NYC’s Office of Emergency Management released an updated version of their flood evacuation zones today. Approximately 600,000 more New Yorkers are now in evacuation zones than in the previous map. From DNA Info:
The new system, with evacuation zones numbered 1 through 6, replaces the former A, B and C system and is the result of six months of collaboration between the city, the National Weather Service and the Army Corps of Engineers.
“The new zones incorporate the best-available data and will help the city to more effectively communicate to those most at risk, depending on the characteristics of a particular storm,” Holloway said in a statement.
The zones were determined given areas’ risk of flooding from storm surge, their elevation and their accessibility to roads and bridges, according to the OEM.
I somehow moved from Zone B to Zone 3. How about you? See the interactive map here.
Permalink » 1 Comment » by Josh Morrissey Tuesday, June 18th, 2013, 4:08 pm
Photo by Jesse Sposato via B+B
Musicians Bobby Drake of The Hold Steady, Rob Pope of Spoon, Eric Odness of Primitive Weapons (as well as touring bass player for The Wanted), and Frank Bevan of w/o (a group that also include Bobby Drake and Eric Odness) are opening a bar with Steve Howlett (owner of Scratcher and Heathers in The East Village). It will be named Lake Street (after a road in Minneapolis) and reside on Manhattan Ave by Norman Ave. From Bedford + Bowery:
“We kind of just tried to build the bar we want to hang out in,” said Bevan.
To that end, there will be Midwestern beers (natch), hot dogs, brats, and five TVs. “It’s definitely not a sports bar,” said Bevan, “but we will curate [games] a little bit so that it represents where we’re from.”
Read more at Bedford + Bowery
Permalink » 1 Comment » by Josh Morrissey Tuesday, June 18th, 2013, 12:55 pm
Williamsburg restaurant Dressler has closed for good after being unable to agree on a new lease with their landlord. From a sad note posted on their website:
After seven years of business, Dressler is closing its doors for business today, Monday, June 17, 2013. With much regret, an agreement could not be reached for a lease renewal.
To all of our talented staff and to our customers, our friends, thank you for your loyal support. Our accolades and accomplishments would not have been possible without you.
We close the doors to one of NYC’s most beautiful dining rooms with mixed emotions. We are so proud of Dressler. It was a pioneer in the Brooklyn Dining scene that helped set the standard for dining in the borough today. We are excited to continue serving the Williamsburg Community at both Dumont and Dumont Burger as well as our new ventures in Clinton Hill and Prospect Heights.
Permalink » 7 Comments » by Josh Morrissey Monday, June 17th, 2013, 3:26 pm
The folks at Late Night Basement who gave us the Guy Fieri Williamsburg restaurant video are back with another hilarious video. This time they interviewed people at Governors Ball and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, except they switched the questions. The Governors ball kids get asked how the celebration effects their heritage and the Puerto Ricans get asked about Daft Punk rumors. Watch (more…)
Permalink » No Comments » by Josh Morrissey Friday, June 14th, 2013, 11:24 am
Photo via A Walk In The Park
Open Space Alliance announced a major upgrade to McCarren Park’s tennis area last night. From DNAinfo:
“From mid-October to April the courts will be domed over with a bubble that will be lit and heated,” said the group’s executive director Ed Janoff. “It will be run by a private operator…We’re not sure the details yet.”
The courts, on Bedford Avenue and North 12th Street, are open and free of charge for all players.
According to McCarrenTennis.org construction will begin at the end of this month
Permalink » 3 Comments » by Josh Morrissey Wednesday, June 12th, 2013, 3:01 pm
Boardwalk Empire continued their filming in Williamsburg today on Bedford Ave near Broadway and the Williamsburg Bridge. Here are some photos from today’s transformation into 1920′s Chicago, feel (more…)
Permalink » 1 Comment » by Josh Morrissey Tuesday, June 11th, 2013, 9:02 pm
The lineup for East River Park’s (Kent and North 8th) outdoor movies has been released. This year offers a mix of films for kids and adults alike. The movies will be Monday nights this summer screening at 8:30pm:
June 24 – Despicable Me
July 1 – Life of P
July 8, – Hugo
July 15 – The Artist
July 22 – Up
July 29, – Skyfall
Permalink » 1 Comment » by Josh Morrissey Monday, June 10th, 2013, 4:24 pm
This weekend Randall’s Island hosted the music and mudfest known as Governors Ball, here’s a few notes and iPhone pics from my experience. As you probably heard torrential downpours ruined Friday and resulted in the cancelling of the last two acts of the night. Despite God’s best efforts Kings of Leon still got to perform as concert organizers were able to schedule them into Saturday night’s lineup. I saw many an angry tweet directed (more…)
Permalink » No Comments » by Josh Morrissey Monday, June 10th, 2013, 3:12 pm
Geoffrey Rickly, the lead singer of New Jersey band Thursday was robbed at gunpoint on his way home from the subway in Greenpoint. Has ‘gunpoint’ ever been a nickname for Greenpoint? Anyway, the perps opened an instagram account on his phone that (more…)
Permalink » 1 Comment » by Josh Morrissey Thursday, June 6th, 2013, 11:52 am
The MTA is closing the top part of the G line to repair tunnels damaged by Hurricane Sandy for TWELVE WEEKENDS . From NY Times:
The G train’s Greenpoint tube will close for 12 weekends this year, forcing the closing of the three northernmost stops: Court Square, 21st Street and Greenpoint Avenue. But the trains will still run between Church and Nassau Avenues. The affected weekends are: July 6, July 13, July 20, Aug. 3, Aug. 10, Aug. 17, Aug. 24, Sept. 7, Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14. There will also be a five-week shutdown in summer 2014, the authority said. A shuttle bus service will run between Brooklyn and Queens.
I thought we were supposed to get more G service? I realize they need to make repairs, but this is going to be pretty rough for anyone living off the Greenpoint stop.
Permalink » 1 Comment » by Josh Morrissey Wednesday, June 5th, 2013, 12:59 pm