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    November 19, 2009

    1 Dead, 1 Injured in G Train Incident; Delays Reported (Updated)

    ​That big delay on the F line this morning has been explained: not one but two people were injured -- one fatally, one critically -- by a northbound G train at the Seventh Avenue station in Park Slope around 7:45 a.m. The incident rerouted the F to the D line, and also cocked up G train serv ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    Tonight! Javelin, Dylan, Big Star, The Dirty Projectors, And Air Waves

    So here we have Rhode Island electro-rap duo Javelin, regaling MOMA patrons alongside some sort of anarchist dance collective with an 8-bit-sounding jam titled "Soda Popinski," named of course after one of the trickier adversaries in Mike Tyson's Punch Out; such a reference is all that's really re ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Cultured, Lazy? Brooklyn Art Hops will Drive You to Out-Of-The-Way Galleries

    ​Every so often someone tells us about an incredibly cool thing in some distant neighborhood, and when we weigh the benefits of seeing the cool thing against getting a good night's sleep or even going to work, the cool thing usually suffers. But here's a loophole: Brooklyn's smART Brooklyn Gal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    The Meat Hook Arrives; Mommy Bloggers Shill for Big Food

    ​International aid agencies are saying that a United Nations summit on food security that kicked off in Rome today could be a "waste of time" as it won't commit donors to provide more money to end world hunger. [Bloomberg] Companies like Nestle and Frito Lay are offering "mommy bloggers" all- ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Police Kill Former Jay-Z/Diddy Bodyguard; Thugs React

    ​Chaos inside Brooklyn's Norwood Palace late Saturday night led to the fatal wounding of a club bouncer who'd previously worked as a bodyguard for Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, and P. Diddy. He either was or was not pointing a gun at the officers when they fired on him. Not the best weekend for trigger ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Scenes From Purple Yam's First Weekend in Ditmas Park

    Haegeen's homemade kimchi​ Purple Yam, the new pan-Asian/Filipino restaurant from Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan, the former owners of Cendrillon, opened in its new digs in Ditmas Park last week. On Friday night, the place was packed. Both the service and the kitchen were running a bit slow, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Man Shot to Death in Brooklyn

    View Larger Map DATE: Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 at 7:05 a.m. LOCATION: corner of Sandford Street and Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn. The police say a 27-year-old man was shot to death at the above intersection early Saturday. He had been shot twice in the chest. He was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Why Norah Jones Can't Have Windows in Brooklyn

    ​Ever wondered why those brownstones down in Cobble Hill never have windows on their weirdly smooth brick sidewalls, even though it seems like a total wasted opportunity to easily engineer a whole lot more precious urban sunlight? Allow Norah Jones, her irate pop star-hating neighbors, and the ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC: Smoked Mozzarella, Fig, and Escarole Panini at Bar Tano

    ​ Leggero means "slight" or "light" in Italian, so it's a mystery why the folks at Brooklyn's Bar Tano dubbed this hearty panini the "Leggero." Maybe it's because the sandwich is meatless--however, it's anything but scrawny.

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Cafe Mei Mei; Goodbye to Etats-Unis

    L.A. Burdick, the artisanal chocolatier from Cambridge, Mass., opened a Manhattan outpost a few weeks ago. It will start serving pastries and wines in the next few weeks. [Eater] Robert Ribant of River Cafe has opened Cafe Mei Mei in Cobble Hill, a sleek "seasonal American" restaurant. Wine and be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Week in Review: Or Whatever's Left of Her

    Your guess is as good as ours. Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith​In the week we ran all over town looking for a headless pop star (and found her, hiding out in the Barnes and Noble Union Square magazine section), we also hailed the non-headless pop-stars-in-the-making Girls at their New York coronati ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    Roberta's Brooklyn Grange Farms Will Sell to Both Restaurants and the Public

    Rishabh Mishra/flickr​Roberta's already has a rooftop garden whose produce it incorporates into its delectable pizzas, but its owners have turned an eye to greener pastures: They've just announced plans for Brooklyn Grange Farms, a one-acre rooftop farm they plan to open sometime in the spring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Tonight! The xx, Ghostface Killah, Sharon Van Etten, And A Coupla Those Nice Travis Boys

