05/14/15 10:38am


Imagine the wildest, most transformative night you could have. Do you picture yourself grooving on a rooftop with a fireworks display lighting up the sky above you? Or, are you more the type to commandeer a boat and turn it into the ultimate mobile party? Whatever your vibe may be, the night is a blank canvas, and you should Absolut-ely make it your own. (more…)

04/09/15 3:51pm


After spending all winter inside, wrapped in sweaters and blankets, and seriously suffering from Vitamin D deficiency, nothing sounds nicer than attending a  big outdoor concert series in the tradition of Celebrate Brooklyn! and SummerStage. Want to save yourself the hassle of going into Manhattan? Our parent company Northside Media Group is pleased to announce your new favorite summer series: Brooklyn Live at The Inlet, Presented by Century 21 department store.

Indie, deep house, hip-hop and everything in between will be taking over 50 Kent Avenue, starting with Northside Festival’s headlining shows June 12-14 with Neko Case, Built to Spill, Best Coast, Run the Jewels, the newly-announced Sleigh Bells and more! Other highlights include the 10th anniversary of Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival on July 11 featuring verified Grammy and Oscar-winner Common and the return of The Greatest Day Ever! on July 18. Local undergound music staple Verboten Stage ONE, will be on hand recreate the Verboten experience in the fresh air for multiple dates this year. The series will also feature six free shows in partnership with Brooklyn Flea, providing you with equal opportunities to rock and and rock some newly-purchased vintage threads.

Best part? There’s so much more to be announced. Stay on top of all the programming at Brooklyn Live this summer at its home on the web.

03/04/15 12:00pm


We figured we’d take a cue from the calendar and welcome March with a roar of our own. May we present for your taste-making, summer-loving pleasure: our first major Northside announcement! Shake the snow off of those boots and dream of bands, films and innovators you need to know. From June 8-14, join the festival that transforms Brooklyn’s backyard into an incubator of what’s next for Northside’s seventh and best — we’re going ahead and calling it — year yet.

With over 400 bands taking the stage, when the festival’s four days of music come to a close you’ll have seen enough shows to get you through to fall. As in the past, we’ll be joining up with curatorial partners on showcases at over 30 venues around North Brooklyn, including the 6000-cap outdoor space at 50 Kent Avenue and free shows down the block at McCarren Park. Joined by an army of local talent, a sample of this year’s lineup includes Run the Jewels, Neko Case, Built to Spill, Best Coast, Against Me!, Vince Staples, Rhye, Majical Cloudz and So. Many. More. The first batch of single-show tickets will go on sale this Friday at noon.

Not to be outdone, the Innovation conference has expanded its offerings this year. We’re talking two days of original programming, all the networking events and parties you need to get your next project off the ground, pitch competitions, and the return of the free start-up Expo to McCarren Park. This year’s speakers are leading the pack in everything from online dating to capital trading. Armed with an Innovation badge, catch panelists like Alex Blumberg (founder of Gimlet Media), Lesley Eccles (founder of FanDuel), Paul Budnitz (founder of Ello), Or Arbel (founder of Yo), Guy Vidra (CEO of The New Republic), Brad Katsuyama (founder of IEX), Alison Schwartz (founder of LuLu), Maxwell Ryan (founder of Apartment Therapy) and over 150 more.

Northside’s film competition returns to bring you the cutting-edge programming you’ve come to expect. Concentrating on emerging filmmakers, many of whom call Brooklyn home, this year’s renowned group of jurors includes award-winning documentarian Crystal Moselle (The Wolfpack) and Todd Bieber, creative director of UCB Comedy. We’ll announce our full lineup of films after the March 25 submission deadline, so keep those cameras rolling and be a part of Brooklyn’s premier showcase for independent talent.

A limited number of Early Bird Badges are now available. Early Bird Music Badges ($70) include access to all 400+ bands (subject to venue capacity), Early Bird Innovation Badges ($245) to all 150+ speakers, and Early Bird Film Badges ($30) to all 50+ films. Premium badges ($275) include access to the entire festival. Badge-holders also gain access to exclusive festival events, parties and networking opportunities.


