A week after losing its high-profile chef, Fabio Trabocchi, who had only been in the position for three months, The Four Seasons restaurant is also saying farewell its dining room manager, James Olson, who will be the general manager at the new Tavern on the Green. [NY Post] The Cablevision- ... More >>
These five guys are suspected of attempted robbery. Cops say they mugged a 17-year-old girl in an attempt to snatch her cell phone at 5 p.m. Monday, January 18, on a sidewalk in front of 357 Troy Avenue, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Cops say the guys approached her, demanded her cell and pushed h ... More >>
Around this time of year, you might bite into a perfectly good sandwich only to encounter something cold and mealy; by turns rock-hard and squishy; somehow both completely tasteless and disgusting. Yes, it's a winter tomato spreading its mushy pink guts all over your lunch.
Photo courtesy of Brian Merlis, Brooklynpix.comThe saga of the last surviving Brooklyn ballpark wall just keeps getting murkier and murkier. The latest news: Con Ed, which since the 1920s has owned the Gowanus property that once was a series of ballparks named Washington Park, tells the Voice ... More >>
Good news, fans of high rents and obscene real estate prices! According to a new Prudential Douglas Elliman report, apartment sales in Brooklyn and Queens actually rose in the last quarter of 2009 -- Brooklyn's by 13.4 percent, and Queens' by a whopping 55.6 percent -- versus the prior year. And the ... More >>
Suemedha SoodBrooklyn Homebrew plies its wares. New York City's only homebrew supply store, Brooklyn Homebrew, opened Tuesday in its new Gowanus location on 8th Street at Third Avenue. Up until now, the store has been operating out of a one-bedroom Sunset Park apartment--the home of owners Da ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Brooklyn's Ava Luna is the rare band that needs to be heard to be believed. In the band's hazy, floaty, post-TVOTR-maybe conceit, post-punk grooves, soaring soul harmonies, and classic indie detachm ... More >>
View Larger Map Date: Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 Location: Marcy Houses, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn A police detective's son was shot to death Monday afternoon at a public housing project in Brooklyn--possibly, gang retaliation. Our friends at the NYPD's press office didn't get around to sending ou ... More >>
Here's a pretty good New York Cat Lady: the ASPCA has found a woman living in a 1BR in an unspecified Brooklyn neighborhood (alas for our prejudices! We'd like to think it's Park Slope) with 37 cats. She is being allowed to keep two of her cats, while the rest are being examined for diseases and w ... More >>
Our normal political pursuits are rendered even more trivial than usual by the footage of the corpse-lined streets of Port- Au-Prince. Ford vs. Gillibrand? Paterson's depleted campaign treasury? Senate expulsion for Monserrate? Thirty days in jail for Dominic Carter? Our everyday concerns sli ... More >>
Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6, future home of waterfront dining.The Post reports that the city's Parks Department is looking for a new waterfront restaurant for Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6. The restaurant is expected to be similar to the River Cafe, which sits adjacent to the Fulton Ferry L ... More >>
Rooster Design Group Back in October, the Rooster Design Group announced their Next Big Small Brand competition for aspiring artisanal food manufacturers throughout the city. The winner would get free design and packaging services from the group, which is responsible for the look of such bran ... More >>
Starting this week, Luke's crab roll will be delivered to your door. Last night's endless slog Community Board 3 SLA & DCA Licensing Committee Meeting was incredibly long yet not particularly eventful, despite an epic showdown and "kangaroo court" catcalls. But there is some good news to repo ... More >>
Back in November, Roberta's announced it would be starting its own rooftop farm, to be named Brooklyn Grange. And to do that, the restaurant needs to raise some cash. So on Friday, it's throwing a Meatball Slapdown.
GothamistThe Brooklyn Flea's opulent new digs.Starting this weekend, the Brooklyn Flea -- and, most importantly its food vendors -- will be taking over the Williamsburg Savings Bank, where it will be every weekend through March 28.
