If you missed the crab feast at Cafe Ghia in Bushwick last night, don’t worry — there’s still a chance to get crackin’, and oh what a chance it is: East Village farm-to-table fixture Back Forty is taking its Tuesday night crab boils to Rockaway this Saturday and then again on Aug. 31. Starting at 3 p.m. at Low Tide Bar (at Beach 96th Street and the water), $25 gets you a bucket of spiced blue crabs, corn on the cob and steamed potatoes (or it’s $15 for a half-size bucket). More →
Soho House made the case for a liquor license at their impending Lower East Side location, Ludlow House, at the State Liquor Authority in Harlem today, with the LES Dwellers and several Ludlow Street residents in attendance to oppose it. Ludlow House’s legal representation, Donald Bernstein, attempted to prove that Soho House’s cultural programs, responsible leadership, relatively low-key nightlife, and classy members who “won’t be puking on stoops” will be a public benefit to the neighborhood. More →
A small group of protesters and a festive group of old folks congregated today at the Borinquen Plaza Senior Center in Bushwick. The seniors were there to party with a salsa DJ while the protesters looked for a man who would never show up: Vito Lopez. More →
Our favorite Bowery hotspot got even hotter this morning. Around 11:40 a.m., an electrical fire started on the 14th floor of the Bowery Hotel. Firefighters had it contained to an electrical room there by 12:07 p.m. and there were no injuries, the fire department said. More →
When Ramen Burger sold out of 150 fried-noodle burgers at Smorgasburg last week, it was uncertain if they’d return, or if it would be the sort of once-in-a-lifetime debacle, like the Stones at Altamont, that we’d be telling our incredulous kids about years from now. But Keizo Shimamoto just made it official: they’ll be back Saturday and they’ll be doling out twice as many burgers — which means the line will be ten times as long.
If you go and you bring a book, remember to support your local bookstore, lest it become a ramen-burger takeout joint.
Chris Fream, reigning champ. (Photo: Courtesy of Big Buck Hunter)
Next Thursday, the Big Buck Hunter Girls (yes, there is such a thing) and the game’s reigning world champion will appear at Pine Box Rock Shop. Sounds like a proverbial blast! But why is the Bushwick bar being graced by their presence? Well, the NSA the folks at Big Buck Hunter monitored nearly every bar in NYC that has an HD console and guess whose machine got the most plays between June 21 and July 21? Pine Box smoked the competition with 2,138 plays — over 70 per day.
Here’s how others stacked up. We’re not sure whether we’re proud or ashamed that most of these fall within Bedford + Bowery’s domain. More →
You’ll have to wait till Friday to see the painting of Donald Duck with his head sliced open and an egg frying on his brain: that’s when Nychos’s show “Silly Slicesophy” opens at Mighty Tanaka in DUMBO. In the meantime, the Austrian artist is spending his time in New York painting a mural on the side of Tutu’s in Bushwick. More →
All good things must come to an end: Aliya Naumoff’s portrait of Kim and Thurston will be on display tomorrow.
Well, this bites.
Fuse Gallery, the little space behind Lit Lounge, is closing after more than a decade. Owner and curator Erik Foss just sent out the e-mail: the show that opens tomorrow — featuring Aliya Naumoff’s potraits of Iggy Pop, Marilyn Manson, and Karen O — will be Fuse’s last, and the East Village gallery will pack up after “Perceptions” closes on Sept. 11, of all days. More →
High drama on the Williamsburg Bridge this afternoon, as a car headed for Brooklyn caught fire shortly before 1:47 p.m.
The blaze, which shut down the east-bound lane, was extinguished by 2:39 p.m., but not before some folks on Twitter and Instagram got some pretty intense shots. It’s uncertain what caused the fire; no one was injured, the FDNY said. More →