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Nassau County strikes deal for multi-billion dollar casino
Nassau County approves a 99-year lease with Las Vegas Sands, setting stage for a casino at Coliseum site. County Executive Bruce Blakeman says anyone that opposes the plan must not like casinos.
Even Pennsylvanians Can Now Buy Wine in Grocery Stores, but New Yorkers Still Can't
A bill that would expand wine sales in the Empire State is meeting familiar resistance from entrenched interests.
Quick Dish NY: TONIGHT 5.31 Be A Part of AMBUSH COMEDY at Two Boots Pizza
CASEY JAMES SALENGO (Comedy Central) GASTOR ALMONTE (Comedy Central) MONROE MARTIN (Comedy Central) ARIEL ISAAC NORMAN (Gender Fluids podcast) LAURA SOGAR (Risque Business News) + Special guests TBA!. Don’t miss out on the comedy adventure!. Mentions: Show 7:30pm. FREE. Reserve tickets for **FREE BEER (from 7.30-8)** and PIZZA RAFFLE...
Quick Dish NY: LANDLINE COMEDY Tomorrow 6.1 at Wild East Brewing Co.
The days of slamming a phone down with conviction may be over, but LANDLINE COMEDY is still going strong! Come out to Wild East Brewing Company TOMORROW, June 1st, in Brooklyn for an evening featuring the funniest comics in NYC (plus those delightful out of towners)! Your host Andre Medrano will be welcoming this exciting new lineup:
Royal Blood in Brooklyn, NY – presale password
We have the Royal Blood presale passcode! While this official pre-sale opportunity exists, you’ll have the chance to order tickets for Royal Blood before the general public. You might never have another chance to see Royal Blood’s show in Brooklyn. Here are the Royal Blood show details:. Spotify...
The Jukebox at Brooklyn’s Commonwealth
In the age of “there’s an app for that” and an era of streaming everything, an honest-to-god jukebox can seem a quaint anomaly. And maybe it is, but then again, the same goes for many of the best things you’re likely to run across in a bar.
One-Woman Show In Astoria
The Queens-based theater production company, City Gate Productions announced they are producing a one-woman show that will be performed June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in Astoria at the Broom Tree Theater at the First Presbyterian Church (23-35 Broadway in Astoria). Crooked Shadows, written and performed by Shawneen Rowe, is about how she, Shawneen, struggles to step out of the shadows and into the light by revisiting the stories of her Grandma Rosa, woman – mother – warrior – and curator of family herstory. Crooked Shadows visits a vignette of mesmerizing stories from childhood hijinks in a vibrant Italian home to haunting moments of pain. Piece together the life of a woman who survived abuse and the sudden disappearance of her father. Relish in the triumph of her spirit as she passes her story down to her granddaughter.
Queens Students To Fight Bigotry Through Art
Queens Students Unveil Their Social-Action Benches on Wednesday, May 31 (Rain Or Shine) at 10:00am at Cunningham Park (enter parking lot on Union Turnpike between 196 Place and 197 Street. Turn right and follow the walking path parallel to Union Turnpike facing fields 3-4) Students of 11 Queens public schools will speak out on major community issues and unveil their social-action bench murals that address a wide variety of issues – racism, LGBTQ+ rights, Black Lives Matter, respect for nature, depression, homelessness, bullying, mental health awareness, peace, diversity, kindness, and inclusion – at the park opening event of Queen’s 11 social-action bench murals installed at Cunningham Park, part of a citywide NYC Parks summer exhibition in New York City entitled CEI BENCHMARKS: Youth Settng the Standard for Social Change, created by Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) in partnership with NYC Parks. Queens students of the following 11 schools speak out on major social issues and unveil their social-action bench murals:
Ithaca announce US tour, share “Fluorescent” video
UK post-metalcore band Ithaca have announced a US tour, bookended by their previously announced appearances at Louder Than Life and Aftershock. That includes shows in Brooklyn, DC, Atlanta, Austin, LA, and more. The Brooklyn show is on September 24 at Saint Vitus, which goes on sale Friday (6/2) at 10...
