Things I Ate During Christmas Break

This Christmas I didn’t go anywhere on vacation, but rather participated in a NYC-based “staycation.” I basically spent a week stuffing my face with some of my favorite foods: Chicken Pad See Ew from Pongsri (Chinatown, Bayard Street location) The Greenpointer with prosciutto from Paulie Gee’s in Greenpoint, Brooklyn A journey to Flushing, Queens to …

CMJ 2011: Day 2 – 10/19/11 – Stop the Virgens and Twin Sister

Day two of CMJ turned out to be a free form day. A few weeks ago my friend Kathryn got us tickets to the new Karen O psycho rock opera at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Stop the Virgens, with me totally not realizing it was smack dab in the middle of CMJ. Whoopsies! After the show, …

Things From Last Month: Foster the People, Cut Copy, Johnny Marnell, Kalli

Hey y’all. Sorry I have basically fallen off the face of the planet in terms of updates. August was a great month — saw lots of good music. Here are some of the shows I witnessed: The biggest blowout I attended last month was on August 11th for Celebrate Brooklyn‘s last concert of the summer, …

The Vaccines Break Into Brooklyn @ Glasslands

This weekend, after a well-received debut US show at the Bowery Ballroom, young British “buzz band” The Vaccines gathered up some street cred by playing the hip hole in the wall, Glasslands Gallery, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Jan 22nd. Taking the stage just shy of 1 AM, the quartet quickly hopped on the staged at …

Keane Make Waves at the Williamsburg Waterfront

Long-time readers already know that whenever I mention the word “Keane,” a mention of my mom couldn’t be too far behind. As I’ve explained over and over on this site, my mom LOVES Keane. Basically every time Keane is within the tri-state area I get an email from my mom alerting me of the concert …

Goods: 3rd Ward’s New Restaurant in Williamsburg

UPDATE: Goods is now open! [Photo] Brooklyn artists haven 3rd Ward has been working on a new restaurant called Goods on Metropolitan @ Lorimer in Williamsburg. Today they revealed the silver trailer showpiece of the outdoor eatery while working on the space. According to the online menu, they’ll be doing American fare like high-end hamburgers, …

Fantastic Foreigners Dazzle: Mumford & Sons and The Middle East

Last week I headed over to Music Hall of Williamsburg to catch what turned out to be a truly awesome show — British headliners Mumford & Sons and Aussie openers The Middle East. The room was already packed when The Middle East took the stage. Comprised of seven band members, this band is capable of …

Eat in Greenpoint

As some of you know, I recently made the leap from my beloved apartment in downtown Manhattan for a much bigger, quieter space in…gasp…Brooklyn. As a result, I’ve happily been trying to test out some of the finer things Brooklyn has to offer–much of it revolving around food. Recently when I was biking around I …