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06.26.15 Liam Mathews

Williamsburg has been over since around the time when James Murphy was playing Daft Punk to the rock kids, but every now and then (meaning every week or so) something comes along that’s like, “Wow, this is the wackest thing that has ever existed in this condo-riddled tourist trap.” This week, it’s yoga set to […]

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06.04.15 Prachi Gupta

The NYPD says it has arrested a suspect after two women filed formal complaints saying that a man had groped them in Williamsburg in the past week. Police did not comment on the description of the suspect in custody, but they are urging any victims to come forward. One alleged victim — who has not […]

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05.06.15 Bucky Turco

For several years, urban artist Tristan Eaton maintained a studio at 158 Roebling in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Although he’s long-gone from that space, he still curates or paints the walls there. This year, he invited graffiti twins HOW and NOSM, as well as Cyrcle, to create an eye-popping mural that stretches around the […]

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04.17.15 Prachi Gupta

Felix and Meira, a film about a Hasidic woman’s illicit affair with a secular man, has been hailed by IndieWire as “the first satisfying romance of 2015” and is a New York Times Critics Pick, but some in New York’s Hasidic community apparently disapprove. Luzer Twersky, an ex-Hasidic man and actor who plays Meira’s Hasidic […]

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03.25.15 Liam Mathews

A young man punched an old man in the face for having a “pussy dog,” not pit bulls like his, according to DNAinfo. On March 17, a 65-year-old man was walking his dog on Grand Street near Graham Avenue when a 20-year-old man approached him wanting to pet his dog. At some point, the younger […]

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03.04.15 Prachi Gupta

Wednesday afternoon marks the final 24 hours of a now-viral Kickstarter campaign to erect a museum for figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan in a Brooklyn apartment hallway. With the modest goal of $75 having been met and far surpassed, the museum is already underway. The museum’s proprietors are Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen, […]

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03.03.15 Liam Mathews

In 1967, the Yippies tried to levitate the Pentagon as an act of protest against the Vietnam War. The levitation itself was unsuccessful, but it did result in Norman Mailer’s classic book The Armies of the Night. On Tuesday, inspired by the Yippies, musical collective Talibam! attempted to levitate Vice Media’s office off its foundation […]

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02.11.15 Prachi Gupta

The burnt down CitiStorage warehouse, which briefly transformed into an unlikely ice fortress at the Williamsburg riverfront, has reignited talks about finishing the Bushwick Inlet Park the New York Times reports. The park has been a decade-long dream. After a 2005 rezoning of Greenpoint and Williamsburg brought high-rises into the area, city officials promised residents […]

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02.03.15 Prachi Gupta

Firefighters are still working around the clock to put out the seven-alarm fire that torched a massive Williamsburg warehouse on Saturday morning. When ANIMAL visited the building late Tuesday afternoon, it looked more like Superman’s Fortress of Solitude than a CitiStorage facility that once housed six million cubic feet of medical records and other city […]

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01.09.15 Rhett Jones

Just when it seems like Williamsburg couldn’t outdo itself when it comes to being bougie, a hotel developer comes along and says he’ll be putting an exclusive bar inside a water tower on top of his latest place. According to Eater: Hotel developer Toby Moskovits is planning to open an 150-room hotel just down the […]

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