• Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Arepera Guacuco's Vegetarian Options Are Superb

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Arepera Guacuco (44 Irving Avenue, 347-305-3300) Neighborhood: Bushwick Cuisine: Venezuelan

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Here are Three Restaurants That Opened In NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a boob-tastic bar in Bushwick, a Cuban-Chinese retaurant in Midtown, and a rice burger hits the East Village.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Four Restaurants That Opened In NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: Astoria gets its caffeine fix, po'boys hit Bushwick, and the East Village gets a new Asian-American restaurant.

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Houdini Kitchen Laboratory's Habanera Pizza, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 73: Habanera pizza at Houdini Kitchen Laboratory (1563 Decatur Street, Ridgewood; 718-456-3770)

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Why NYC's Mexican Food Moment Is Good for All of Us

    Unless you have been blindly walking around town, packing your lunch for every meal, you have, no doubt, noticed the proliferation of Mexican restaurant in this city. A new one pops up every week or so: We're witnessing refocused efforts on guacamole and burritos, verdolagas and huazontle are now fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Crudite, Hamantaschen, and Japanese Kaiseki: Dishes We're Digging This Week

    This week, our gluttonous exploits have taken us up to Harlem, out to Bushwick, and many places in between, where we've feasted on Ethiopian food, Japanese kaiseki, and a traditional Purim treat. Here are five dishes we've been digging around town.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    The 10 Best Frozen Drinks in NYC

    Break out the acid wash denim jorts -- it's downright summery outside. And no better way to celebrate a warm day (or pretend that it's swimsuit season) than with a frozen drink. Here are our 10 favorites around town.

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Eat Cheap: Mac & Cheese, Middle Eastern, and Mexican

    Explore the city's Mexican options, dig into a pot of mac and cheese, or sit down to a cheap beer-and-biscuit combo. No matter what you choose, you'll eat cheaply.

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    Little Skips' Grilled Cheddar, Our Cheap Eat of the Day

    Grilled cheddar at Little Skips (941 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-484-0980), $4 This simple sandwich is worth the inevitable crowd you'll encounter at one of Bushwick's most frequented coffee shops.

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    A New Year's Day Bloody Mary Guide, By Neighborhood

    The first day of a new year brings with it hope, resolutions, and, depending on the previous night's festivities, a well-seasoned hangover. While sleep and caffeine are sound weapons of choice, there's perhaps no better fix than the hair of the dog, and perhaps no better combating cocktail than the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Bushwick Pita Palace's Lamb Gyro, Our Cheap Eat of the Day

    Lamb Gyro at Bushwick Pita Palace, (243 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-456-9114), $6.50 While the hybrid Mexican-Middle Eastern food at this spot is worth trying once, it's the lamb gyro that continues to bring us back.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    The Castle Braid vs. Occupy Bushwick Fight Has Devolved Into a Highly Entertaining, Possibly Fake Twitter Brawl

    For months, there's been a battle raging in Bushwick between Castle Braid, a pricey condo building "custom-built to enable the artist," as their website puts it, and Occupy Bushwick, who accuse Castle Braid of failing to provide affordable housing, despite receiving a generous tax abatement that req ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Momo Sushi's Karaage, Our Cheap Eat of the Day

    Karaage from Momo Sushi, 43 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, 718-418-6666, $9 Fried chicken joints keep proliferating, but the scene's not exactly saturated with Japanese versions. Check out this Bushwick spot's rendition of karaage, a small entree-sized portion that won't set you back much.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Braven Brewing Company Works Toward Opening a Brewery, Bringing Brewing Back to Bushwick

    Williamsburg may have been the center of Brooklyn's globe-spanning craft revolution, but it's neighbor to the east, Bushwick, has come on strong in recent years--and as artists and artisans continue to move in, it's unsurprising that we're seeing a steady rise in shops, galleries, and restaurants, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Tasting the Mexican Specials at Fritzl's Lunch Box

    Fritzl's Lunch Box is a cheery American luncheonette smack in the middle of Bushwick that opened early this year. Chef Dan Ross-Leutwyler is an alum of Roberta's and Fatty 'Cue, and he has a knack for making de rigeur American food--roasted beets, grilled cheese sandwiches, and caesar salad, for ins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    A Bomb Just Went Off in Bushwick, Reports Rapper Kitty Pryde

    Update: Tuesday, August 13, 2:40pm: Actually, it was multiple manhole fires, according to FDNY. The fires broke out this afternoon near 176 Maujer Street in Brooklyn. Four to five manholes were involved, but all of the fires were contained by 2:20pm. The cause remains unknown. "There's a number ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 7, 2013
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    August 2, 2013

    Did a Bushwick Community Board Illegally Approve a Rezoning for a Lucrative Development Site?

