Williamsburg

Music

My Search for TV on the Radio’s Mythical Williamsburg

On the tenth anniversary of 'Dear Science,' Wilbert L. Cooper reflects on discovering the seminal Brooklyn band as an angsty black youth in Ohio.
Wilbert L. Cooper
9.18.18
Features

Inside Schimanski, the Mysterious New Williamsburg Club Named After a German TV Cop

The new tenants of 54 N. 11th street open their doors on Halloween. Here's what happened.
Mike Steyels
11.2.16
News

This Williamsburg Barbershop Was Allegedly a Coke and Heroin Stash House

People are still getting haircuts at the place despite a sprawling indictment from the Brooklyn DA's office.
Brian Josephs
2.26.16
Remembering the Hipster

What Makes a Neighbourhood 'Hip'?

Is it by design? Marketing? Close proximity to a gourmet cheese shop?
Brian McManus
12.17.15
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

A Well-Reasoned Review of 'The Bedford Stop,' the Williamsburg, Brooklyn Reality Show

In the pilot episode, the main characters get headshots taken for their Tinder profiles, and make brunch reservations.
Dan Ozzi
11.9.15
News

​What Happened to the Mafia in Williamsburg?

A neighborhood now synonymous with youth, money, and cool used to be a stomping ground for New York gangsters.
John Surico
11.4.15
Film

Spectacle Is Crowdfunding Its Next Ten Years of Bizarro Cinema in Brooklyn

The independent theater would like your help to keep screening the genre, arthouse, and experimental films you can't find anywhere else.
Whitney Mallett
10.29.15
Opowieści o heroicznej odwadze

I Tried to Sell Air from Williamsburg, Brooklyn on eBay for $20,000

“Air from Williamsburg, Brooklyn! HIP COOL BROOKLYN LENA DUNHAM 11211”
Dan Ozzi
7.13.15
Culture

The Rise of DIY Libraries

With public library funding deteriorating, some are taking the matter of printed matter into their own hands.
Max Pearl
5.7.15
Premieres

Your Job Is Boring as Shit, but Clean Girls' "Magic City" Is Here for You

This is the sound of the service economy gripping its guitar, knowing full well dead languages like rock ‘n’ roll won’t keep the lights on.
Zachary Lipez
4.10.15
Verboten

Verboten's Residents Wish the Club a Happy First Birthday

"THEE BEAUTY About VERBOTEN is that there are no LIMITS, No Trends, No Labels, NO GIMMICKS, Freedom 2 b yourself and dO your DANCE!"—Felix Da Housecat
David Garber
3.12.15
News

​How Much History Was Lost in the Williamsburg Storage Facility Fire?

An undetermined amount of court documents were lost in a Brooklyn blaze last Saturday.
John Surico
2.6.15
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