Bedford (New York)

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Where to Grab a Late Night Bite Near Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival

    The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is upon us, and if you're hitting the dance floor this weekend, you might want a little late night grub after the shows end. We've got you covered. Herewith, five restaurants plus a 24-hour option within walking -- or dancing -- distance that serve good food un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Car Crashes into Brooklyn Supermarket, Injuring a Woman

    At around 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday night, there was a loud bang and when the people walking down Bedford Avenue turned to look, they saw that a car had crashed into the supermarket. Its crushed hood was lodged into the store's front window, shattered glass and pieces of metal all around. The car, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Martha Stewart On Her Rustic But Suburban Farm Home

    At City Harvest's "On Your Plate" luncheon yesterday, quality queen Martha Stewart told the crowd about the sprawling place she lives at in Bedford, New York. "It's rustic but suburban," she said. "We have plumbing and electricity and greenhouses.

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    The New "On The Go!" Digital Subway Maps Are A Tourist's Dream Come True

    Aside from a subway death solution, a review of the G train and a whole slew of transportation inconveniences, the MTA is also in need of a technological upgrade. Luckily, that'll be arriving shortly (the other issues mentioned... maybe not so much). Two summers ago, the agency installed several ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    How to Make the Blonde Manhattan from Lilium

    Lady Gaga, Scarlett Johansson, Veronica Lake, Danny Bowien. Recognizable names? Sure. Blond New Yorkers? You bet. (Looks like you're one of us now, Danny.) Lighten up your drink order this holiday with the Blonde Manhattan from Lilium in Union Square. Being served as a tribute to the 79th annivers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    How to Make a Mezcal Cocktail for the Mayan Apocalypse from PDT

    As much as it petrifies us to write this sentence, the Mayan apocalypse is slated to destroy the universe on December 21. Bummer? Definitely. Why not drink away your fears with a Mezcal cocktail created specifically for the world's implosion PDT's managing partner and mixologist extraordinaire, Jim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    November's Openings and Closings

    The shark-infested waters of New York City's restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you're into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    How to Make an Old Fashioned from The Bedford

    Thanksgiving is all but a memory and Christmas looms large. The weather is cold and the days are short. It is time for a stiff drink. Fortunately, The Bedford, the homey American restaurant and speakeasy in Williamsburg, offers a cocktail menu designed to raise spirits and warm souls. And in these ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Pad Thai Redeemed

    Finally, a pad thai that kicks your ass Pad Thai is one of those dishes to be instinctively avoided. Even at great Thai restaurants, the cooks switch into gringo mode and turn out an indifferent heap of pale rice noodles that's invariably bland and way too sweet. But then last Friday evening a gro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2012

    Mango Ice Cream from Pagoto Organic, Dish #81

    Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Summer Squash at Fort Defiance, Dish #84 | Aji de Gallina at Morocho, Dish #83]

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2012

    D*Face Talks About The Love, Loss And Public Interaction In His NYC Murals

    Last weekend we brought your attention to RETNA's mural on Bowery and Houston, but in the week that has past most of the city's artistic focus has been off the streets and into the various fairs participating in Armory Arts Week. But that's not the case for British street artist D*Face who took to S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Under the Toque: New Chef at Tocqueville, Farmers in the Kitchen

    ​Jason Lawless has ascended to the position of Tocqueville's chef de cuisine. [Eater] The Bedford in Williamsburg is also getting a new chef--Jason Michael Giordano, formerly of Hotel Griffou. [Grub Street]

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Michael Chernow Reveals His Favorite Recipes From The Meatball Shop Cookbook

    Photo courtesy Michael ChernowMichael Chernow makes a mean meatball​Michael Chernow is one half of the duo behind the wildly successful Meatball Shop, located on the Lower East Side. This past summer saw the opening of the shop's Williamsburg branch, and now Chernow has co-written The Meatbal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Open House New York Is Your Chance to See NYC Behind the Scenes

    Williamsburg's Nighthawk Cinema, by Ty Cole​Open House New York, a yearly opportunity for you to creep into the secret, often forbidden or under-acknowledged corners of the city, a/k/a, a celebration of the city's architecture and design, is being held this year on October 15 and 16. With the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Williamsburg Is in Its 'Manhattanization' Era, But the Unreliable L Train Could Save It

