The Green-Wood Cemetery
"Green-Wood Cemetery"..."is the largest and among the most influential of early American rural cemeteries, carefully sited with dramatic views of the city and harbor below. Established in 1838, Green-Wood has the most extensive and intact landscape created following the principles of Andrew Jackson Downing, the most prominent landscape architect of the antebellum period. It is outstanding for its cohesive, picturesque character, integrated Gothic Revival architecture, and high integrity."
187 Columbia (Degraw/Cobble Hill W.) 718.643.5400. Alma is tucked quietly away in Red Hook (and even hidden upstairs in a pub). However, the long walk from the subway on Smith St is well worth the wait. Alma has one of the best views (if not the best) of the city on its heated deck. Simply magnificent skyline of Lower Manhattan. Oh, and the Mexican food is pretty decent too.
A nice article on what to see and where to go in the UK Times:
Stuff's NYC Bars
April's issue of Stuff magazine features two hall-of-fame dive bars in NYC:
Johnny’s Bar at 90 Greenwich Ave. in Manhattan -- The place is so small, you’ll practically be wearing women. Cute, just-out-of-college chicks come to drink the $5 shot-of-Beam-and-bottle-of-Rheingold special from noon to 7 P.M.
Sweet Up’s at 277 Graham Ave. in Brooklyn -- Owner Benjamin Shih demands that his staff pours stiff drinks and encourages binges. "We have obscene levels of hooking up," says Shih.
Hard Times - Feb 10th
For the last few weeks, Damion Silver has been putting together a exhibition and art sale in New York to benefit the victims of the tsunami in South Asia. The show,called HARD TIMES, opens February 10th at Halcyon in New York, and features new work from over fifty amazing artists. All work is priced under $100.
halcyon the shop, Plumnotion and PUMA present HARD TIMES: An Art Show For Tsunami Relief with additional support from theXpo, Vapors Magazine and Tiger Beer
OPENING PARTY THURSDAY FEBRUARY 10TH 7-11PM
OPEN BAR BY TIGER BEER AND MUSIC BY QOOL DJ MARV, JAYMZ NYLON, DB, AND OSIRIS.
Exhibit and Sale:
halcyon the shop
57 Pearl St., Brooklyn, NY
Tu./Wed./Sat. 12-8p, Thu./Fri. 12-9p, Sun. 12-6p
Where: halcyon the shop, 57 Pearl St., Brooklyn, NY & theXpo at Gallerie,
63 Pearl St., Brooklyn, NY
When: Thursday, Feb. 10, 7-11pm What: Open Bar by Tiger Beer
DJs Qool DJ Marv, Jaymz Nylon, DB and Osiris
$5 Admission Fee
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
halcyon the shop
57 Pearl Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
Digital Images available upon request.
Partial list of artists:
Tristan Eaton, NYC
Charles Steelman, NYC
Damion Silver, Philly
Oliver Vernon, NYC
Jennifer Silver, Philly
Azstar, 78, NYC
Sean Barnhart, Boston
El Toro, Philly
Chris Bettig, LA
Chris Mosier, Chicago
Andrew Cunningham, Philly
Bwana Spoons, OR
Chris Silva, Chicago
Nick Walker, London, UK
Kevin Derken, CT
Abe Lincoln JR., NYC
Tes One, Florida
Eric Orr, NYC
Shaun Oughton, New Zealand
Sean Kerns, Philly
Anthony Lister, Australia
Dave Kinsey, LA
Juan Carlos Noria, Barcelona
Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, NY
Vinnie Ray, NYC
Pars Kid, Canada
Janne Siltanen, Finland
Aya Akakeda, NYC
Rick Kercz, Baltimore
Black Marmalade, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Michelle Ray, NYC
Jesse Robot, Belgium
0605H, Mexico City
Nico Mohr, Germany
Eight Bit UK
New Bar Alert - 108 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
I haven;t checked it out yet but it looks kool for skool.
213 N 8th St, Brooklyn (Btwn Roebling Street & Driggs Ave) 718-218-6538 - Supreme Trading is a 8,000 square feet party spot tucked away in Williamsburg. Nice design, varied. DJs play Thursday through Saturday in a back room that also hosts parties. Reportedly has a billiard room and outdoor smoking garden round but I missed them somehow.
St Helen's Cafe
150 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Btwn North Seventh Street & North Eighth Street) 718-302-1197 -The St Helen's Cafe is an off the beaten path small wonder fronted by a a stately glass-and-black-wood facade. Serves ok coffee and tea plus beer and wine, to a crowd that knows it's here. Garden in the back lets the arties chill in the summer heat.
L at Bedford Ave
57 Pearl Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201 - Halcyon used to reside on Brooklyn's Smith Street where you could sit back and relax in this bar/cafe/record shop. Even the vintage furniture you sat on was for sale.
Now they've moved to DUMBO and with only a record and small 'lifestyle goods' offering. But the store's still worth a visit. There's an amazing mural on the brickwork outside and check the funky interior!
Subway: F to York St.
Smith Street, Cobble Hill - a good long narrow dimly lit drinking den with no name on the door (the door is metal with three slant windows in it - that's all i can say).
Perfect for a beer or two. A great juke box and chance to let your hair down. Beware of roving gangs of British fashion industry girls.
Guy's Diary posts about The Boat
SATURDAY 10th JANUARY : STRIKING ROCK BOTTOM
Alternative Pub Ideas from www.manhattanusersguide.com/
1. Blind Tiger Ale House, 518 Hudson [10th] 212.675.3848. Over two dozen draught micros. March 10: 5 on draft from Colorado's New Belgium brewery.
2. Brewsky's, 41 E. 7th [2nd/3rd] 212.420.0671. A dozen on tap, over 170 bottles.
3. Burp Castle, 41 E. 7th [2nd/3rd] 212.982.4576. A dozen on tap, over 170 bottles.
4. d.b.a., 41 1st Ave. [2nd/3rd] 212.475.5097. Over a dozen on draft, plus three hand-drawn cask ales.
5. Ginger Man, 11 E. 36th [5th/Mad] 212.532.3740. Sixty or so brews on tap.
6. Loreley, 7 Rivington [Bowery] 212.253.7077. A dozen German brews on draft, another dozen in bottles. Tasting March 19th of special German beers, plus full dinner.
7. Waterfront Ale House, 540 2nd [30th] 212.696.4104 and 155 Atlantic [Clinton/Henry] 718.522.3794. Twenty on tap.