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.
Fool’s Gold Brings Its Annual Day Off NY Fest to Brooklyn
Hang on until the very last cannonball
Dawn of Midi forge new territory
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:
On September 14 and 15, chefs and food experts from all over the world will descend on a trio of Williamsburg venues--the Wythe Hotel, Kinfolk Studios, and Brooklyn Bowl--where they'll serve pancakes, chat gastronomy, team up for a cookout, and participate in a rendition of Cook it Raw, the internat ... More >>
Attention craft beer fiends: Here's your friendly reminder that tickets for our annual Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival go on sale tomorrow at noon, and you'll want to scoop yours up so you can join us at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene on October 12 for more than 100 craft brews plus food and o ... More >>
How hard can Brooklyn laugh at itself? We'll find out this week, when the first ever Brooklyn Comedy Festival takes over the borough's most unintentionally ridiculous neighborhood: Williamsburg! It's where everyone dresses like a trendy clown, so it's fertile ground for comedy. Here are our picks fo ... More >>
Update: Tuesday, August 13, 2:40pm: Actually, it was multiple manhole fires, according to FDNY. The fires broke out this afternoon near 176 Maujer Street in Brooklyn. Four to five manholes were involved, but all of the fires were contained by 2:20pm. The cause remains unknown. "There's a number ... More >>
Good news, beer lovers: We've firmed up the date of the third annual Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival, an event that will bring together more than 100 craft brewers from our fair state and beyond. The party hits Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene on October 12, and while tickets go on sale to the g ... More >>
If the sight of your beach towel and bathing suit is driving you crazy, remember there's a time and a place for everything. After all, without appreciating Monday so little, we wouldn't love Friday so much! Here's a round-up of what's happening this week in the world of food and drink, which should ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Can't wait to start the weekend? Hit Summer Streets and break a sweat in Manhattan, then head to one of this weekend's outer borough events to cool down.
While Green Desk's new kitchen incubator could use a catchy name (The Shops on Kent Avenue? The Mall of Williamsburg? House of Hipsters?), tenants in the space continue to make their debut, and Brooklyn Cupcake and Vapor Lounge New York are the latest to open for business, joining Essbar Juicing in ... More >>
A lot of ink has been spilled over Williamsburg's transformation from a seedy warehouse habitat for the city's creative underclass into the world capital of the hipster overground. Bemoaning gentrification in Williamsburg is the most tired conversation you can have about how this city is changing. B ... More >>
Crown Heights is changing. There is no mistaking the churn of gentrification in this central Brooklyn neighborhood as it moves eastward on Eastern Parkway. But it's too easy to write off all the new brunch places and sleek bars as yet more signs that something in Crown Heights has been irrevocably l ... More >>
Bring your dancing shoes to prospect park
Not your average block party
When South Brooklyn Pizza and Buschenschank proprietor James McGown bought P.J. Hanley's back in 2005, he took on decades of history: The Irish bar, often dubbed the oldest bar in Brooklyn, existed under that name for more than 50 years, and its legacy as a Carroll Garden watering hole dates back t ... More >>
August has arrived, which means you should be attempting fill up on as much fun as you can take before Labor Day deals a crippling blow to summer. Here are a few things to nibble on this weekend.
On Monday Community Board 4 in Bushwick convened to approve zoning changes that would speed up the development of the Rheingold Brewery site. The site would bring high-rise apartments and new retail locations to the center of Bushwick, a move which many neighborhood residents vehemently oppose as ge ... More >>
"I had a friend who just so happened to be working in the freezer when I got here and he was able to cut some corners for me," says AG the Coroner, the Brooklyn-based rapper, about what until recently was his day job in the dead body storage department of a hospital. These days, AG has been moved to ... More >>
A couple weeks ago, Brooklyn Grange managing partner Anastasia Cole-Plakias showed me around Brooklyn Grange's Navy Yard rooftop farm. Though it was the very height of the July heat wave, there was magic inherent to being on a rooftop, and that magic becomes transcendent when you're surrounded by ne ... More >>
There's almost nothing that'll ruin your morning faster than a disgusting kissy noise, emanating from the face of some idiot trailing you down the block. Or a "flattering" remark about a body part you possess, which quickly turns into the outraged yelling of "BITCH! LESBIAN!" when you don't respond ... More >>
Hannah Palmer Egan contemplates the complexity of baby mustard leaves as she stands in one of the rooftop farms sown by Brooklyn Grange. "The leaf has a green, vegetal flavor, with a strong wasabi note, a warm sensation on the tongue," she writes. "Moments later, my mouth explodes in a fiery burst o ... More >>
Between the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder, the varroa mites, and various pesticides, fungicides, viruses, and other problems plaguing honeybee populations around the world, keeping an apiary strong and healthy these days is no easy task.
From now until the fall of 2014, MTA is severing the R train connection between Brooklyn and Manhattan for post-Sandy repairs. Despair not! There's a ferry service planned to reconnect commuters between the two boroughs, starting at 58th Street Pier by the Brooklyn Army Terminal and docking at Wall ... More >>
If you're stressed about the summer being half over, lean back in that office chair--or on that yoga ball--and relax. There are plenty of upcoming opportunities to live it up while the sun is out. Here's a look at events that should erase post-weekend blues:
From Riesling cruises to restaurant weeks (month)--not to mention the chance to try multiple kinds of barbecue--July has been a busy month if you're into food, and the action continues this weekend. With a pair of craft beer parties and a Peruvian Independence day celebration, there's plenty of acti ... More >>
Look at that, Bushwick is all grown up