Kanye West’s Project Wyoming Listening Tour Hits Williamsburg

A new type of musical experience unfolds in Brooklyn and elsewhere around the States

It’s not every day that an artist turns his album listening party into a nationwide tour, but then again, Kanye West is not an average artist. While the world waited for the release of Ye, West, with the help of famed content creator turned artist manager YesJulz of 1AM, was busy coordinating the travel for his friends, press, influencers, and others to join him in …

Brooklyn Wellness Studio: Treatment by Lanshin

Understanding facial Gua Sha's acupuncture and massage components

Lying down and adorned with acupuncture needles in the quiet of Sandra Lanshin‘s Brooklyn wellness studio, those receiving her signature facial Gua Sha treatment soon experience an unexpected next step. Lanshin slowly massages the face and neck with a small jade tool, working with precision along the neck, scalp and under-eye. The resulting sensation feels at first cold, smooth and strong. This yields to a …

The Hollows, Williamsburg

A gallery, exhibition space and artist residency program in a Brooklyn townhouse

For anyone who thinks all the emerging artistic substance (and flair) has left Williamsburg, Brooklyn for other neighborhoods, The Hollows might change your mind. Originally residents of Bushwick (where they opened in 2014) until their landlord wouldn’t renew the lease at the last moment, co-founder and curator Piril Gündüz made the shift to Williamsburg upon finding a five-floor townhouse with a backyard that met all …

Creative Concept Dinners at Marcy North, Brooklyn

A joint speakeasy-music venue unleashes a seated dining extravaganza

NYC is in no short supply of speakeasies or pop-up dinner clubs, many of which are certainly worth the time and effort to visit. That said, Marcy North, a semi-secret gathering spot in Williamsburg’s The 5th House building, makes for something a bit more peculiar. Presented by DJ duo Wolf + Lamb, this members club, of sorts, hosts drinks and music on a monthly basis. …

The Hill-Side’s First Brick-and-Mortar Store

Inside the brand's Japan- and NYC-inspired Brooklyn space

Brooklyn-based brand The Hill-Side is capping off a stellar year in 2015 with the opening of its very first brick-and-mortar store. The new space is the latest evolution of the Japan-inspired label, which first caught our eye with their animated GIF lookbooks, and have just recently earned a major co-sign by GQ, who named them one of the “Best New Menswear Designers in America” this …