Typical sidewalk jerking operation Brooklyn is the jerk capital of the world, more so than even Jamaica itself. You can't go very far in Brooklyn neighborhoods like Crown Heights, Rugby, East New York, and Flatbush without seeing a 60-gallon drum spewing smoke -- the universal symbol of some of th ... More >>
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Fairway's Red Hook location has been closed since Hurricane Sandy thrashed the piers, flooding the waterside grocery store and damaging its internal structure so badly it's taken months to gut and rebuild. To mark the grand reopening today, Mayor Bloomberg paid a visit and spoke to the crowd in th ... More >>
Hollywood has the Oscars. The food world has the James Beard Awards. The annual ceremony that recognizes both outstanding and upcoming talent in the restaurant industry has just announced its 2013 crop of semifinalists. The current (incredibly long) list will be narrowed down to finalists on Monday ... More >>
Fornino Park Slope, the offshoot of the Williamsburg location, closed for renovations a few weeks ago, and promised to be back on February 4. But nothing has changed, the tables are still set, and the lights are out, reported Here's Park Slope. No one answers the phone, and the fairly active Faceboo ... More >>
NBC New York reports that a woman was struck and killed by a moving train today this morning after fainting on a subway platform at Eastern Parkway and Utica Avenue Station in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights. This death is but the latest in a barrage of recent subway deaths. Fifty-five p ... More >>
The group of Brooklyn technicians fired by Cablevision two weeks ago have been rallying around the city with high-profile politicians to give their account of how Cablevision has mistreated its unionized workers. Cablevision maintains that Communications Workers of America, the union which 282 Bro ... More >>
Being single on Valentine's Day is secretly awesome. You have to spend exactly $0 on someone else. You can buy a crappy box of chocolates without wondering if it's good enough for a significant other -- it's good enough for you! And you don't even have to think about sky-high prix-fixe menus for two ... More >>
Monday, February 11 Guest Chef Series at Aldea Chef George Mendes brings John Shields and Scott Anderson to Aldea for a six-course meal highlighting winter ingredients. For $145 a person, which includes wine pairings, diners will taste two dishes from each chef. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. 31 W. 17th ... More >>
Xi'an Famous Foods has devoted fans all over the city due to their diverse locations in the East Village, Flushing, and Chinatown. The famously cheap spot known for its cold skin noodles and lamb burgers is ready to conquer Brooklyn. On Saturday, Xi'an Famous Foods' doors will open on Beadel Street ... More >>
On Saturday afternoon, Rerun Theater at Rebar was full. It seemed only fitting that even the name of the place is a do-over, its chairs the back seats from old minivans--and not just because Rerun is a venue for post-film festival movies that don't yet have distributors. Today the theater was screen ... More >>
After 15-foot waves from Hurricane Sandy destroyed parts of Fairway in Red Hook, the only thing left was an old coffee roaster. But the tourist hub and (seriously super) supermarket will reopen on Van Brunt Street on March 1. The store broke the news on Twitter, and store officials said the restorat ... More >>
Last week we reported on the 23 Brooklyn technicians who were fired by Cablevision for allegedly refusing to work Wednesday morning. The fired technicians were a part of a group of about 70 workers who say that they were attempting to utilize an open-door policy at the company that allows workers t ... More >>
There are plenty of vegetarian-friendly restaurants in New York. Some deal in chewy gluten strips and meat facsimiles, others turn out raw foods and seed pastes, but there are plenty of places where you don't need to be a devotee to enjoy the food. Go for a meatless meal at these restaurants for a ... More >>
Brooklyn's Sixpoint Brewery has come up with lots of crazy beer ideas in the past, but this may be the most unusual so far: making beer by fermenting beans. Shane Welch, founder of Sixpoint, notes that beans have been used to brew alcoholic beverages in the Balkans for centuries in the absence of gr ... More >>
Deciding where to watch the Super Bowl is stressful. Do you pick the place with the best drink specials? The greatest food deals? Do you follow the crowd? Find a quiet bar with a decent screen to watch the game in private? We've broken it down by hood and borough of where to get the most bang for yo ... More >>
Lincoln Heights opened on Monday in Prospect Heights. From the owners of Park Slope's Al Di Là comes a casual cafe where customers can get coffee and pastries as well as charcuterie, organic pork chops, and dry cured sausage. Regulars of Bar Corvo around the corner may recognize some of the flavors ... More >>
Former City Councilmember Eva Moskowitz, with Bloomberg's union-busting blessing, is pushing her Success Academy edu-franchise into Brooklyn. The natives aren't buying.