02/27/15 11:00am

Feeling a little burned out by the stress of your day-to-day life? We get it. It’s tough to balance a job, regular gym visits, happy hours with your crew, and that improv class you promised yourself you’d sign up for this year…not to mention an occasional schlep to the laundromat and countless (unsuccessful) attempts to wean yourself off Seamless and bodega snacks. (more…)

02/10/15 10:45am


Playwright Nick Jones (The Coward, “Orange is the New Black”) returns to LCT3 with the world premiere of his newest play VERITÉ, directed by Moritz Von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God). In this darkly funny thriller, Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) plays struggling writer and stay-at-home mom Jo, who is offered an unusual deal. Two mysterious publishers, determined to make her into a best seller, give Jo fifty thousand dollars for her memoir. All she has to do is make her life exciting… but at what cost? As sinister events begin to unfold around her, Jo must decide how far she’s willing to go to transform her life into art.

With Anna Camp, Oliver Hollmann, Matt McGrath, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Robert Sella, Jeanine Serralles, Danny Wolohan

Now through March 15
Mon, Wed-Sun at 7pm, Sat & Sun at 2pm

01/15/15 5:00pm



We’ve got some exciting news: Early Bird Badges for Northside Festival 2015 go on sale starting today at noon!

From June 8-14, over 100,000 creatives and cultural trendsetters will come to Brooklyn to discover the future of music, innovation and film. With over 400 bands, 150 speakers and 50 films, attendees come to Northside to say I saw it here first. And we want to see you there!


In addition to the bands, speakers and films, a badge gets you into exclusive parties and events throughout the festival.

If you’re as ready as we are to put something on your calendar to mark the kickoff of Summer 2015, grab a badge today! We can’t wait to party together at Brooklyn’s largest discovery festival.

There are a limited number of Early Bird Badges, so use this opportunity to grab one before they're gone.

See you in June!

01/13/15 5:42pm


For the past six years, Northside Film has discovered and amplified some of the most distinctive voices in the world of independent film.

Together with our favorite Williamsburg venues—Nitehawk, UnionDocs, Videology and the Wythe Hotel— Northside celebrates young filmmakers by bringing their work to New York City’s voracious film audiences.

Enter to win the Northside Film Competition! Northside Film competition winners receive $5,000 value in cash and prizes including a special screening event hosted by Northside.

Past entrants have had their films seen by jurors like Rosie Perez, Parker Posey, Matthew Grady (Factory 25), Joana Vicente (IFP), Kentucker Audley (NoBudge), Alex Karpovsky (GIRLS), Ted Hope (Producer), Ramin Bahrani (Director), Scott Macaulay (Filmmaker Magazine), Terence Nance (Director) and more!

Northside Film’s program includes the following categories: Features (fiction and documentary), Shorts (fiction, documentary, experimental), Music Videos, and Episodic (webseries, pilots).



01/07/15 10:45am


The L and Brooklyn Magazine’s parent company, Northside Media Group, is seeking interns in our Integrated Marketing department for Winter/Spring! Think you’re on the pulse of what’s trending on Twitter? Have a knack or interest in PR and event production? In this internship, you’ll be involved in the planning and execution of our many integrated marketing campaigns as well as helping with large-scale advertising and sales efforts. Interested? Read on for more details!

12/23/14 7:00pm


Recently, we’ve realized that the successful people in our lives have something in common: they all have some factor that pushes them to keep up the pursuit of their goals. For some people, it’s competition. For others, it’s the internal knowledge that there’s always room for improvement. Regardless of the source, if we follow that feeling we can transform it into something amazing.


12/01/14 9:16pm

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You survived another year of mom’s over-cooked turkey, Aunt Sadie’s endless questions about your love life (or lack thereof), and a no-holds-barred Black Friday brawl. So instead of updating your OKCupid profile or trying to wall mount that 70″ flat screen you scored for $25 (and 2 black eyes), head over to South Street Seaport’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 2 at 5:45pm!

There you will find a giant tree just waiting to be lit up by you (arrive by 4pm to score a free Xyloband*), an amazing lineup of live entertainment–including a DJ set by Questlove–and lots of family-friendly activities, hot drinks, and so much more.

The Tree Lighting is but one part of the fantastic Winter/Edit holiday event series. The outdoor ice rink is open every day. Skate and helmet rentals are available, and residents in 10038, 10004, and 10005 zip codes receive 50% off admission and rental fees with valid ID! Bring the whole family and enjoy warm drinks, live entertainment and art on ice all winter long, only at the Seaport.

While you’re there, don’t forget to stop in and visit the many great vendors. Grab a bite at Ambrose Hall, Haagen Dazs or one of the delicious food trucks. Check off your holiday gift list at Guess, Superdry, Pasanella’s and many more. Or stroll through the Fulton Stall Market, open every day from 11am to 5pm.

Check out the all the details, including ice rink hours of operation, at

*While supplies last