DUMBO (Brooklyn)

  • Voice Choices

    May 28, 2014


    Brooklyn celebrates the art of puppetry

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Truffles are In: Here's Where to Celebrate in NYC

    Thanksgiving may be a joyous affair, but it's the beleaguered gateway to Christmas. The good news is, it's also the height of white truffle season and the harbinger of black truffle season. And this year, we're seeing some the best fungus we've seen in a while. You don't have to go to a overcrowde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Mexico City Expats Will Be Happy at Sembrado

    Over the summer chef Danny Mena of Hecho en Dumbo made his second foray into cosmopolitan Mexican cuisine with Sembrado (432 East 13th Street, 212-729-4206) in the East Village. The space is slim and sleek, with brushed metal chairs, an exposed brick wall, and a mural of dark, psychedelic flowers at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Reader: No Need to Pick Sides in the Juliana's vs. Grimaldi's Debate

    Last week, we took on a bite-by-bite comparison of rival DUMBO pizzerias Juliana's and Grimaldi's, ultimately crowning Juliana's our favorite of the two. Each spot can stake its own claim on a place in Brooklyn pizza history: Patsy Grimaldi, who owns Juliana's, brought coal-fired pizza to this borou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Kale Tasting at Chez Khalessi; Sriracha Run in Bushwick

    Monday, April 1 Kale-essi Tastings at Chez Khalessi Chez Khalessi, the new Game of Thrones-themed bar in Dumbo, already serves King Joffrey Juice and Sansa Screwdrivers. But the pub recently added new items to the dinner menu, and will be serving a "Kale-essi" tasting on Monday night, as a tribute t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Almondine Reopens After Sandy, Sweetleaf Serving Coffee-Cocktails in Long Island City

    French baker Hervé Poussot was forced to close his Dumbo bakery, Almondine, after Hurricane Sandy destroyed all the equipment in the basement's production kitchen. Almondine, named Best Bakery by the Voice in 2008, finally reopened yesterday. The next few days will be "a sort of soft launch," says ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Get Lost In Mountains' New Album Centralia, Because That's the Point

    Eight years in, Mountains albums arrive with certain expectations attached. There will be gently melancholy expanses of sound. There will be lapping-wave dissolves and cross fades caulked with spectral drone. There will be reed-rustling whispers and dry-heaving synthesizers. There will be the illusi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Say Goodbye to Whole Earth Bakery, Lenox Lounge, Almondine

    Just before the new year, Whole Earth Bakery and Kitchen closed on St. Mark's Place. After 34 years in business, even a crowdfunding campaign couldn't save the vegan bakery that owner Peter Silvestri and his mother founded. Silvestri posted a goodbye note on Facebook and said, "There will be a mourn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Floridita Reopens in Harlem, Patsy Grimaldi Opens Juliana's in Dumbo

    After Columbia University expanded in Manhattanville, 34-year-old Floridita was forced to move from its Columbia-owned location. But the Caribbean joint reopened just a few blocks away at 12th Avenue and 125th Street in the same building as Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. They're serving up the same grub from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    There's No "App" To Cure Meningitis, New York City Gay Guys

    The New York City Health Department yesterday renewed a recommendation to gay men who've had sex with a man they met via-a digital "app": get a meningitis vaccine.In the last 12 months, there have been a total of 11 cases of meningitis within the City's gay community, two of which were diagnosed wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Momofuku Will Hold a Benefit to Support Governor

    Governor Restaurant in Dumbo may have been severely damaged by Sandy but, fortunately, friends of Chef Brad McDonald are working hard to help the spot get back on its feet. On Saturday, November 17, David Chang and members of the Momofuku team will hold a benefit at Chang's cocktail bar, Booker and ... More >>

  • Theater

    October 31, 2012

    The Show Does Not Go On

    Sandy an unwelcome theater gate-crasher

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Q&A: Governor's Brad McDonald on Seasonal Menus and Halloween Candy, Part 2

    Yesterday, we talked to Brad McDonald about his latest Dumbo restaurant, Governor, his take on Modern American cuisine and 80s sitcoms. Today, we continue the conversation and learn about the chef's favorite NYC restaurants and which Southern writers influence and affect his food. [See More: Charlo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Obama vs. Romney, Round 3: Where Should You Watch?