Could a Hudson Yards casino stave off a Javits Center crap-out?
Conventioneers who’ve had to trek to the ICSC New York show at the Javits Center via cabs or the 7 train from their midtown hotels may soon be able to walk to the show floor—and place a few bets on the way. Jeff Blau, CEO of Related Companies,...
‘Deta’ Reinvents Swim Knits, Thermore’s Recycled Down, Supplier Gains: Short Takes
Swim On-demand: Deta Swimwear is the latest discovery from Brooklyn, N.Y.’s on-demand manufacturing center Tailored Industry. Founded in 2018, the label got its roots as a handknit swimwear company based in Berlin before making its way to Brooklyn with founder Anna Berger. “I am very proud to be 3D...
A New York Pizza Chain Brings Williamsburg to Omaha
Williamsburg Pizza is on the move. More than a decade after opening its first location on the corners of Union Avenue and South Third Street, the pizzeria has outgrown its home neighborhood: It has shops in Bushwick, Crown Heights, on the Upper East Side, and now in Nebraska. The small chain opened its sixth location, and first outside of the five boroughs, this week in founder Aaron McCann’s hometown of Omaha — the state’s largest city by population and a stop on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. The menu looks to be the same, with small, medium, and large pies priced like you’re back in Brooklyn.
Fear add headlining dates around Misfits shows
LA hardcore vets Fear are gearing up for some shows with the Misfits, including one in NJ on July 8 with The Gaslight Anthem and one in Phoenix on July 15 with AFI, and they've sprinkled in some headlining dates as well. One of those happens in NYC on October 7 at Brooklyn Monarch, and tickets for that show are on sale now.
Unmasking the Skyrocketing Cost of Food in Brooklyn, Pt. 1
Long lines. No carts. Empty shelves. This is an all-too-familiar scene at grocery stores in Brooklyn and, presumably, across the country in recent months. After the COVID-19 pandemic struck the U.S. in February 2020, media outlets reported on the huge rush of Americans stockpiling groceries, cleaning supplies, toilet paper and other essential products.
Brandon Seabrook’s Epic Proportions, “brutalovechamp”
Brandon Seabrook cemented himself long ago as a pillar of the fertile Brooklyn DIY avant-garde underground, the same scene anchored by improvising guitarists such as Mary Halvorson, Ava Mendoza, and Marc Ribot. While each of those visionaries has carved out their own singular niche derived from forms of the jazz-centric idiom, Seabrook occupies sound worlds all his own. Is it jazz? Metal? Classical? Folk? Punk? It’s all of the above—usually at the same time.
The side hustle that keeps a literary author’s career afloat
Tony Tulathimutte’s writing workshop, Crit, reels in eminent guest speakers and helps launch the careers of new authors
‘I Wanna Dance with You’: Minna LaFortune
Jamaican-born Minna LaFortune’s fans are delighted by her latest release “I Wanna Dance with You,” a catchy dance song that expresses the desire to dance and embrace one’s special love. The song blends reggae and mento rhythms in a moderate tempo. This is LaFortune’s eighth single...
Who Makes The Best Baked Clams on Long Island?
A good baked clam is a tough appetizer to beat, but when the mood strikes for this popular seafood dish, which of the many local restaurants that serve it make the best baked clams on Long Island?. Long Islanders voted Salvatore’s of Elmont Pizzeria & Restaurant the Best Baked Clams...
Pancakes and Chilaquiles Share Center Stage at This Brooklyn Spot
Though chilaquiles or pancakes are common for a New York City brunch, owner and chef Julio Jiménez is trying to make a name for himself specializing in both and doing them well, with experimental flavor combinations unlike anyone else’s. Newyorktitlan, located just a block from the Myrtle-Wyckoff subway...
Not-So-Average: Jeff Karly Drouillard – Creative Director & Adjunct Professor at Parsons
Jeff Karly Drouillard is a Haitian-American creative director, professor, designer, and an all-around multifaceted individual from Flatbush Brooklyn, New York. “I am a son, a brother, a friend, [an] educator,” said Drouillard, “just a guy with a perspective.”. About this series. There’s more to the fashion industry than...
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