You are likely an avid reader of Bushwick Daily’s Food & Drink section and you therefore know all there is to know about Bushwick eateries, so the simple fact that there is a Bushwick Restaurant Week won’t impress you. What you really want to know is: What are the most special of the special offers out there?! With you in mind, we compiled this awesome guide to what to expect during Bushwick Restaurant Week:
It was about time that a Bushwick resident got to fake his/her own TED Talk. And who would be more suitable for this task than our favorite Bushwick (via London via Israel) prankster, Nimrod Kamer, whose outstanding record of pranks includes a fake Obama birth in Kenya filmed on an iPad, and his project of unfollowing celebrities on Twitter and explaining his reasons to their face?
Northside Festival, Brooklyn’s answer to SXSW, isn’t just music. There will also be over fifty films shown around Williamsburg and Greenpoint, including multiple world premiers starting today! If you want to see movies about couch surfing (Wisdom Teeth), a Christian transgender teen living in the rural South (Radical Love), the theories of Ray Kurzweil told through cinematic tweets in a satirical sci-fi pop musical (#PostModem), the sociological evolution of pet-owning (FUREVER), a boy who breaks into slaughterhouses to rescue chickens (Skin and Bones), the story of an aging puppet seeking its lost love (Unstrung), the enigmatic life of plants and the people who love them (Other Voices), a superhero who, after vanquishing his nemesis, finds himself directionless after the action is over (Epilogue), then Northside Film Festival is for you.
Here are five must-see films premiering at the Northside Festival this week:
Dziadzi (For My Grandfather)
By Natalie Gergich
sometimes I go down to the cellar
and I am awed
by the cold and dusty domain of mason jars fur coats plastic bouquets.
they sit on shelves with sad anticipation, dormant as forever through the mild months of May and June
when I would pick agrest and bring the berries to the turquoise kitchen.
Dziadzi would notice the pink of pride in my eight year old cheeks, smile and wink one of his watery blue eyes.
According to Brooklyn Fire Proof, Kanye’s film was based on “American Psycho,” and also starred members of the extended Kardashian clan, Jonathan Cheban and Scott Disick. This was also confirmed to us by a bartender of Brooklyn Fire Proof East Cafe who added she couldn’t care less about this “egotistical” rap star. According to In Touch, Kanye shot the video last weekend.
♫ Music & Parties
At 101 years old, Ruth Gruber greeted us at The Living Gallery with perfectly placed hair, an outfit that looked like it came straight from Chanel’s very own runway and electric pink eye shadow. At 25 I still can’t manage any of these things, so I’m already feeling her hustle. This Bushwick native has made the most of a century.
Born in 1911 in Brooklyn, New York, Gruber knew very young that she wanted to be a writer. And not only did this Bushwick dreamer do just that, at 20 she became the youngest Ph.D in the world after receiving her doctorate at the University of Cologne in Germany. Gruber was able to visit with Virginia Woolf, the subject of her thesis (Virginia Woolf, people!!). She was a journalist and a photographer, writing her own feature series for the New York Herald Tribune and so many other places. You gotta hand it to her. Her motion is dope. (1)