    ​Today on New Urban Network, Peter Feigenbaum writes of the various stages of the "colonization" of Williamsburg -- "just another chapter in the reconfiguration and rebirth of New York since the city's nadir in the mid-1970s." For history and urban planning nerds, this is some fascinating stuf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2011

    MTA Weekend Follies, Again: An Investigation

    ​This should absolutely not come as a surprise, but anyone who uses the New York City subway system will experience some trying times this weekend. Do you take the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, C, D, E, F, G, L, N, Q, or R trains? Sorry 'bout that. For us Williamsburgers, this is par for the course. Th ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 13, 2011

    Gossip! Gossip! Gossip! With Names!

    Valiant Sandra Bernhard, curious Mickey Rourke, and simply Divine

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Bedford Cheese Shop Is Going Big. Really Big.

    Bedford Cheese ShopBrace yourself, Manhattan.​We remember Bedford Cheese Shop in its infancy, when it was a wee little thing tucked between a coffee shop and a hair salon in the Williamsburg mini-mall. How times have changed: five years after growing into its very own Bedford Avenue storefront ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Naked Bike Riders Will Fill the Streets of NYC This Saturday

    via​More nudity news you can use: The 2011 World Naked Bike Ride is on Saturday. This has always seemed rather uncomfortable (banana seat?) but it is for a good cause, that is, protesting harmful environmental effects from cars and oil dependencies and promoting alternative transportation. It' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Obscure European Aperitifs Are All the Rage; The Bronx Spawns New Beers

    ​Little-known European aperitifs are all the rage these days, from Rabarbaro Zucca, a rhubarb-flavored amaro, to Becherovka, a cinnamon herbal liqueur from the Czech Republic. [NY Times] Jack Daniel's is tweaking the look of its iconic black-and-white label. For one, the "Lynchburg: Pop. 361" ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Williamsburg Club Savalas Says Farewell

    ​Tonight begins the last hurrah for erstwhile Williamsburg club Savalas, whose six year run on Bedford avenue came to an end this week when the venue abruptly announced (on Facebook!) that it'd be closing this weekend. Why they were closing they never quite got around to saying, but there are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    L Train Now the Perfect Spot for Public Sex

    via Gothamist/Melon Bee's Flickr​It wouldn't be right for us not to mention the couple caught in flagrante on the L train over the weekend. Gothamist has the original photos from a tipster. But we'll paraphrase: Man and women get on L train bound for Bedford on Saturday. Man and woman kiss pas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Update: L-Train Service Is Back After Being Suspended for Smoke Condition

    This is only an imagining, in which the flames represent your frustrations. ​Earlier this morning we started getting word that the L train had been suspended in both directions from Bedford to 8th Avenue due to a smoke condition, possibly a track fire, at 1st Avenue. We spoke to an MTA rep who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Tiny Williamsburg Thief Charms Victims With Apology Note

    ​Via Racked, we've learned of a recent happening at the pretty great Bedford store Catbird in which a 7-year-old shoplifter took a locket for his mom under the alleged advice (manipulation?) of his older sister.

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Banana Bread Beer, Brewed by Wells & Young's, Gets 62 Stars

    ​ [Here begins a new series in which we taste beers found in bodegas all over the city, seemingly at random. Please suggest beers you want us to try.] "Whoa! It smells like bananas," a friend observed as I poured the beer down the side of the Stella Artois stemware, where it puddled and sent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Tonight! Hot Hot Heat, Washed Out, Midnight Masses, ArpLine, And 5 de Gall HyperMex Dance Party

    Washed Out: "Gary Low ain't got shit on me."​Tonight, Hot Hot Heat begin their month-long residency at Public Assembly, an attempt to shed their image as radio-rock backwash that ends up on the John Tucker Must Die soundtrack. Over at the Bell House, Washed Out unleash the chill, much to the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    This Week In The Voice: Every Hour is Happy Hour

    ​What if you lived in a city where there was a bar with a happy hour, for every hour of the day? Guess what, New Yorkers: You do.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Hasidim v. Hipsters: The Great Williamsburg Bike Lane Debate is Tonight!