    ​Oooh, lookit, it's the XX, fresh from beguiling long lines of CMJ patrons and subsequently canceling shows due to exhaustion. That's all sorted out, apparently, and thus will pleasantly gloomy goth-pop elegies fill the air at Bowery Ballroom tonight. We're still all into this band, right, Int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Pickles Tatts = Food Trend. Again.

    omar_chatriwala/flickr​Having noticed the recent profusion of artisanal dills, the Observer has delved into the pickling phenomenon embodied by the bearded and tattooed young upstarts behind such purveyors as McClure's and Brooklyn Brine. While the story is entertaining and informative, it cur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Shooters Arrested in Precinct After Cops See Them Dumping Their Guns

    View Larger Map DATE: Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, 6:14 p.m. LOCATION: Boyland Avenue & Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn. Just a block from a police precinct, a 24-year-old man was shot fatally in the chest at the above intersection Monday evening, the police say. He was declared dead at the scene. Two men w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Jerry Fuchs Memorial This Thursday

    ​Thursday, 7pm-11pm at Enid's in Greenpoint. More info and a collection of sad-making photos at the Washington City Paper.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Live Music Booking in Brooklyn Consolidates Just a Little Further

    Photo of Warsaw via bitchcakesny's photostream​Back in September, Bowery Presents took over booking at the Brooklyn Bowl, adding the concert space/cool-dad mecca to a coterie of venues that already included Bowery Ballroom, the Music Hall of Williamsburg, the Mercury Lounge, and Terminal 5. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC: Ship's Biscuit at Saltie in Williamsburg

    ​ ​Ship's biscuit is the somewhat facetious name for one of the vegetarian sandwiches available at Saltie. Saltie is a sandwich shop that debuted recently on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, open from 8 a.m. in the morning till 8 p.m. at night. The cafe--which provides only rudimen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Liza de Guia Channels Her Inner Food Network with Food.Curated

    Liza de Guia is building her own one-woman food network on Vimeo, called food.curated. The series of mini documentaries features chefs, bakers, beekeepers, fishermen, and farmers, mostly from Brooklyn and Long Island. (For those of you whose New York geography is shady, Brooklyn is on Long Island. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Student Shot Outside Brooklyn High School

    View Larger Map DATE: Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, 3:15 p.m. LOCATION: Rockaway Avenue and Hegeman Avenue, Brooklyn. The police say a high school student was fatally shot at the above intersection Monday afternoon. Malachi Cotton, 17, of Sutter Avenue in Brooklyn was shot several times in the chest. He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Yes In My Backyard: The Video Premiere of Talk Normal's "In A Strangeland"

    Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Now that Brooklyn loft-rock is leaning towards toward beach-y, garage-y, tape-damaged nostalgiasmush, we should thank the stars that Talk Normal have arrived to keep it ugly. The best thing to lurch out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    SkyWatch Anti-Crime Tower Goes Up on Canal Street

    We've seen SkyWatch -- those E-Z-assembly conning towers NYPD erects to get an overview of troubled neighborhoods -- in many parts of Brooklyn, including Dumbo, Prospect Heights, and Gerritsen Beach. They usually go up when and where crime is perceived to be a bigger problem than usual. Today NYC th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Real Housewife of New York Alex McCord Tells Us the Best Place to Spot an Off-Duty Bravo Housewife

    This week is the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow awards like Best Ex-Prisoners' Publicist and Best Reason to Put a Ring On It on our favorite things. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name their favorite local things. Alex is the only real housewi ... More >>

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    October 24, 2009

    Project Runway Villainess Kenley Collins's Favorite Brooklyn Bar is Matchless

    This week is the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow awards like Best Shop for the Williamsburg Girl Who Has to Grow Up and Best Bodega on our favorite things. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name their favorite local things. photo by Chris Ramirez ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Project Runway Winner Christian Siriano Says Williamsburg Is Full of "Little Divas"

    This week is the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow awards like Best Blow Job and Best Literally Underground Cabaret Show on our favorite things about the city. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name a few of their favorite local things. He's the fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Meadowlands to Swap Nets to Newark for Concerts?