14 must-haves for your holiday spread include Murray's Cheese's artisanal charcuterie and cheese board, Steve's Meat Market's smoked ham, Sahadi's olives, nuts, and dried fruit; and Moishe's Bake Shop's jelly doughnuts, mixed rugelach, babka, and Hanukkah cookies. [NY Daily News] Hotel Grif ... More >>
Come to think of it, we'd been meaning to mention this show.Bold! Not surprising! One hopes Brooklyn Vegan's little year end thing they just got rolling--in which various musicians talk about their year, via questionnaire--will yield further surprises, but the opening salvo here is pretty goo ... More >>
"Brandon Stosuy, a Brooklyn music critic, read from his oral history in progress of American black metal: a welcome demystification, cast in normal-dude voices." Way more where this came from over at Ben Ratliff's critical dissection of Saturday's Hideous Gnosis symposium on black metal at Public ... More >>
On the afternoon of November 19, cops say this guy grabbed a woman's property on the G train platform in Williamsburg and split. The video shows him in flight. They describe him as 15 to 18 years old, 5'5", wearing blue jeans, a blue jacket, and white sneakers at the time. If you have info, NYP ... More >>
"4. They've been romantically linked to Kirsten Dunst." Good gravy, Brooklyn really is the center of the universe! Just wait until People hears about the Wesleyan Mafia.
Hm, something looks oddly familiar here. All photos via Ideologic.Almost certainly, yes! Back in September, SunnO))) leveled the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, punishing the crowd for more than two hours and three costume changes by the band's sometime frontman and vocalist, former Mayhem singer At ... More >>
The best thing about drinking in Brooklyn is how incredibly diverse the options are. You can belly up the bar in an old sailor's hangout, or a place where they make their own bitters, a spot with 19-century charm, or one with no charm at all. A stellar Brooklyn bar might be a neighborhood tim ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon, which means it's time for a look back at the week that was in our favorite blog posts: We ranked our 10 Best, Wildly Diverse Brooklyn Bars. Cocoa V's Pamela Blackwell talked about vegan truffles, the nut cheese phenomenon, and fakin' bacon. Crazy expensive Oriol Balaguer ch ... More >>
Check back here tomorrow to find out which drinking establishments make Our 10 Best Brooklyn Bars. We're compiling a list that reflects the crazy-quilt diversity of Brooklyn, including a spot where you can drink dirt-cheap Polish vodka with old men, and a place where you can get small-batch ... More >>
View Larger Map DATE: Monday Dec. 7, 2009, 1:10 p.m. LOCATION: 160 Menahan St., Brooklyn. A 50-year-old woman was stabbed to death during an apparent robbery yesterday afternoon at the above address. Hazel Clemens of Bleecker Street in Brooklyn was declared dead at the scene. The police say they a ... More >>
The cycling enthusiasts who repainted a bike lane in Williamsburg and were arrested for it early this week have, we think, achieved a journalistic watershed in mainstreaming the use of the word "hipster." Sure, there was the Hipster Grifter story, itself a kind of watershed, but hers was a f ... More >>
On Monday, our home slices over at Impose unveiled their year-end 50 favorite acts of 2009. It's a uniquely varied list of familiar blog-sprayed faces (Animal Collective, Fever Ray, Black Lips, Dan Deacon, Black Dice), mixtape rappers (Gucci Mane, Freddie Gibbs, Drake), relative unknowns (Nisennen ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Brooklyn's up-and-coming percusso-punks Screens pound in harmony alongside Brooklyn vets Aa and recent YIMBY grads Dinowalrus, mixing pulverizing sturm und drum with giant mushy, smushy, whooshy hoo ... More >>
Attracted to a supper club with a bas-relief of a foppish guy with a big floppy hat? Actually, this place would go over big in Brooklyn. The Cavalier, "Where Particular People Congregate," La Crosse, WI Here is another collection of photos of far-flung places with off-the-wall names.
