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."

The Green-Wood Cemetery

October 30, 2006 in Brooklyn, Walk About | Permalink | Comments (5)


Alma_intro1 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.


September 12, 2005 in Brooklyn, Mexican, Restaurant | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Brooklyn Guide

A nice article on what to see and where to go in the UK Times:,,2090-1589602_2,00.html

May 6, 2005 in Brooklyn, Walk About | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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.

Via NewYorkology

February 18, 2005 in Bar, Brooklyn, Pub, West Village | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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



Exhibit and Sale:
halcyon the shop
57 Pearl St., Brooklyn, NY

When: 2/8-3/20/05
Tu./Wed./Sat. 12-8p, Thu./Fri. 12-9p, Sun. 12-6p

Opening Reception
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

Shawn Schwartz
halcyon the shop
57 Pearl Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
[email protected]
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
Skewville, NYC
Sean Barnhart, Boston
Fruhstuck, Netherlands
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
Matt Clark
Nicole Burke
Aya Akakeda, NYC
Rick Kercz, Baltimore
Black Marmalade, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Look, UK
Michelle Ray, NYC
Warren Craghead
Ryan Watkins-Hughes
Aaron Firestone
Monkey Wetfoot
Jesse Robot, Belgium
0605H, Mexico City
Nico Mohr, Germany
Eight Bit UK

February 1, 2005 in Art, Brooklyn, Dumbo, This Week! | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Triple Crown

New Bar Alert - 108 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211

I haven;t checked it out yet but it looks kool for skool.

January 7, 2005 in Bar, Brooklyn, Williamsburg | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Supreme Trading

NYC Bar213 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.


November 25, 2004 in Bar, Brooklyn, Williamsburg | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

St Helen's Cafe

NYC Cafe150 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.


Daily 9am-11pm


L at Bedford Ave

October 27, 2004 in Brooklyn, Cafe, Williamsburg | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack


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.

718.260.WAXY (9299)


October 10, 2004 in Brooklyn, Cafe, Dumbo, Music | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

The Boat

NYC PubSmith 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

Alternative Pub Ideas from

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.

July 18, 2004 in Brooklyn, Pub | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack