Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Friday, June 23, 2006

Eric Gioia

There will be a fundraising Beach Party for Eric Gioia tonight at the beach. The main beach area will be open. The Volleyball Court will not be put out tonight..

The beach will be open, the yellow tent area and the sandy area near the tent and normally used by the volleyball court will be set aside for the Eric's Beach Party.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


The 1st Wednesday we will be open is June 28th..

Starting June 22, (THIS THURSDAY) we will be open every Wednesday --- Sunday through Labor Day...

DJ event coming..

Saturday, July 1

The very first Rebound
with Monk-One, Oneman, and E’s E
at Water Taxi Beach (2nd and Borden, LIC, Queens)
8p til late

-->> free

http://www.watertaxibeach.com for directions.

Email info@brothersbrothers.biz for more info

This is the first in a string of Saturday night parties at Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City, a beautiful beach (check the photos: http://www.watertaxibeach.com/photos.html) that’s shuffling distance from PS1’s Warm Up party. Wax Poetics Magazine, Turntable Lab and NYCTrust are joining forces with the brothers’brothers, FunkNYC, and Five Grand Stereo to kick off the opener. Brooklyn’s resident record digger and party rocker Monk-One will be celebrating the release of his new mix CD, ‘The Funky Disco Sound of Monk-One’. His fellow break-addicted cohorts E’s E and Oneman will join him on the tables. Bring the flip-flops you can dance in. There’s a HUGE tented, wooden floor for dusting it up!


On the New York Water Taxi: Taxis depart from E. 34th Street in midtown Manhattan on a varied schedule http://www.nywatertaxi.com
On the subway: 7 train to Vernon Avenue/Jackson. Walk along Vernon Avenue to Borden Avenue, turn right. Look for signs for Water Taxi Beach.
Or on the bus: B61 and Q103.

DJ Bios

E's E
E's E is the product of an international collaboration between Far East technology and out west sunshine. The result is the transformation into a potent new sensation subtitled Little Dynasty. Set against the historic yet phantasmagoric backdrop of Brooklyn NY, E's E and his records embark on an endless soundshifting road of quality music. E’s E has received numerous blessings for his mix CD projects that have included the critical appraisal "best mix ever" from Fat City in Manchester as well as a write up in Germany's most widely distributed Hip Hop Publication, Juice. Never shy to grab the pen himself, E's E has reviewed a number of Indy Hip Hop specialties for the Turntable Lab archives as well as a number of other undisclosed sites.

Monk-One has gained a worldwide reputation as a true music lover who simultaneously contains the skill to rock parties, throw down rare and never heard vinyl wonders and craft ridiculous chronicles of musical genres in the form of a mix CD that only a true connoisseur can do. He has blazed a trail in legendary clubs from Japan to the UK, going toe to toe with such heavyweights as Madlib, the 45 King, DJ Red Alert, Danny Krivit and Mark Rae to name a few. He maintains resident DJ status on New York's longest running Hip Hop radio show, The Underground Railroad (WBAI), is the "Ambassador" and editor of the well respected journal Wax Poetics, and has released an original 7" and EP on Ten12 Records.

Known throughout the land as "The Sample King," DJ Oneman sniffs out records like you wouldn't believe. His treasure trove of original vinyl dominates his living quarters, containing seldom heard and never seen gems that when the time is right, he unveils for the masses to ponder. His legendary guest sets on The Underground Railroad (WBAI) have been known to throw the listeners, residents and hosts in an absolute uproar. His knowledge and appreciation of rare vinyl species has led him to submit mixes on the famed soulstrut.com website as well as spot gigs on Long Island's legendary cable access show Rare Groove Revolution, where he spent 3 episodes breaking down the complexities of one of the crate digger’s biggest enigmas - Library Records. Oneman's vinyl collection has been heralded by such big shots as Dr. Dre and Jay E (Nelly's Producer) for its incredible selection of obscure break beats.

You can hear mixes from all three here:


Friday, June 16, 2006

We are having a coming out party for the Motz Burger, screening the documentary that inspired the Motz Burger (Hamburger America), and hosting a burger bash!

