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    October 2, 2009

    B, D, F, V Lines Screwed Up by Fire

    A fire at a substation has interfered with service on the 6th Avenue subway lines. The V is out, F is running on the G line between 36th Street Queens and Bergen Street in Brooklyn, and the B is running on the A line between 59 Street and West 4th Street in Manhattan. Also, the southbound D is runn ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009

    The Michael Jackson Tribute Issue Of Wax Poetics Is Probably Pretty Rad

    ​As the preeminent crate-digging hip-hop/soul/funk/jazz magazine, you had to figure Brooklyn's own Wax Poetics would slowly but lovingly amass a whale of an MJ tribute issue. Featuring in-depth discourses on Indiana, Motown, his songwriting partners, and, apparently, the Thriller video. Very ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Pavement Tickets Available for Presale This Friday: "Please be advised this tour is not a prelude to additional jaunts and/or a permanent reunion."

    ​One interesting sentence in the latest press release making the rounds re: Pavement's reunion show at Central Park's Summerstage on September 21, 2010: "Please be advised this tour is not a prelude to additional jaunts and/or a permanent reunion." Make of that what you will. Related: tickets ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    When Children and Fine Dining Collide

    mdanys/flickr​Because nothing says "child-friendly" like Italian beer: Now that summer's over, Provini has apparently become the latest Park Slope restaurant to fall victim to the Bugaboo mafia. Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn has an angry dispatch from the former "peaceful haven for grown-ups wh ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    How Do You Spell G-U-T-B-O-M-B? Chicken Tabaka at Kebeer in Brighton Beach

    ​ Crisp, greasy, garlicky, and resting counterintuitively in a pool of broth--chicken tabaka is the pride of Georgian cooking. ​How apropos that fried chicken should be the centerpiece of the cooking of both Georgias. Chicken tabaka--sometimes facetiously called "road kill" chicken--fea ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Hecho en Dumbo Moving to the Bowery

    Yesterday, Marion's. Tomorrow, Mexican.​What happens when Hecho en Dumbo moves to the Bowery? It's still Hecho en Dumbo, new borough be damned.  Ethan Smith, one of the owners of the Mexican restaurant that for the past two and a half years has been doing evening-only service at Dumbo's G ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Back at Dumbo General Store...

    Once Hecho en Dumbo moves to the Bowery, the Dumbo General Store will expand its service to fill the void left by the Hecho crew's amicable departure. According to Thom Pitts, the Store's manager, "we're presently working on a dinner-type menu" with some help from a friend of Pitts who's an executiv ... More >>

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    September 13, 2009

    California man dies swimming the East River

    ‚Äč  A 59-year-old swimmer died yesterday of an apparent heart attack during the Brooklyn Bridge Swim.  Brooklyn-born Rich Harley was pulled out of the water by a passing boater and a fellow competitor, who attempted CPR at the scene. He was pronounced dead at New York Downtown Hospital.NY ... More >>

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    September 12, 2009

    Things to do on Sunday for (mostly) free

    the National Weather Service is promising 82 degrees and disappearing clouds--Broadway on Broadway - the casts from 20 Broadway shows will be performing live on Broadway between 43d and  47th, starting at 11:30. Michael McKean (Spinal Tap, an upcoming play) is hosting.--Brooklyn Book Festival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Atlantic Avenue Gets a New Cafe

    From Brooklyn comes word of a new cafe on Atlantic Avenue: Loretta's, a diminutive place near the corner of Bond Street, looks "like the inside of a Stereolab album cover" and is now serving homemade croissants and Ozzie's coffee. And it's got a patio outside that's perfect, as the ladies might sing ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    News Roundup: Fucked Up's Chemistry of Common Life Show, Death By Audio's Maze Opens, Superstar DJ Record Fair in DUMBO

    ​--Further details have been revealed about Fucked Up's November 5th live reprise of their entire Chemistry of Common Life at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. The band has revealed the special guests they'd teased earlier this week: Andrew W.K., the Vivian Girls, Titus Andronicus, and Katie Stelmanis ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Thai Restaurants

    ​ ​One test of a great northern Thai restaurant is perfect pork larb, laced with herbs and doused with a pungent dressing. Tomorrow, Fork in the Road puts its figurative ass on the line, Southeast Asian style, laying out our favorite 10 Thai restaurants. The rankings may surprise you, b ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    This Week's Voice: Fall Arts Guide, The Beatles Box Set, Jay-Z's Blueprint 3, Yo La Tengo, Whitney Houston, and More

