"Hip-hop was set out in the dark/ They used to do it out in the park" begins MC Shan's classic 1986 single "The Bridge." Yes, it was a mere 30 years ago that the biggest hip-hop events of the year would go down in New York public parks and block parties. Fast forward a few decades and the neighborho ... More >>
Since the Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn) opened to a Jay Z concert back in September of 2012, it's been a notable example among stadiums when it comes to food. "We've always looked for partners in the Brooklyn area," explains Marco Fabozzi, the arena's director of food and beverage ... More >>
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, scammers had a field day. There were people touting fake Sandy charities, fraudulent contractors who took money and left jobs half-done, or not done at all, and even a Queens woman who allegedly lied about losing her home during the storm to score almost a year o ... More >>
Since setting up shop in 2003 Chicago's Numero Group has reissued a steady stream of gems from the likes of Syl Johnson, Wilco, Codeine, Hüsker Dü, Unwound and a ton of others. The label's mission from the start was, according to their website, "to dig deep into the recesses of our record collecti ... More >>
The NYPD is searching for a man who lobbed a Molotov Cocktail into a 24-hour Brooklyn bodega early Wednesday morning, around: 1:55 a.m. According to police, the suspect had been in the store an hour earlier, and fought with the clerk, before returning to torch the place. The clerk sustained minor ... More >>
Brooklyn Zine Fest expands to two days
The second-annual Pride of Brooklyn Homebrew Festival went down over the weekend at Littlefield (622 Degraw St.) in Park Slope. The day was filled with 25 of Brooklyn's top homebrewed beers open for the tasting. There was a wide range of choices: from smoked porters, extra hoppy IPAs and fruit blend ... More >>
Need a reprieve from April showers? Check out one of our four favorite events this weekend.
Smorgasburg, which returned for its fourth season at Brooklyn Flea last weekend, is a Williamsburg institution and constant source of joy (Ramenburgers! Local beer! Mighty Quinns!) and aggravation (ugh, this line). Now in its second season, the DUMBO Sunday market (at Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park) ... More >>
Satisfy your raging inner carnivore
After being closed for a year and a half due to Hurricane Sandy-related renovations, the world-famous, sideshow-hosting, awesome-stuff-having Coney Island Museum will re-open May 26, just in time for Memorial Day. We're so excited we may show up dressed as a topless mermaid. Coney Island was hit e ... 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: Dassara Brooklyn Ramen (271 Smith Street; 718-643-0781) Neighborhood: Gowanus, Brooklyn Cuisine: Asian-American fusion
Is the lime shortage right before outdoor drinking season making you mad? Or did the first Game of Thrones episode leave you hurt and bitter? Whatever's on your mind, relax a little -- or a lot -- at this week's top events.
When we saw this photo pop up on Hunters' Instagram about a month ago with an announcement that the former Voice cover kids had to cancel a weekend tour we were, naturally, quite concerned. What happened to Izzy? Had she been hit by a bus? As your place for the most comprehensive Hunters news, we im ... More >>
Last year, when news emerged that Urban Outfitters would be opening up on North 6th Street in Williamsburg -- a stone's throw from a planned Whole Foods and Anthropologie (both on Bedford), and next door to a new American Apparel -- an informal poll yielded consensus: neighbors were unenthusiastic. ... More >>
April, with her intermittent beautiful days interspersed with rainstorms, is such a tease. Let's all agree to embrace the spring weather by wetting our whistle on the cheap.
While you ate and drank yourselves into oblivion at our Choice Eats tasting event last week, we asked you to keep track of the bites you really liked so that you could vote on your favorite on your way out the door. Well, we've tallied your ballots and we have a winner of our Choice Eats Fan Favorit ... More >>
Do something new this April. This week, that could mean dining on an old navy boat or heading to a meatball slapdown.
[Spring Guide 2014]
It is sometimes said that a good cheesemonger can tell, to the hour, when a wheel of camembert should be eaten. An expert's deep understanding of ripening agents, bloomy rinds, and complex environmental conditions allows him or her to zero in on a cheese's zenith, so you can schedule your dinner par ... More >>
Joe Mande drops his first album
Two round orbs hover in a pool the color of rust, steam rising, seeds from ground dried peppers clinging to their surfaces. At first bite, a rush of the sea laps against earth, layers of toasted chile, garlic, and clove. This is torta de camaron, which sounds like a shrimp sandwich but is actually a ... More >>
This week, our gluttonous exploits have taken us up to Harlem, out to Bushwick, and many places in between, where we've feasted on Ethiopian food, Japanese kaiseki, and a traditional Purim treat. Here are five dishes we've been digging around town.
