"If mom's apple pie and dad's liquor cabinet got together and got busy, and you put it in a bottle, you get Sorel." So says Jack Summers, the proprietor of Jack from Brooklyn, a one-man startup on the shores of Red Hook that has one specialty: sorel, a hibiscus liqueur.
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For six months, Christopher McPhaul allegedly sold 30 firearms to a Brooklyn man who seemed to be an eager customer. So much so that McPhaul would reach out to the man when he returned to New York with a fresh supply of weapons, according to prosecutors, who say that McPhaul texted the man in code: ... More >>
Back in August, we told you about LeRoy McCarthy, the man spearheading a campaign to have Fulton Street between St. James Place and Cambridge Place--the block where Biggie Smalls grew up--renamed in honor of the Brooklyn native. On Tuesday, McCarthy made his case to Brooklyn's Community Board 2. Hi ... More >>
We're still nursing our hangovers from last weekend's Brooklyn Pour, where hundreds of beers flowed from dozens of breweries over in Greenpoint. But on the heels of that, we're announcing our first-ever Holiday Spirits tasting event, a wintertime fete featuring specialty cocktails and plenty of merr ... More >>
Dozens of breweries poured hundreds of beers at the Skylight One Hanson building for Brooklyn Pour over the weekend, and Fork photographer Rob Christensen captured the action in photos. Behold, a pictorial essay of the event.
If you're lucky enough to celebrate a three day weekend in honor of Chris Columbus, your friends are secretly hating you. But even if you can only pack in 48 hours of freedom this weekend, that's more than enough time to celebrate the fact that the world--and possibly your stomach--is round. Here's ... More >>
The craft brewer's life is a busy one, especially during October when the all-important Oktoberfest beckons from Germany. The tradition has endured for more than two hundred years, drawing in more than six million people annually, and making it the world's largest beer festival. While imitations hav ... More >>
Outside, dusk falls over pillared Victorian houses and spotted sycamores, their leaves starting to curl and drop with the season, but inside the bar, everything's awash in a yellow glow and flickering candlelight. Three men walk in.
They came, they drank, they ate, and they listened to some rocking Michael Jackson tunes spun by DJ Nutritious. (Yes, really, a DJ named Nutritious at a food event. Almost too much.) This year's Brooklyn Shaken & Stirred event, hosted by Brooklyn Exposed in the white-washed brick space of The Green ... More >>
Billy Lyons dropped a list of the 10 best restaurants in Williamsburg yesterday, a group that's increasingly difficult to narrow down because the neighborhood continues to amass notable spots alongside some older mainstays. And one reader noted a couple of restaurants that he believes should have be ... More >>
While the weather forecasters throw darts to predict how the rest of the week will turn out, the rest of us would probably like to have a little consistency in our lives. Hence, the midweek happy hour. Here's a look at some places you might like to get stuck inside whenever the next tornado or hail ... More >>
Try out 'The Big Boing' at the BRIC House
The Williamsburg renaissance transformed an industrial afterthought into a world-renowned enclave of artistic endeavors. Lucky for us, some of those artists chose to work with a grill rather than an easel to display their talents. With the backdrop of Manhattan providing a perfect canvas on which in ... More >>
Another week is starting up, and if the government has given you some downtime, you're probably at a loss for things to do. You could hop on a bus and act like a tourist for the day, or you could occupy your time like a local. But even if you're not furloughed, here's where to get jolly with food an ... More >>
Get ready for some big Brooklyn beer news: KelSo is launching a canned beer line. Known for easy-drinking and innovative brews, the small husband-and-wife operation is taking new form as beers goes beyond the tap and into the can. We caught up with Kelly Taylor, head brewer and co-owner, to learn mo ... More >>
Last week Runnin' Scared reported that Rentenna, a housing market social media startup, released a "green heat map", a visual guide to rental units' proximity to farmer's markets, parks, and tree-lined streets. But that was just for Manhattan; the Brooklyn and Queens versions were still in the works ... More >>
We're less than two weeks out from the Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival, which descends on Skylight One Hanson (1 Hanson Place, 718-783-5437) in Fort Greene October 12. Our VIP tickets are sold out--but there are a few more general admission slots available, and today brings more info that should t ... More >>
In ten years or so, the fragrant banks of the Gowanus Canal may smell less like supercharged sewage, while the waters might lose their pus-addled-Ninja-Turtle hue. The Environmental Protection Agency announced their final plans yesterday to clean up the canal, a process that's expected to take aroun ... More >>