The Village Voice and Fork in the Road are proud to announce the third round of restaurants, bakeries, and gastro-bars selected to participate in the sixth annual tasting festival. It takes place Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the 69th Regiment Armory on lower Lexington Avenu ... More >>
St. John Frizell has been through a lot over the past four months. His much-loved Red Hook restaurant, Fort Defiance, was nearly destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. "We got six to eight feet of water in the dining room, and the basement was completely flooded," Frizell said when he spoke with Jesse Sc ... More >>
This past Saturday, Williamsburg's Dead Herring house closed its doors after six years of throwing quality rock shows, dance parties, craft fairs, and other assorted fun times. As one of the last remaining DIY spaces located in Williamsburg proper (or "prime Williamsburg," as their landlord likely c ... More >>
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In true pre-Internet hijinks and Jerky Boys fashion, a Brooklyn teen "disguised his voice as a girl" and made over 400 calls to 911 to phone in fake emergencies, police said yesterday. The New York Post reports that since last May, Dean Whylie, 16, made 404 calls reporting non-existent incid ... More >>
The plum, lemon cucumber, and radish salad at Potlikker is indeed wonderful, but will it be enough to catapult the Williamsburg restaurant into my top 13? Tomorrow we're going to depart somewhat from our usual Friday 10 Best: I'm making a list (and checking it twice) of my current favorite 13 rest ... More >>
Here's a hint: Those berry-filled pancakes came from the griddle of an intensely-seasonal Park Slope kitchen. The menu at this sweet Brooklyn spot is constantly rotating -- so go there soon, as the crepe fillings will change -- but the atmosphere is always cool and casual. Need another hint? Find ... More >>
The Village Voice is proud to announce the first 15 restaurants selected for its sixth annual Choice Eats tasting festival, to be held March 19th at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lower Lexington Avenue. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, January 16 at noon. Regular tickets, which guarantee ... More >>
After 92 years of business, Greek diner St. Clair has closed in Brooklyn. Brownstoner reported that the dive on the corner of Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue closed last week, and now the windows are covered in paper -- never a good sign. According to Grub Street, developer Joe Sitt bought the bui ... More >>
Micro-brews. Fixie bikes. Plaid shirts. They're coming to Bay Ridge in the form of a beer garden, the Lockyard, and neighbors are not pleased. In fact, they're throwing a fit.
Congratulations to JonDoe, who was the first to correctly guess that I was eating at Roberta's in Bushwick. The kale pizza was dotted with thick dollops of ricotta cheese that melted into the slightly burnt crust. Email us and we'll send you a cookbook. And check back next monday for another round ... More >>
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Author Jami Attenberg Food addiction plagues Edie Middlestein, the protagonist of Jami Attenberg's third novel, The Middlesteins. While an unhealthy fascination with food should seem familiar to Fork in the Road readers (and writers), it strains Edie's suburban Jewish family to the breaking point, ... More >>
Ditmas Park will get a new bar and music venue on Cortelyou Avenue. Bar Chord will open in La Nueva Union Bakery's old location and will serve draft beers and bar snacks. The owners told Ditmas Park Corner that patrons can look forward to a jukebox and a regular event called "Wings and Strings" with ... More >>
On New Year's Eve Brooklyn's Barclays Center will be alive with the monster double-bill of Coldplay and Jay-Z. Two titanic musical entities that have spent the past decade being the epicenter of their genres, their alignment for one night is sure to be a colossal way to bring in the new year. But de ... More >>
In the months since Hurricane Sandy left some New York-area communities in a state of panic and disaster, no neighborhood has stepped up in a more inspiring and positive way than Red Hook. Today All Hands on Deck, a cookbook containing 25 recipes from Red Hook's restaurants, bars, bakeries, and su ... More >>
Nestled between busy Williamsburg restaurants on North 6th Street and Bedford Avenue lies an organic health oasis called Tiny Empire. Walk in and find yourself facing a rainbow assortment of fresh-pressed juices and healthy dessert options of acai bowls and chia seed pudding. Face the counter and ge ... More >>
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When 16 Handles opened a location in Williamsburg it could have meant the end of Williamsburg or the beginning of the chain's complete total fro-yo domination. The new flagship store at 240 Lafayette opens tomorrow, and they're celebrating with free froyo for 16 social media savvy customers.
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As much as it petrifies us to write this sentence, the Mayan apocalypse is slated to destroy the universe on December 21. Bummer? Definitely. Why not drink away your fears with a Mezcal cocktail created specifically for the world's implosion PDT's managing partner and mixologist extraordinaire, Jim ... More >>
Holiday shopping is in full swing and gift guides are aplenty, but what does a friend, spouse, family member, or fond admirer get for the devoted beer lover in their life? Gifts from these New York locales will do the trick.
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