Carroll Gardens

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Drink Cheaply and Eat $1 Clams: This Week's Cheap Drinks Round-Up

    Beer. Wine. Shots. Whatever your pleasure, toast the end of February -- and the eventual end of the polar vortex -- at these cost-conscious watering holes.

  • 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 17, 2013

    The 10 Best Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill Restaurants

    It's been a slow, uphill battle, but more and more, Brooklynites are winning rounds over Manhattanites in the "my-place-or-yours" social gathering predicament. And while vaguely loftier apartments or fair neighborhood rotation might be at play, you can't negate the charming restaurants in the boroug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    The Museum of Food and Drink Explodes in Brooklyn With a Star-Studded Party (PHOTOS)

    Cars began clogging the intersection at the corner of Union and Bond Streets last evening around dusk to gawk at what appeared to be a U-Haul trailer made of glass. Atop the transparent truck stood various chefs in formal wear, vigorously cranking an enormous gear before screaming, "Fire in the hole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Marco Polo's Marco Chirico on the Business After Thirty Years

    In an era when insane opening hype damns many restaurants to short lifespans, it's nothing short of miraculous to see spots that have survived decades. One of those old-timers, Marco Polo Ristorante, opened as a Carroll Gardens destination restaurant for classic Italian back in 1983. The restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Hey, Carroll Garden Residents: After Two Years, Your Smith-9th Street Station Will Finally Reopen This Morning

    For the past two years, the inhabitants of Brooklyn's finest nabes have been without a major transportation hub. But that'll all end today.

  • Dining

    April 24, 2013

    With Nightingale 9, American-Vietnamese Street Food Comes to Carroll Gardens

    The team behind Seersucker and Smith Canteen open a noodle shop

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    New G Train Ridership Stats Prove Why a Full Line Review Is Needed ASAP

    A few months ago, we learned that the MTA would bow to the demands of everyone and finally take a look at the dreaded G train. You know, the Crosstown Express, the green one, the one that comes whenever the hell it wants. A full line review and decision will come in July and, if yesterday's news is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Homeless Shelter With Sexual Offenders Opens In Greenpoint, Residents Pissed

    In October, we heard about a homeless shelter immediately opening in Carroll Gardens, much to the dismay of local residents. Since August, the Department of Health Services personnel had been (and continue to be) overwhelmed with the accelerating rate of the homeless population, unable to find space ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 5, 2012


    Solange steps out from Beyoncé's shadow

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Carroll Gardens Residents Upset Over Plans For Homeless Shelter. Ugh.

    Like most gentrified neighborhoods in New Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens looked completely different only a decade ago. There were no coffee shops or strollers on Smith Street and the brownstones were not obsessively recognized for their aesthetic charm just yet. It was a lower-income neighborh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Say Goodbye To Plum Pizzeria, Mandy's Health Café and Juice Bar

    Plum Pizzeria has shuttered on Second Avenue. No notice on their accounts. They opened in 2010 and an applicant by Alder Restaurant LLC was on the August docket to take over the space. [EV Grieve] Pomodora, the pizzeria on Second Avenue between 10th Street and 11th Street might be closed. Last mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    10 Best NY Burgers, 2012

    This way-downtown burger is a paragon of juiciness. [See More 10 Bests: Eats in Carroll Gardens | Hell's Kitchen Restaurants | Doughnuts] If America had a signature dish, what would it be? I think it must be the hamburger. And who doesn't adore a juicy ground patty of beef, lamb, turkey, seafood, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    The Battersby Crew Hates Brunch, Loves Fernet

    [See More Clip of the Day: Awesome Dramatic Readings of Yelp Reviews | How to Drink Wine While Hula Hooping | Food Scenes from Mexico] The team from Battersby in Carroll Gardens stars in the latest edition of Vice's Munchies. Co-chefs Walker Stern and Joseph Ogrodnek show off their celtuce, discuss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Soon There Will Be a Treats Truck Store

    Treats TruckLife is better with cookies.​Some sweet news this Friday afternoon: Treats Truck is expanding their bakery business and will open a brick-and-mortar location in Brooklyn. Oatmeal jammy and brownie fans, rejoice!

