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Brooklyn

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Our 10 Best Frozen Treats

    ​Remember when you were a kid, and your summer was measured out in frozen treats? Maybe your mom kept Popsicles in the freezer, and you had to sneak through the noisy screen door to snitch one. Or maybe every Friday evening, your dad would summon the family and pile everyone into the car and g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Why Does Tonight's It Came From Brooklyn at the Guggenheim Cost $40?

    ​Free Williamsburg has a thorough interview up today with the organizers of the Guggenheim's It Came From Brooklyn series, which begins tonight with a stellar bill: High Places, the Walkmen, and Colson Whitehead, with assists from the comedian Leo Allen and the Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Brooklyn, This Is What Your Money Looks Like

    ​Hahaha this has something to do with the Brooklyn Torch Project, a North Brooklyn initiative "aimed at providing Brooklynites with a tangible medium of exchange that will circulate and support the resident community," but just take a look at that local currency. Good job Flavorwire. If only A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Organic Groceries Come to the Other Park Avenue

    Clinton Hill Blog brings news that a new organic grocery store is opening this week in the old Chocolate Factory building on Park Avenue. The store, called Fresh Fanatic, will be situated under the BQE, on the border between Clinton Hill and the Navy Yards. According to its owner, it will have a sus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    News Roundup: Radiohead, Weezer, Brooklyn Book Festival, Them Crooked Vultures, The Verve

    ​--A new Radiohead track was mysteriously posted at the fan site Atease yesterday. "These Are My Twisted Words" is a two-minute number that may just well be the sing-along anthem of the summer. Just kidding. It's an eerie, echoey five-and-a-half minutes of noise and Thom Yorke's vocals don't e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Live from the Converse Band of Ballers: Mad Decent Loses, Fool's Gold Wins, and Jim Jones Takes Home A Golden (Spraypainted) Trophy

    all photos by Puja PatelThe Brooklyn Crew's aggressive (and we suspect, inebriated) group of fans Converse Band of Ballers Wednesday, August 12 Yesterday's Converse Band of Ballers was as much of a shit-talking contest as it was a three-on-three tournament. The invite-only event went down at the C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Appetizing in Borough Park, Brooklyn

    From Schwartz Appetizing: Smoked sable, matjash herring and a whole smoked mackerel all for $23​ Found at Appetizing Plus: Smoked sable for $5 from local Brooklyn company Tuv Taam​ The best and most iconic New York appetizing shop is probably Russ and Daughters, but a few good alternativ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    G. Lucas Crane From Woods: "I basically dare you to date me."

    ​ Brooklyn lo-fi noise punk: unlikely well of local magazine bachelor profiles! First came New York's "totally weird" profile of Dustin Payseur, of Beach Fossils, who spoke about the Brooklyn warehouse scene and Urban Outfitters by way of providing an example of your typical, strugglin' New Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Queens Residents Get Exotic CSA Veggies; Smith Street May Get a Mickey D's

    ​Local and organic is everywhere in Manhattan and Brooklyn, but less so in Queens, partly because of the rare, ethnic ingredients used there. CSAs and Greenmarkets in Queens are now, however, starting to carry local and organic specialty foods, like tomatillos, ancho peppers, and verdolaga. [N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Yes In My Backyard: Watch/Download Poison Pen's "BK's Fat Boy"

    Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing new and emerging MP3s from local talent. Poison Pen is the type of rapper that other rappers love--an indie hustler with a major-ready, street-hewn wit. The esteemed Bed Stuy rapper has been dropping 12"s and guest spots non-stop for over a de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Among the Items on the CB2 Agenda This Evening...

