New York City Other Stuff

 

 

Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Buzz-A-Rama has slot car racing that was popular during the 60s.  You can rent cars or bring your own to run on their 83-foot 8-lane Tomy track.  Address: 69 Church Ave., Brooklyn NY 11218-0053  Telephone: 718-853-1800

Dumbo, Brooklyn (Down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass)
Galapagos -70 N 6th St , Brooklyn (718) 782-5188-ecclectic performing arts/music space.

Bushwick, Brooklyn
This is where a lot of the really cool stuff happens.
Check
 BushwickBK.com for one offs and more.
Art Spaces-
3rd Ward-multibuilding arts space with lots of performances and classes plus art events and more.
Bushwick venues
Don Pedros-Probably the best booking out there for Punk and Garage, period.
Goodbye Blue Monday-Coffeeshop, wine and beer joint with bands and odd performances-1087 Broadway

Beauty Bar Bushwick-921 Broadway-Bushwick, Sometimes they manage to squeeze some bands in the corner.  One of the cool chain of bars.  Cheap drinks.
Party Xpo-929 Broadway.  Spitting distance from beauty bar.  Lots of amazing shows.  Many times folks hop back and forth to beauty bar for real booze and bathrooms.

Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Brooklyn Bowl-Hipster Bowling alley with occasional music acts.
Public Assembly -70 N 6th St , Brooklyn (718) 782-5188-ecclectic performing arts/music space.
Williamsburg Hall of Music-66 North Sixth-major venue for major acts
Knitting Factory-361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 
(347) 529-6696 Relocated from Manhatta
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Brooklyn Brewery -79 N 11th St , Brooklyn (718) 486-7422.  Microbrewery with performances and such.
Trash Bar-Scruffy bar with free tater tots and a back room that features Bands and an open bar for the first hour each night.  256 Grand Street
Bruar Falls-across the street from Trash Bar with a few select sometimes rocking and sometimes mopey bands.
Union Pool-484 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 -awkward dance space upfront.  Cross through a courtyard with a taco truck for some of the best booking out there.  Calendar only on myspace.
Peter Luger Steak House-178 Broadway at: Between Bedford and Driggs Avenues.
Brooklyn-tel: (718) 387-7400. J, M, Z at Marcy Ave. Williamsburg.  Said to be the best steakhouse in the world, mainly due to their meat buying, this place is always packed and the waiters have attitude.  Dont ask for a menu.  Just get the porterhouse for however many you are, a tomato or green salad and the bacon.  Reservations a must.

Long Island City, Queens

Performing Arts Space-P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center 
22-25 Jackson Ave , Long Island City-Funky artspace. Subway-E, F at 23rd St.-Ely Ave.; 7 at 45 Rd.-Court House Sq.; G at Court Sq.  Sister to Moma, and moma admission comes with free ps1 admission

Park Slope, Brooklyn
Union Hall-702 Union Street,Brooklyn, NY 11215Not to be confused with Union Pool, this spot has bocce for the yuppies and lots of mopey indie rock
Southpaw-Big venue with lots of great shows, including lots of reunited classic soul and garage acts

The Rock Shop-249 Fourth Avenue, Park Slope-New indie rock venue
Littlefield NYC. 622 degraw st · brooklyn, new york

Gowanus, Brooklyn (near park slope)
Venues-

The Bell House-Giant warehousey multi use venue-www.thebellhouseny.com, 149 7th Street 
Brooklyn, NY 11215, (718) 643-6510