After a friend and I got bounced from Westlight thanks to a Master of None shoot, we thought, fine, we’ll just find another Williamsburg rooftop bar. We ended up at ESH, Ilan Hall’s spot atop the Urban Outfitters. Turns out we were probably the very last people to eat there, because the Israeli barbecue spot quietly ended dinner service last night. The dining room is now closed and the rooftop bar will remain open for just a little while longer, according to a bartender.
Look, love Aziz Ansari and congos on the Emmy noms, but when you hop on the L train thinking you’re going to check out the hot new rooftop bar only to get to Westlight and be told it’s closed because Master of None is filming there, AGGHHHHHHHH. I mean, one thing is for a shoot to take over a shit-ton of parking spots, like Master of None will do when it films in the vicinity of Grand Street and Roebling on Tuesday and Wednesday. That’s a hassle for people who park in Williamsburg, but luckily I’m not one of them. I am, however, the guy who crossed a river last night in hopes of catching a glimpse of this rhombus flooring Nicole Disser was all agog about, only to be told, “Try again tomorrow.” Tomorrow? There’s not even going to be a tomorrow if I’m forced to go over to Turkey’s Nest and drink non-premium cocktails.
Paperwork was submitted for Myrtle Avenue’s Bossa Nova Civic Club to get a another sibling—a concert hall/nightclub/restaurant with a 1,300-person capacity—on Randolph Street in Williamsburg. [DNA Info]
By the way, do these photos look a little grainy to you? Maybe the 7 would take better ones? Screw it, I’m jumping in line. Send pizza. Or Whole Foods.
Kinfolk has been occupying a significant slice of Williamsburg’s bustling Wythe Avenue for some time now, with their event and studio space at 90 Wythe and their adjacent Kinfolk 94, a multidisciplinary space with a menswear boutique at its front. The company’s clothing has a multifaceted basis in streetwear, sportswear, and heritage styles, offering a variety of pieces such as bold and colorful bomber jackets, pastel-hued blazers, Kinfolk-branded Adidas jerseys, and poppy graphic tees.
Friday September 16 to Thursday September 22 at IFC Center: $14
This film follows the illustrious but fraught career of Sergei Polunin, aka the “James Dean of the ballet world,” and his progress from child prodigy to a top-dancer wunderkind. I mean, you couldn’t really call anyone the James Dean of interpretive dance, because that would just be a dumb joke. It actually makes sense with Polunin though, as a figure who’s equally as intense, if not more so, than ballet itself, a sport that demands self-torture of its devotees, legit from the very first step.
Were you heartbroken when The Golden Girls came to an end in 1992? Or maybe when you realized you had binged through all the episodes two decades later because you weren’t even born yet in 1992? You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can drown your sorrows at the forthcoming Golden Girls cafe, but we’ve got just the thing for you in the meantime.
Picture it: The DR2 Theatre in Union Square.
The Woody Allen shoot isn’t the only thing happening on East 7th today. Near the corner of First Avenue, cramcept has been redoing a portrait of Adam Yauch that got vandalized in May. While the old mural of MCA holding a phone was based on a still from the “Fight For Your Right to Party” video, this one seems to play off of this image.
The tribute to the beloved Beastie Boy is one of several that have popped up around town over the years, and the third one on this site.
Signs on East 7th Street indicate that WASP2016 is filming there. No, it isn’t a documentary about white dudes in Polo shirts taking over the East Village (though we’re probably due for one). It’s Woody Allen’s Summer Project, which is set to film on the block between First and Second Avenues this afternoon.
Bill Murray will reportedly be bartending this weekend at 21 Greenpoint, the new venture from his son, Homer, and Syd Silver, in the space previously occupied by their restaurant River Styx. [Eater NY]
Thousands of people riding the J train at rush hour this morning experienced a total and complete shitstorm after an off-duty police officer allegedly assaulted a conductor while the train was pulling out of Essex Street station. According to the MTA, the conductor pulled the emergency break and brought the train to a standstill, all but one of the cars were stuck outside the station at 9:15 am– prime getting-to-work time for many riders. The J line ceased service for a full hour, leaving platforms packed with unhappy commuters.
When the Astor Alive! Festival kicks off Friday, there’ll be a workshop on how to make spinning cubes, a parade featuring the lil’ cubes, and a “cube sticker slam.” But it looks like one thing will be missing: the actual Astor Place cube. The Village Alliance, which is throwing the fest to celebrate the redesign of Astor Place and Cooper Square, had expected the Alamo to make a triumphant return in time for the fest. But today a spokesperson at the city’s Department of Design and Construction tells us that “due to unforeseen logistical issues the scheduled return of the Alamo has been postponed.”