Looking to extend the magic of a fall weekend spent idling in a pumpkin patch? Check out these five uplifting events.
Brooklyn is known as DIY paradise -- to the point in which the artisanal ethos has become a hipster caricature. From handmade chocolate and cheese ageing caves to Etsy-style boutiques selling reclaimed coffee tables, the borough is known for creating small batches of just about everything. It may be ... More >>
Who in New York City doesn't have $150 or so kicking around that they want to blow on something crazy? I mean, we're all trust fund kids and Russian oligarchs at this point, right? Thank God for Wall-(m)-Art, the mysterious dealership company/performance art project/racket that will take any graffi ... More >>
VIP and General Admission tickets are now on sale for our second annual Holiday Spirits tasting event, a party at which you'll be able to sip spirits from New York and beyond while you cruise around the harbor on the Hornblower Infinity Cruise Ship. Today, we're announcing a new batch of distillerie ... More >>
On Tuesday Borough President Eric Adams officially welcomes Brooklyn's new football team, the Bolts, to the neighborhood. The Brooklyn Bolts are a Fall Experimental Football League franchise; the FXFL is hoping to become a development league for the NFL the way minor league baseball is for the MLB.
Earlier this week, the rapper Retch dropped a fresh flick to accompany his new "Ademei Porcelana" track. With production handled by FLEXXX GOD, the song resonates with an eerie charm as Retch drops taut street-wrought rhymes that nod to the zone that Roc Marciano and KA represent so evocatively. Wit ... More >>
Red Hook is a gritty looking community filled with warehouses, graffiti, and railroad tracks (though its main stretch of Van Brunt is quite charming) and lacking in the bullshit hype and window dressing that make other neighborhoods of Brooklyn is a trademarked brand. Resilient beyond comprehension, ... More >>
One year ago, a coalition of New York state prosecutors, judges, and defense attorneys announced a bold plan: a system of special courts to try people charged with prostitution-related offenses, one meant to help those defendants leave the sex trade by offering them counseling and assistance instead ... More >>
Discover this Brooklyn museum after dark
Our inaugural Holiday Spirits event hit town in 2013, bringing together more than 25 distilleries, many of them local, for a festive cocktail party. We're getting ready to do it again: Holiday Spirits returns to New York City on Thursday, November 20, and this year, it includes a harbor cruise.
The Village Voice celebrated its fourth annual Brooklyn Pour at Skylight One Hanson (One Hanson Place, Brooklyn, 718-783-5437) on Saturday, September 27, giving craft beer fans the chance to taste more than 125 beers from 70 breweries, many of which are based right here in New York.
A festival of tours for non-tourists
At long last, Brooklyn Pour is nearly upon us, and come Saturday, you'll have the chance to taste more than 100 beers from over 70 breweries. You'll need a ticket, though, if you don't already have one, so consider this your reminder to buy entrance before the price increases at the door.
The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Westville East (555 Driggs Avenue, 718-302-3200) Neighborhood: Williamsburg Cuisine: Hog Dogs
In less than two weeks, Brooklyn Pour, our annual beer tasting event, will descend on Skylight One Hanson, bringing dozens of samples of craft beer to ticket holders. We're close to selling out, but you still have time to buy your pass. Check out our final line-up of vendors plus our handy map of th ... More >>
Brooklyn restaurants cull, by and large, from the same design playbook. They illuminate with Edison bulbs, expose their bricks, and outfit with vintage flea-market bounty. Lea (1022 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, 718-928-7100), a Neapolitan restaurant and pizzeria that opened in Flatbush in December, is ... More >>
Dish no. 32: The Brooklyn Blackout Cake at Ovenly (31 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn; 347-689-3608)
The weekend's Taste Talks events went off without a hitch, bringing together top New York food mavens and eager eaters to share in conversation and plenty of good dishes. From Friday evening to Sunday night, Taste Talks hosted a round of events -- dinners, presentations, a Future of Food expo, and S ... More >>
Up towards the north end of Greenpoint, Champion Coffee (1108 Manhattan Avenue, 718-383-5195) has been a neighborhood fixture, serving espresso-only coffee drinks and a fairly broad breakfast menu, since 2006. It's a great hangout for those working (or pretending to work) while utilizing wifi inside ... More >>
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: Red Hook gets a Thai restaurant, chicken wings hit the Lower East Side in full force, and the Le Bernardin team opens ... More >>
A lineup of New York's best chefs will be on display September 14 at East River State Park, where they'll be grilling up their favorite dishes for you to devour. This is the finale to the upcoming Taste Talks event in Brooklyn, and 25 chefs will hit the waterfront for the All-Star BBQ, building up s ... More >>
We hope you had a nice Labor Day weekend, and that you survived your first productive day back in the office in, oh, about three months. We bet you could use a drink. So let us tempt you with Brooklyn Pour, our beer tasting event that is now just a little over three weeks away. It's time to buy your ... More >>
The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Arepera Guacuco (44 Irving Avenue, 347-305-3300) Neighborhood: Bushwick Cuisine: Venezuelan
The credit for Brooklyn's status as an international brand may belong to many players, but few represent and commodify the borough quite like Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler. This is the duo behind the Brooklyn Flea, Smorgasburg, and, now, Berg'n (899 Bergen Street, Brooklyn; 718-857-2337) in Crown H ... More >>
If you're not the barbecue and beach type -- or, perhaps, if you'd prefer not to be stuck in traffic -- check out one of these activities, the best food and drink events happening around town.
