Boerum Hill

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Seven Restaurants That Opened In NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a classic 1940s diner hits the West Village, a successful LA restaurant finds a home in Brooklyn, and Hell's Kitchen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    How the Brooklyn Wine Exchange Became a Beloved Neighborhood Wine Shop

    NYC is experiencing a golden era in wine, as retailers have access to more wines from more importers from the farthest reaches of the globe than ever before. As I set out to distill those retailers down to a forthcoming list of the 10 best (which will build on last year's list), I reached out to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Where to Eat Near the Holiday Markets, Christmas Trees, and Skating Rinks

    Unless you're a total Grinch, this can be a pretty magical time of year to be in New York City -- the Big Apple really brings its A-game to decorations, holiday markets, and festive events, and if you can stomach the crowds, it's worth seeking them out so they can tug on your old holiday spirit hear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    The 10 Best Hot Chocolates in NYC

    Surely one of winter's greatest treasures, a mug of hot chocolate can feel as restorative as a multi-dimensional meditative trance (FYI: nirvana looks like Beyonce eating a cronut). No matter how cold or dreary it gets, this elixir with ancient roots -- the Mayans beat us to it by at least two mille ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    The 10 Best Jukebox Bars in New York City

    In a perfect world, jukeboxes aren't Top 40-spewing robots, those glowing ATM-like contraptions hooked up to an infinite Internet playlist that charges $2 a song and inundates you with too many choices to the point where you're just playing The Outfield's "Your Love" on repeat for the billionth time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    An Early Taste of Fitzcarraldo, Now Open in Bushwick

    It's not especially easy to find the entrance to Fitzcarraldo as you head down Morgan Avenue, especially if it's dark. You might be able to see the illuminated dining room, set a half story above this quiet street, as you pass by, but you may miss the chalkboard sign that points you down a narrow cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Bijan's Persian-Inspired Brunch Breaks the Mold but Not the Wallet

    One big draw at Bijan's brunch in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill is its list of medicinal cocktails, many of which are infused with healthful components to counteract the booze. Each of them pairs well with a menu of Persian-inspired fare that breaks the typical brunch-time mold. And best of all? One of tho ... More >>

  • News

    August 7, 2013
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    January 23, 2013

    Crisp and Chewy Pizza at Juliana's; Spectacular Japanese Food at Chez Sardine

    Tejal Rao visited pizza legend Patsy Grimaldi's new outpost, Juliana's, where the pies are made with an old-fashioned touch -- cheese first, sauce last. The method allows the "tomato sauce [to] protect the cheese like sunblock," Rao writes in her review of Juliana's." The benefits of such care are c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    December's Openings and Closings

    In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in December.

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Barack Obama Opened Three New Campaign Offices In New York. But Why?

    In the 2008 presidential election, President Barack Obama mopped the floor with Senator John McCain in New York, beating the GOP challenger by more than two million votes.In fact, a Republican presidential candidate hasn't won the Empire State in nearly 30 years, when President Ronald Reagan absolut ... More >>

  • Theater

    April 18, 2012

    Spoon River Anthology Gets a Crowd

    A cast of a hundred help move Edgar Lee Masters's classic to the stage

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Top 10 Vintage Clothing Stores in New York City

    Vintage wear tends to trump most fashion trends -- or, in other words, old is the new new. Lucky for the trend conscious among us, New York's wealth of vintage stores make it simple to look chic and seasoned to perfection. Check out our favorite vintage shops around the city...

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    This Week's Specials: Holy Eats, Greeks, and Pizza

    And now, a look back at what was on the menu here at Fork in the Road this week. Lauren ShockeySausage fest!​ Just in time for the holidays, FitR gets Sunday-schooled in this week's roundup: Our Top 10 Food Moments in the Bible. Robert Sietsema goes Greek in his review of Gregory's 26 Corn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Kibo; Goodbye to Hinsch's

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Hinsch's, the beloved Bay Ridge luncheonette, has closed after more than 50 years in business. [Brooklyn Paper] The embattled space th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to The Dutch, Goodbye to Don Hill's

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Edgar's Café on the Upper West Side has closed after some 20 years in business. A younger sister establishment nearby remains open. [Zagat Buzz] Moe's, the Fort Greene mainstay is having its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Shelsky's Smoked Fish Will Make Smith Street a Little More Lower East Side-ish

    ​Now that Mile End has successfully spread the gospel of Jewish delicatessen across Boerum Hill and its leafy environs, a new establishment is planning to pay homage its more aquatic counterpart.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Melt Shop, Goodbye to Il Matto

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Eccentric Italian restaurant Il Matto has shuttered just before its one-year anniversary, but the owner is holding on to the space. [Eater] The Union Square dive bar Bar 119 has served its las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    LEGO Brooklyn Creator Really, Really Loves New York, LEGOs

    ​Jonathan Lopes, a Boerum Hill artist, is building Broolyn in his living room out of blocks. Using only plastic LEGOs, Lopes doesn't even alter the pieces at all, he just makes do with what the boxes offer. "It's challenging to achieve certain aesthetics with the limitations of the brick," he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Career Crook George Villanueva Held on First-Degree Murder in Boerum Hill Death of Cop Alain Schaberger

    Villanueva (right) pushed cop Schaberger (left) off a stoop and to his death, the NYPD says.​Small-time crook George Villanueva is in the hoosegow without bail on charges of first-degree murder in the death early Sunday in Boerum Hill of cop Alain Schaberger. A convicted robber with 28 prior arre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Noah Bernamoff Talks About Schmaltz, Bagels, and Keeping Jewish Food Alive

