Sure, it could be a coincidence that the Smith-9th Street station reopened one day before Red Hook's superstar vendors from El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, and the DR set up around the ballfields. But I think the universe is conspiring to bring you a perfect sunny afternoon of horchata and tacos in ... More >>
Bag numbers 19 (left) and 18 (right) were, respectively, Blue Bottle's Guatemala Maya Ixil, roasted in Brooklyn, and Four Barrel's Guatemala Antigua Santa Cruz, roasted in San Francisco.
I drink a lot of coffee at home, ground from beans right before being deposited in a French press. I saved the ... More >>
An enfeebling hollowness characterizes HEALTH's dark electronic pop. On 2007's HEALTH and 2009's Get Color, the Los Angeles-based quartet seemed to specialize in what might be described as "Grim Reaper ambient": vocals and tinny synthesizers bled through filters until impossibly brittle, riding a fo ... More >>
There are a lot of food events going on this weekend, but I picked up a quick breakfast around the Red Hook Ball Fields. Every year, vendors from El Salvador, Mexico, DR, Colombia and Guatemala sell out of trucks parked along the fields, where kids play soccer and families set up for the day to watc ... More >>
Thursday, January 5
Better than: Listening to David Lee Roth's Spanish-language version of "That's Life" at home alone.
The crowd drawn to Macdougal Street in advance of last night's Cafe Wha? show by the reunited-once-again Van HalenDavid Lee Roth on vocals, and the Va ... More >>
Comments Of The Week is back! We're resuming our post giving away a free t-shirt to commenters who supplied us with our favorite comments, which range from the helpful to the "we have no idea what's going on here, but it amuses us." Email Web Editor Francesca Stabile (firstname.lastname@example.org ... More >>
theyoungandhungry.comOut with the old and in with the new.Tabla might be gone forever, but there are plans already in place for the space. Per a release, a new restaurant called La Mar from Gastón Acurio, one of Peru's most celebrated culinary figures, will be moving into the space in ... More >>
Ah, the ice cream and sexism of yesteryear.Given the news of yet another mom 'n' pop closure -- this one being Williamsburg's 25-year-old Deli Mart, which was apparently the victim of a 40 percent rent hike -- we find ourselves feeling particularly appreciative of Jeremiah Moss's remembrance ... More >>
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Thursday, November 25
Staying in the city this year? Spice up your T-Day with the flavors of the Caribbean, Central America, and Sout ... More >>
The report on Destin Beach, Florida from CNN notes it as "open to the public." Also, "the air quality is good, according to the Emerald Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau." And they kinda mention some "small scattered tar balls and oil patches" in Panama City Beach, but the tourists bureau there n ... More >>
• In the wake of Tropical Storm Agatha, there is a giant sinkhole in Guatemala City, and it is terrifying. "It may look like it's impossible to fix, but we've done it before," says David de Leon, spokesman for the Guatemala disaster response agency. Video of the sinkhole here.
• BP has l ... More >>