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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
A cast of a hundred help move Edgar Lee Masters's classic to the stage
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...
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Nicky's Vietnamese SandwichesLast 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.
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 >>
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 >>
Tamra Davis's tribute focuses on the specifics
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 >>
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 >>
Boerum Hill gets a smoky, meaty taste of Quebec
Nate Silver, the baseball statistician whose analysis of political polls has made his fivethirtyeight.com 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.
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 >>
Robert K. Chin/www.nychinatown.orgNicky's on East Second StreetNicky'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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A simulated view of the Atlantic Yards behemoth from the corner Sixth Avenue and Dean Street. Images Copyright 2006 Jonathan Barkey The NY Post did the math earlier this week on Atlantic Yards subsidies to developer Forest City Ratner and came up with a remarkable result: the company stands to rece ... More >>
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