Smorgasburg, which returned for its fourth season at Brooklyn Flea last weekend, is a Williamsburg institution and constant source of joy (Ramenburgers! Local beer! Mighty Quinns!) and aggravation (ugh, this line). Now in its second season, the DUMBO Sunday market (at Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park) ... More >>
Now that we have a map of stations and a confirmation from the Department of Transportation that absolute tourist mayhem won't break out, it looks like we finally are seeing this CitiBike program come into fruition with a definite arrival date. Janette Sadik-Khan, DOT commissioner, told reporters a ... More >>
Robert Sietsema says that Singaporean joint Masak is Asian rustic: "But instead of making diners dodge crab-shell fragments like at Fatty Crab, Masak delivers the primmer and more approachable chili crab dip." Tejal Rao heads out to DUMBO and eats at Governor, where she notes that the chef is both ... More >>
DUMBO's new restaurant from the Colonie team
It's the season for huazontle, a spindly plant from Mexico with bright green branches with thousands of tiny buds, somewhat similar to the beads on broccoli florets. Eaten around the Holy Week of Lent, the buds have a mild spinachy flavor. Though beautiful specimens have been popping up in Mexican m ... More >>
Photo courtesy Dawn Casale and David CroftonDawn and Dave are bringing a little piece of Cobble Hill to DumboYesterday we spoke with Dawn Casale and David Crofton, the owners of One Girl Cookies (68 Dean Street, 212-675-4996), about their new cookbook. Today they discuss nostalgic desserts an ... More >>
Artists and musicians take over DUMBO
Karen O and company take on opera
Hecho to spawn a Salon.Some stirrings over at Hecho en Dumbo, on the Bowery: construction on Salon Hecho, next door, has begun. The annex will be modeled after hip Mexico City cantinas, specializing in infused mezcals called abocados and featuring live bands, both from here and south of the b ... More >>
One Girl CookiesVoid, filled.Five-and-a-half years after opening its wee storefront in Cobble Hill, One Girl Cookies is expanding to a second location in DUMBO.
As of today, Dumbo, Brooklyn, is the first -- and only -- location in the city to offer a free wireless network for the neighborhood. It's called Dumbo Wi-Fi, and it will be available outside, in streets, parks, and plazas, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges -- including in the newly ... More >>
theeathenpath.comKiss these grits.Matt Timms has announced the next installment in his series of amateur cooking Takedowns -- and its Grits. The event will take place June 27 at the Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO as part of the NYC Food Film Festival. A little pricier than former Takedowns, ticke ... More >>
Ah, Spring, the season where things in New York City just can't seem to want to stop blowing up (however unsuccessfully), or can't actually stop blowing up.
It's probably nicer to say huitlacoche, but doesn't corn smut sound more exciting?
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Crepes creep into Dumbo.With its effete European pedigree and promises of wholesome purity is there a food more emblematic of Dumbo than the organic crepe? The proprietors of Golden Pan apparently think not. They're bringing their wares to the neighborhood at some point in the near future, if ... More >>
Elizabeth DwoskinDUMBO's Baco Cafe It's hard to describe the Baco Cafe, which opened in DUMBO in August, without sounding over the top. The place could just as easily be a furniture store, a design shop, an artist's loft, or a small whimsical mirage--only it happens to be an Israeli restauran ... More >>
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.
We've seen SkyWatch -- those E-Z-assembly conning towers NYPD erects to get an overview of troubled neighborhoods -- in many parts of Brooklyn, including Dumbo, Prospect Heights, and Gerritsen Beach. They usually go up when and where crime is perceived to be a bigger problem than usual. Today NYC th ... More >>
1, 2, 3, 4 . . . I declare a Marshmallow Civil War?
Artists take over DUMBO
Yesterday, Marion's. Tomorrow, Mexican.What happens when Hecho en Dumbo moves to the Bowery? It's still Hecho en Dumbo, new borough be damned. Ethan Smith, one of the owners of the Mexican restaurant that for the past two and a half years has been doing evening-only service at Dumbo's G ... More >>
Once Hecho en Dumbo moves to the Bowery, the Dumbo General Store will expand its service to fill the void left by the Hecho crew's amicable departure. According to Thom Pitts, the Store's manager, "we're presently working on a dinner-type menu" with some help from a friend of Pitts who's an executiv ... More >>
In 2005 Transportation Alternatives' Noah Budnick hit a pothole on Sands Street in DUMBO and cracked up badly. So he and the rest of TransAlt are especially happy to see the Sands Street bike path completed, affording bikers coming on and off the Manhattan Bridge, or just tooling around the n ... More >>
Amazing. An ATM in DUMBO is charging an exorbitant $3.99 to withdraw money. Mike McLaughlin of the Brooklyn Paper pegs the ATM machine as at the foot of Old Fulton Street in DUMBO -- with its delightful panoramic view of the Brooklyn Bridge -- as one of the city's more egregious tourist traps. Is ... More >>
I was literally just walking around Fort Greene dreaming of the snow melting, spring coming, and the flea market returning when this news came in. As you may or may not know, the Brooklyn Flea has relocated to an indoor space in Dumbo for the winter, calling itself the Winter Antiques Market. ... More >>
Our friends in Dumbo have told us they've been worried about crime -- though the NYPD stats show it going down in the neighborhood, some property crimes have been making the newer, richer people nervous. But we didn't know the neighborhood actually had police conning towers -- aka "Sky Watch." One w ... More >>
The New York Public Library is collaborating with design*sponge to get five local artists to "come to the library" and "become inspired by its collections." In this introductory video installment of "Design By the Book" we meet the artists: creators of artsy glasswares and dishes in Williamsburg, a ... More >>
In this week's Voice cover story, "How Not to Pay Rent," Maria Luisa Tucker reports on tenants who live in illegal lofts and just stop paying. The legal situation may be changing, but until now landlords have had little practical means of collecting. She profiles one group of roommates, in Brooklyn' ... More >>
Talking with Keith Moss, Superfine bartender
The Art World's New Alternatives
photographs by Sandra-Lee Phipps
Photographs by Sandra-Lee Phipps
Brooklyn's New Alternative Theater