    ...is South Brooklyn Pizza's application for a full liquor license for 159 Prince Street. The space, between West Broadway and Thompson Street, was described in its real estate listing as "perfect for florist, lingerie, or any boutique." One can begin to guess how neighbors of the former copy shop w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    The Buzz on Three of Brooklyn's Rogue Beekeepers

    Serious Eats posted this video on beekeeping in Brooklyn, which happens to be illegal. It's unclear why this is still the case, seeing as bees not only help the pollinate local flora, but also produce sweet, delicious honey. Eddie Diaz and Brandon Hoy, the general manager and owner, respectively, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    More About the Brooklyn Kitchen's New Cooking School

    ​Some more details about The Brooklyn Kitchen's new cooking school, whose upcoming opening was reported by Brooklyn Based: According to Sarah, a Brooklyn Kitchen floor manager, the school, located at 100 Frost Street in Williamsburg, doesn't yet have a firm opening date. "We're still working out c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Watch: Big Daddy Kane in Prospect Park on Saturday Night

    Care to see Big Daddy Kane reenact the moment described in today's New York Times, when the rapper implored the audience at Saturday night's show in Prospect Park "to join him in the shimmy called the snake"? And obligingly "Brooklyn, showing the love, danced along"? It starts at around 4:30. Also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Stumptown Red Hook Roastery Opens

    ​ ​ Stumptown is all over New York these days -- even our little far-north-Greenpoint neighborhood has been penetrated -- and this weekend they held a little gala to celebrate the opening of their Red Hook Roastery in a converted artist's space at Commerce Street and Van Brunt, equippe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Our 10 Best: Seafood Restaurants

    ​Seafood is the great meeting ground of culinary preferences, the foodstuff where all tastes converge. Need a restaurant to please a big crowd? Seafood serves the purpose. Need a place where the scarf ranges from a bland white filet (perfect for dyspeptics) to a quivering raw oyster squirted w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Sympathy for the Hipster: Even Annoying Young Toffs Don't Deserve Rent Scams

    ​Queens Crap posts the sort of headline you expect to get the schadenfreude roaring: "Bushwick hipsters kicked to the curb." They refer to a NY1 story about several young people who'd been living in 20 apartments carved out of a building certified for only six, with which the DOB caught up and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    In Chinatown Markets Now: Rambutan

    ​ Brightly colored rambutans are now being featured in sidewalk produce stands in Manhattan, Sunset Park, and Flushing Chinatowns for about $5 per pound. Looking like the hairy intestinal polyps of space creatures, rambutans are bright pink fruits that can run in size from an olive to a small ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    TransAlt Celebrates New DUMBO Bike Path Where Member Cracked Up

    ​In 2005 Transportation Alternatives' Noah Budnick hit a pothole on Sands Street in DUMBO and cracked up badly. So he and the rest of TransAlt are especially happy to see the Sands Street bike path completed, affording bikers coming on and off the Manhattan Bridge, or just tooling around the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Twitpic by ethanvk. Well, our week was awful, but apparently we were in good company. Mayor Bloomberg came up with a wide-ranging, expensive transit plan including crosstown buses that would move slower than ever. He slapped back Bill Thompson's schools charges -- not convincingly to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Fabolous Is Number One

    Fabolous, the Brooklyn rapper whose Loso's Way came in for a so-so review in last week's Voice and whose 2009 career we have been rooting for, basically, is the number one seller in the country this week. Fab sold 99,000 records in his first week out, good enough to beat both Daughtry and Maxwell. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Man Revives Ancient Cliche, Jumps From Brooklyn Bridge

    ​Someone decided to leap off the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday night, NYPD confirms. The Brooklyn Heights Blog says the suicidal man "kept police at bay for over 30 minutes last night as he threatened to jump... "The drama unfolded shortly after 10:30 p.m. with reports of a man, armed with a knife, ... More >>

  • Art

    August 4, 2009

    The Van Goghs of Putt-Putt

    Haul out the Stimpmeter—artists design two local miniature golf courses

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: Cheese-Loving Whiskies; An Ambitious Pizza Tour

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Arthur Avenue Walks Arthur Avenue August 7, 10 a.m. They call it New York's "real" Little Italy: Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is home to bakeries, fish markets, v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2009

    All Points West Friday: No Sleep Till Jay-Z

    For maximum poetic impact at the otherwise sodden, mudsoaked trench-fight of All Points West 2009's first night, let's go straightaway to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, whose luck it was to climb onstage at the precise moment the sun fought back, through the clouds, and then commenced immediately to set. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Yes In My Backyard: Exclusive Video Premiere For Renminbi's "Set Up"

    Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing new and emerging MP3s from local talent. Recently, we've given you Liturgy's "Ecstatic Rite," the video for Motel Motel's "Coffee," and Werewolves' "Dora Gerson." ​ Greenpoint duo Renminbi play a decidedly blustery, blown-out version of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    "Rock Critic Karaoke," Which Is a Real Thing, Is Occurring Tonight in Red Hook

    ​Forgive the moderate self-aggrandizement here, but tonight, Brooklyn's own Jalopy Theatre is hosting Peter Stampfel's Critical Karaoke, wherein the badass NYC folk heavyweight invites a bunch of rock critics -- the slate will apparently include Robert Christgau, Rob Sheffield, Joe Levy, Micha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    New York's Rotten Tree Menace Claims Another Victim in Central Park

    ​Didn't we warn you about the trees? In 2007 we saw them crush cars in Brooklyn. Last summer, after a series of arboreal assaults, a tree on NYC Transit property severely conked a woman in Queens -- and the hits just kept a-comin'. In September a tree smashed a windshield, injuring a driver. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Northeast Kingdom's Paris Smeraldo on Bushwick, the Price of Milk

    diegocupolo/flickrOn the street in Bushwick.​Neighborhood change can often be measured in edible form: take the number of espresso bars in a three-block radius and divide that by the number of months it's taken them to open. Take that number and use it to multiply average storefront rent, and you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Pix From the Good Beer at BAM festival

    ​ Shucking sustainable oysters from the rather obscenely named Widow's Hole. Yesterday afternoon from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. commenced the first annual Good Beer festival, sponsored by Edible Brooklyn and several other organizations. The beer flowed freely (oddly poured into wine glasses) from su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    What's in a Restaurant Name?

    It seems like restaurant names are getting more and more bizarre. Cowgirl Seahorse? Dirt Candy? At Vermillion? Maybe all the good names are already taken, and we're entering an era of monikers like Furry Flowers and Upside-Down Blue. Restaurants named after people, especially the proprietor, are a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    This Week's Voice: Oneida, Fabolous, ZE Records, Japanese Reggaephiles, Funny People, and More

    Lionel DeluyMore like an interpreter of hitmaking: Fabolous​ In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla hops the trans-Brooklyn express with Oneida, New York's finest purveyor of impromptu noise-punk trilogies. Sean Fennessey on Fabolous's new Loso's Way: "A classic mixtape rapper with no cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Organ Recital: Anticuchos in McCarren Park

    ​McCarren Park may be the very last place where you'd expect to find organs, yet, last Sunday I did. The occasion was the summer picnic of a Greenpoint Peruvian soccer club, attended by perhaps 300 souls, who sat on folding chairs under the London plane trees as bad weather threatened. Undeter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Bedford Avenue Crazy Man Profiled

    ​We are grateful to Gothamist for finding Russel Fong's short film on the Williamsburg yelling man, whom we've been wondering about. As it happens, Lawrence LaDouceur is a lot more amiable in private conversation than when yelling at the corner of North 7th and Bedford, but alas, no less crazy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    What's Bubbling Up at the Brooklyn Brew Shop

    Roxana Marroquin/Time Out​Clinton Hill Blog gives a shout-out to Brooklyn Brew Shop, the DIY beer brewing business that sells at-home brewing kits at the Brooklyn Flea. According to Erica Shea and Stephen Valand, the couple behind the Brew Shop, they're in the process of developing more varieties ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    News From Brooklyn Heights

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Little Buddy to Open First Retail Space

    ​ Little Buddy Biscuit Company is opening its first retail shop on Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn. The bakery will offer layer cakes, cookies, muffins, and quick breads, along with coffee. As per the Brooklyn aesthetic, the baked goods will be corn-syrup-free, natch.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Malcolm X Farmers Market Headed for Imminent Closure?

