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To be fair, it's not like Nitehawk Cinema, Williamsburg's original movie and dining experience, wasn't already a mainstay for good drinks and food. After all, this is the cinema that brought us heightened movie concessions (truffle popcorn, anyone?) and worthy-on-their-own burgers, cheese plates, and flatbreads. Now, with a revamp of the cinema's downstairs bar, officially called Lo-Res, Nitehawk's team hopes to become part of the evolving nightlife scene on Metropolitan Avenue. "We want this...
The film director Robert Altman thrived on chaos. In an interview not long after his death, in 2006, Elliot Gould recalled something the director had told him once: He "learned how to put it together in chaos and therefore created chaos in which to put it together." Altman might have imagined his role as a film director to be somewhat akin to an expressive painter, only the canvas wasn't fixed, and the colors were...
In the three years that it's been established in Williamsburg, the Nitehawk Cinema has grown into a neighborhood institution, and not just because you can get beer served to you while you're watching the latest release. The programmers at Nitehawk, Max Cavanaugh (Cinema Manager/Programmer), John Woods, (Cinema Programming Director), and Caryn Coleman (Senior Film Programmer), have created noteworthy repertory programs and launched interesting independent movies, and generally created the kind of unique, cinema-philic atmosphere...
In the interest of keeping you all up-to-date on our favorite food happenings, here's a short rundown of local food news from the week. Tonight, Gowanus will host the 2nd Annual Dive In Gowanus food event. Local restaurants and bars, including Dinosaur BBQ, Mile End Deli, Littleneck, Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club and others, will donate some of their earnings to the Gowanus Canal Conservency and its STEM education, composting, and Clean & Green volunteer programs. Visit any place...

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