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Fort Greene, Restaurants, Williamsburg

Smorgasburg opening two indoor food halls in Brooklyn

By Dana Schulz, Wed, October 17, 2018

Photo via Flickr cc

In a not-very-surprising move, foodie phenom Smorgasburg has announced that it will open indoor markets in Fort Greene and Williamsburg this winter, according to Eater. Since first opening as an outcrop of Brooklyn Flea in 2011, Smorgasburg has grown to operate seasonal outdoor markets in Williamsburg, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Flea, as well as the indoor Berg’n food hall and even another outdoor market in Downtown LA. Their newest spots will be a 25,000-square-foot space in the Atlantic Center mall across from the Barclays Center and a night market in collaboration with Vice Media at their Williamsburg event space Villian. The latter will also have a full bar, DJs, and art exhibitions.

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New Jersey, Restaurants

American Dream, Met Life mall, Vice food hall, Munchies food hall

Rendering via Vice/Munchies

Is NYC’s biggest food hall coming to New Jersey?! According to Eater, that may be the case. They report that the long-stalled (16 years, to be exact) American Dream mall planned for the site next to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford will have 50 grab-and-go options, 20 full-service restaurants, a Vice-branded food hall, and the world’s first Kosher food hall. This is in addition to the $3 billion, 4.5 million-square-foot shopping mall’s insane amenities like the largest indoor ski slope in the western hemisphere, an NHL-sized ice rink, a 4-D movie theater, a LEGOLAND, and an eight-acre Nickelodeon water park and theme park.

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Daily Link Fix

Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead, East Elmhurst Queens, NYC historic houses
  • Tour the Lent-Riker-Smith homestead, the oldest “inhabited private dwelling” in the city, and possibly the country. [Curbed]
  • Watch an intricate pen-and-ink illustration of New York City get completed in just three minutes. [BK Mag]
  • These “depressingly hilarious” cartoons show why life in your 20s and 30s isn’t that different. [WP]
  • How two Vice Media employees live as roommates in the company’s home base of Williamsburg. [NYT]
  • Big furniture, tiny spaces — the struggle of moving in NYC. [DNAinfo]
  • Go inside the Bronx’s Kingsbridge Armory, the largest armory in the world. [Scouting NY]

Images: Lent-Riker-Smith homestead via Marion Duckworth Smith (L); The Couch Doctor (R)

History, Video, Williamsburg

Shane Smith VICE 1999

Long before VICE became a media giant gobbling up much of Williamsburg‘s north side real estate and displacing some of the neighborhood’s beloved institutions, it was just a regular ol’ start-up company consisting of three guys putting out an indie mag from a small office in Montreal.

A recently uncovered video made for a ’90s reality TV show transports us to that far more innocent time, introducing us to the founding fathers of the magazine, Suroosh Alvi, Shane Smith, and Gavin McInnes, and documenting their days as the get ready for a move to New York City with hopes of taking their publication to the next level. Although the then-best buds have long left the realm in which we normal folks dwell, the concerns they expressed in the video back then—”I’m scared of being poor there,” McInnes says at one point—bring them back down to earth with us regular folks just trying to make it in the city.

Jump ahead for an intimate look at the trio 15 years ago, chatting about the roots of the magazine and the saucy side of Canada—and watch as they stress out over searching for NYC apartments.

Watch the video here

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