    ​In this week's Village Voice, we unveil our 2009 Fall Arts Guide: Dan Weiss on the Jane Austen alt-rock of Brooklyn locals the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Jed Lipinski in conversation with George Packer on the occasion of the author's forthcoming Interesting Times: Writings From a Turbulent ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    Fucked Up to Play The Chemistry of Common Life In Full at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple

    ​The last time Fucked Up played an event-type concert in New York, it was the band's 12-hour stand at the Rogan Store, a terrible idea made awesome through the sheer force of good will behind it--within five minutes, the show was some unholy mix of the sweatiest ABC No Rio Saturday matinee eve ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Man Fatally Stabs Girlfriend's Ex

    View Larger Map DATE: Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 at approximately 11:22 p.m. LOCATION: Inside an apartment at 22 Stone Ave, Brooklyn. A Brooklyn man who went over to see his ex-girlfriend was fatally stabbed by her new boyfriend late Saturday, the police say. Police identified the victim as Michael ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Teen Shot and Killed in Brooklyn Public Housing Development

    View Larger Map DATE: Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009 at approximately 0434 hours LOCATION: In front of 2189 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn. The police say 18-year-old Taquan Crandall of Bridge Street in Brooklyn was shot and killed on Pitkin Avenue early Sunday. Crandell had been shot in the chest at the Fiorent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    This Week in Openings: Lots and Lots of Booze

    TONY's The Feed blog has posted a roster of establishments slated to open by September 16. While there is actual food to be found, most notably at Saltie, Caroline Fidanza's Williamsburg lunch counter, and at An Nhau, a new Vietnamese spot, what's most striking about the eight places included in the ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Liturgy Are Somehow Playing the New Yorker Festival

    ​ The New Yorker Festival, the annual and upwardly-mobilely priced arts and culture series, has announced most of its 2009 line-up. The relevant, music-related graf in the press release: "Pop-music offerings will include interviews with and performances by Neko Case, Bon Iver, Steve Earle, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Reasons to Hate 'Top Chef'

    ​ ​Tom pops his cork for Padma, in a defaced Brooklyn subway poster. Tomorrow, we put our asses on the line by giving you 10 good reasons to hate Top Chef. We're jumping the gun (Our 10 Best usually appears on Friday) both because the long weekend may find you departing early for the hi ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    Yes In My Backyard: Download Jahdan Blakkamoore's "The General (Remix)" ft. Smif-N-Wessun's General Steele (SOTC Premiere)

    Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. ​A grimy mix of hip-hop, dancehall, electronic, dubstep,and pretty much anything else with chest-caving bass, Brooklyn's Jahdan Blakkamoore is a vocalist who's taking that pan-global headknock from n ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Double Murder Inside Sunset Park

    View Larger Map DATE: On Monday, August 31, 2009 at about 8:30 p.m. LOCATION: Inside of Sunset Park near 41 Street and 7 Avenue The police say two men were shot and killed inside Sunset Park in Brooklyn Monday evening. We should note that a double murder inside a city park is pretty unusual.A 28-y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    The Early Word: B & B Restaurant, West African in Lower Midtown

    ​ Clockwise starting at midnight: Two classic leaf-based Guinean sauces, Ivory Coast athieke, Senegalese dibi (lamb), and Caribbean-style curry chicken. Beware the red scotch bonnet pepper! (click to consume) I watched sadly as many of the West African restaurants in Bed-Stuy along Fulton wen ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Possible Body Parts on Brooklyn Sidewalk

    View Larger Map Date: Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009 at approximately 10:26 a.m. Location: Sidewalk outside 54 Walworth St., Brooklyn A warehouse worker in Brooklyn yesterday morning came across what appeared to be human body parts. The police say the worker discovered a plastic bag and two suitcases conta ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Chatting With Cesar Ramirez of Brooklyn Fare About Art, Food & His Big Idea for a Tiny Restaurant

    ​Cesar Ramirez shocked the city's fine dining industry when he turned up -- of all places -- at a grocery store. Ramirez, who has helmed the kitchens of Bouley and Bar Blanc, can now be found cooking at Brooklyn Fare, a gourmet food shop in Brooklyn. He sat down with Fork in the Road to talk ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Grizzly Bear Was Also At Grizzly Bear's Williamsburg Waterfront Pool Party

