Warby Parker, Everlane and Others Join the Retail Frenzy On ‘Brooklyn’s Hottest Street’

When Williamsburg got a Toms shoe store and cafe last year, you knew a Warby Parker couldn’t be far behind. Well, here she is: Warby came to 124 North 6th Street just this past weekend. Outside is a mural by Stephen “ESPO” Powers; inside, an array of hipster-friendly glasses— including Warby’s new $195-and-up collection— and … Continue reading Warby Parker, Everlane and Others Join the Retail Frenzy On ‘Brooklyn’s Hottest Street’

For Tim and Eric Fans, a Live Tour and a Very Trumpian Mockumentary

If you noticed that Tim Heidecker has a new movie coming out and thought, “But I want Tim & Eric,” well: You can haz both. Not only is Heidecker starring in Mister America, opening Oct. 9, but he’s also doing a string of live shows with his longtime comedy partner Eric Wareheim. The Tim & … Continue reading For Tim and Eric Fans, a Live Tour and a Very Trumpian Mockumentary

Philip Glass Is Touring ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ and Working On a New Project With Its Director

The single most elucidating moment of my very expensive liberal arts education was the time my sociology professor popped a VHS in the VCR. He didn’t do a word of teaching that day; whether he was hungover, hadn’t prepared a lesson that day, or just wanted to watch us trip out, the film he played … Continue reading Philip Glass Is Touring ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ and Working On a New Project With Its Director

There’s a Great Doc About ’80s Post-Punk Shows in the Desert, and Their Organizer Is Ready to Rock Again

The email from Rooftop Films came hours before last night’s screening of Desolation Center at Green-Wood Cemetery in Sunset Park: “No standing, sitting, or leaning on any gravestone (no matter how sturdy it looks).” Apparently Lee Ranaldo didn’t get the memo, because during a post-screening performance involving an electric guitar suspended from a crane, the … Continue reading There’s a Great Doc About ’80s Post-Punk Shows in the Desert, and Their Organizer Is Ready to Rock Again

13 Awesome Finds at the East Village’s New Asian Supermarket

The East Village lost a sprawling Asian grocery when M2M closed two years ago, but now, just a block away at 39 Third Avenue, the NYU area has gained H Mart, a Korean-American supermarket overflowing with imported Asian delicacies. The first H Mart opened in Woodside, Queens in 1982, and the chain now has dozens … Continue reading 13 Awesome Finds at the East Village’s New Asian Supermarket

Lower East Side Film Festival Returns With Hanksy, ‘Mind F*cks,’ and More

Hot on the heels of the Brklyn Film Festival, which continues mostly in Williamsburg-Greenpoint through June 9, comes the Lower East Side film festival, across the water. Running June 6 to 10, the fest will premiere shorts and features at Village East Cinema, with “Queen of the East Village” Rosario Dawson and other local fixtures … Continue reading Lower East Side Film Festival Returns With Hanksy, ‘Mind F*cks,’ and More

Brooklyn’s Secret Party Boat Says ‘Save Our Ship’

The Schamonchi, aka the Bushwick Boat, might be one of Brooklyn’s best-kept secrets: a former 650-passenger ferry docked in Newtown Creek, tucked behind a lumber yard, that’s used for Burning Man-style parties and other word-of-mouth events. Now the creatives who consider the 6,000-square-foot, 130-foot-long boat their community space are trying to raise money to fix … Continue reading Brooklyn’s Secret Party Boat Says ‘Save Our Ship’

BAM Is Latest Arts Institution to Face Union Push

As has happened in media, white collar employees in arts institutions are rediscovering the power of organized labor, as efforts to unionize the Tenement Museum and the New Museum show. The latest cultural institution in the city to see employees organize is the Brooklyn Academy of Music; its administrative workers are seeking to join up … Continue reading BAM Is Latest Arts Institution to Face Union Push