Schooner the better: Floating restaurant opens off Pier 6

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By Lauren Gill

Brooklyn Paper

It’s aboat time!

A floating restaurant aboard a historic schooner, just off at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6, lowered its gangplank to visitors on Thursday night. The much-anticipated opening of Pilot gives Kings County residents a new waterfront spot to drop anchor and chow down.

The floating eatery serves a seafood-focused menu that includes oysters, lobster rolls, and a soft-shell crab po’ boy. It also boasts two bars, serving $15 craft cocktails, and several sit-down tables.

Pilot is owned by Alex and Miles Pincus, the team behind the popular Manhattan restaurant-on-a-boat Grand Banks.

The schooner was only recently decked out for an upscale dining experience — the 1924-built vessel enjoyed a previous life as the “Highlander Sea,” which guided visiting ships safely into Boston Harbor, and later sailed around the world as a research vessel.

After being acquired by the Pincus brothers, it was re-purposed at Gowanus Bay Terminal in Red Hook, where damaged planks from the hull were removed and replaced to accommodate the bar, kitchens, and freezers.

It will remain docked on the north side of Pier 6 until October.

Pilot at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 (Atlantic Avenue and Furman Street in Brooklyn Heights, Mon–Fri, 3 pm–midnight; Sat, Sun, 11 am–midnight.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill

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October's Very Own Has New "Made In Canada" T-Shirts For Its Yorkdale Flagship Opening

October’s Very Own has unveiled a new line of tees in celebration of its new flagship store in Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Representing the four quadrants of the city, the collection features four limited edition white T-shirts, with either “Uptown,” “Downtown,” “East End,” or “West End” printed across the chest. The shirts also feature OVO’s signature owl branding on the back.

If you’re in Toronto, be sure to check out the new Yorkdale flagship, which is set to open on Saturday, August 5.

OVO Yorkdale Flagship Store
3401 Dufferin St.
Toronto, ON
M6A 2T9

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Here's Where to Buy the Most Anticipated Sneaker Releases in Europe This Weekend

While the world of sneaker drops isn’t one that shows any signs of slowing down in the near or even distant future, some weeks are still bigger and brighter than others. This is one of those weeks. And within the vast array of options on offer this week, one thing in particular sticks out: a definite slant towards retro shoes. In fact, only a few new models have made it onto our list this week.

And while there’s no shortage of hyped drops from other companies, this week definitely belongs to the Swoosh. But before we get to Nike, it’s only right that we should nod to Tyler, The Creator’s Converse collab, reworking the familiar One Star in a subtle manner that’s captured a lot of attention. Meanwhile, in the world of adidas, the brand’s unlikely collaboration with Henry Poole and Size? is its main draw this week, while Patta and Diadora continue their longstanding partnership.

Nike’s release list, however, is huge this week and — while mostly dropping retros — they’ve also thrown in some new colorway updates in the mix. So, if you’re on the lookout for a pair of VaporMaxes, today is your lucky day. Luck also makes an appearance if you happen to be a fan of the Air Max 97, Flight Bonafides, Air Zoom Mariah Flyknits or the Nike SB Dunk Highs. And that’s before we mention Nike’s Jordan Brand subsidiary, who continue their aggressive release program at pace. Take a look through our pick of the best shoes out this weekend below.

Nike Air Max 97 “OG White”


Release Price: £169.95 from Nike

Given that the Nike Air Max 97 is an undisputed cult classic it was really only ever a matter of time before the brand decided to bring it back. The company has been very careful in its reintroduction of the shoe, however, only releasing in very limited quantities to avoid flooding the market. The latest limited drop is this white pair, which would clearly be ideal for the last days of summer.

Jordan Super.Fly 2017 “Instant Fly”


Release Price: £129.95 from Nike

Designed for Blake Griffin, the “Instant Fly” Jordan is a shape that fans of the brand will be instantly familiar with. While we’re unsure how the success of Griffin’s team will happen without Chris Paul, the one thing that remains a definite is how good his footwear will be. As you’d expect for a regular basketball release, they’re more widely available than some of the Jordan Retro’s, so you won’t have to be so ready with your trigger finger on this one.

Nike SB Zoom Dunk High Elite “The SB Dunk, Remixed”


Release Price: £114.95 from Nike

Nike SB continues to rework the dunk, this time even injecting the remix element directly into the shoe’s name. This time the brand is keeping it modern, with the added feature of a sock insert to make sure that your feet stay in place. The classic white/red colorway means you’ll be able to pay homage to Jordan while you skate.

Nike Air Max 97 “Midnight Navy”


Release Price: £139.95 from Nike

The second Air Max 97 drop of the week that’s managed to make its way onto our list is this sleek “Midnight Navy” edition. A great contrast to the white edition, it’ll be perfect for those who think white sneakers are simply too risky to wear day-to-day. These ones are also extremely limited, so if you want a pair then you’re going to need to be quick — a number of sizes have sold out already.

