Beloved Jackson Heights restaurant Tacos Morelos — which has a pushcart near Avenue A and taco trucks in Wall Street and Williamsburg — is finally getting a permanent location in the East Village. The restaurant opens to the public tomorrow, on East 9th Street, near Avenue A. 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 →
After a series of delays and under-the-radar soft openings (um hello, where was B+B’s invite?), Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is finally hatching today, which is a relief because we are running out of chicken puns.
Earlier today, an employee told us the restaurant would be hosting a free tasting around noon, and then closing and re-opening for another free tasting around 6 p.m. Word has gotten out: as we post this, there are 25 people in a line that stretches out the door. Some of them are getting disgruntled (one of them said the line hadn’t moved in 15 minutes) but if you’re in need of a free lunch, you might want to stop yolking around and get over there. 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 →
During the six months he’s been a barback at Pumps, six or seven dudes have asked Dillan Raia the same question: “How did you get that job?”
The Long Islander was doing flooring for his uncle when a family friend told him about every 23-year-old’s dream gig. He immediately sniffed an opportunity. “They don’t want to just hire any random person,” Raia points out. “You don’t know if someone is going to be a creep or pedophile, like, smelling all the girls’ butts.” 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.
The long-running Antifolk Festival launched yesterday at Sidewalk Cafe. If last night’s performances were any indicator, things are probably going to get preeetty trippy over the next 9 days. Just check out the above video of Yossarian Feedback’s mash-up of Christmas jingles and sex sounds. There’s about 90 more acts where that came from! More →
All good things must come to an end, and this is the season finale of “Bushwick Elucidations.” Before Tigre and Cricket pack up and do whatever it is they do when not doling out expert advice, they tackle a few last questions — and ask a couple of their own, starting with “What’s a newspaper?”
Last night, Adam Green of the Moldy Peaches came together with other local artists and designers for the opening night of the Deep End Club, Tennessee Thomas’s new collaborative creative space and cool-kid hangout (and store!) next to a Repeat Performance. More →