In his introduction for the Best Screenplay award at Sunday's Oscars, Robert DeNiro described writers as "crippled by procrastination and consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy." True enough -- and how better to wade through that morass of debilitating doubt and p ... More >>
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: Vegan Ethiopian hits Bushwick, an old steakhouse gets new life, and a new bar comes to the East Village.
There's just a week to go before the big holiday, but even if you're not making final preparations with dishes, gifts, or ugly sweater parties, you're likely sprinting to the end of the year at your job. How to survive? Drink. Copiously. Cheaply. Here.
Spooky celebrations aren't over, not by a long shot. Day of the Dead festivities begin today through Sunday, which means fiestas all weekend long. But if you're not interested in honoring the dead, we got some other fine (inexpensive) treats for you. Friday [Party] DJ Marcelo C. (Rico Suave/ Naco ... More >>
It's not especially easy to find the entrance to Fitzcarraldo as you head down Morgan Avenue, especially if it's dark. You might be able to see the illuminated dining room, set a half story above this quiet street, as you pass by, but you may miss the chalkboard sign that points you down a narrow cr ... More >>
It’s an all-day block party in Clinton Hill
Later this year, we'll pen our Best of New York issue, our annual love letter to what's great in this town. When that paper hits the streets, you'll find our picks for the very best this city has to offer when it comes to dozens of cuisines, restaurants, dishes and drinks. Until then, you can get a ... More >>
In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in January.
A look back at a decade of NYC rock
Get dolled up for Bushwig
In this week's Village Voice, out now: Michaelangelo Matos examines the state of the EP, a format of recorded music that's become more popular for artists of all genresfrom R&B singer Miguel (above) to country superstar Dierks Bentleylooking to keep up in the digital age. Also, Brian C ... More >>
In New York's chaotic do-it-yourself music ecosystem, nothing is a given. A venue might combust as suddenly as easily a new one might spring up, making this list obsoleteyet that volatility is part of the venues' inherent uncivilized appeal. Who's to say where the next bunch of longhairs migh ... More >>
What's the next step for do-it-yourself culture? The Vis-à-Vis Project, this weekend's dance/music/film/discussion festival in Bushwick, will try to answer that question. "Somebody told me, 'Nobody wants to go to shows any more,'" festival organizer and fresh-faced art school grad Rachael Pazdan ... More >>
Your bike will love you for this
The past few weekends have been a little rough for Brooklyn residents. Last Saturday, we reported on a deadly accident that happened in Sheepshead Bay and a police officer who might have been over the legal limit to drive in Brooklyn Heights. This week, our attention shifts to th ... More >>
Who wouldn't want this Peruvian rotisserie bird from Inca Chicken? And it comes with fries. Chicken is such a versatile bird! While McDonald's tries to disguise it, the yardbird's nature keeps asserting itself again and again. The skin is great, the organs are great, the appendages better than oth ... More >>
According to police, a 30-year-old man was struck and killed by a truck on Meserole Street and Morgan Avenue last night around midnight. Cops have determined that the man was biking alongside a flatbed truck that made a right turn; as the truck turned, it hit the biker. His identity hasn't be ... More >>
courtesy Secret Project RobotA benefit for SWOON at Secret Project Robot. While the various crews at Monster Island prep for the building's final Block Party this weekend, the collective's flagship Secret Project Robot gallery is gearing up for a move into deeper Bushwick. By the time the wre ... More >>
flickr/Sifu RenkaShrimp tempura apparently equals gay What better way to celebrate Gay Pride week than eating some gay foods? But, what, exactly, constitutes gay food? Honestly, there isn't such a thing. So let's just go by name alone. Behold some of the city's "gay" dishes. Whether the g ... More >>
A bad-ass bike show (for environmentalists)
For the second time, the Meserole Street warehouse that's home to an "artist community/trailer park called "The Nut Factory," has been shuttered by city inspectors, though residents still claim they're in the clear. "I don't know what the Fire Department considers unsafe now," one of the resi ... More >>
A Brooklyn restaurant helps your stomach scale the Ecuadorean Andes
This week in the Voice, Steven Thrasher enters the wild world of Black Hebrew Israelites, or as they are more commonly referred, "those guys who yell at everybody on the street." They tell him they "are the Ambassadors of Christ," but others have differing views. One of their ex-girlfriends, ... More >>
'Tis Friday afternoon, and thus time for a look back at the week that was: Danji's Hooni Kim talked about Korean food, being a businessman, and how he relaxes after cooking all day. Our 10 Best In-Store Dining Experiences. Tacos Morelos has brought tacos placeros to Williamsburg.
If you're looking for an early start to your night (and a whole lot of bass), head to the Bless Up! happy hour at Brooklyn's Halcyon. Every Thursday, the tiny record store that caters to lovers of techno, house, drum 'n' bass, and so forth hosts an in-store BYOB hang that features local DJs a ... More >>
The well-stuffed carne enchilada cemita -- reeking of papalo leaves -- at Cholulita Deli. This week, Counter Culture slides into Cholulita Bella Deli, under the J and M tracks on the border of Bushwick and Bed-Stuy. The food is fabulous, and cheap, too, mostly representing an unreconstructe ... More >>
This is pretty much what it was likeSo Jeff Mangum played a bunch of Neutral Milk Hotel songs in a Bushwick loft on Saturday night, for a crowd of around 75 people, you not among them. The show was partly set up by Ba Da Bing Records guru Ben Goldberg, who has a lot of explaining to do, so we ... More >>
As if the price one pays for drugs isn't enough -- a habit of criminal indulgence at $50 for a little under an eighth -- it now appears your drug dealers are going to gouge you for even more cash these days by just....straight-up robbing you.
Farming internships are all the rage these days among ag-department graduates, career-changers, and even cooks looking to deepen their knowledge of ingredients. [NY Times] McDonald's bombed big time in a recent Consumer Reports survey of burger chains. Five Guys and In-N-Out Burger topped th ... More >>
Oh, just get out there and sweat. CREDIT.New York's summer heat is enough to drive anyone indoors, especially on a Sunday afternoon. The decision to go out can often boil down to whether you can battle the hellish temperatures: a breezy ten-minute walk becomes unbearable, while a 30-minute tr ... More >>
Björk spins at a dance party benefit for Haiti
Leaf peeper map of NYS What little there is left, we have here, and we're at peak leaf (according to the News, we owe that information to the city's official foliage monitor, Cori Carl). Local foliage tours are here.
That right there is radio titan Funk Flex paying homage to the man who made his entire career possible, Mr. Magic. Photo by Elliott Wilson, who swung through the fallen DJ's wake out in Bushwick on Wednesday night. [Rap Radar]
View Larger Map DATE: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, 3:57 a.m. LOCATION: 140 Moore St., Brooklyn. The police are saying a 21-year-old man was found shot early this morning at the Bushwick Houses, a public housing development. He was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where he was declared dead forty minutes la ... More >>
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 >>
Maverick Egyptian in Queens wants to sell you a bidet
Get lost in Judith Supines maze
Offbeat Brooklyn presenter crosses the river
Down and out in Brooklyn, young artists turn to public assistance
Two one-world bands converge for 2004's protest summer
The Bodega Network and the Coincidence of the Landlady in Bushwick
Clifford Odets Via Bushwick and Stephen Haff
Why Tough Laws Can't Claim Credit for Beating Back Crack