Last week, the unthinkable happened: Enid’s went dry. The Greenpoint bar’s liquor license expired and it went a week without being able to serve (yesterday it announced on Facebook: “booze is back!”). This was particularly a blow to Charles Bellafiore, who’s been a regular at Enid’s since it opened just before the turn of the century – which is a much cooler way of saying 1999. More →
Just a few doors down from their cocktail bar The Narrows, Keith Cochran and Matt Webber have opened King Noodle — a laid-back Pop-Asian restaurant serving up haute drunk-food and tiki drinks into the wee hours.
At a preview party Tuesday, one patron described the fifty-seat spot — outfitted with disco balls, in-your-face neon and graffiti, and flimsy tables and chairs — as a “roller rink on acid.” Owner Keith Cochran, dressed like Tony Montana in a breezy Hawaiian shirt and fedora, said it was “a meeting of K-town and Bushwick.” More →
A woman was stabbed late on Monday outside the Jacob Riis house repeatedly with a razor blade. The victim’s estranged husband was arrested late last night. [The Lo-Down]
Get ready, Kent Avenue-ians: L + M Developers paid nearly $20 million for a 40,000 square foot warehouse at 149 Kent Avenue, with plans to erect a seven-story, mostly-residential building – that’s 164 new units plus some retail space on the increasingly circus-like thoroughfare. [The Real Deal]
Visual artist Lunar New Year spent this very humid day on a raised platform, painting a mural on the wall next to Brooklyn Fox, on the corner of North 6th and Bedford. It features a man looking down at a woman who’s sweeping one arm up towards the sky, and was commissioned by the producers of the Sundance film “Fruitvale Station.” More →
Boy, are we psyched to have way more of our friend Ajay Naidu in our life: the actor most loved as Samir in “Office Space” has teamed up with Ashok Kondabolu (aka Dapwell of Das Racist) for a web series that launched yesterday on MTV Desi. More →
NYPD officers pulled over a Citi Biker for salmoning on Second Avenue. (Photo: Scott Lynch)
Thought Citi Bike would result in “total carnage”? WRONG. Unless you count some punny vandalism, the apocalypse on two wheels has yet to materialize. In the East Village, at least.
“Everyone thought Citi Bike was going to be way worse, with accidents all over the place, things getting stolen left and right,” a police source told Bedford + Bowery. Not quite: Citi Bike-related crime has been surprisingly low. More →
Pro tip: if you’re walking home from the bar and a white, four-door sedan offers you a ride, do not get in. The driver may be brandishing a gun.
A group of three young women and one man may be targeting young women walking alone late at night, a police spokesperson source said.
On June 30, around 4am near 61 East Third Street, an approximately 20-year-old woman tapped a 26-year-old woman on the shoulder and demanded her wallet, according to a police report. The alleged robber, who wore a green baseball cap and tank top, told the victim there was a man with a gun in a car across the street and the victim promptly handed over her credit cards and cell phone (the robber was nice enough to let her keep her ID) More →
Tonight, some of Deborah Brown’s bright, surreal, almost abstract paintings — inspired by the Bushwick landscape — will be featured in the opening of a at the Lesley Heller Workspace on the Lower East Side.
Though the artist shows downtown (she’ll be back at Lesley Heller for a solo exhibition in February), few things represent the explosion of the Bushwick gallery scene more dramatically than the big move she’s making there. More →
So many coffee spots are opening in Bushwick, it’s getting hard to keep track. We were so excited about AP Coffee and then Strangeways that we somehow missed the ever-so-quiet opening of Milk and Pull Café a couple of weeks ago. More →
When we first brought word that rockers Bobby Drake (The Hold Steady, w/o.), Frank Bevan (w/o.), Rob Pope (Spoon), Eric Odness (The Wanted, Primitive Weapons) were teaming up to open a Greenpoint bar that nodded to the neighborhood joints of Minneapolis, there were plenty of demands from B+B readers. One asked “Must there be tvs?”; another wrote, “I hope they show hockey games.” Another asked, “Can you please import all of the Midwestern guys into the bar as well?” More →