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The Bedford Stop is an Internet-reality show about a group of friends living in Williamsburg, and it lacks so much substance that I could cry. You know when you're sitting around with your friends, and someone says, "You guys, we should have our own show," and you all laugh and are like, "Ya, it would be so funny," but deep down you know that it wouldn't be that funny? That deep-down feeling needs to get relayed to Alex, Olena, Sarah and Melissa, the four main characters in this millennial tragedy of an online production. Read More
Guess who landed an internship with HBO’s Girls? The president’s accomplished first daughter, 17-year-old Malia Obama.  An aspiring filmmaker, Malia has been working on set in Williamsburg with show creator Lena Dunham and actresses including Jemima Kirke. The internship, however, is hardly Malia’s first foray into entertainment. Read More
Square footage is a hot commodity in New York City, and what little we manage to find is rarely dedicated to anything other than the necessities, like multiple shoe racks and IKEA bar stools. But two Brooklynites have decided to make the most of their Williamsburg abode by creating a literal museum in their hallway. Of what, you ask? The infamous 1994 figure skating conflict between Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. Read More
  Last night marked the first of Ms. Lauryn Hill's four (currently) scheduled New York shows of her intimate Small Axe: Acoustic Performance Series. The New Jersey native kept her fans at the sold-out show waiting well past the 8pm open doors, which audience members spent huddled in the main room of the Williamsburg record store/venue/cafe, Rough Trade. Hill didn't grace the stage until about 11:30pm. Read More
“Stand Up to Clean Up,” is a new illustrated guide, put out by The Worker’s Justice Project, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy, to empower female day-laborers who are often exploited and taken advantage without much recourse due to language barriers.  Gothamist reported on the guide earlier this week, and interviewed Carmen Fajardo, an Ecuadorian house cleaner, who described the safety hazards and risks she took for work.  "I remember that the cleaning products were very toxic and I didn’t have any protective equipment like gloves, or a mask," she said. Read More