    Sam HorineHey, look, Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste went to that Jay-Z show yesterday in Williamsburg. ​A whole summer's worth of Jelly NYC Pool Parties on the Williamsburg waterfront took a bow yesterday, as Grizzly Bear, Beach House, and Vega played the final Sunday of the 2009 series. Solange Kno ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Pig Roast 'On' Tonight at Brooklyn Yard in Spite of Downpour

    The Hapa Kitchen cooks planned on roasting two pigs in an arcane Cuban-Chinese style at Brooklyn Yard this evening, assisted by some celebrity barbecuers. The bad news is, what with the incessant rain, there will probably be no canoeing on the Gowanus Canal tonight. The good news is that the pig roa ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Live: Insound's 10th Anniversary at Brooklyn Bowl, Featuring Real Estate, the Drums, and More

    Real Estate photo by Kyle Dean Reinford​Insound 10th Anniversary Party with Real Estate, the Drums, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and More Brooklyn Bowl Thursday, August 27 "It's a birthday party, y'all!" announced These Are Powers vocalist Anna Barie last night, her voice sounding slightly tinged wit ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Week in Review: More Topless Women Than Non-Topless Women

    photo from Girl Talk's Pool Party show by Sam Horine But seriously, this was a really depressing week. We said goodbye to Teddy Kennedy through song and so did Orrin Hatch. Ellie Greenwich, the woman who wrote "Be My Baby" also passed, as did 29 year old New York DJ Josh Link. Speaking of death, M ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Have You Seen... Brownsville Robbers/Shooters

    ​On Monday ywo men went into a jewelry store on Pitkin Avenue in Ocean Hill-Brownsville, demanded money from the employee and, when he did not comply speedily enough to suit them, shot him in the leg. The employee was hospitalized in stable condition. Both suspects are though to be between 25 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    In Interview, Bloomberg Praises Gehry, Approves Parking Tickets

    That Bloomberg interview referred to in yesterday's papers is out now in the Brooklyn Paper. In it, the Mayor continues to defend the Atlantic Yards project against what he calls "this small group of people" who oppose it, and to pine after the Frank Gehry design that might have been. With a modish ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Market Watch: Albino Bitter Melon and More at Fei Long Market in Brooklyn

    ​ A rare white bitter melon, shown against a backdrop of the normal vegetable. Actually, maybe it's a fruit. Jaws dropped when Fei Long recently opened on the south end of Sunset Park's Chinatown, and not because it occupies an entire city block, and is twice a big as the next competing groce ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Matt and Kim on Jimmy Kimmel Tonight--Promises To Be "that f'ing good"

    We're contractually obligated to post about Williamsburg's finest making their late-night TV debut. Couldn't happen to a nicer meaner couple. Flyer promises "that f'ing good"--does this mean they'll streak? Yes, contractually obligated to make nyucky naked jokes too.

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    August 25, 2009

    Bloomberg Approves Public Drinking So Long As It's Upscale

    ​Infamous nanny Mayor Bloomberg has found a restriction of liberties he doesn't like. "I never understood why we don't let you drink in the park," he told a community newspaper chain owned by Rupert Murdoch (where the interview seems not yet to have been printed, allowing the Post to scoop). " ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Brooklyn DJ Shot at South Street Seaport

    View Larger Map DATE: Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009 at approximately 4:24 a.m. LOCATION: Pier 17, South Street Seaport, Manhattan. A Brooklyn DJ was shot and killed during a fight that erupted during a party on a yacht early Saturday. Omar Trent, 31, of East 21st Street in Brooklyn, was found by police ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Gang-Related Shooting in Brooklyn

    View Larger Map DATE: Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, 5:53 p.m. LOCATION: Corner of Montgomery St and Rogers Ave., Brooklyn. The police are saying that 25-year-old Manory Santos, of Crown Street in Brooklyn, was gunned down Sunday evening at the above corner. He was struck once in the chest. He was taken t ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Teen Slain in Brooklyn

    View Larger Map DATE: Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at 12:12 a.m. LOCATION: 560 Euclid Avenue, Brooklyn. A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed just after midnight Saturday as he left a Brooklyn party. The slain youth was identified as Craig Shelton of Fountain Avenue in Brooklyn. He was declared dead a ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Seems It Really is Something in the Water

    Earlier this month, we learned that a restaurant in Delray Beach, Fla., claimed it was making authentic New York bagels thanks to water treated to replicate the chemical components of Brooklyn tap water. According to a Serious Eats post today, that restaurant -- aptly named the Brooklyn Water Bagel ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Yerba Buena Perry; Goodbye to PetalBelle