    ​Rumors of the Nets moving to Newark to join the Devils are as old as Jason Kidd's knees, but hoops-by-the-Ironbound may finally be a reality, as early as next season. After the Newark Star-Ledger reported yesterday that unnamed team sources were saying the Nets would consider a temporary relo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Have You Seen... Sexual Assailants in Greenpoint, Canarsie

    On Monday around 44:40 in the afternoon, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly approached at the corner of Avenue N and East 108 Street in Canarsie by the man on the left, who showed her a knife and also pretended to have a gun, and tried to sexually assault her. She screamed and he took off. He's desc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    CMJ: Beach And/Or Campfire (Or Both) Vibes Abound At The Group Tightener Showcase

    ​ Jolene Kao"Coast" is the new "Wolf": Best Coast (above) and Coasting (below)​ Group Tightener Showcase Monster Island Wednesday, October 21 Monster Island's basement couldn't have been more perfect for last night's Todd P/Group Tightener party. High ceilings and sparkly, stone-layere ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    The Early Word: Cafe Barakah

    A grand opening at Cafe Barakah​ A talented Pakistani-Punjabi shopkeeper who was whipping up dishes like channa masala and selling them at her Brooklyn health food shop has expanded. Cafe Barakah, on Fourth Avenue at 21st Street, opened about two months ago, and offers homemade aloo ghobi (pot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Another Subway Masturbator Arrested

    ​It seems the subway masturbation epidemic persists: the Brooklyn Paper reports that a 28-year-old passenger on the G Train was yanked, so to speak, at Smith-9th Street station for riding "naked with an erect penis out on public view" and charged with public lewdness on October 9. Back in July ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Stabbed to Death in Brooklyn

    View Larger Map DATE: Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 at approx 11:25 p.m. LOCATION: Inside of 128 Lewis Ave, Brooklyn. A 42-year-old Brooklyn man was stabbed in the chest Monday night, the police say. He was taken to Kings County Hospital where he was declared dead. His identity has not been released by t ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

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

    View Larger Map DATE: Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, 9:12 p.m. LOCATION: inside of 635 Sutter Ave., Brooklyn. Two people were, one of them fatally, in Brooklyn Monday night. A 42-year-old man was shot several times, and declared dead at Brookdale Hospital. A 33-year-old man was struck once in a leg, and l ... More >>

  • Music

    October 20, 2009

    Best of NYC: Brooklyn Rocks!

    We shouldn't have to tell you this, but we'll try

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    October 19, 2009

    Update: Fort Defiance's New Dinner Menu

    ​Since the Fort Defiance review ran, owner St. John Frizell has added a proper dinner menu, so we headed to Red Hook to check it out this weekend. Frizell is a master of coziness and simplicity--he knows what would hit the spot, and serves it without fuss. When the weather was hot, he slung pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    The Top 10 Records Sold Last Week at Academy Records in Brooklyn

    In 2009, the traditional practice of exchanging physical copies of records for money is a trade that might best be called quixotic. But New Yorkers are stubborn people, and the record store is not dead. Below, the top ten records that actually sold in the last week at a store near you. Academy Reco ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Canning Across the Country; Will New Yorkers Go Nuts for Goobers?

    ​According to the National Center for Home Food Preservation, requests for canning classes have increased. Countrywide canning fests organized by Canning Across America are all the rage, and Jarden Home Brands -- makers of Kerr and Ball brand jars -- say sales of canning equipment are up 30 pe ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    See Diplo and DJ Drama in Williamsburg Tomorrow Night

    ​An RSVP will get you in for five bucks cheaper. Not for nothing, but the circa '04-'05 spectacle of Diplo doing it in Williamsburg will probably move a lot of humans to show out for this. And how will you look your future children in the eye and tell them that you missed the opportunity to ha ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    Have You Seen... Brooklyn Sexual Assailant

    ​On Saturday at 4 a.m. a 24-year-old woman was walking at the corner of Bristol Avenue and Pitkin Avenue in Brownsville when a man on a red and silver mountain bike pulled a gun on her, robbed her, took her to Chester Playground and sexually assaulted her. He's described as black, in his late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2009

    Who's That Bloomberg Guy Knockin' On My Door?