    On Monday Community Board 4 in Bushwick convened to approve zoning changes that would speed up the development of the Rheingold Brewery site. The site would bring high-rise apartments and new retail locations to the center of Bushwick, a move which many neighborhood residents vehemently oppose as ge ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 24, 2013


    Bushwick will make you art and dinner

  • Voice Choices

    June 26, 2013
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    June 24, 2013

    Collections, Brooklyn's Newest Vintage Outpost, Brings a Bit of North Carolina to Bushwick

    Last night, Collections, Bushwick's newest vintage outpost, hosted a formal opening party replete with a well-stocked mini bar and (maybe consequently) a decent portion of every street-style trendsetter and Jemima Kirke dress-alike ever to grace the Morgan L stop.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Oysters, Bushwick Restaurant Week, Comedy for Hunger: What To Do This Week

    At the end of the week, we'll officially welcome summer. Ring it in with some off-beat food related happenings this week sure to be more interesting than firing up the grill again.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Why You Should Head to Bushwick Restaurant Week

    Bushwick's seen a host of new restaurants move in over the course of the past couple of years, and there are clear signs that the growth will only continue. And so it was very strange when not a single one of the neighborhood's eateries made the roster of spots celebrating Brooklyn Restaurant Week a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Guy Fieri on Roberta's, Bushwick Restaurant Week, and Knaidel in Today's Neighborhood News

    Guy Fieri headed to Brooklyn over the weekend, and he had nice things to say about Roberta's, where he feasted with Mario Batali. That, free rides to Bushwick Restaurant Week, and a heart-warming special celebrating a spelling champ make today's round-up of neighborhood news.

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Have You Seen This Bushwick Sexual Assault Suspect?

    Because the NYPD has video this time. Police said that the suspect sexually assaulted two women roughly two months apart. During the first attack, which took place on February 1, the suspect grabbed a 39-year-old woman walking down Woodbine Street in Bushwick, pushed her down, and grabbed her brea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Why Is Vito Lopez Thinking About Running for City Council?

    Oh, Vito. Even amid an overshadowing investigation and unprecedented creepiness, the Daily News reported yesterday that former Assemblyman Vito Lopez has submitted a campaign committee claim with the state Board of Elections. He plans to run against Brooklyn Councilwoman Diane Reyna, who's legally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Kale Tasting at Chez Khalessi; Sriracha Run in Bushwick

    Monday, April 1 Kale-essi Tastings at Chez Khalessi Chez Khalessi, the new Game of Thrones-themed bar in Dumbo, already serves King Joffrey Juice and Sansa Screwdrivers. But the pub recently added new items to the dinner menu, and will be serving a "Kale-essi" tasting on Monday night, as a tribute t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Where Was I Eating That Spicy, Sweet Kale Pizza? Roberta's!

    Congratulations to JonDoe, who was the first to correctly guess that I was eating at Roberta's in Bushwick. The kale pizza was dotted with thick dollops of ricotta cheese that melted into the slightly burnt crust. Email us and we'll send you a cookbook. And check back next monday for another round ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 31, 2012


    Head into the urban wilderness with Woods

  • Voice Choices

    October 24, 2012
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    September 15, 2012

    Trade in Your Guns and Ammo Today in Bushwick

    As we have said before, no matter how much Americans love their guns, we are, in the end, a money-hungry people, which might explain why the last gun buyback program in Queens raked in 509 weapons off the streets.Well, once again, in an effort to rid a particular area of crime, you will be able to h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Dressed Fries: Wave of the Future?

