Today we invite you to download a beefed-up version of the Bedford + Bowery mobile app we launched earlier in the summer.
Aside from looking purdier, the new app allows you to navigate more easily from story to story, watch videos, and read news as it breaks on our site. All without ungluing your smartphone or your tablet from your palm.
That’s all thanks to downtown-based developers DWNLD, who today launched their own app allowing publishers to easily create similar mobile platforms. Best part: you can customize your app with themes that have names like Lafayette and Roebling. (We’re not sure what our theme is, but let’s hope it isn’t some icky Upper East Side theme, because sorry dudes the Upper East Side is not cooler than Brooklyn now).
Get the B+B app by searching for Bedford + Bowery in the app store or by clicking here.
When the last remaining location of Kim’s Video & Music announced it was closing for good, most agreed it was just another nail in the coffin, the latest reminder of what the Times called “a downtown culture now largely lost.” More →
If you’re not following Bedford + Bowery on Twitter, you’re really missing out. Hells, yesterday Natasha Lyonne favorited one of our tweets (yo Nicky, can we get a RT?). Rest assured, you don’t have to be a celeb to follow @bedbow — and if you do it right this second you’ll be number 5,000. Exciting! (For us, anyway.)
While you’re at it, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, too. We’ve got an exciting announcement coming up that you won’t want to snooze on.
Have you no time to haul out to Rockaway? Are you close to home and looking to be submerged in something other than sweat? Lucky for you the city provides its residents with tons of options for a free swim — and we’re not talking about the fountain in Washington Square Park. If you haven’t found your swimming hole of choice just yet, it’s best not to take a blind jump into some mystery bath. More →
The windows above belong to Bull McCabe’s, and you’d do well to spend your weekend chilling on its sidewalk patio, enjoying the melting pot that is St. Marks Place. If you’re looking for more ambitious plans, consult our hand-dandy 4th of July guide, or peruse the B + B events calendar. It’s also available on our new mobile app, should you find yourself glued to the patio of Bull McCabe’s.
Last week, we celebrated our first anniversary by unveiling a new events calendar and promised still more exciting news. Well, here it is! Get the new B+B app — designed by the downtowners over at DWNLD — to read and share all of Bedford + Bowery’s latest coverage, on the go. For starters, we’ve loaded the app with the 20 most popular stories of our first year. Check em out while you can, because starting Monday, they’ll be replaced by all of our latest content as it goes live. Download the B+B app for free on iTunes or by searching for “Bedford + Bowery” in your phone’s app store.
No doubt you’ve already got your Northside Festival favorites penciled in, but what about the hordes of sound artistes whom you’ve never heard of and whose band names are befuddlingly similar? Lest you plaster on the Goth face paint for what you think is a black-metal screamfest only to stumble into a cute indie-pop sing-along, here’s how to tell Whalebelly from Dinowalrus, and Pussywolf from the Perfect Pussy. More →