    This is the ultimate fight: Tonight's debate at Pete's Candy Store in Williamsburg between the hipsters and the Hasidim about the Bedford Avenue bike lane. You know the background: The Hasids, mostly Satmars, don't want to see half-naked goyim pedaling their bikes. The city late last year remove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Transportation Alternatives Denounces Tomorrow's Naked Bedford Bike Ride

    ​Everyone, even if they don't care about bike lanes, seems to be looking forward to the naked bike ride scheduled for Saturday. The spectacle is meant to draw attention to the bikers' plight in Williamsburg, where the city scrubbed the Bedford Avenue bike lake, leading to a guerrilla hipste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Quick Hits

    Weird Al and a team of experts provide a brief history of autotune. (h/t Joe My God.) Folks outraged at Palin in shorts on a Newsweek cover have resorted to their greatest weapon -- Photoshop! This one is our favorite. A Citizens Union report says that in the past 10 years, 14 state legislator ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Exercises in Viral-to-Street Promotion: Vampire Weekend Contra Edition

    Okay, Vampire Weekend. You got us. Slapped on a tagged mailbox on the loiterers' corner of North 7th and Bedford, the faux-sorority girl with the blank stare proved to be such a weird visual deja vu that a stop-and-look was in order. Why is she so familiar? Did she die recently? Is this an unsign ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 25, 2009


    Local folksters have stories for days

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Bedford Avenue Crazy Man Profiled

    ​We are grateful to Gothamist for finding Russel Fong's short film on the Williamsburg yelling man, whom we've been wondering about. As it happens, Lawrence LaDouceur is a lot more amiable in private conversation than when yelling at the corner of North 7th and Bedford, but alas, no less crazy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Driving and Eating

    Spotted this van in the netherworld under the BQE in Williamsburg. One side bore the enthusiastic slogan "Eat Your Baby." Is it the name of a band, or advice to the stroller-pushing hordes appearing on Bedford? Either way, the Voice cannot condone cannibalism. This cryptic bumper sticker was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    A Man, A Plan, A Van -- Barbecue!

    Rumors had been filtering in for nearly two months of a red van parked inside a roofless garage just off Quincy and Bedford in Bed-Stuy, a van that made and vended barbecued meats. I ignored the rumors for a long time, because frankly how could it be that good -- I mean Hill Country or Fette Sa ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 3, 2008

    Mr. and Miss Williamsburg Pageant

    Find out who’s the biggest slacker of them all

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Williamsburg "Pandamonium" Reviews are In

    Last week the Anti-Advertising Agency announced "a costumed, roving, street party, apocalyptic, dance, rock, battle" would meetup at Union Square at 8:30 on Saturday. That they did, and amNY's Urbanite reports the "Pandamonium" event "turned ugly" as hundreds of people dressed in various states of ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 22, 2008

    Lazy Days on Bedford

    Old Peter vs. new Peter

  • Dining

    November 27, 2007

    Bull Market: A Restaurant Generated by Concept

    Not what Alice Waters meant by 'market-driven'

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2007

    This Week's Burrito Placemat: Arctic Monkeys, Tommie Sunshine, Guitar Hero

    From this gentleman's blog. DOWN IN FRONT by Rob Harvilla A story in which the (Guitar) Hero fingers a plastic axe and tries to crush his enemies. The results are inconclusive. LOUISIANA REPORT by Larry Blumenfeld Second-line parades are endangered in New Orleans. ACLU to the rescue. CRED SHEET ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007

    Dadaist art-dicks diss Shepard Fairey in Williamsburg

    Aw, why couldn't "euthanizing your bourgeois fad" take the form of painting over that crappy tag on the right? Looks like Billyburg street art has its very own SDS. As of this morning, we spotted the above Shepard Fairey Uncle-Sam-propaganda wheatpaste -- the one that's been presiding over a Gran ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 5, 2006

    Scaring Pigeons

    Not your Friends' bistro anymore in the West Village

  • NYC Life

    March 15, 2005
  • NYC Life

    February 15, 2005
  • News

    December 14, 2004

    Empty Dreams

    Homeless 'canners' crushed by the system

  • NYC Life

    July 8, 2003

    From Courtney to Karen O

    Thrift Shopping in Williamsburg

  • Dining

    April 9, 2002
  • News

    June 19, 2001
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    March 28, 2000


    At Brooklyn’s Bedford Bowl, the Stakes Are High and the Obsessions Run Deep

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