Having too many options is one of the best things about living in New York City. We are constantly being pulled to this show and that cafe or to that gallery or this park. Sometimes our options feel limitless…but they’re not! When it comes down to it, you need to make a decision! Luckily the events we picked out allow you some flexibility. For one, they’re spread out over three days and they’re all local, which sort of allows you to bar hop. One of the events is all day so you can pop in and out! It doesn’t matter which show you go to, just go to one!
Can we all agree that these warmly fresh days are the best time of the year? Let’s enjoy it out in the open air with friends, beer, and good literature and music. Check out our 10 suggested activities to enhance the joy and perception of SPRING!
New York and bikes have always been good friends. [Narratively]
Illustration by Jeremy Nguyen
The hunt for a good brunch spot gets a bit more eclectic the further you travel into Brooklyn - the varying cuisines of the surrounding population is often reflected in each spot putting their own special cultural spin on this popular meal. Whether that means eggs at a popular Mexican spot or a Filipino-American version of waffles, you’re sure to find something new to taste when you venture one stop further on our “trusty” L train. (more…)
There is a steady hum that has begun to permeate the streets of Bushwick. What is this noise, you say? It is the rhythm and the life of Bushwick, which is literally bursting at the seams with creative energy and vibrancy. While the New York art world is still catching its breath from last week’s Frieze Art Festival on Randall’s Island, Bushwick continues its stride, bringing new and exciting arts events each and every weekend. We at Bushwick Daily aren’t going to let you miss a single beat! Make sure to check out these art events happening in this weekend!
Crispy sashimi rolls made of rice as light as a heavenly cloud, savory ramen soup that restore your faith in humanity, shrimp rolls that make you want to leave for Hanoi and never come back – yes, dear Asian food lovers, Bushwick has just the stuff for you. Close your eyes and let us lead you on a food trip to Asia. You won’t even need a plane ticket…
BUSHWICK SAYS… is back. I document lives of Bushwick residents and strangers through random pictures, quotes, stories, and anecdotes. This week I met an irked artist, a Nerf Gun enthusiast, and an old man singing Uncle Kracker.
I wish I had things to express on this page—but I don’t. It’s not a reflection on you at all by any means. But sometimes I feel dead inside.
CocoRosie decided to introduce Brooklyn to their newest album through a ceremonial concert at The Paper Box last weekend. The one-off was their only US show before a slew of European dates. The performance was as mystical as the Eleusinian mysteries with CocoRosie as a duo of Demetra’s priestesses initiating us to the sounds of their new album, Tales of a Grass Widow. The album will be available to stream on the NY Times website next week, and their sold out concert was unforgettable. We all know that Bushwick is a center of art and culture, but to be gifted with a rare performance from outstanding and world-renowned artists as CocoRosie came as a surprise. What came as even more of a shock was that Cocorosie specifically chose the venue in East Williamsburg.
Every good gallery crawl in Brooklyn starts with a copy of WAGMAG in hand. WAGMAG, founded in 2001 by Daniel Aycock from Front Room Gallery and Jill McDermid from Grace Exhibition Space, is a monthly mag that lists current art exhibitions in Brooklyn, including Bushwick, of course! The mag and the listings within the mag are all free of charge. WAGMAG relies on the generosity and support of the art community to organize an annual benefit to keep them afloat. “It is truly a labor of love,” Kathleen Vance from WAGMAG emailed us.