• Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Cafeteria La Mejor's Sandwich Cubano, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 15: Sandwich Cubano from Cafeteria La Mejor (191 Suydam, Brooklyn)

  • Voice Choices

    October 1, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Bushwick

    As rent rose in Williamsburg to match prices in Manhattan, restaurateurs pushed eastward, and they've spent the last several years colonizing Bushwick with unique offerings that run the gamut from vegan Ethiopian fare to Cuban sandwiches. Those businesses join a slew of already-established places, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    This Weekend's Five Best Food Events

    If you're freaking out because July is coming to close, we feel your pain. Here are five ways to feel better about it, including one containing a little vitamin B: bacon, beer, and a ballpark.

  • Dining

    May 14, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Seven 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 whiskey bar in Greenpoint, a bakery in the Brooklyn Public Library, and a "kosher style" restaurant on First Avenue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Eat Cheaply: Dumplings, Hot Dogs, and Tabouli Salad

    While we comb the boroughs for good meals, we're always on the lookout for cheap eats, and we round up five of those sub-$10 meals for you here each week. This week's line-up includes wontons and dumplings, hot dogs, and a pair of Middle Eastern restaurants in different parts of Manhattan.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    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: Vegan Ethiopian hits Bushwick, an old steakhouse gets new life, and a new bar comes to the East Village.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Cheap Drinks at Brooklyn Stoops, RockBar, "one star," and Post No Bills

    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.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    10 Weekend Ideas Under $10: Day of the Dead Fiestas, Brooklyn Vintage Crawl, NYC Marathon

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    An Early Taste of Fitzcarraldo, Now Open in Bushwick

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 19, 2013


    It’s an all-day block party
in Clinton Hill

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Falansai's Clay Pot Catfish, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    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 >>

  • Dining

    December 26, 2012

    It's Blighty Brooklyn at Dear Bushwick

    Jessica Wilson cooks a spot of English for Bushwick

  • Voice Choices

    December 12, 2012


    A look back at a decade of NYC rock

  • Voice Choices

    September 26, 2012


    Get dolled up for Bushwig

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    This Week In The Voice: The Unexpected Rebirth Of The EP

    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 genres—from R&B singer Miguel (above) to country superstar Dierks Bentley—looking to keep up in the digital age. Also, Brian C ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 4, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    The Top Ten DIY Venues In New York City

    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 obsolete—yet that volatility is part of the venues' inherent uncivilized appeal. Who's to say where the next bunch of longhairs migh ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 23, 2012


    Your bike will love you for this

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2012

    A Youth Stabbing and Deadly Fire Last Night in Bushwick

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Bicyclist Hit By Truck and Killed in East Williamsburg

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Secret Project Robot Is Relocating To Bushwick

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    A Brief Guide to Some "Gay" Foods Around Town

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 20, 2011


    A bad-ass bike show (for environmentalists)

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Williamsburg Hipster Trailer Park Shut Down

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: Kicking Back With the Black Hebrew Israelites

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    '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.

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Your Weekend In Nightlife, Starring Dre Day, Heavy Carnivale, Fantasy Love Affair, And Meat Beat Manifesto

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Pix From Cholulita Bella Deli in Brooklyn

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    More On Jeff Mangum's Bushwick Show: Co-Organizer Ben Goldberg Explains Why You Weren't There

    This is pretty much what it was like​So 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Williamsburg Drug Dealers Now Literally Ripping Off Customers

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    McDonald's Burgers Suck, Say You; Chefs in Love with Heart Dishes

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Live: Brave The Heat For Bushwick's Hazy Tiki Disco Spectacular

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 27, 2010


    Björk spins at a dance party benefit for Haiti

  • Voice Choices

    February 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2009

    Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Good Morning, Funkmaster Flex

    ​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]

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​School's Out! But the Voice Educational Supplement is in session. When cops made a bogus bust on 32 teens from Bushwick Community High, the kids kept their cool -- and won their case against the NYPD. Why? Because they'd been trained how to respond to police overreach and entrapment by their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    What's For Dinner?

    Shameel likes skate but doesn't care for bear.

  • Dining

    July 23, 2008

    Freeking Out at the Pharoh Café

    Maverick Egyptian in Queens wants to sell you a bidet

  • Voice Choices

    April 8, 2008


    Get lost in Judith Supine’s maze

  • NYC Life

    June 12, 2007
  • NYC Life

    July 11, 2006
  • NYC Life

    March 1, 2005

    Remember When

    There was garbage on the street and people were lying on the ground

  • NYC Life

    January 4, 2005
  • Theater

    April 30, 2002

    High School Influential

    Clifford Odets Via Bushwick and Stephen Haff

  • NYC Life

    February 6, 2001
  • News

    May 12, 1998

    Anatomy of a Drug Craze

    Why Tough Laws Can't Claim Credit for Beating Back Crack

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