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Tinybop’s Robot Factory Tinybop makes smartphone games that expand kids’ brains instead of rotting them. With colorful interactive animations by local artists, Tinybop’s “Explorer’s Library” offers fun lessons amd with their latest app, Robot Factory, kids mix and match 100 robot parts—including exoskeletons, telescopic arms, spider legs—to experiment with engineering. Happy Any Hour For the frugal boozehound, Happy Any Hour lets you schedule your own happy hour, finding discounts at 140+ participating bars in Williamsburg, Bushwick, Fort...
From 1801 to 1966, the Brooklyn Navy Yard was a hub for shipbuilding; now, it’s a hub for robot-building, 3D-printer-building, floating furniture-building, and the type of high-tech pursuits of which 19th century shipbuilders could never have dreamed. The nexus of cutting-edge innovation in the Navy Yard is New Lab, a warehouse-turned-design and prototyping center that’s home to some of the borough’s most original companies. It includes a design firm making watches out of cow...
An aspiring drug counselor and a Midtown Community Court employee were among the 25 people arrested Thursday as part of a $1.5 million-per-year family-run heroin ring run out of a South Williamsburg apartment. The operation fueled a growing heroin epidemic in New York City, selling up to 25,000 $10 bags of heroin a month--often hiding stashes in boxes of Apple Jacks cereal--in neighborhoods like Prospect Heights, Astoria, and Ridgewood, and on Staten Island, which is especially plagued by heroin. The ringleader, 25-year-old Josie "Fresh" Tavera,...
From Cheech and Chong to Dazed and Confused to Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, the stoner film is a vaunted subgenre in American cinema. It gets a proper celebration later this month, when the first-ever New York City Cannabis Film Festival comes to Williamsburg.  Organized by marijuana aficionado meetup group High NY, the festival will screen eight films at the Wythe Hotel on September 26th, starting, obviously, at 4:20pm. They're not all films about weed, per se, but films that...

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