Bakery masters and all-around decent human beings Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga take another step forward today in their quest to spread delicious treats and boundless joy to all corners of New York City with the opening of their fourth Ovenly bakeshop, a cute little sliver of a spot in Williamsburg on North 5th near Kent.
NYC Beer Week opened with a pop and clink this past weekend, with the First Annual Homebrewers Competition at Randolph Beer in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Contestants were asked to bring 12 oz bottles of their homemade hops, which were tasted by a panel of Randolph’s judges, including beer writer Justin Kennedy. The event was a success, according to Kyle Kensrue, director of operations for Randolph Beer.
Physically, it’s not really that challenging a sport. Mentally, even less so; in fact the “better” “players” are usually among the most tipsy. And though Competitive Winter Picnicking might not have made it to PyeongChang this Olympiad, the world–or, at least, a few baffled dog walkers–learned yesterday in chilly, drizzly Prospect Park that the game definitely makes for a strange spectacle.
Thousands of bikers are expected to flood Union Square, and 14th Street will become the country’s busiest bus corridor, when the L train shuts down next year, according to a new study. The MTA and DOT released a traffic analysis yesterday showing just how disruptive the 15-month closure of the Canarsie tunnel will be. Proposed solutions include a two-way bike lane on 13th Street and a busway on 14th Street, and some of them will be implemented as soon as this summer. Keep Reading »
David Bowie made no secret of his love for New York; he was known for frequenting the Strand and sneaking into movies at the Angelika, spending his final years enjoying all that the city has to offer. Several upcoming events around town will pay tribute to the late, great Starman, who died after a battle with cancer in January 2016. Whether it’s through a gallery exhibition of behind-the-scenes photos from Bowie’s prime, or a themed dance party in Brooklyn, there’s no shortage of ways to show your love and appreciation for Bowie this month. Hang on to yourself.
While the rest of New York basked in today’s eerily warm weather, one block on the Lower East Side was feeling a different kind of heat. Four buildings were evacuated after a manhole fire erupted on Rivington Street, between Essex and Ludlow Streets, at around 10:55 am. The fire was likely caused by the abrupt melting of last Saturday’s snow and salt, according to a Con Ed spokesperson. Con Edison and FDNY responded to the call and high levels of carbon monoxide were detected on the scene. Residents of 107, 109, 111 and 113 Rivington were evacuated, and were allowed to return shortly before 2pm.
It’s been about a year since Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has filmed in New York City, but the Netflix comedy just started filming season 4, and it’s coming to the East Village tomorrow. Signs posted in the neighborhood indicate the shoot starts early Thursday morning.
Crossroads of the Weird?
Times Square is always a trek, but tonight and tomorrow, it’ll be really far out. Some of the best live acts of the avant garde, Lightning Bolt and the Sun Ra Arkestra, are taking over the AMC Empire theater for a truly trippy audiovisual festival. Best part: Aside from the subway fare it’ll cost you to get up to 42nd Street, it’s free.
In November of last year, amid the aggressive grey that is winter in New York City, Christopher Street was overrun with color. From Hudson to Bleecker, someone had swaddled the trees in different shades of crochet. Nearly 1,500 squares of lavender, mint green, cobalt, powdered pink, and egg-yolk yellow lined the sidewalks. Passerby began posing with them, Instagramming them, calling them “tree cozies.” Parents admired the eight-foot-tall sweaters with their children, asking aloud which ones were medium, which ones were large. As it turns out, the trees of Christopher Street were clothed by Holly and her aunt Polly.