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Is It Okay to Eat Shark in Celebration of Shark Week?

    ​ Next week is Shark Week, when the Discovery Channel tries to educate the public about this noble animal by airing shows like "Killer Sharks" and "Jaws of the Pacific," because, as everyone knows, the best way to motivate the public to protect an oft-threatened species is to make people death ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Seersucker to Host 'Eat Fried Chicken, Do Good' Benefit for Tornado Victims Tonight

    photo by Adam SchleimerFried chicken never felt so good.​With all the love New York City has for anything southern-fried these days, you'll surely want to give it up for the victims of the onslaught of deadly tornadoes that hit the Southern United States in mid-April.

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Shorty Tang's Noodles Are Resurrected in Carroll Gardens

    ​When he was in the kitchen at Chinatown's Hwa Yuan restaurant, Shorty Tang cooked some of the most legendary cold sesame noodles in the city's culinary history. For a few brief, precious hours this afternoon, his grandsons Casey and Gilley are resurrecting the dish in honor of Chinese New Yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Red Hook Lobster Pound Gets Busy This Weekend

    beckendorf/flickrLobster, lobster, everywhere.​The Red Hook Lobster Pound is about to have a pretty big Saturday. First, you can find them at the New New York Street Fair on 3rd Street between Bond and Hoyt in Carroll Gardens, where GreenHomeNYC will be teaching folks how to install and plant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Nouveaus Sodas; Hip Sommeliers

    ​A roundup of "nouveau soda" places pouring fresh, housemade pop includes the Brooklyn Farmacy in Carroll Gardens and Northern Spy Food Co. in the East Village. [NY Magazine] In Arkansas, where they have been growing giant watermelons since the 1920s, a hot, dry summer could hinder the growth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Gourmet Grocer 'Goods' Gives Up on Prospect Heights, Now Opening in Carroll Gardens as 'Court Street Grocers'

    Prospect Heights' loss is Carroll Gardens' gain.​Goods, the gourmet grocer slated to open last fall in Prospect Heights, has finally given up on the Underhill Avenue space it rented last summer. Legal issues with the building kept delaying the opening, eventually leading the owners to throw in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Buttermilk Channel's Brown Butter, Corn, and Mushroom Linguine

    ​Carroll Gardens' Buttermilk Channel has an entire menu dedicated to meatless dishes, so it's not surprising to find fine vegetarian fare at the restaurant. What is surprising, though, is just how extraordinarily delicious this simple plate of pasta manages to be.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Pet-Sitting 11-Year-Old May Be the Perfect Man

    via the New York Times/ Suzanne DeChillo​He's an entrepreneur, he loves pets, he lives in Carroll Gardens, and he earns enough to comfortably afford an iPad. Too good to be true, right? Yes, yes, of course.

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    More Breakfasts: Buttermilk Channel and Salume Now Waking Up Early

    ​Yesterday we brought news of No. 7 Sub Shop's new breakfast sandwiches. Now, two other restaurants have announced new breakfast hours: Carroll Gardens' Buttermilk Channel will serve Saturday brunch, and Soho's Salume will open for breakfast at 7:30. At the former, you can wake up with an o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Key to the City: A Little Bit Lame

    ​Key to the City, a project by artist Paul Ramirez Jonas, kicked off last Thursday at their kiosk in Times Square. The venture has had a huge turnout so far -- with lines closing early on account of all the wannabe key-bearers. We tried to attain one of the hot-commodity keys twice before maki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC: Roasted Vidalia Onion at Seersucker

    ​Seersucker may have opened in Carroll Gardens only two weeks ago, but it's already made a noteworthy contribution to the world of vegetarian entrées.

