Epic day for transportation: The East River Ferry set sail for the first time today. This ferry will connect various Brooklyn locations (docks on N. 6th, Schaefer Landing on the Southside and India St. in Greenpoint!), Long Island City and Midtown Manhattan. Thank you NY Waterway for saving us from another hellish wait on a subway platform! Oh and its free until June 24th. For more info go to the NY Waterway site and play with the interactive map.
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Sorry priced-out Manhattan folks at The Edge. Gothamist reports receipt of the new Williamsburg zip code divide, and the luxury condos will be among those forced to adopt the new 11249.
The zipcode change spans Bedford Avenue to the waterfront.
The rest of us can still claim the uber-hip original gangsta 11211. Represent, yo.
- J. Rachel Reyes
via Brooklyn Flea:
Starting May 21, we’re launching an all-food bonanza called “Smorgasburg”—every Saturday at the new Williamsburg site from 9am to 5pm. Smorgasburg (thank Brownstoner for the name and Camden for the awesome design) will feature 100+ food vendors—packaged, cooked, raw, Mason Jar’d, and more—as well as a bonafide GrowNYC Greenmarket with 15-20 farmers (see lineup below).
We’ll have lots of updates in the weeks to come (sign up to receive news at Smorgasburg.com; follow us on Facebook and Twitter). But right now what we want are the very best food vendors/purveyors/growers anywhere to apply for Smorgasburg, so we can create the next phase of local/regional market, and also make the tastiest/healthiest/friendliest food available to as many people as possible.
Click here for map.
Listen all you godless heathens, your gig is up. Reverand Gage Jung, has gone and set up a church for you. A hip church. Where they hand out Hipster Church wristbands on the street, read the bible on their iphones, and mingle while listening to Arcade Fire and MGMT.
This church is in a Sheraton Hotel in Flushing, Queens.
No word yet on how the Revolution Church, that meets in Pete’s Candy Store, will react, or if we can expect a skinny-jeaned holy war to hit the ‘hood any time soon. But rest assured that, when the rapture comes on Saturday morning you’ll have not one, but two places to run to and repent your sins. Plus side? Should you not get raptured, *both* churches conveniently come with built-in bars.
Imagine how lit up the W-burg bridge would look at night if bikers were rocking this. And with 18 bicyclists killed last year, any extra help that would likely be used (unlike, say, a helmet) is great. Where is the kickstarter? I want in.
In the continuing spirit of the ever changing Williamsburg neighborhood, a former topless lounge/go-go bar has been transformed into an upscale dinner restaurant/bar named Trix on Bedford Avenue and North 10th Street.
Here’s a picture of what the old lounge used to look like.
Trix serves small plates of American Nouveau cuisine, brunch on the weekends and drinks late into the night.
Check out the full listing here: http://www.freewilliamsburg.com/listings/trix
Trix. 145 Bedford Avenue. New York, NY 11211.
Via Brooklyn Paper
Hundreds of film fans watched from Wythe Avenue at Smith and Brolin — plus some funky stand-ins covered with lightbulbs to help create the computer-generated magic — lensed a scene set in the 1960s, where Agents J (Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) time-travel to save the world somehow, encountering K’s younger self (Brolin, of course) and somehow avoiding ripping a hole in the space-time continuum.
The movie will be released next may, a full decade after “Men In Black 2.”
But few in Brooklyn care so long as the cash register keeps ringing — and Smith and Co. have been good for business.
In addition to Wednesday’s filming, Sony has also rented a warehouse on Rewe Street in Bushwick to store props and vehicles for the movie.
More at Brooklyn Paper.
Secret-ish food markets are back (with the never-talk-to-the-New-York-Times lesson learned from the Greenpoint Food Market forgotten). So, of course we have our very own. And obviously its going to be vegan.
From the release, these are some of the goods:
Puffy glazed doughnuts from Dun-Well Doughnuts!
The Regal Vegan’s top notch Faux Gras! (gluten-free too!)
Meow Meow Tweet, with their masterfully crafted organic bar and liquid soaps, and vegan bug repellent too!
Pretty Monsters has made a special all vegan product line just for us with matcha lavender lip balms, soy candles in new Summer scents, AND tattoo balm!
At the Pinebox Rock Shop this Sunday from 2 to 5, with cheap drinks and freebies. As far as markets go, this one sounds good. As long as they don’t talk to the Times.
More info at their website. Good luck, little food market.
The 7th year anniversary of the Bikram Yoga Williamsburg is this Saturday, and as per usual, they are celebrating with a day of free yoga, massages, yoga tea and other treats. This year they are also celebrating their newly opened sister space, Jivan Yoga Center. They took over Zach Galifaknis old apartment (ha!) above the first studio and now have a store, meditation room and a juice bar (oh la la).