Tag Archives: Brooklyn

OK Go – The Writing’s On The Wall

Stereogum reviews the clip: For years now, power-poppers OK Go have been more famous for their ability to put together intricately choreographed homespun viral videos than for their music. Their clip for the new single “The Writing’s On The Wall” might be the band’s most ambitious yet. It sends them through a series of optical illusions in a Brooklyn warehouse, …

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De Blasio Leads Brooklyn Pride

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio was the grand marshal of yesterday’s Brooklyn Pride parade, where he and his wife declared that they will never participate in events that exclude LGBT New Yorkers. “When it comes to the question of parades, you will see Chirlane at this parade or me at this parade, but you will not see us at a …

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Seen On The Mister Sunday Dance Floor

Folsom Street East director and popular DJ Dave Hughes sported his JMG shirt at yesterday’s Mister Sunday party in Brooklyn. After a one year absence, Folsom East returns on June 22nd. It was Dave who suggested using the quote that is on the back of all the JMG shirt styles.

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Iconic Brooklyn Sign Might Come Down

Via the New York Times: The language of the plans recently approved by the New York City Buildings Department seems unambiguous: A “sign structure to be demolished by hand,” reads the schematic diagram. “Carry debris across roof and dump into chute.” On the diagram is the name of the project: “Full Demolition of Kentile Sign at 111 9th St. Brooklyn, …

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HomoQuotable – Andrew Sullivan

“Walking around Williamsburg last night, I was also reminded of one of the unique charms of NYC in the summer: vast piles of rotting garbage piled on the sidewalks, with that sweet yet nauseating smell of decomposing groceries sitting in the humid fetid air, and rancid food juices oozing over the sticky sidewalks. With my windows open to counter the …

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BROOKLYN: Liza And Rosie Join Cyndi Lauper For Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

During last night’s concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Cyndi Lauper prefaced a song from Kinky Boots by mentioning that she has now won a Grammy, an Emmy, and a Tony, a status known as GET. Lauper noted that the night’s headliner, Cher, has EGO status as she’s won an Emmy, a Grammy, and an Oscar.  Following the Kinky Boots number, …

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BROOKLYN: Bear Rescues Baby Raccoon

A straight bear, that is. Via the New York Daily News: Talk about illegal sublets. It took guts for a shirtless William Levin to reach into a tiny hole and pluck a crying, chittering raccoon kit from the wall of his Park Slope apartment, but it had to be done. The baby needed a little help after it fell from …

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BROOKLYN: Five Ultra-Orthodox Jews Arrested In Gang Assault Of Gay Man

Five Hasidic men were arrested in Brooklyn today for the December gang beating a gay fashion student. At least two of the men charged belong to a controversial Ultra-Orthodox street patrol group. Taj Patterson, 22, has said he was headed to his Fort Greene home after a night of partying last December when over a dozen ultra-Orthodox men assaulted him …

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BROOKLYN: Bar Owner Sues Landlord For Lease Clause Banning Gay Bars

A bar owner in Greenpoint, Brooklyn is suing his landlord because his lease specifically bans him from the turning his business into a gay bar. John McGillion says he wants to transform Lulu’s to take advantage of a growing gay and lesbian community in the neighborhood. But there’s just one problem: his lease specifically prohibits McGillion from running a gay …

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Brooklyn Cyclones To Host Seinfeld Night

New York Mets minor league franchise Brooklyn Cyclones will host Seinfeld Night on July 5th. The players will wear puffy shirts, there will be an Elaine dance contest, the PA announcer will be a low-talker, and there will be a table for the airing of grievances. The stadium will be renamed Vandelay Industries Park for the night and actual latex …

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BROOKLYN: Joan Jett Fronts Nirvana At Their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

Last night the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted its 2014 class at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, where Joan Jett was among the women who stepped in to front inductees Nirvana in the place of Kurt Cobain, who committed suicide 20 years ago last week. Nirvana’s emotional induction included speeches from Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, as well as his mother, …

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Neighbors – Last Of A Kind

Stereogum reviews: Noah Stitelman’s Brooklyn-based electronic pop project Neighbors recently released sophomore album Failure, but single “Last Of A Kind” is a success where melancholy mood, surprise flashes of melody, and contagious rhythmic propulsion are concerned. It’s also got an entrancing video by Nate Buchik and Jonathan Pulley about the desperate pursuit of a unicorn. Explains Buchik, “We just tried …

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Rodent Gentrification

A rat joined the exodus to Brooklyn yesterday, boarding at Fulton Street in downtown Manhattan much to the screams of human passengers. Wait until he sees the Brooklyn rents these days.

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BROOKLYN: Cater-Waiter Sues Houston Rockets Over Homophobic Taunting

A New York City man is suing the NBA franchise Houston Rockets and a local catering company, claiming that he was suspended without pay in retaliation for complaining that Rockets players had taunted him with homophobic slurs while he set up a buffet in the visiting team locker room at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The incident happened early last year, prior …

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Brooklyn Nets Clinch Playoff Berth

Last night the Brooklyn Nets clinched a berth in the Eastern Conference playoffs with their 14th consecutive home win at Barclays Center, setting the stage for Jason Collins to add a another item to his list of first-ever accomplishments when he enters a playoff game with his Matthew Shepard-honoring jersey. Most of the hubbub about the NBA’s first openly gay …

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Holy Ghost! – Bridge & Tunnel

Brooklyn synthpop duo Holy Ghost! today released the third video from their critically-raved album, Dynamics, which got lots of play due to their first single, Dumb Disco Ideas. Holy Ghost! opened for New Order on their recent tour. (The video’s splash screen may appear blank.)

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Park Slope, Brooklyn USA

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BROOKLYN: Two Williamsburg Artists Are Living In A Giant Hamster Wheel

Via Animal New York: “A lot of people associate it with 2001: A Space Odyssey. Others think of a hamster wheel,” artist Ward Shelley tells ANIMAL, standing 25 feet above ground, perched on top of a large wooden wheel where he has been living for four days. Inside the wheel is partner artist Alex Schweder. For six days, the artists …

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HomoQuotable – Blake Skjellerup

“In the space of 30 seconds, I saw one of the greatest things about sport, and something I had always believed existed, but never witnessed. The gentleman beside me was not the only person calling out ‘Jason Collins.’ As I think about it now, the goosebumps I felt last night re-appear. An arena full of people, calling and chanting the …

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BROOKLYN: Jason Collins Enters Game To Standing Ovation From Home Crowd

More details are in my update in the post below this one.

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