    Seamus Murray/flickr​Brownstoner brings sad news, via the Bed-Stuy Blog, that Bed-Stuy's Malcolm X farmers market is in danger of closing. The market's main vendor, Migliorelli Farm, recently announced it will be pulling out of the market because it hasn't been earning enough there to pay for its ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2009

    Stop-and-Frisk 101: Arrest Training?

    That's how a handful of dead-end high-schoolers ended up giving the city a big black eye.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Food At The Other Brooklyn Flea: Barbecue, Caribbean Hot Sauce

    ​ You already know about all the good food at the Fort Greene Brooklyn Flea, but there's another flea market in Brooklyn, a nascent group of stalls on 20th Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues in Sunset Park/South Slope/Greenwood Heights/whatever you want to call it. The market runs on Satu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Incredibly Cheap Eats: Octopus Skewers

    ​ If you happen to be walking down Eighth Avenue in Sunset Park's Chinatown, especially on the weekend, follow your nose to the charcoal fires. There are several carts and street-side windows selling Northern Chinese-style charcoal barbecue skewers--lamb, beef, fish balls, and more, for bargai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Trail of Dead and Yesterday's Pool Party Victims of Lightning

    Scary sky pic via​Credit to whoever runs things over at the Williamsburg Waterfront's Sunday Pool Parties--since lightning was actually striking humans in Brooklyn yesterday, the choice to end Sunday's HEALTH/Black Lips/Trail of Dead show before ToD actually got to play seems prudent. Which ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Brooklyn Gets Its Very Own Kurve

    You've probably heard of Kurve, the futuristic Thai-fusion spot in the East Village so odd that it's prompted speculation that it's actually an art installation, not a restaurant. Well, Brooklyn has its own Kurve now, a place so strange that it's almost worth a visit just to see it. Imagine a wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Guinness Distributor Will Begin Building Red Hook Facility Next Month

    Peter Baker/flickrOn Monday, Mayor Bloomberg held a press conference to announce the city's plan to invest more than $165 million into the revitalization of the Brooklyn waterfront. According to the accompanying press release, Phoenix Beverages, a large beer and beverage distributor whose brands inc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    PETA Video Shows Circus Elephants Beaten, Whipped

    Here's that PETA video everyone's talking about in which Ringling Brothers personnel beat their circus elephants with bull hooks and whips. It looks bad. Maybe the circus folk have an explanation. They better hurry and bring it -- the circus has several more shows at Coney Island this summer, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Williamsburg's The Shank, an "After-Hours Club of Unprecedented Size and Bravado," Commemorated in this Week's New York Press

    Nate "Igor" Smith In this week's New York Press, there's an enormously long feature chronicling the ignominious rise and fall of Williamsburg's short-lived after-hours space, the Shank. As someone who pulled a few all-nighters loitering around that mud-bucket of an early morning hideaway this past ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    U.S. Open to Feature Tennis, Lobster Rolls

    foodistablog/flickrGood news for anyone craving both topspin-slice serves and crustaceans: According to a worker at the Lobster Pound's booth at the Brooklyn Flea on Saturday, the Pound will be selling their $13 lobster rolls from a booth at the U.S. Open in late August. 

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Brooklyn Dumpster Pools Publicized, Ruined

    Earlier this month, Inhabitat pushed out the story of MacroSea's Gowanus dumpster pool parties. This weekend -- cannonball! New York Times, Daily News, Newsday, WPIX, et alia are suddenly all over it. These tales of MacroSea's reclamation of ordinary trash dumpsters into sanitary swimming tanks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Bergen Avenue Killing

    View Larger Map DATE: Friday, July 17, 2009 at approximately 1741 hours LOCATION: 1210 Bergen Avenue, Brooklyn. The police are saying a man was shot to death outside 1210 Bergen Ave. in Brooklyn Friday night. The victim, Pete Edwards, 36, of Pulaski Street was declared dead at Brookdale Hospital. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Our Newest Blogger's Top 5 Restaurants

    SauceSupreme/flickrPicking my top five restaurants is a bit like herding cats: the list changes constantly, depending on my budget, cravings, and degree of hunger. I have a difficult time keeping track, though I tend to be drawn to anything that features conservative prices, liberal use of spices, a ... More >>

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