After months of build-up, Berg'n (899 Bergen Street, Brooklyn; 718-857-2337) made its debut in ever-gentrifying Crown Heights this week, giving the neighborhood a brand new beer-hall-food-stall combo from Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler, the same folks behind Smorgusburg and Brooklyn Flea. The area h ... More >>
It's unfair to judge a police department solely against the crime stats of the previous year. Numbers can fluctuate from one year to the next. What matters is improvement over the long run. Over the past few months, there has been much attention on the rising number of shooting in New York City th ... More >>
The drinkable chocolates at Brew Bar (105A North 3rd Street, Brooklyn), the Mast Brothers' new not-coffee shop now open a few doors down from the siblings' Williamsburg factory, are the antithesis of Serendipity's glop, Max Brenner's price-gouging, even City Bakery's supremely sippable, seasonal aby ... More >>
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 boob-tastic bar in Bushwick, a Cuban-Chinese retaurant in Midtown, and a rice burger hits the East Village.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have cake shops, chaotic performance art, gift shows, shift shows, the black Daria, and two triumphant celebrations for the Brooklyn Comedy Festival (all of which has shows you should consider attending here). Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New ... More >>
Lounge with local writers in the park.
Better not eat your wheaties.
We promised to bring you dozens of beers, and we've now confirmed a total of 39 brewers for our fourth annual Brooklyn Pour beer tasting festival, which hits Skylight One Hanson (One Hanson Place, Brooklyn, 718-783-5437) in Brooklyn on September 27. We're set to announce 25 more entrants today, a co ... More >>
The NYPD is asking for help with a robbery at a Brooklyn cell phone store, which was caught on a security camera in a pretty dramatic piece of footage.
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: Astoria gets its caffeine fix, po'boys hit Bushwick, and the East Village gets a new Asian-American restaurant.
Wish Bukowski a happy birthday
Enjoy Brooklyn, funniest of boroughs
When all is said and done, we'll have announced dozens of breweries confirmed to participate in our fourth annual Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival, but we're rolling out our participants a batch at a time in lead-up to the event, which hits Skylight One Hanson (One Hanson Place, Brooklyn, 718-783-5 ... More >>
A New York original is set to enter the city's coffee scene. Helmed by a true New Yorker (OK, by way of New Jersey), Nobletree will introduce a new business model, advance the Red Hook revival, and upset the balance of the city's specialty coffee scene.
Designers duke it out in the name of high fashion
As Brooklyn's borough-wide gentrification sweeps farther and farther east, it's crystal clear that Crown Heights is under the hazy glow of kale-and-yoga tinted spotlights. Long known for its abundance of West Indian specialties, in recent years the bustling neighborhood has experienced a surge in no ... More >>
Dish no. 64: The Black Chocolate Stout Float at The Chocolate Room (269 Court Street, Cobble Hill, 718-246-2600)
A couple weeks ago, you'll recall, the internet did what it did best and lost its collective mind when a young music artist with seafoam colored hair, Catey Shaw, held a mirror up to Williamsburg and showed it exactly how the world sees it in her song and video "Brooklyn Girls." She was immediately ... More >>
Toast the dearly departed in Green-Wood
Each year in September, the Village Voice takes over Brooklyn's Skylight One Hanson (One Hanson Place, Brooklyn) and invites dozens of brewers to pour hundreds of craft beers for crowds of enthusiastic drinkers. It's always a good party, and it's an excellent opportunity to taste the exciting work o ... More >>
Looking to challenge yourself? Check out food trivia, a class on pupusa-making, or a film about what makes specialty coffee so special -- other than your barista. Here are five events on our radar this week.
Every now and then, a charge of police brutality hits the headlines. Such was the case when Staten Island police officer Daniel Pantaleo put Eric Garner in a chokehold last Thursday. Garner died. Somebody caught the whole thing on video. There has been much outrage since. But browse through civil ... More >>
Dish no. 68: Smoked bone marrow at The Brooklyn Star (593 Lorimer St, 718-599-8999)