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Daily Haul: December 3, 2012

Daily Haul: Inaugural Post

Welcome to Street Art Walk's new blog series The Daily Haul which is not only exciting and a long time coming, but also bears a bit of an explanatory introduction. For over a year now the photos have been piling up here at Walk Headquarters in their unruly database clogging way, and the bottleneck must end. The Daily Haul is part of a two-pronged attack which is gathering steam here behind the scenes. Our elves are busy getting the goods out to the people where frankly they should have been all along. Here is a quick idea of how this new program is working. All the new photos will be finding their way into the Daily Haul stream of blog entries, and all the archived photos from the last year will be sorted, picked, and pruned according to various criteria. This backlog will then be finding its way onto our pages slowly via weekly posts. There you have it, and much more can be said but that isn't what brings people to Street Art Walk (yet) so bring on the...Tuxedoed Stuffed Bear???

Shag (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

Brooklyn's Proud Indians

Spotted in Williamsburg this week is 2 of Dylan Egon's Indians.The one on the blue wall got buffed with the mad quickness. krsna dwkrisna d wooten

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And there is this Proud Indian by Miss Me

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Brooklyn Highlights: Williamsburg Edition

We often get asked for lodging and restaurant recommendations so decided to offer up our top picks here on the blog. This is by no means a comprehensive list, just a smattering of our personal favorites. Even though we've been in the neighborhood for years, we're always finding new spots so this list will likely expand in the future. Feel free to add more suggestions in the comments.

Where to Stay:

Wythe Hotel

80 Wythe Avenue (between N11th and N12th)

Gorgeous new hotel in North Williamsburg.

New York Loft Hostel

249 Varet Street

An affordable option in neighboring Bushwick.

Restaurants:

Baci & Abbracci

204 Grand Street (between Bedford and Driggs)

Quality Italian and a great garden space in the back.

Bliss

191 Bedford Ave (between N6th and N7th)

Tiny vegetarian spot with a great brunch, and they just added a location on Grand St.

Caracas

291 Grand (between Havemeyer and Roebling)

Venezualan arepas and an extensive rum selection.

Crif Dogs

555 Driggs Ave (at N7th)

Hot dogs on the go.

El Amacen

557 Driggs Ave (at N7th)

Argentinian food in a lovely setting.

Fette Sau

354 Metropolitan (between Havemeyer and Roebling)

BBQ! Piles of meat served on a lined cafeteria tray. Be prepared to wait in line. The only vegetarian options are beer and whiskey.

M Shanghai

292 Grand (between Havemeyer and Roebling)

Absolutely the best steamed veggie dumplings and much more. Vegetarian and Vegan friendly.

Oasis

161 N7th Street (between Bedford and Driggs)

Excellent Middle Eastern spot for a quick bite located just off the Bedford stop.

Oslo

Two locations - Bedford & S2nd and Roebling & N4th

Coffee!

Smorgasburg

East River waterfront (between N6th and N7th)

Sample the best of Brooklyn's local artisanal food at this Brooklyn Flea offshoot at the Williamsburg waterfront. Saturdays April - October

Taco Chulo

318 Grand (between Havemeyer and Marcy)

Top notch Mexican and potent margaritas. Vegetarian and Vegan friendly.

Vinnie's Pizzeria

148 Bedford Ave (N8th and N9th)

Wide selection of specialty slices including many vegan options.

Dining on the pricier side

Dressler

149 Broadway (between Bedford and Driggs)

An upscale option with beautiful custom metal screens made by Brooklyn artisans.

Reynards

80 Wythe Avenue (between N11th and N12th)

Fine dining located in the Wythe Hotel.

Zenkichi

77 N6th at Wythe

Hidden Japanese gem with seasonal tasting menus.

 

Bars / Music Venues:

Brooklyn Bowl

61 Wythe Avenue (between N11th and N12th)

Huge venue with a fantastic lineup of live music, bowling and dining.

Full Circle

318 Grand Street (between Havemeyer and Marcy)

A Skeeball Bar - have you ever been to one?

Iona

180 Grand Street (between Bedford and Driggs)

A proper pub.

Knitting Factory

361 Metropolitan Ave at Havemeyer

Classic New York music venue recently relocated to Williamsburg.

Maison Premiere

298 Bedford Ave (between Grand and S1st)

Gorgeous bar with several nods to New Orleans - absinthe cocktails and oysters.

Music Hall of Williamsburg

66 N6th Street

Excellent lineup of indie bands.

Pips

158 Roebling Street (between Filmore and Metropolitan)

Get your ping pong on!

Public Assembly

70 N6th Street (between Wythe and Kent)

Eclectic mix of artistic expressions.

St Mazie

345 Grand Street (between Havemeyer and Roebling)

My favorite new bar - love the interiors. Be sure to check out the cellar and garden, too.

 

Road Art: The Mobile Answer to Street Art

Off the curb, and on the road the artist's stroke carries on...

Crest Fest: Crest Hardware Art Show

Stopped by the annual Crest Hardware Art Show held this Saturday afternoon. The show features over 280 pieces of art nestled among the shelves inside and runs until the end of July Highly recommended - here's a peek at what you'll see...

Time for McCarren Pool. It's hot!

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