    SarahJames promises to bring classic cocktails to Bed-Stuy. The self-proclaimed speakeasy has a "no sneakers, baseball caps, droopy jeans or hoodies" dress code. [Eater] Pastry chef-turned-sandwich peddler Will Goldfarb has launched a barbecue truck on Wall Street called Picnick, Smoked, serving up ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Birthday Party Is Moving to Prospect Park

    ​After widespread alarm by citizens and city officials about "crowd control" and potential chaos in Fort Greene around Spike Lee's Michael Jackson tribute block party next weekend, the city announced today that event will move from Fort Greene Park to the center of Prospect Park. Jackson is no ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    "Irate" Ice Cream Mom Knows a Few Things About Sugar Pushing Herself

    BotheredByBees/flickrThe mighty deep-fried Mars Bar​Yesterday's Times piece on the Mister Softee - Angry Mom turf war featured a few choice quotes from Vicki Sell, a Park Slope mom who described herself as "irate" over the ice cream man's presence in her 3-year-old daughter's otherwise bucolic ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Strange Bedfellows: Bread, Madonna, Gravestones

    ​ High real-estate costs make for strange bedfellows: Pedestrians passing Grande Monuments, seller of gravestones and a longtime fixture on Graham Avenue, have been double-taking at the sight of hand-chalked-signs advertising bread. Just what is this bread made from, they wonder? Well, the br ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Feeling Conflicted About the Brooklyn Artisan Aesthetic

    ​ There's nothing new about handcrafted goods made in Brooklyn, and there's also nothing new about the more recent, gentrified Brooklyn food artisan movement that was extensively profiled by the Times. But browsing a shop today, I came across some chocolate by the Mast Brothers, a company out ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Brooklyn Is Fat; Ruth Does Television

    ​According to the state Health Department, nearly 60 percent of Brooklyn is overweight or obese. The borough is filled with fast-food joints, especially in downtown and central Brooklyn. [NY Daily News] Russell Christoff is the man on the Taster's Choice label, but only realized it in 2002. H ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Yet Another Subway Stroker, Also Robber, Sought

    ​ This cowboy had a busy July 30. At 6:20 a.m. on the southbound D train, he sat next to a lady and began, at the 36th Street stop in Brooklyn, to masturbate. The object of his attentions hurriedly departed at the next stop, but not before following the example of last week's victim of a simil ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Arrest in Brooklyn Marina Shootings

    View Larger Map DATE: Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 at approximately 3:45 p.m. LOCATION: 3939 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn. The police have arrested a Brooklyn man who allegedly shot and killed one man and wounded a second during a quarrel on a Brooklyn pier. Paul Moghab, 33, of Ebony Court in Brooklyn, was ki ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Sheepshead Bay Remembers: Old Roll-n-Roaster Commercial

    Well, Movable Type is a fucking mess today, and who knows when the previous post will be visible. Bitter experience has taught us that the best way to make sure MT is working is to post something you might regret. So here's an old commercial for Roll-n-Roaster, the "not-so-fast fast food restauran ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Kiddie-Friendly Food Comes to Soho

    Susie's Supper Club, the tot-centric meal delivery service that recently received a lengthy La Fabricant write-up, will be expanding its Brooklyn operation into a cafe it will run in the Citibabes space in Soho (think of it as Soho House for the disposable diapers set). The cafe, which will serve th ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    Sound Fix Says Goodbye to Bedford Ave

    ​Sound Fix--the Williamsburg record store founded in 2004 by the former writer James Bradley--celebrated its last day at 110 Bedford Ave yesterday. The location was a landmark to multiple generations of Brooklyn arrivistes, who surely would be surprised to hear that the store was only five yea ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Two Shot, One Dead, in Brooklyn

    View Larger Map DATE: Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at 2:16 a.m. LOCATION: 436 Atkins Ave., Brooklyn. The police say two men were shot at 436 Atkins Ave. in the East New York section of Brooklyn early Saturday. One of the victims, a male, 21, was shot in the head and torso, and was declared dead at th ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: DOA in Brooklyn

    View Larger Map DATE: Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009 at 9:41 a.m. LOCATION: Intersection of 76th Street and 15th Avenue, Brooklyn. The police say a 30-year-old man was found shot in the face Saturday morning at the intersection of 76th Street and 15th Avenue in Brooklyn. He was taken to Lutheran Hospital ... More >>

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