Dish no. 73: Habanera pizza at Houdini Kitchen Laboratory (1563 Decatur Street, Ridgewood; 718-456-3770)
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 >>
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Bushwick will make you art and dinner
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.
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.
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Head into the urban wilderness with Woods
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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:
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Knickerbocker Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn, 1:14 p.m. (Click on image to enlarge.)
"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 >>
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 >>
Who says art shows can't fill you up?
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 >>
Bushwicks desolate essence captured in color
Visit the artists of Bushwick
Artists are real estate rental geniuses. They always find fabulous deals and settle into cheap but very cool living spaces years before the rest of us realize that where they're living is the best bargain in town and subsequently ruin it with popular demand. Well, this time, artists and anyon ... More >>
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