When Starrett City Boxing Club in East New York opened in 1978, it was surrounded by dirt roads and blight. And in the marshes just out back, "people would dump things," says longtime trainer Ewart Chance. "This place used to be a dump." These days, the smooth, slate-colored, asphalt streets bear a ... More >>
Now that the last weekend of September has arrived, the stress of finding a super original Halloween costume is on. Between your desperate search through vintage clothing shops and scouring Abracadabra for something in your size, why not take a break at some of these fun--and mostly free--events:
Sometime very soon, the Environmental Protection Agency will release its final plan on how to clean up the incredibly polluted Gowanus Canal, a process that's expected to take years and cost $550 million. In the meantime, stop fishing there. No, seriously, that's something that people are still doin ... More >>
Brooklyn Brew Shop is one of the only places in New York City that provides easy-to-use brew kits for homebrewers. "Making beer is not difficult. It requires little space. It will save you money, and taste better than what you find in most stores," the shop's website boasts, encouraging others to ge ... More >>
Fritzl's Lunch Box is a cheery American luncheonette smack in the middle of Bushwick that opened early this year. Chef Dan Ross-Leutwyler is an alum of Roberta's and Fatty 'Cue, and he has a knack for making de rigeur American food--roasted beets, grilled cheese sandwiches, and caesar salad, for ins ... More >>
A festival for the most literary of boroughs
Have you purchased your ticket for our Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival, going down on October 12 at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene? Get on it: VIP tickets--which get you early access to brews plus admission to a private lounge--are nearly sold out, and general admission tickets are going quick ... More >>
Well this is sure shaping up nicely: Our annual Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival, wherein 100 (!) breweries offer beer thirsty patrons an unlimited taste of their product, has just added some megawatt DJ talent. Marissa Paternoster of the bands Noun and Screaming Females (who we gushed about in our ... More >>
If football kept you on the couch this past weekend, you missed out on some ridiculously tasty events. Not to worry, this is New York, and there's something going on at all times if you know where to look. Here's what's happening this week.
On Sunday, a piggy (and food industry-heavy) crowd gathered at the Crown Victoria in Williamsburg for Omnivore's Carnivorous Party, a good old-fashioned swine roast featuring an international lineup of chefs including Marc Cohen (Bucherie Lawrence, Montreal), Gregory Marchand (Frenchie, Paris), and ... More >>
This weekend the 2013 Vendy Awards, known as "the Oscars of street food," corralled 28 trucks and tables into Sunset Park's Industry City for a marathon of gormandizing before naming New York City's best mobile cuisine purveyor.
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
A Brooklyn couple was arrested in Syracuse on August 30 for a plot to scam nearly 100 Asian immigrant families out of tuition paid for English-language instruction. Patrick Panettieri, 63, and Joanne Panettieri, 59, extracted tuition fees ranging from $100 to $2000 before shuttering the three storef ... 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 >>
At around 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, 16-month-old Antiq Hennis was shot and killed while sitting in his stroller in Brownsville. Police have said the gunman was targeting his father, who was not hit. By the Daily News' counting, Hennis' death marked the 16th time in the last three months that a child un ... More >>
Puns: You love them or hate them. Not much middle ground there. But the folks who love the art of the pun love it quite a bit, so much so that there are actually pun competitions all over the world. In fact, Brooklyn's home to Punderdome 3000, whose September installment happens tonight at Littlefie ... More >>
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
LeRoy McCarthy wants to see credit where credit is due. Last week, McCarthy started a Change.org petition to rename Fulton Street between St James and Cambridge Place in Brooklyn--the site of Biggie Smalls' childhood home--after Big Poppa.
Have you picked up your tickets for our upcoming Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival? If you're still waiting to pull the trigger, this might entice you: We've got whole new batch of breweries to reveal that will be pouring beer alongside the sneak peek line-up we told you about last week.
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It's over. The vision of the charming, artisan awards show MTV execs imagined when they decided to hold this year's Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn is gone, replaced by images of Miley Cyrus grinding up on a foam finger, and the sad, sad sound of N Sync's faltering voi ... More >>
Another of the dwindling weekends of summer is upon us. Here's a look at what's in store: