Long a symbol of Brooklyn’s industrial legacy, the Domino Sugar Refinery is regrettably seeing its final days before the site is developed into residential and office towers. The filter, pan, and finishing houses are protected by landmark designation but the rest will be cleared. The public may never have a chance to see the massive and bizarre interiors in person.
This video submmitted by Tony is a 3D short on the rich culture of graffiti in Williamsburg, driven by the voice of legendary graffiti writer Alan Ket.
Recorded at Brooklyn Denim Company where WGC has a wide selection of men’s and women’s jeans, Designer Maurice Malone of Williamsburg Garment Company discusses his “Small Time Operation.”
WGC Jeans can be found locally in Williamsburg at Brooklyn Denim Company and Bird. In other parts of Brooklyn at Bird, Wealthy Hostage and Vinnies Styles. Downtown Manhattan at Opening Ceremony and uptown at Vittone.
At the Williamsburg open-air market called “SMORGASBURG” held every Saturday on the waterfront near the ferry dock between North 6th and North 7th Streets, thousands gather to get their taste buds happy.
Derwynn Matthews ask visitors and residents why they like Williamsburg NY.
At Pierogi: 177 North 9th Street Brooklyn NY 11222
A group exhibition including:
CHAN KOK HOOI
I was downloading video on Youtube and decide to search keyword “Williamsburg, NY” while killing time and here’s a sample of what I found. I knew people like to use the term “Hipster” when talking about Williamsburg but I was a little surprised how widely the term was used.
I also took a little time to read some of the (sometimes sad or funny) comments and found there’s a lot of hate filled people that spend their time spewing their rage in the comment sections. Anyway, I pulled a variety of videos that I found interesting, for one reason or another.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD - short documentary on Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NYC) – by Qamile Sterna
Only in Williamsburg Brooklyn by xcannedx on Jul 23, 2010
Williamsburg Hipsters on Bedford Avenue
Hipsters in Williamsburg and the Death of New York City pt.2
234 Grand Street (near Driggs)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Open everyday 1pm – 8pm, Closed MondaysCHECK THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO. www.VauteCouture.com
Vaute Couture, an independently funded vegan fashion label recently raised $13,000 on Lucky Ant to finish their flagship store and bring their fashion revolution to the streets of Williamsburg. Started in the fall of 2008, Vaute Couture has been making vegan eco-friendly coats that are fashionable enough for New York City streets but also warm enough for a Chicago winter. After a few years of success online, Founder & CEO Leanne Hilgart decided to open their first store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The store, which also doubles as the HQ for the brand.
Lucky Ant, which launched in January, is the first crowd-funding site specifically targeting local businesses. Each week, Lucky Ant features a project from a business in a neighborhood that needs to be funded. Visit their website for more info www.luckyant.com.
Custom is one of my favorite places for drinks and American snack food. They apply art to making simple foods like sliders, hot dogs, fries and even the complimentary popcorn given to snack on when you seat down is great. They have hands down the best cheese fries I’ve ever tasted. All with a great selection of Wines and one of my favorite and rarely found wheat beers from “Southampton.”
Custom644 Driggs Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11249 Tel. (718) 3 US-Wine (387-9463) Hours: Sun – Weds 6pm – 2am, Thurs – Sat 9am – 3am WI-FI: Yes DELIVERY Available ($10 Min.) Accepts: VISA, MC, AMEX & DISCOVER ($10 Min.) CHECK THE WEBSITE & BLOG FOR MORE INFO. www.Custom-NewYork.com
Sew Moni, a seamstress and sewing shop based out of South Williamsburg, presents “Sunday Craft Pop-Up”, a series of pop up markets showcasing local Brooklyn artists’ goods for sale. Stop by and support the following local businesses and enjoy sips and sweets on us!
When: Sunday, April 29th 11am-5pm
Where: SEW Moni – 330 S. 3rd Street (between Keap & Hooper), Brooklyn NY 11211
From Moni + Katie:
“It’s the Brooklyn way to give props to locals and our Sunday Craft Pop-Up series aims to do just that in our Williamsburg seamstress and sewing shop. Consider us the cheerleaders for everything Brooklyn local as well as advocates of continuing craft education.”
Sunday pop up dates are scheduled for April 29, May 20, June 10, and June 24 with more dates on the way. If interested in being a vendor, check out more details here http://sewmoni.bigcartel.com/events