    You might be all debate-ed out but if you're trying to do your civic duty and watch the Presidential debates (this time about foreign policy), these debate watching parties might make hearing about Big Bird's death a little less painful. Galapagos Art Space; 16 Main St., Brooklyn If you haven't wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Potlikker; Tejal Rao at Jezebel

    Robert Sietsema says that the food at Potlikker has an improvised quality and that the dishes come out a bit inconsistent: "My biggest complaint is that there's no actual potlikker on the menu, as the name of the place promises. Swabbed with a savory version of the Dutch pancake, and sided with plen ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 2, 2012


    St. Ann's Warehouse throws itself 
a big farewell party

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Avocados: More Than Guac in NYC Restaurants

    Yerba Buena's avocado fries​ If you travel to Mexico, you'll find that avocados are served practically everywhere -- most frequently simply sliced and salted as a side dish. Unless you head to a restaurant specializing in avocado dishes, you won't find the fruit blended into smoothies spiked w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Say Goodbye to Christie's

    It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Here are some of the dogs who got eaten this week. Know of any restaurants or bars opening or closing? Drop us a line. ​Christie's, a popular Park Slope meat patty stand, will close after 45 years of business. The eatery's owner has said that the landlord u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011
  • Art

    August 24, 2011

    Best in Show: 'Pointing a Telescope at the Sun' at Minus Space

    Plus: Jay Critchley and Chad Person at Freight + Volume; 'Sweet Dreams: Comics, Cartoons, and Contemporary Art' at Brooke Alexander

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    The East Village Is NYC's Most Popular 'Date Spot'

    ​HowAboutWe, the online dating site based on what you want to do -- how about we wake up early and blog together? -- has pulled together information from the more than 100,000 dates posted on its site to determine the neighborhoods New Yorkers most frequently pick as date spots (at least, acco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    East River Ferry Starts June 13, Free For a Bit

    ​The East River Ferry, as we've been teasing, is indeed coming and now there's a launch date. Beginning June 13, there will be water travel from East 34th Street in Manhattan to Long Island City, down to Greenpoint, Williamsburg, South Williamsburg, DUMBO and back to Manhattan at Pier 11 near ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck Returns Next Tuesday

    Rebecca MarxBehold, the Bea Arthur.​In case today's weather and the plans of various restaurants to spawn outdoor seating didn't convince you, here's yet more evidence that spring finally seems to be upon us: according to its Twitter feed, the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck is returning to the street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: A Sausage Fest; Hot Plates

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Iron Chef America Screening Bagatelle Wednesday, January 26, 8 p.m. Chef Nicolas Cantrel, who just won the Battle Gruyere on Food Network's Iron Chef America, is ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Page Six Magazine Fascinated by This Whole "Brooklyn" Person Living in This "Artsy" "Brooklyn" Place

    ​Page Six Magazine profiled model Brooklyn Decker -- who lives in DUMBO, Brooklyn -- for this season's issue of the failed-but-somehow-still-living magazine. You can imagine how this goes:

  • Voice Choices

    July 6, 2010


    The Roots host a World Cup wrap party

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Halikarnas and Marmaris; Sarah DiGregorio at 5 & Diamond

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema takes to Sheepshead Bay to visit Halikarnas and Marmaris, two competing Turkish seafood spots; while Sarah DiGregorio heads up to Harlem to see just how Twitter-happy chef Ryan Skeen is holding up at 5 & Diamond. Sam Sifton approves of Takashi: "a modest and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Moutarde, Le Bistro de la Rue; Goodbye to Tavern on Dean

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Prospect Heights mainstay Tavern on Dean is closing at the end of the month after 10 years in business. The Atlantic Yards project may be to blame. [Eater] West Village Philippe spin-off Phili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Week in Review: And All the While, My Peers Dance and Snort Cheap Coke and Photograph Each Other for the Hundreth Time