Question #1: Do I need a ticket?
Answer #1: NO, but it gives you a 50% discount so it's worth your while..
--- buy a ticket ---

The Motz Burger is Harry's at Water Taxi Beach's entry into the mythical "Great American Hamburger Contest" that plays out nightly across this great land at very burger joint, shack, and of course Brooklyn's Schnack. It's submitted for your approval... On June 24th we will get our Yea's and Nay's from NYC burger-ratia. Give your own taste buds a spin and then let us know what you think.

The Motz Burger is a 1/4 lbs of 100% Certified Black Angus Chuck. The meat is ground fresh daily; we make a GUESS each day and produce only a LIMITED quantity. Any meat that isn't used up by close of business on the day it was ground will never be born as Motz Burger. We use it to make our Coney Sauce.

Our QBQ BBQ Burger Bash, will use the Motz Burger as a template for the BQB burgers, so while many of the inspiring burgers are bigger than 1/4 lb, our homage burgers will be exactly 1/4 lb each.

Question #2: What if I don't have a ticket?
Answer #2: We are going to grind up a whole mess of black Angus chuck but in the end of the day there is only so much we can cut up... and grind in the time allowed. Ticket holders get 1st choice, but expect to have plenty extra on hand!!

Here is the official story..

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presented by


Admit it. There's nothing better than savoring the taste of a specially prepared, burger eaten outdoors while the sun begins to set and you wiggle your toes in the sand, enjoy spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, sip on an ice cold beer and listen to the soothing sounds of summer. Cap it off with a special screening of the acclaimed documentary Hamburger America and you've got the Gothamist/ A Hamburger Today QBQ BBQ Burger Bash at Water Taxi Beach. That's "Quality Before Quantity"; - there's nothing fast about this food.

Special appearances by George Motz, James Beard nominee for his documentary Hamburger America, and Harry "Hey Chef" Hawk of Schnack and Water Taxi Beach make this QBQ BBQ the event that burger aficionados have waited a lifetime for.


WATER TAXI BEACH, Hunter's Point (Second St. & Borden Ave.), Long Island City

Special screening of Hamburger America at dusk; and it's world wide out door premier!

In an interpretative homage to some of America's most beloved patties, Harry's at Water Taxi Beach will chop fresh 100% certified angus beef at the Beach throughout the evening and serve up regional specialties including The Guber Burger (a Missouri specialty topped with hot, melted smooth peanut butter); The Butter Burger (a Wisconsin fave served with a large dollop of soft, pure butter); The Green Chile Cheeseburger (with hot green chiles, indigenous only to New Mexico); and The Motz Burger (named for acclaimed documentarian George Motz, it's the quintessential 1/4 lb. patty served on a white squishy bun with spectacular "Schnack" sauce....
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Come and get it!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Friday June 9th

Looks like Friday night is going to be a wash out. Watch this space, at 2pm on Friday we will let you know if we are going on open.

Saturday is looking great and we hope everyone shows up on Saturday!!

June 17th

On June 17th the 1st Wedding we are catering at the beach will start at 5pm. The Big Yellow tent, the site of the wedding along with a tiny bit of the sand in front of it will be closed for the day until about 11pm.

In the event of bad weather the beach will be closed.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Meat & Beer

We want to clafify our happy hour...

Now that we have Schaefer, replacing the non available PBR, our happy hour special is from 3pm to 6pm for up to 2 KEGS worth of Schaefer (that's 200 cups worth or 3,200 ounces!). We blow the air horn when we start and we blow it again when it's gone...

(yes we will most likly switch back to PBR when it's available in Kegs in Queens...)

In terms of MEAT, or Elk product for this weekend has landed!

Schaefer is the one... for now..

While we are waiting for Pasbt to figure out who is their legal distributer in Queens NY, we have ordered up a supply of Schaefer Beer..

"is the one beer to have when your having more than one..."


Why Schaefer? it's available... when PBR is available, we will rapidly reconsider...

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Open Tonight

WTB will open on Saturday June 3rd at 7pm with a min. staff.

Rain Rain June 3rd '06

Saturday June 3rd 2006 at 8:40 AM EST

Based on hour by hour weather reports

Water Taxi Beach will be closed until 7pm tonight. At 4pm we will consider if we are still going to open tonight.

Check out the hour by hour weather.. Click here to view