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
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 >>
Mobb Deep's Prodigy gets literary
Bushwick will make you art and dinner
Look at that, Bushwick is all grown up
Over the weekend, Fork in the Road contributor and photographer Bradley Hawks headed down to the South Street Seaport to check in on SmorgasBar, the daily pop-up market from the good people behind the Brooklyn Flea and SmorgasBurg. He came back with dozens of mouthwatering shots of dishes and drink ... More >>
With the remnants of the nearby Domino Sugar Refinery in the background, a new kitchen incubator hopes to attract a crop of environmentally responsible entrepreneurs to the Williamsburg waterfront: Green Desk, which made its name by offering flexible work spaces to those tired of hopping on conferen ... More >>
Fans of the perfect mojito ("the best in Nueva York!") rejoice. Ideya, which brought Latin-Caribbean flavor to Soho for 14 years until it was forced to close at the end of 2012, just reopened in a new location in Prospect Heights.
"Peek through a little archway inside Cafe Kashkar in Brighton Beach, right above a glass display case filled with casserole dishes containing pickled salads and marinating meats, and you might see embers exploding off the coal-fired grill as seasoned kebabs of lamb and chicken are charred around th ... More >>
The Williamsburg Waterfront welcomes New Order
For much of the last decade, when New Yorkers were rediscovering the borough to the east of Manhattan, you could spot a Brooklyn restaurant by its reclaimed wood, exposed brick, and refurbished interiors, all flourishes that highlighted the DIY-nature of the Brooklyn lifestyle (or, at the very least ... More >>
Today marks the start of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Entering its ninth year, it started at a time when the eyes of the hip-hop nation weren't as glued to the culture's birthplace as it once was, allowing the festival each subsequent year to remind the world why New York hip-hop is not only pivot ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
After reports on Wednesday that it was "swaying dangerously," the Department of Buildings dismantled the top portion of the AstroTower, one of Coney Island's last historic rides. As welders lopped off about 53 feet and a stunning 44,000 pounds of the structure, the Cyclone and the area around it rem ... More >>
The two-day Gigawatts Festival showcases some of Brooklyn’s best
Joey Bada$$ is the face of new New York rap. The 18-year-old Brooklyn native flipped Internet fame into real-life buzz with his debut mixtape 1999 last year and became one of the city's most prodigious rhymers. His tender age belies his mature lyricism and Joey has already received cosigns from the ... More >>
As with just about any holiday we celebrate, we're preparing for the anniversary of America's birth by contemplating what we'll eat and drink. And while our plans normally include some variation on grilled meat and beer, we decided to garner a little inspiration from New York City's chefs this year, ... More >>
Beer is a longstanding July 4 tradition, and an ice cold brew sounds especially good in this hot and sticky weather. You have lots of options when it comes to stocking your cooler, so we tracked down Joe Tracy, cellar manager of Brooklyn's craft beer mecca Bierkraft, who gave us his top five picks f ... More >>
At the High Line, fancy soda goes beyond your grandma's cherry-lime rickey. The park's first soda bar opens today at West 15th Street, and it features locally made, creatively concocted flavors from Brooklyn Soda Works, including apple and ginger, hibiscus and mint, lemongrass and lime, and the High ... More >>