    MetromixNoah Bernamoff and his wife, Rae Cohen.​Yesterday, Noah Bernamoff spoke with us about his plans for Mile End, the phenomenally successful smoked-meat mecca he opened a little more than a year ago in Boerum Hill. Today, he talks with us about his grandmother's recipes, keeping tradition ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Noah Bernamoff Talks About Mile End, and What's Next for Mile End

    MetromixNoah Bernamoff and his wife, Rae Cohen.​A little more than a year after opening Mile End in Boerum Hill, Noah Bernamoff is a busy, busy guy. In addition to the day-to-day duties of filling the mouths of smoked meat fanatics, Bernamoff fills his hours working on new products and recipes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Nicky's Is Now Serving Pho to the East Village

    Nicky's Vietnamese Sandwiches​Last spring, the folks at Nicky's Vietnamese Sandwiches kept busy quashing rumors that they'd be closing or moving. Fortunately, they've not only stayed put on East 2nd Street, they've also opened Nicky's Pho a couple of blocks away.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Buvette; Goodbye to Vutera

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Williamsburg's Vutera and its upstairs venue Rose Live Music are celebrating the venue's fifth and last year this week, as both are set to close at the end of February. [Wall Street Journal] R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    The Inspiration for Mile End's Ruth Wilensky Sandwich

    ​Mile End's Ruth Wilensky is made with very good artisanal salami -- but the bologna has been omitted. Named after a Montreal neighborhood northeast of Mont Royale, Mile End is a Brooklyn deli that seeks to deliver -- at lunch at least -- a reasonable facsimile of several vernacular culinary ... More >>

  • Film

    July 20, 2010

    Beyond the 'Rock Star' Image to the Heart of Basquiat

    Tamra Davis's tribute focuses on the specifics

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    New Orleans-Style Stan's Place Becomes Rothschild's

    ​Boerum Hill New Orleans-style restaurant Stan's Place has been closed for renovations for several months. Next Wednesday, it will re-open under the same ownership but in a slightly different incarnation. The new restaurant is called Rothschild's, not because it has any connection to the famou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: The 2010 Summer Guide

    ​As you emerge from the schvitzy oven that is New York's subway system today, indulge in that new heat and sunshine with the help of the Voice's special pull-out 2010 Summer Guide. Keep yourself busy above ground during the three-month sweat-stained shitshow that is a summer in New York City, ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 25, 2010

    Mile End Brings Montreal to Brooklyn

    Boerum Hill gets a smoky, meaty taste of Quebec

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2010

    Nate Silver Rates Park Slope Top New York Neighborhood

    ​Nate Silver, the baseball statistician whose analysis of political polls has made his one of the top independent political websites in the country, has turned his eye on New York and picked Park Slope as our top neighborhood.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2010

    Carl Kruger Supports Gay Rights After Death

    ​It turns out Carl Kruger, one of the few Democrats in the State Senate to vote against same-sex marriage (and the only one from Brooklyn) is willing to have the state extend the legal rights married couples enjoy to same-sex partnerships after all. Unfortunately, one of the partners has to di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Nicky's May Be Leaving the East Village

    Robert K. Chin/www.nychinatown.orgNicky's on East Second Street​Nicky's began serving banh mi on East 2nd Street in 2004, about five years before it became fashionable to add pickled daikon, carrots, and cilantro to anything on bread. But they may not be doing so for much longer.

  • News

    January 12, 2010
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    November 17, 2009

    Cultured, Lazy? Brooklyn Art Hops will Drive You to Out-Of-The-Way Galleries

    ​Every so often someone tells us about an incredibly cool thing in some distant neighborhood, and when we weigh the benefits of seeing the cool thing against getting a good night's sleep or even going to work, the cool thing usually suffers. But here's a loophole: Brooklyn's smART Brooklyn Gal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Jonathan Lethem Reintroduces L.J. Davis and His Walls of Mucus in Park Slope

    Stuff White People Like #124: Hand-Wringing Gentrification Tales. Case in point: A rapt crowd, 99.9% Caucasian, packed into Park Slope's Community Bookstore for L.J. Davis's March 31 reading from A Meaningful Life, his scathing 1971 satire about a reverse-pioneer from Idaho who tries to redeem his b ... More >>

  • Books

    April 1, 2009
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    September 15, 2008

    Brooklyn Book Festival: Joan Didion, Jonathan Lethem, Richard Price Triumphant

    Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday, September 14 Borough Hall It was a late Saturday Los Angeles Times article that broke the news of David Foster Wallace's death for most of us, and it was their book editor David Ulin's quote, describing the scene at Saturday's National Book Critics Circle Board meetin ... More >>

  • News

    May 22, 2007

    On the Outs in Brooklyn

    The city's complicity behind the borough's soaring eviction rate

  • NYC Life

    May 8, 2007

    Get Your Cool On

    From free cookouts to urban beaches, the best in New York's summer scenes

  • Art

    July 25, 2006
  • NYC Life

    May 16, 2006

    This Is Not My Beautiful House

    Dreams and disappointment at BKLYN Designs

  • NYC Life

    October 19, 2004

    Mushroom Bite

    Big doors, big boys, big synagogue, big satmars, big job, big faucet

  • NYC Life

    June 22, 2004
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    June 1, 2004
  • Specials

    December 23, 2003
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    March 25, 2003
  • NYC Life

    February 6, 2001
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    January 23, 2001
  • News

    August 22, 2000

    Night Crawler

    Worming Your Way Through the Underground

  • NYC Life

    December 15, 1998
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