View Larger Map DATE: Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, 8:15 p.m. LOCATION: 20 Monroe St., Brooklyn A 35-year old Brooklyn man was shot and killed inside his apartment at the above address Monday evening. The police say Montel McDonald had been shot in the chest. He was declared dead at the scene. The Daily ... More >>
His Kensingston Blues was the record I listened to most in 2005. That year I remember seeing him play in various small venues in Brooklyn and Philadelphia, the temperature in the room always a little bit too high, the longer more hypnotic stuff like "Calais to Dover" and "Cathedral et Chartre ... More >>
Photo of MPP groundbreaking via DBOBNot that there were any illusions that the Greenpoint pool would remain a venue--the Williamsburg Waterfront area took over hosting duties for Jelly NYC's Summer Pool Parties a year ago. But now that the Williamsburg Waterfront space also appears to be in j ... More >>
Gus, Central Park's neurotic polar bear, and a few of his friends at the Central Park Zoo are celebrating Christmas this weekend
When we got the idea to do Our 10 Best Beers, little did we realize what a shark tank we were jumping into. While wine drinkers, cocktail swillers, and those that drink their spirits neat are a very vocal and cantankerous bunch, the vast majority of beer fanciers just sit back, foamy quaff i ... More >>
Greenpoint beer shop Brouwerij Lane, known for its 150 varieties of bottle beer and 19 growler selections on tap, has branched out. Last week they added the locally brewed kombucha by Kombucha Brooklyn (known as KBBK) to their keg list, selling it for $2 a half-pint and $4 a pint in their in- ... More >>
Rose Morat Thug robber who slugged 101-year-old Rose Morat, terrorized other old women gets 75 years in the slammer. Judge: "A man doesn't throw a left hook and a right hook into the face of a 101-year-old woman." (Post) Teen cat-roaster in the Bronx nonchalantly pleads to it, faces tw ... More >>
The makers of Roadify probably thought they were stealing a march with their pilot program in Park Slope, by means of which users can trade "points" by identifying open parking spaces to comrades, using SMS and Twitter, which they can redeem for parking spots for themselves. But now the Times ... More >>
Brooklyn winos rejoice: Patrick Watson, who owns The JakeWalk and Stinky Bklyn, is debuting the Brooklyn Wine Exchange tomorrow in Cobble Hill. The 1,400-square-foot wine shop will stock more than 1,000 wines, including the largest collection of local wines in the city.
Cortelyou Road is still a barren place for a vegan.Ditmas Park may be home to a growing number of restaurants, but its animal product-free options are apparently still lacking: the blog Flatbush Vegan has suspended operation because its authors, though still vegan, have moved out of Flatbush. ... More >>
You could also toss one into the washing machine in lieu of a Bounce. A laundromat seems like a very weird place to eat anything but peanut butter crackerss. snack chips, or cheap candy bars.
The Miracle Grill, which opened on Seventh Avenue in Park Slope in 2005, is apparently closed. Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn reports that it shuttered on Sunday, noting that prior to the restaurant's tenancy, the space had a high turnover rate.
File under somewhat unwelcome photos of good peopleIn the primer we wrote a couple weeks ago about forgetters, the sporadically active Blake Schwarzenbach-fronted Brooklyn band, we mused some about whether or not they were even still an ongoing concern. (Thorns of Life, this band's predecesso ... More >>
If you're wondering about the reindeer and snowmen that went into the window this week at the old Tower Records (on the corner of East 4th and Lafayette), it's the Brooklyn Flea's pop-up holiday market, Gifted, or -- as we fondly call it -- "the place where we're totally doing all of our holi ... More >>
The bedbug scare at the Pavilion Cinema in Brooklyn may have been bogus, but as always there are plenty of the little bastards out there. Workers at the Access-a-Ride in Long Island City picketed their own offices in complaint of bedbug infestation, and now we are told P.S. 163 aka The Alfred ... More >>
A storefront in Murray Hill, Flushing, Queens, proclaims poultry insanity. Here we go again, offering yet another picture gallery of our favorite names for restaurants, liquor stores, coffee bars, caterers, and other food- and booze-related establishments.
Kate Attardo/New York MagazineBringing pizza straight outta Brooklyn to the East Village. Earlier today, EV Grieve noticed that the long-empty storefront at 122 First Avenue (between Seventh and Eighth Streets) was being renovated by the folks behind P.J. Hanley's, the iconic Carroll Gardens ... More >>
Police find 61 pounds of cocaine in a sauna in Brooklyn A judge ruled that the TLC can use license fees to encourage green cabs. State Court Justice Jane Solomon decided against taxi fleet owners who were suing to stop a new rule which allows fleet owners to charge drivers an additional $3 for dies ... More >>
The roof garden at French bistro Juliette awaits forlornly the return of summer. The growth of Williamsburg restaurants in the last dozen years has been meteoric, and, where once there were a dozen or so places that might be worth trying, now there are probably 200 or more.
Police say these guys go to Bed-Stuy and Fort Greene dress up like maintenance men, come to apartments at night, and tell residents (female, alone) they've come to fix something; despite their almost comically sinister appearance, they are admitted, whereupon they draw a gun, ransack the plac ... More >>
Yup, this photo was taken in 2009, by Rebecca SmeyneIn the week Chuck Schumer became a bike-riding, Williamsburg Pool Party-saving hipster man of the people, we roamed far and wide over his most precious borough, from an Obama Fried Chicken in Brownsville to the very likely defunct N8 to the ... More >>