    "Pollo al ajillo (over fries)" at El Mio Cid in Bushwick [See More Food Trending: Bacon Sushi | Where to Get: Souffle] French fries are ubiquitous in Gotham. You can get them plain with several shakes of salt, or gobbed with all sorts of condiments. But lately Fork in the Road has been seeing the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    Is The L Train Running? Yes, Much Better Now Actually

    Every straphanger knows about the L train. The (in)famous line that connects the 14th Street corridor of Manhattan with its parallel neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Bushwick and many other Brooklyn neighborhoods has its stories. For some, it is the public transportation reason why Brooklyn has r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Bushwick Hipsters Apparently Too Post-Ironic to Care About Area Crime

    One of the more unexamined elements of the shooting of police officer Kevin Brennan is that it happened in Bushwick, which has recently replaced Williamsburg as the cheap hipster neighborhood of choice. The influx of young, white college students, who frequent newer coffee shops in Bushwick and fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Bushwick's Party Xpo To Reopen as Renovated XPO 929

    Party Xpo, an uncommonly resilient DIY space nestled under the J/M/Z tracks, has magically withstood two years of logistical hassles. After opening in January 2010 with a typically cantankerous Japanther benefit show, local law enforcement took notice of the place, paid a few visits, and the space w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Is This the Best Parallel Parking Job Ever?

    Terrible confession: We don't drive -- regularly, anyway -- and we never learned how to make this sort of parallel parking magic happen. But it looks pretty effing fancy. Look at the wheels shimmy! This happened in New York City, in Bushwick, recently.

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Local Blog Bushwick BK Says Goodbye

    ​A local blog that we like, Bushwick-centered Bushwick BK, has come to an end after years on the neighborhood blogging scene. Its editor Jeremy Sapienza posted a letter explaining his decision to end the site yesterday:

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Roberta's is Expanding in Bushwick

    ​It appears Roberta's has grown too popular for its own good. The Brooklyn Paper reports that the Bushwick restaurant is looking to make alterations to the space next door on Moore Street so they can use it for special events and weddings. We predict a thousand-fold increase in the number of h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    This Wooden Construction Barrier Was Left On the Street For Two Days After Erica Abbott's Death [Photo]

    ​ The above photo was sent to us by a tipster who took the picture at Powers Street and Bushwick Avenue shortly after the August 30th bike accident that killed 29-year-old dancer Erica Abbott. The tipster says, "I took this photo to show the wooden barrier that caused Erica to swerve into tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    3rd Ward Is Looking for Restaurateurs "With a Vision"

    3rd WardTaxidermy and Edison lamps not pictured​ Those with a burning desire to open a restaurant in the gray area between Williamsburg and Bushwick, take note: 3rd Ward is seeking "experienced, qualified restaurateur[s] with a vision" to submit café proposals for its planned eatery at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Our 10 Best Bushwick Restaurants

    ​Plenty of fleecy white ricotta nicely peppered, pickled artichokes, and mozzarella on a perfect coal-fired crust, from Verde Coal Oven. Bushwick is potentially one of Brooklyn's best dining destinations. With its large Latin population, the cuisines of the Spanish diaspora are well represe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Bushwick Restaurants

    ​Will this humble taqueria, right off Maria Hernandez Park, make the cut? Convenient to the L, J, and M trains, Bushwick is gradually developing as a dining destination. Tomorrow, we explore its manifold possibilities in Our 10 Best Bushwick Restaurants. But is it merely an eastward extensio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Time to Make the Lemonade

    ​Knickerbocker Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn, 1:14 p.m. (Click on image to enlarge.)

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Malice From The Clipse Will Be Signing His New Book In Bushwick Friday

    ​"I knew this was something I had to do, so I went ahead and did it." Thus did Malice, the currently non-Kanye-affiliated half of SOTC-beloved rap duo Clipse, explain his decision to write Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind, and Naked, a somber autobiography tracing the coke-rap kingpin's highs, l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2011

    Mummified Slices of Roberta's Margherita Pizza Still Edible After One Month

    ​The way it came about was this: After a foray to the sainted Bushwick pizzeria, I found myself with two slices of the pie remaining. But when I got home, I forgot about them and recycled the carton with the newspapers. When the quantity of paper and packaging became so great I could no longe ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 16, 2011

    DIG IN

    Who says art shows can't fill you up?

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Gay Boy Off the Menu in Bushwick

    ​Looks like you can't just walk up to a counter and demand to eat a gay boy anymore. The Post reports that when Williamsburg haunt Hana Food opened a new location in Bushwick, it changed its "Gay Boy" wrap (egg, vegan bacon, vegan cheese, avocado, sprouts and sun-dried tomatoes) to the "Gard ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 5, 2011

    True Grit

    Bushwick’s desolate essence captured in color

  • Voice Choices

    November 3, 2010


    Visit the artists of Bushwick

  • Voice Choices

    August 11, 2010
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