Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Randolph Brooklyn


The Randolph Brooklyn. 104 S. 4th St. between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street in Williamsburg. L train to Bedford. (718) 599–0412. Open Mon–Wed, 6 pm–2 am; Thu–Sat, 6 pm–4 am; Sun, 6 pm–midnight.

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Wasabassco’s KONG

Last month, I went to see the Wasabassco Burlesque performance of KONG! – a stage version of King Kong, with the addition of ladies (and some gentlemen) taking off their clothes! I backed the show’s Indiegogo campaign, so I had a VIP seat in the front row. Naturally, I brought my sketchbook.

Here’s host Doc Wasabassco before the show:


A fire-eating priestess offering tribute to the great god Kong:


A fearsome dinosaur attack:


And finally, King Kong himself smashing up a tiny cardboard New York:




You’ll just have to imagine the burlesque performer dressed as the Empire State Building, the sexy aerialists standing in for attacking airplanes, and the enormous hand tearing off the heroine’s clothes, because my drawing skills declined as the night went on (there was a lot of booze involved).

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ChipShop. 129 Atlantic Ave., between Henry and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights. 4/5 train to Borough Hall. (718) 855-7775, Open Mon–Thu, 11:30 am–11 pm; Fri, 11:30 am–midnight; Sat, 11 am–midnight; Sun, 11 am–11 pm.

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Kitty Kiernans


Kitty Kiernans. 9715 3rd Ave., between 97th Street and Marine Avenue in Bay Ridge. R train to 95th St. (718) 921-0217, Open Mon–Sat, 10 am–4 am; Sun, noon–4 am.

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Longbow Pub & Pantry. 7316 3rd Ave., between 73rd and 74th streets in Bay Ridge. R train to 77th St. (718) 238-7468, Open Mon–Thu, noon–2 am; Fri, noon–4 am; Sat, 10 am–4 am; Sun, 10 am–2 am.

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