We're just two weeks away from our seventh annual Choice Eats tasting event, which hits Basketball City (299 South Street) with 83 vendors on March 25. And today, we're announcing the return of our Choice Streets food truck event, which brings together mobile vendors and for a night of feasting an ... More >>
Fashion Week isn't over yet
Break out the acid wash denim jorts -- it's downright summery outside. And no better way to celebrate a warm day (or pretend that it's swimsuit season) than with a frozen drink. Here are our 10 favorites around town.
Commuting by bus in the wilds of Brooklyn or Queens was filled with less uncertainty than usual this morning, as GPS trackers on Sunday debuted on every damn bus in the boroughs, completing a citywide project introduced more than two years ago.
The Orchids are in bloom
We promised you 60 handpicked restaurants for Choice Eats, our annual tasting event that brings together eateries from all over the city -- and we've now confirmed 83. That's 83 of our favorite spots from all five boroughs doling out tastes in one place for three hours, giving you the opportunity t ... More >>
Shortly before 4 p.m. on Sunday NYPD officers pulled an ATV rider over near Pitkin Avenue and Lincoln Avenue in Brooklyn. According to the police department, the man "was stopped by officers for driving erratically. As the officers approached, the suspect attempted to leave the scene and dragged one ... More >>
Last night, Barcade (388 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-302-6464) celebrated ten years of chili cook-offing at its Williamsburg outpost. The intimate affair featured crockpots aplenty and a good many wooden spoons.
A funny thing happens if you type "drug section Brooklyn" into Google: the omniscient Interweb points you to a precise Bensonhurst corner.
Explore the city's Mexican options, dig into a pot of mac and cheese, or sit down to a cheap beer-and-biscuit combo. No matter what you choose, you'll eat cheaply.
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 $7 latte hits Brooklyn, a Death and Company vet concocts cocktails in Astoria, and Cómodo's husband-and-wife duo o ... More >>
Bacchanal Pepper Sauce creator Sonya Samuel and Brooklyn Dehli owner Chitra Agrawal are part of Brooklyn's makers community, the DIY-tinged artisan packaged food movement that's been integral to the borough's food culture over the past several years. And as the ranks of the craft industry continue t ... More >>
Valentine's Day is stressful, and all the coordination, expectation, and overall hub-bub often put a damper on things. And right now, if you've yet to make a plan for the evening (or are in need of a back-up), you're likely feeling panic creep in. We got you. Here is a list of great V-Day events aro ... More >>
Last night Park Slope residents and Filipino food fanatics descended on Pork Slope (247 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-768-7675) for a night of festivities and food from the host restaurant, Maharlika, and Jeepney. Fork photographer Emily Tan was on location, and she brought back a little food porn in ... More >>
If Valentine's Day is stressing you out -- or you just want to celebrate being single -- happy hour is an excellent relaxation technique. Here's a look at a few place you'll always be sure to find true love for less -- we're pretty sure it's at the bottom of a glass somewhere.
We still have a few more general admissions tickets available for our Choice Eats tasting event, the party that brings together great restaurants from across all five boroughs for an eating extravaganza. So if you're hoping to join us for the event, which happens on Tuesday, March 25, from 7 to 10 p ... More >>
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
The work week's almost over, so start thinking about where to enjoy the next 48 hours of freedom. Here are a few events that you should take into consideration.
We're not sure about you, but we're not looking forward to watching the Winter Olympics, so rather than be glued to the tube, here's what's going on this weekend. Two great art openings are happening tonight, including Elisa Kreisinger's "Framed" at Kianga Ellis Projects, as well as Derek Rippe's "M ... More >>
Whether or not you put any stock in the Hallmark holiday coming up on February 14, we think you should use the occasion to eat a little chocolate. It's been a brutal winter here in NYC, after all. And if you're buying a gift set for someone special? Go local. Here's where:
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