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NYC is experiencing a golden era in wine, as retailers have access to more wines from more importers from the farthest reaches of the globe than ever before. As I set out to distill those retailers down to a forthcoming list of the 10 best (which will build on last year's list), I reached out to the ... More >>
Tour the city’s bridges in a hurry
We haven't forgotten about the CitiBike plan. Even after it got delayed once (thanks computer glitches). And then again (thanks Sandy). Now, the expected release date is this July for New York's first citywide bike share - a program that Mayor Bloomberg is still whatever about. Keyword: expected. B ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Saba Kinuta at Miyagi, Dish #73 | Hidden Chili Sesame Noodles from No Name Bar, Dish #74]
The past few weekends have been a little rough for Brooklyn residents. Last Saturday, we reported on a deadly accident that happened in Sheepshead Bay and a police officer who might have been over the legal limit to drive in Brooklyn Heights. This week, our attention shifts to th ... More >>
Alex Sorenson, the opening chef at Colonie in Brooklyn Heights, has left the restaurant to open his own place. He'll be replaced by Brad McDonald, who has worked at Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, Per Se, and Noma. [Eater] Christopher Rendell has taken over the kitchens at both Mary Queen ... More >>
You have two weeks to smoke freely in the out-of-doors. Starting May 23, the city-wide ban on smoking in parks and beaches goes into effect. That means you can no longer smoke in Central Park, the Brooklyn Heights promenade, the Coney Island boardwalk, even the horrid pedestrian plaza outside ... More >>
Reginella zips up its hot-dog pie.Reginella, the casual Italian on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Heights, has closed.
Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Mmmm... bergamotty.The drink: Bergamot Margarita The bar: Colonie (127 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn Heights, 718-855-7500) The price: $11 The ingredients: Reposado tequila, orange liqueur, fresh bergam ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon, and time to look back at the week that was ... Our 10 Best and Cheapest Grand Central Terminal Eats. Imperial No. 9's Sam Talbot talked about egos, mentors, diabetes, and other things. Battle of the Vegan Slices: Viva Herbal Pizzeria faces off with Slice, the Perfect Food. ... More >>
Brooklyn Heights BlogBrooklyn Heights, Colonie-ized.Colonie (127 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn Heights), the new restaurant opened by alumni from Public and Double Crown, and funded using Kickstarter, is already bustling on a Saturday night, taking reservations only for groups of five or more. On ... More >>
Lock your doors. Even if you live here. This story kind of blows our minds. In Brooklyn Heights, people apparently feel so safe that they don't bother, most of the time, even locking their doors, or their windows. Maybe we're paranoid. (Yes, we're paranoid.) But, come on! It's the city! (We h ... More >>
Remember that video from last month's snowstorm of the snow plow smashing into the car without any care? Unfortunately for someone, the same thing has happened again during this snowstorm. In a twist of fate, this accident took place on the same exact street in Brooklyn Heights! Video of the ... More >>
Some poor slob's Ford Explorer gets royally fucked up in this video of apparently impatient/lazy/drunk/stupid city workers trying to free a front-loader stuck in the snow in Brooklyn Heights. Blizzards: Bringing out the dumb. The narrator of this video, by the way, must have some powerful heat in hi ... More >>
A walk by Crop to Cup in Brooklyn yesterday revealed that it was the last day of operation at the Atlantic Avenue location. Just seven months after the artisanal roaster opened up shop in Brooklyn Heights, it's moving its facilities and café to Third Avenue in Gowanus. Have a restaurant tip ... More >>
This is meant to illustrate the ridiculousness of a $110,000 parking spot.When you have more money that you know what to do with, and also a car, you need: the city's most expensive parking spot, ever, or at least, in recent memory. Which exists in Brooklyn Heights, according to Brownstoner. ... More >>
Now with burritos.The first of the long-awaited Brooklyn Bridge Park food vendors has opened for business: Brooklyn Heights Blog reports that the Calexico Carne Asada cart began selling its tacos, quesadillas, and burritos this weekend. Ditch Plains and Blue Marble are expected to follow shor ... More >>
As our truncated week comes to an end, here's a look back at the best posts of the last 96 hours: Sugar Mama NYC's Michelle DuQuesnay talked about designing 'adult' cakes, Rice Krispie penises, and the joys of chocolate phalluses. Here's Our 10 Best Places to Slurp Raw Oysters. Ask the Critic: Wh ... More >>
The signs sometimes do align, as in the case of tomorrow, which is our humble nation's official Bike to Work Day. It's been bike month all of May, in fact, but if you've been focused on other things -- masturbation month, anyone? -- well, it's not too late to get involved.