    For a welcome break from campaign nastiness, check out the video of Mike Bloomberg knocking on door No. 1,000,018 in Williamsburg. It's the fourth day of Succoth, according to mayoral video DJ Barnett Zitron, and the door swings open to an impossibly crowded room of fully garbed and ecstatic Hasidi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Abe & Arthur's; Goodbye to T Thai

    Piquant has opened in the bi-level space that once occupied Mitchell's. Texas-born David Sharp will serve up takes on Southwestern favorites like flautas stuffed with slow-roasted brisket, corn tamales with duck confit, and ancho molasses barbecue pulled pork sliders. [Thrillist] Abe & Arthur's has ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    The Flashing Lights Party Turns One

    ​Nick Catchdubs' Flashing Lights party--which the writer-turned-DJ throws monthly with the Rub's DJ Ayres and Brooklyn bass queen Jubilee--turns one this month, and to celebrate, Sheffield dance champion Toddla T is coming through 88 Palace tomorrow night to help mark the occasion. As always, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Another Brooklyn Indignity: Phantom of the Opera Comes to Coney Island

    ​The terrible thing about the alleged new coolness of Brooklyn -- aside from the escalating rents and increasing population of young collegiate dolts -- is that the outside world is now bringing its aesthetic hideosities to our tree-lined streets. First it was the threat of a Brooklyn Sex & Th ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    Woods Do Daytrotter

    ​Daytrotter's currently got a session up with Brooklyn's Woods gang on which the band plays an EP's worth of unreleased material: three new dripping wet Neil Young leg-stretchers and one Songs of Shame standby, "Where and What Are You?" Dunno if we're still killing Brooklyn lo-fi or what but ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Reverend Billy Calls for "Zombergs" to Descend Upon Halloween Parade

    ​Green Party candidate for Mayor Reverend Billy, perhaps emboldened by his recent endorsement by L magazine ("The city is not a corporation, democracy is not a product, and we are not mere consumers"), has unveiled our favorite campaign idea of the season so far: Zombies for Bloomberg. He's r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    When Cupcakes are Banned, Only Outlaws Will Have Cupcakes

    ​Over the weekend, parents who had flocked to Brooklyn Tech for the city's High School Fair were given the depressing news that 100,000 city children had applied for the 5,000 seats available in the 800 specialty programs around town. That makes the Specialized High Schools about twice as se ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    New Venue Report: South Williamsburg's The Woods

    PIx by Puja Patel, more below​Nestled beneath the Williamsburg Bridge (a charming view) (no, really), long-rumored nightlife spot the Woods finally opened its doors Friday night to an overwhelming response. Located at 48 South 4th Street, the bar has no sign over the door; a set of stairs and ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Three Stabbed, One Dead in Brooklyn Brawl

    View Larger Map DATE: Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, 10:34 p.m. LOCATION: Corner of 61st St. and 7th Ave., Brooklyn. The police say they have arrested Nelson Liu, 19, of West 11th St. in Brooklyn in connection with the stabbings of three men outside an internet cafe. One victim, a 25-year-old man, was dec ... More >>

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    October 3, 2009

    Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free

    ​ Leaf peeper map of New York State Saturday Korean festival and parade Dance, taekwondo, food, music and cooking lessons. Chile Pepper Fiesta, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Music, chile-chocolate cooking, Qigong lessons, and hot stuff samples. Free with admission to the Gardens ($8 adults, $4 ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    Purple Yam Opening Pushed Back to Late October

    The Philippine Daily InquirerPurple Yam's Chef Romy Dorotan​It looks like Ditmas Park will have to wait a little longer for Purple Yam, the eagerly anticipated new Filipino restaurant from the folks behind Cendrillon. According to a message that owners Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan posted on their ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    6th Ave Trains OK Now; Lex Ave Trains Bollocksed

    ​The Sixth Avenue line delays earlier reported by MTA have been resolved, but there's trouble on the tracks for the Lexington Avenue line: 4 service is suspended in both directions between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Crown Heights-Utica Avenue, and there are delays on all 4,5, and 6 train ... More >>

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