Nike VaporMax “Copper Grey”


Release Price: £169.95 from Nike

Much like the Air Max 97, Nike has been slowly releasing limited editions of the VaporMax since its release. There’s been a few versions dropped this week, but the standout for us is this “Copper Grey” shoe. While the drops have been consistent, the sheer novelty of the new shape still hasn’t worn off — a fact which speaks to just how good the VaporMax is.

Golf le Fleur x Converse One Star





Release Price: £80 from Converse

The most anticipated drop of the week (that doesn’t come from Nike) is definitely this new collaboration from Converse and Tyler, The Creator. Releasing under Tyler’s brand name, Golf Le Fleur, the collection’s pastel hues blend perfectly with the light and airy feel of Flower Boy. As interest for this is high, it’s highly likely that this one will have already sold out by the time you’ve seen this article, so keep your fingers crossed for that restock.

size? x Henry Poole x adidas Originals NMD_R2


Release Price: £150 from Size?

The second part of the most unexpected collaboration of the year gets its release this week, courtesy of adidas Originals. The brand with the three stripes has come in strong on part two, dropping the chalk stripe NMD_R2 from its Henry Poole collab, modelled after the fabric used on Poole’s suiting. The end result is a distinct shoe that stands out but also remains surprisingly wearable with a number of ‘fits.

Nike Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit


Release Price: £129.95 from Nike

The Air Zoom Mariah continues its triumphant return in Flyknit form – this time coming in a black on white sole colorway. The retro shape has the advantage of feeling pleasantly familiar, taking a simple silhouette and updating it with Nike’s flagship technology. It’s the ideal shoe for those who think the VaporMax is a step too far.

Nike Flight Bonafide


Release Date: £119.95 from Nike

Nike’s Flight Bonafide has always been a shoe you’ll either love or hate. If you find yourself on the hate side of things, feel free to check the next item on our list — if not, you’ll be pleased to hear that this time the futuristic shoe is available in a blue and black Flyknit upper, with matching sole panels to the side. Those who enjoy bold styles will be a fan of this drop.

ASICS Tiger GEL-LYTE Mid x Patta


Release Date: €140 from Solebox

Patta and ASICS have teamed up once again, this time reworking a pair of GEL-LYTE Mids. The shoes are typically Patta – using unorthodox colors, such as the purple upper panels and a brown leather brand logo, on top of a signature ASICS shape. Keeping in theme with both brands histories and the overarching theme of the shoes released this week, this is another retro style drop.

Air Jordan 5 “Cement”


Release Date: August 5
Release Price: £169.95 from Nike

Jordan Brand’s retro release for this week is the Air Jordan 5 “Cement” editions. The brand, which has steadily been dropping new versions of its retro shapes for a considerate amount of time now, has kept it simple this week. While basketball styles overall haven’t been performing as well as they used to, this one will keep the collectors interested.

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Jay-Z Enlists Jerrod Carmichael & Other Stars to Create a 'Friends' Parody for "Moonlight" Video

JAY-Z has released another star-studded visual in support of his headline-dominating new studio album 4:44. Following up last month’s boxing-themed vignette for “Adnis,” the NYC icon sets his sights on the album cut “Moonlight” for his new clip. This time around, Hov enlists the talents of Jerrod Carmichael, Hannibal Burress, Issa Rae, Tessa Howard, Lakeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, and Lil Rel Howery to help craft his own spin on Friends. Today’s release comes to us courtesy of director Alan Yang, who received an Emmy nomination for his work on NBC’s hit show Parks and Recreation.

Courtesy of TIDAL, you can view JAY-Z’s new video for “Moonlight” above. Late last month, JAY-Z also made several new 4:44 bonus tracks available for streaming.


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Kodak Black Takes the Prom King Crown In "Patty Cake" Video

Kodak Black is back with a new video from his Painting Pictures project. The youthful video complements the album’s “Patty Cake” track and takes place in a school setting. Throughout the video Kodak is presented as a cartoon character that goes through the motions of being the popular kid on campus. Getting the girls, detention and the prom king crown, it concludes with him giving a show to his classmates during prom that even gets the janitor to dance.

Take a look at Kodak Black’s video for “Patty Cake” above and let us know your thoughts.


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Illegal Civilization Announces Tour With New Video, Includes Jonah Hill Cameo

The nationwide takeover has just begun for Illegal Civilization. Following last month’s Barcelona-based skate video, the Illegal Civilization crew returns with a new visual to announce an expansive U.S. tour. Featuring appearances by Kevin White, Na-kel Smith, Tyshawn Jones, Ryder McLaughlin, Olan Prenatt and Aramis Hudson, Illegal Civilization’s new clip comes to us courtesy of director and editor Mikey Alfred, Davonte Jolly and Matt Schyler. Most notably, this new video features a Jonah Hill cameo around the 33-second mark. As shown in today’s clip, the forthcoming Illegal Civilization tour is going to be all sorts of fun.

You can check out Illegal Civilization’s new video above, and get your tickets to the crew’s tour here.


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