Via Brooklyn Heights Blog.Kitty. Click to enlarge. The picture. Not the cat. The cat is not in your computer. But the picture of the cat will get larger.No, really. Via Brooklyn Heights Blog, posters seeking out a black cat, with yellowish (almost "marigold") eyes have been posted, identifyin ... More >>
A city probation officer was shot and seriously wounded this evening in the 84th Precinct in Brooklyn, law enforcement sources say. The officer is not believed likely to die. Not much more on it right now. The 84th precinct includes the areas of Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Vinegar Hill and the F ... More >>
CrumbsCrumbs gets its sticky fingers on Brooklyn Heights.Here's the latest news in cupcake proliferation: not content with its 12 locations in Manhattan, Crumbs Bake Shop is branching into Brooklyn Heights. The Brooklyn Heights Blog noticed a "coming soon" sign in the window of the old Height ... More >>
The Iris Cafe isn't the only new tenant of the Riverside Apartment complex on Columbia Place: Down the block, the old River Deli space will soon be home to an Italian wine bar, according to one of Iris's proprietors.
Danae Cappelletto, a former restaurant manager in her native Australia, has opened Travertine in the space formerly occupied by Little Charlie's Clam House on Kenmare Street. The menu, by Manuel Trevino, is Mediterranean. [NY Times] Hotelier Andre Balazs has introduced The Boom Boom Room, the firs ... More >>
Brooklyn Heights Blog attended last night's Community Board 2 meeting and reports on some goings-on in the neighborhood, which is becoming an increasingly popular dining destination: Park Slope's Tea Lounge was approved for a liquor license for its latest location on Clark Street, while the new inca ... More >>
Well, some cowboy's Goin' Galt in Brooklyn Heights, anyway. Photo (c) Charles D Rightbloggers decided President Obama is a fascist. Despite this, and the aid and comfort he gives to pirates, the voters like him anyway -- which figures, since many of them are apparently socialists. Which may be why ... More >>
In August we were delighted to learn that flour prices were dropping and a Brooklyn Heights bagel vendor had reduced his prices accordingly. But today the Daily News says flour is still down, but bagel prices are rising around the city. And, though mozzarella's gotten cheaper, pizza prices are up to ... More >>
What, they're not done voting yet? Fat lines reported in Williamsburg, Carroll Gardens, Flatbush, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope -- you get the idea (but not so much in Van Cortlandt Village). Turnout also remains heavy in the real America, as shown by an old lady in a lawn chair in Louisiana, a "flo ... More >>
Overload of the senses
Bid on original pieces by Thurston and Yoko
A web site touting the amenities in The Beaver House, a new building by developer Andre Balazs, features avideo of girls pillow-fighting among other delights. The sales gimmick, dubbed The Beaver Butler, allows owners to monitor their apartments while they are away through video surveillance, light ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 14, 1959, Vol. IV, No. 12 The Village Square By John Wilcock Brooklyn Heights, where Villagers go when they get married, has a weekly paper called the Brooklyn Heights Press. For years this publication staggered along printing soci ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 13, 1958, Vol. III, No. 42 Off-Beat Survey: Hipnicks When dawn comes, where does Young Bohemia bed-down? This seemed like a reasonable question to ask. So, the paper put two operatives into the field. Our off-beat survey was intereste ... More >>
Someone in Brooklyn Heights needs to get rid of a life-size copy of Michelangelo's Pieta, which was, unsurprisingly, an impulse buy by the seller's granny:
It's big, it's electric, and it makes me wet. Only $600, at Sears.
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