weekend..... SWINE INFLUENZA. You know all those rightwing anti-immigration airbags are going to have a field day with this one. From Alternet

* Mexican government announces fatal swine flu outbreak
* New mixture of viruses never seen before
* Some Mexico City residents don surgical masks

A deadly strain of swine flu never seen before has broken out in Mexico, killing as many as 60 people and raising fears it is spreading across North America.

The World Health Organization said it was concerned about what it called 800 "influenza-like" cases in Mexico, and also about a confirmed outbreak of a new strain of swine flu in the United States. It said about 60 people had died in Mexico.

Mexico's government said it had confirmed that at least 16 people had died of the swine flu in central Mexico and that there could be another 45 fatal victims.

The government canceled classes for millions of children in its sprawling capital city and surrounding areas on Friday after it noticed a higher number of deaths involving flu-like illness than normal in recent weeks.

The CDC said it will issue daily updates at

April 22, 2009

Williamsburg On Acid

I'm pretty sure this is what it would be like:

I don't know how I found it. I don't know where it came from, or why it was made. What I do know is that this four-part series by Ryan Trecartin, appropriately titled "A Family Finds Entertainment," is the biggest mind fuck I've ever experienced on the Internet. I've included the rest below the fold. Watch if you dare, but I suggest that you bookmark this link first — you're going to need it after Part 4.

Unicorn Chaser - keep hitting refresh until your brain regains its equilibrium.

Continue reading "Williamsburg On Acid" »

FREEdubya on Twitter FREEdubya on Hype Machine
FREEdubya on Facebook Subscribe to FREEdubya
Williamsburg Waterfront Concerts
Happy Hours and Events

W-Burg Guides


June 2010May 2010April 2010March 2010February 2010January 2010December 2009November 2009October 2009September 2009August 2009July 2009June 2009May 2009April 2009March 2009February 2009January 2009December 2008November 2008October 2008September 2008August 2008July 2008June 2008May 2008April 2008March 2008February 2008January 2008December 2007November 2007October 2007September 2007August 2007July 2007June 2007May 2007April 2007March 2007February 2007January 2007December 2006November 2006October 2006September 2006August 2006July 2006June 2006May 2006April 2006March 2006February 2006January 2006December 2005November 2005October 2005September 2005August 2005July 2005June 2005May 2005April 2005March 2005February 2005January 2005December 2004November 2004October 2004September 2004August 2004July 2004June 2004Nov. 1998 - May 2004

Hype Machine Music Widget MP3 Blogs

Our Books

Williamsburg & Brooklyn Links

New York and Williamsburg Apartment Listings


Peeps We Like


mail | at |

Advertise With Us


Founding Editor:
Robert Lanham

Senior Editor:
Brian Ries

Senior Music Editor:
Nicole Wasilewicz

Foreign Correspondent:
Lisa Baldini

Senior Food/Bars Editor:
Fiona Goldstein

Senior Film Editor:
Dave Thomas

Senior Photo Editor:
Clarissa Roudabush

Elizabeth Brady
Janice Chou
Lauren Mooney
Andrew Ritchie
Erica Sackin
Jackie Snow
Colin Steers
Lauren Taylor

About FREEwilliamsburg

Add me to your
mailing list

Powered by
Movable Type 3.2

Advertise on New York blogs


Advertise With