    This is why this man gets work with FOX News. Fucked Up photo by Rebecca Smeyne.​In the week everybody dressed like some version of themselves from 15 years ago--or just said fuck it and went all in and pretended to be a giant bag of cocaine--we killed worthless punk nostalgia dead at that Vic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    Ah, Friday. Without further ado, the week's best posts: Cute Yummy Time: when gothic Lolita fetishists and singing crab bagels collide.Battle of the Dishes pitted supermarket veggie burgers against one another. Fork in the Road ranked our 10 Best French Fries.As the city grows more bike-friend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    News Roundup: Fucked Up's Chemistry of Common Life Show, Death By Audio's Maze Opens, Superstar DJ Record Fair in DUMBO

    ​--Further details have been revealed about Fucked Up's November 5th live reprise of their entire Chemistry of Common Life at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. The band has revealed the special guests they'd teased earlier this week: Andrew W.K., the Vivian Girls, Titus Andronicus, and Katie Stelmanis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Frozen Treats

    ​Wake up tomorrow morning bright and early and find Fork in the Road's Our 10 Best Frozen Treats posted. Ranging the boroughs, we've analyzed (well, tasted) the best ice creams, yogurts, gelatos, soft serves, frozen pops, and every other sweet cold entity we could get our hands on. Hopefully, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Blue Dye May Save Spines; Is a Fat Tax the Answer to Health Care Woes?

    ​A common and safe blue food dye called brilliant blue G -- a close relative of the popular dye Blue no. 1 -- was found to be useful in treating spinal cord injuries in rats by crossing into the spinal fluid and helping to block inflammation. [Reuters] President Obama's health-care reforms in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Cartoon Network DUMBO Promo Offers "Real People," Shredding

    Looks like the Cartoon Network is rebranding itself: Now, what it's all about is: DUMBO! (At least that looks like it, with the Manhattan Bridge in the background.) Xtreme sports! Fire-eaters! REAL people! Balloons! and oh yeah, cartoons. In this promo, Andrew WK (was Poochie unavailable?) appears ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    A Man, A Plan, A Van -- Barbecue!

    Rumors had been filtering in for nearly two months of a red van parked inside a roofless garage just off Quincy and Bedford in Bed-Stuy, a van that made and vended barbecued meats. I ignored the rumors for a long time, because frankly how could it be that good -- I mean Hill Country or Fette Sa ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 1, 2008


    Fastidious foodies on the prowl

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    Midday Digest: Cops Defend Doughnuts, Pedro's Paints, Queens Rocks, Pol Squawks

    At THEE RANT, the boys and girls in blue react to the recent cops-doing-doughnuts-in-Shore-Road-Park story. "She [the complainant] seems like the typical clueless Brooklyn lib who would get mugged, tuned up and discarded by some street urchin," remarks 37blue, "and then wring her hands when the perp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    Voice Choice: Macbeth

    Macbeth has had the reputation of being a theatrical jinx ever since its opening night, when the boy playing Lady M. died backstage. Superstitious actors won’t even pronounce the title once they’re within the auditorium. (Most refer to it as “the Scottish play,” but we’ve also heard it cal ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    July 24, 2007

    Course(s) for Adventure

    You've got a thing or two to learn. . .

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2007

    What To Do With Your Sloppy Ass This Weekend: Skateboard Art, DunksXChange, and Pimp Art

    UNTITLED. Tonight's the opening reception for Untitled, an all-original skateboard-art show curated by Cey Adams that looks amazing. First off, Cey Adams is one crazy-real old-school cat who busted out of the Def Jam heyday, designed record covers for DMX, Method Man, and Jay-Z (Volume 2. . . Hard ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    April 26, 2005

    No-Pain Gain

    Urban sports for low-energy athletes

  • Dance

    March 18, 2003
  • NYC Life

    October 29, 2002
  • NYC Life

    October 15, 2002
  • News

    June 18, 2002

    Life During Wartime

    National Security Ends a 20-Year Arts program

  • NYC Life

    May 21, 2002
  • Theater

    December 18, 2001
  • Dance

    April 3, 2001
  • Theater

    July 25, 2000

    ‘The Poseidon Adventure’—Coming to a Stage Near You!

    Alternative Theater Rides a Populist Wave

  • News

    October 27, 1998

    Out of the Garret

    A new study examines the real economic life of artists

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