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Saturday, July 31, 2010


You’ll be dying to get into this bar in an old coffin factory

If you’re dying for a drink, there’s only one place to get it: At the new bar and music venue in a former coffin shop in East Williamsburg. Comment

Another ‘Super’ reading from Shteyngart this Friday

Gary Shteyngart has the unique capability to leave you wincing and laughing at the same time, as any satirist worth his salt should do. Comment

‘Port’ of call! Explore our waterfront past and present aboard an old tanker

Exercise your sea legs a bit this month and hang out with old tars aboard the Mary A. Whalen, a historic oil tanker in Red Hook. Comment

It’s like a summer ‘Campo’ for pizza lovers

In a city quickly overflowing with brick ovens and Neapolitan pies, it is safe to say that Andrea Dal Monte, chef owner of brand new Park Slope pizza spot Campo de’ Fiori, is swimming against the current. Comment

This joint distills the essence of Brooklyn — into gin

If one could distill the essence of Brooklyn, it would probably taste like Brad Estabrooke’s gin. Comment

Lip service! Human beatbox competition this weekend in Gowanus

In an age where a machine can make any noise imaginable, beatboxing hasn’t lost its novelty. Comment

This really sucks! BAM to screen three dozen classic vampire films starting Aug. 4

Now here’s an event you can really sink your teeth into. Comment

DUMBO’s new ‘Front’

The ritzy Five Front is now Brooklyn Bridge Gardens, a new bar near Brooklyn Bridge Park that will open this Friday. Comment

Thursday, July 29, 2010


The tastiest restaurant gossip — including, of course, Roberta’s!

It’s been a yummy week. Here are our tastiest morsels of restaurant openings, closings and, of course, some really good gossip. Comment

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


This slick burlesque show will benefit Gulf oil victims

We don’t need an excuse to enjoy a great burlesque show with our hot pal Veronica Varlow, but on Saturday night, Varlow and a half-dozen other performers will give us one: a benefit for the Oceanic Preservation Society and other groups that are helping to clean the BP-spoiled Gulf of Mexico. The “Mermaid Lagoon” fundraiser is at the House of Yes in Bushwick. See page TK for our full coverage. Comment

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Don’t hit snooze! Wakey!Wakey! to play Brooklyn Bowl on Friday

Mike Grubbs grew up under a piano. Comment

Hotlantic’s old guard — the Arabic shops

Years before there was a Trader Joe’s or Crop to Cup, there was Sahadi Importing Co. and Damascus Bread and Bakery. Comment

Monday, July 26, 2010


Get saved by the ‘Bell’ on July 24

Break out the leg warmers, Spandex and white-washed denim — school’s back in session. Bayside High School, that is. Comment

Coney Island sand-sculpting contest this weekend

A good ol’ fashioned sand-sculpting contest can really make it feel like summer, so head out to Coney Island on July 24 for Astella Development Corporation’s annual event. Comment

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