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May 14, 2015

…won at Brooklyn Bowl

If you’re looking for an easygoing night out, complete with live music and some finger-lickin’ good comfort food, I’ve found your place. Last weekend, I headed to Brooklyn Bowl, which is inside a Williamsburg warehouse, and it was a winner. (And as it turns out, so was I.) I was a fan of the huge space, which …

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July 18, 2014

…checked out art on the Williamsburg Bridge

During Hurricane Sandy, when subway stations were submerged and half the city was plunged into darkness, one of the only ways out of lower Manhattan was walking over the Williamsburg Bridge. A couple of times that week, I grabbed a torch and joined the mass exodus to reach friends’ warm apartments on the other side. It was very dark, very quiet and very …

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March 31, 2014

…toured the Brooklyn Brewery

Of course, the first time in weeks that I have visitors, it rains. All weekend. Thankfully, the Brooklyn Brewery gave us a delicious indoor alternative to checking out the sites. Kate (who has her own very amazing blog here) and Darius had popped up from Washington D.C. for a couple of days and I was glad to hear that Darius …

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January 21, 2014

…took a vegetarian cooking class

Every month, I spend at least half of my paycheck on Seamless. So at the start of the year, I made a resolution to cook more. And of course it hasn’t happened. To give us some inspiration, I booked Ryan and I into a Vegetarian Couple’s Cooking class at the Brooklyn Kitchen. If you remember, …

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January 12, 2014

…saw old movies at Videology

In this age of Netflix and DVR (that’s Sky Plus to you Brits), video stores are becoming obsolete. But one shop in Williamsburg – Videology – knows that if you throw in a bar, boozy milkshakes and classic movies, you’re going to be on to a winner. Tonight they were showing Back To The Future, which …

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November 3, 2013

…went on a Vintage Crawl

Brooklyn is bursting with vintage stores and once every year, there’s a day you can get your hands on their beautiful wares for cut-down prices: The Vintage Crawl. The Crawl features about 25 stores across Bushwick, Greenpoint and Williamsburg, where items have anywhere between 10 and 50 per cent off. The event makes vintage pieces …

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November 2, 2013

…visited the Brooklyn Night Bazaar

I can never get enough of a good market, and now there’s a new way to get my fix: the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. While this night market has been tried for short stints over the past three years, it now has a permanent home on the corner of Banker and Norman streets in Greenpoint. Every …

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October 27, 2013

…made Halloween candy at the Brooklyn Kitchen

It’s the end of October, which means some Halloween festivities this week. And I can’t begin those without some spooktacular sweets for energy now, can I? This afternoon I headed to the Brooklyn Kitchen, a massive homeware store in Williamsburg that also holds daily cooking classes. After donning an apron and a nametag, I walked to …

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October 6, 2013

…went to the Havemeyer Sugar Sweets Festival

I had asked friends to come to the Fourth Havemeyer Sugar Sweets Festival with me today but they backed out. I was not only left confounded as to why anyone wouldn’t want to go to a giant bake sale, I was also left not really wanting to go myself. But this is where the power …

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July 7, 2013

…bowled at a retro alley

A few weeks ago, I took part in a bowling league with my colleagues at Frames in Midtown. I did very, very badly and wanted to see if I fared any better by approaching the sport in a new way. And as it turns out, I would have been better in the 1970s. Ryan and I …

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June 16, 2013

…ate dinner at the cinema

This evening, I met my friend Dave at the Nitehawk cinema in Williamsburg. The venue is famous for its midnight showings of classics and also its original take on cinema snacks – you can order and eat dinner while you watch. So it seemed like a perfect Sunday activity sheltering from the threatened rain. We …

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June 2, 2013

…dodged zombies in Williamsburg

Instead of the bespectacled, bearded arty types that usually swarm the streets of Williamsburg, this afternoon there was a different kind of clone: Scores of bleeding, mangled zombies taking part in the Annual Zombie Crawl. Haha, I love New York. After getting help from make-up artists at the Knitting Factory, the zombies took to the streets with …

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May 4, 2013

…sneaked snacks at Smorgasburg

The sun is out, which means one thing in the summer: Time to head to Smorgasburg. Smoragsburg is a huge flea food market held every Saturday in summer along the East River in Williamsburg. There are food stands selling snacks to be enjoyed in the sunshine, while others sell beautiful jars and tins to take away. The …

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April 9, 2013

…watched Gnawa music

After yesterday’s African food, I decided to complete the experience by bopping to some African music. But this was at an unexpected spot: Union Pool in Williamsburg, a place usually teeming with obnoxious facial hair, tattoos and tacos. But tonight, Nass Gnawa were welcomed to the stage. The vibrant, fez-topped five put on a performance of Gnawa music, 900-year-old …

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February 22, 2013

…watched a latte art competition

A month ago, one of my favourite coffee shops, Oslo, was gutted by a fire in the middle of the day, rocking the small chain, the Williamsburg neighbourhood and the coffee community. As the company battled to get back on its feet after such a massive loss, they decided to make some cash the best …

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February 16, 2013

…went to Williamsburg Fashion Weekend

I’ve drunk a few too many cherry vodka-flavored soda water cranberry things, so this will be short and sweet. But you know what I learned tonight? That – if I hadn’t already predicted it – the Williamsburg Fashion Weekend is a bit weird. We gathered in The Space on N 3rd and Wythe to see …

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February 9, 2013

…made a snow angel

Winter Storm Nemo dumped a foot of snow on New York last night. For Lower Manhattan – where I live – that means brown slush lining every street for a few days. But for the city’s parks, it means a soft, welcoming blanket – and the opportunity to be a big kid. So I donned …

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