While the Brooklyn Bazaar gears up for its “Fuck 2016!” party, the multidisciplinary space that took over its old digs in Greenpoint is set to open after the holiday season. We’re told construction of A/D/O is officially complete. In case you’ve forgotten, the new creative space is an experiment from BMW dedicated to MINI, the design company they own. The 23,000-square-foot former warehouse in the neighborhood’s Industrial Business Zone will be part restaurant/bar, part shop, and part co-working space for designers.
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Punk’s not dead– it’s just super expensive. One of the very few CBGB awnings EVER made was sold at an auction this past weekend, and the prediction that it would cost a dumb amount of money was spot on. How much is a dumb amount of money, you ask? Approximately $30,000.
Look out, Mast Brothers. French chocolatier Michel Cluizel has opened its second New York location, right in Williamsburg. The new shop, at 279 Bedford Avenue, offers signatures like the chocolate mushroom. Relax, Deadheads, there’s no fungus involved– the stem is made from caramel coated in white chocolate while the crunchy cap is double dipped in dark chocolate. The store also offers rich hot chocolate that’ll make you toss those Swiss Miss packets out the window.
Dreading the crush at the Union Square Holiday Market? These indie alternatives will be right up your alley/down your chimney.
Morbid Anatomy Holiday Flea Market
Sunday, December 11 at The Bell House, 12-6 pm
What says “Happy Holidays” better than gifts of taxidermy, osteology, and diaphonized specimens? The Morbid Anatomy Holiday Market will feature vendors with the best vintage and one-of-a-kind gifts for that Wednesday Addams on your list. This time around, there’ll be medicinal curiosities from Ryan Matthew Cohn, odd antiques from Evan Michelson, Mexican folk art and vintage jewelry from Daisy Tainton, natural history specimens from Wilder Duncan, handcrafted printed goods and wet specimens from Mark Moritat Splatter, ceramics and vintage books from Elizabeth New, diaphonized specimens from Adam Hutter, and more.
It’s officially holiday season, which means yurts, Nostalgia Trains, and one of the greatest Christmas flicks of all-time. Sadly, Nitehawk’s brunch-time screenings of Home Alone are both sold out, but this year you can celebrate your Home Alone obsession (no shame) in a whole new way. A musical parody of the film is opening at the Peoples Improv Theater this Thursday.
While many of us are prepping for a Thanksgiving feast, the tenants of 325 East 12th Street are stocking up on TV dinners. They won’t be able to cook a proper Thanksgiving meal in their own homes this year and haven’t been able to cook for quite a while. Their building has been without gas for over six months since demolition forced Con Ed to turn it off. With the holiday season upon them, they’re feeling the frustration more than ever.
Just six months after becoming the first sex shop to unionize, Babeland has been accused of unlawfully firing an employee and engaging in practices that violate the National Labor Relations Act.
The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge against the sex shop’s owners yesterday, November 14.
Because you probably aren’t going to be at Trump Tower, sipping on that $17 “Boardroom” cocktail, here’s where to watch on Tuesday.
Williamsburg distillery and bar The Shanty seems to really enjoy plying folks with free liquor, and tonight will be no exception. Thank God, as you’ll surely need it no matter what transpires. Sip on complimentary Pink Gin and Rock Rye while you bite your nails in anticipation, and when the end results are called, you’ll be able to soak up all that booze with some pizza. Keep your mouth occupied and maybe everything will be okay.
With the surprise return of the Astor Place Cube yesterday came many reactions. At least, for those who noticed it had disappeared in the first place.
Several Halloweens ago, the folks at Nightclubbing gave us what was most definitely a treat: vintage footage of The Cramps doing “The Way I Walk” at Irving Plaza. Today, Emily Armstrong and Pat Ivers have dusted off another clip, posting footage of Lux Interior et al doing “Pretty Baby What You Do To Me.” Check it out above, and then watch “The Mac Daddy” as well– it’ll make for the perfect pre-partying music tonight as you get ready to head over to the annual Halloween tribute to The Cramps at Bowery Electric.
Have you ever gone to a performance and wished you could straight up tell whoever’s on stage what to do? Like, without getting kicked out?