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12.02.14 Rhett Jones

Bekim Trenova started the FNT underground boxing matches in 2009 and slowly they’ve become a bit of an NYC party phenomenon. Now he’s offered the public a rare look inside the arena. Trenova told Bedford + Bowery (who also shot the video above), that the matches are real, fall in a “legal grey area,” and […]

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10.08.14 Rhett Jones

According to the New York Post, “Banksy’s a Bust!” His market is so bad that the Brooklyn Museum won’t even take a free piece by the famous street artist, the tabloid claims. Cara Tabachnick, whose family owns a building in East Williamsburg where Banksy painted two geishas during his month-long Better Out Than In “artist residency” in New […]

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07.03.13 Aymann Ismail

Half of ANIMAL’s staff lives in that part of Brooklyn where Williamsburg meets Bushwick. Sometimes, some of us walk under this art-like construction, perched precariously on an arch outside the Borinquen Plaza Houses. As that particular section isn’t the neighborhood’s most swankiest piece of real estate, there are a few overdue repairs to be made, for […]

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03.14.13 Andy Cush

How are we expected to celebrate Pi day when there’s not even a Google doodle to mark the occasion? There’s this Kickstarter, for one, where an artist and a faculty member from Williamsburg’s Green School are hoping to raise money for their students to paint a mathematical mural celebrating the famous figure. Painter Ellie Balk and […]

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03.07.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Okay, we know you’re sick of all these articles bemoaning the gentrification of North Brooklyn, but, here’s another one. The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Bushwick hit $2,800/month in February 2013, with studios averaging out at $2,400 and 2-bedrooms at $3,000. Compare that to a median monthly rent of $1,815 just a month earlier, […]

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07.27.12 Bucky Turco

On Saturday, great food maker Roberta’s is throwing its 3rd annual Bushwick Block Party, which will take place in — you guessed it — East Williamsburg. Geographic nitpicking aside, the restaurant commissioned design/art company Secret Handshake to paint a pretty mural, among other things, for the all day event that runs from noon to midnight […]

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03.08.10 Marina Galperina

Amidst rent hikes and forced sterilization/gentrification of Brooklyn, the Eastern District clan throws a critically timed group art show: “East WIlliamsburg.” Produced by CA$H 4, Juan Doe, Jim Kiernan, Lucas McGowen, NohJColey, and Poster Boy channeling the Banksy – Robbo beef. Hop on the L to Morgan this Friday for a live DJ, free drinks, […]

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