Roberta's Bushwick Block Party 2013: Watermelons

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Alt-Brooklynites from near and far got together this weekend at the Bushwick Block Party and, well… did all the things they normally do except packed tightly together and with more boas and double-dutch than normal. You can see photos such as the one above in Bedford + Bowery’s Flickr pool. Gothamist also has coverage.

Remember earlier this month when an East Village couple made the quaint decision to pay $1 million for a rough-around-the-edges apartment in Bed-Stuy? Well, now the seven-figure-buyers club has spread to Bushwick – where a free-standing home was sold for over $1.2 million. The purchase on Bushwick Avenue is thought to be a new neighborhood record. [Brownstoner]


A townhouse development on N. 3rd St. in Williamsburg has hit the market and hopes to encourage old-school “neighborliness” with recessed entrances and unfenced walkways. Pads are going for $2.38 million a pop. [NYTimes]

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Coming to America, in which Eddie Murphy kills it as an African King transplant to Brooklyn. Here’s some fun hair-splitting trivia: turns out Murphy’s apartment, scripted as Long Island City, was actually located on South 5th and Hooper Streets in Williamsburg. [My Social List]

Apartment 13 on Avenue C has revealed its new façade and seems all but ready to serve up family-style dinners. [EV Grieve]

Just as one mural is whitewashed at the old Tu Casa space on Avenue B, another colorful rendering pops up on, obviously, an EV chain drug store. [EV Grieve]

A lifelong Bushwick resident has started a neighborhood church with “video sermons, DJ’s, hip-hop and local artists.” [DNAinfo]

A medium-rise is going up in Williamsburg. [Brownstoner]

At 101 Bedford, learn to get comfortable with elevated tastes like rainbow-colored cocktails and stuffed polyester dogs. [Gothamist