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Nona Brooklyn Is Like a News Aggregator for the Brooklyn Artisanal Food Scene

    ​Given the number of local/artisanal/seasonal Brooklyn businesses that have sprouted over the past few years (to say nothing of the past few months), it was only a matter of time before someone noticed that a) there were a lot of them and b) barring Twitter, attempting to keep up with their pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    Friday afternoon is upon us. And so it is time to cast a gimlet eye towards the best posts of the past few days: We ranked Our 10 Worst Food Show Hairstyles. We discovered the true origins of Hawaiian pizza. Luke's Lobster's Luke Holden talked seafood, $30 rolls, and Maine pride.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    South Brooklyn Pizza Will Open on First Avenue on Monday

    scaredy_kat/FlickrA South Brooklyn specimen.​Last November, we learned that South Brooklyn Pizza was crossing the river from Carroll Gardens to open a new outpost in the East Village. It looks like it'll be opening its doors for take-out, sit-down, and delivery this Monday. Per a release, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Jamie Oliver Doesn't Approve of Potty Mouth; David Chang Wears Both Boxers and Briefs

    ​A Korean-born chef who used to work at Le Bernardin is the first food truck cook to be named one of Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chefs. [Reuters] Why you won't hear Jamie Oliver cursing out any chubby kids in Virginia: "I don't approve of [chefs] who swear... Sometimes you feel it's their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    A New Brick Oven Pizza For Brooklyn

    More pizza​ Strolling south on Smith Street from Carroll Gardens toward the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Gowanus Canal, you stumble across this fledgling brick oven pizza joint, on a very industrial block across from a car wash and next to an eccentrically decorated notary office. It's j ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 20, 2009


    Steampunks scare you in style

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Dole Goes Public Again; Vendy Finalists Announced

    ​Dole Food has filed the paperwork to go public, the second time it has done so after going private in 2003. The company, currently owned by LA billionaire David Murdock, hopes to raise $500 million. [NY Times] Since Whole Foods CEO John Mackey publicly criticized President Obama's health car ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Open & Closed--Say Hello to Xie Xie; Goodbye to 87 Lounge

    Turgut Balikci, who owns such UWS establishments as Bella Luna and AYZA, has opened Bar Luna, a wine bar serving small plates. Jacques Belanger, who has worked at Tom Valenti's restaurants, has taken over the kitchen since would-be chef Sean Chudoba, who formerly helmed AYZA, dropped out of the proj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Columbia Waterfront To Get Carroll Gardens Zoning

    Brownstoner tells us that the Columbia Waterfont District -- that nabe across the BQE from Carroll Gardens; landmarks, Korhogo 126 and the salt pile (hey, we used to live there, too -- this is turning into a theme day) -- will be "included in the Carroll Gardens re-zoning process" going forward, per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Voters Persist in Voting

    What, they're not done voting yet? Fat lines reported in Williamsburg, Carroll Gardens, Flatbush, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope -- you get the idea (but not so much in Van Cortlandt Village). Turnout also remains heavy in the real America, as shown by an old lady in a lawn chair in Louisiana, a "flo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Anti-Development Rumblings in Brooklyn

    No Land Grab and Atlantic Yards Report ride herd on rapacious developers every day. But other Brooklyn blogs are doing their bit. Gowanus Lounge keeps us posted on the campaign to prevent Bill Stein from building a 70-foot edifice in Carroll Gardens. (Stein suffered a reversal from the local Communi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2007
  • Art

    August 7, 2007

    Beyond the Fence

    Forget the doomed chickens—here's art!

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    July 6, 2007
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    April 25, 2006
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    April 4, 2006
  • Dining

    January 3, 2006

    Sea of Peas

    It's m'hammer time at small and cozy Red Hook Moroccan

  • Specials

    August 9, 2005
  • News

    July 26, 2005

    Keep Moving, Son

    Cops in Carroll Gardens are hustling schoolkids onto trains. Police call it protection. Parents call it harassment.

  • NYC Life

    August 19, 2003
  • Dining

    April 1, 2003

    Epistle to Andrew

    Curries and Cook-Ups in Cypress Hills

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    February 18, 2003
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    September 24, 2002
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    January 1, 2002
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