DUMBO (Brooklyn)

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    10 Great Stews for Weathering this Polar Vortex

    Whatever Mother Nature has cooking, being in the midst of this polar vortex doesn't feel nearly as Death Metal as we would have hoped. Mostly we just want a comforting meal, and during winter, that means stew. The process of fortifying slow-cooked broths and sauces with meats, vegetables, and legume ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Your Ultimate Guide to Halloween Happenings Around The City

    Halloween in New York really is the most wonderful time of the year, and this year, it gets started a bit early--and runs all week long. Here's a selection of the city's more intriguing Halloween bashes that incorporate food and drink, celebrate the human DIY spirit, and steer clear of the parade.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    5 Great Snacks to Try at Smorgasburg

    This past weekend was the second of Smorgasburg's 2013 season. As usual, the Williamsburg and Dumbo markets were packed with a mix of locals and tourists counting their dollar bills as they waited in line for smoked meat sandwiches and stuffed parathas. We sought out as many snacks as we could over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    The Ten Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 3/15/13

    Here are the 10 best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Just Because It's My Brooklyn Doesn't Mean It Can't Be Yours

    On Saturday afternoon, Rerun Theater at Rebar was full. It seemed only fitting that even the name of the place is a do-over, its chairs the back seats from old minivans--and not just because Rerun is a venue for post-film festival movies that don't yet have distributors. Today the theater was screen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Kasadela Replaced by Boutique, Organika Will Take Over Candela Candela, and Bonchon on John is Gone for Now

    Candela Candela officially closed in January, but owners Shai Zvibak and Marchello Assante aren't giving up the valuable spot on Second Avenue. Instead, they're opening up an organic pizza spot in its place called Organika, said EV Local. Reportedly it will open in the next few weeks.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Where to Watch Election Results in NYC

    Today's politically charged special at Vinnie's Pizzeria in Brooklyn Whether you vote red, blue, black, tea, green or some rainbow unicorn color, the best part of election day is watching the results. The excitement and anxiety is best felt with fellow voters in a crowded space, with pun-ny named ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Say Hello to Dudley's, Siggy's Good Food

    [See More Open! Open! Open!: Say Hello to Landbrot, Seattle's Best Coffee in Downtown Brooklyn | Sno-Balls Spot Imperial Woodpecker Pops Up Again | Say Hello to Rosemary's, Nicoletta] Dudley's is an Australian-American gastropub that recently opened on the Lower East Side with a walk-up coffee wind ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 4, 2012

    Foragers City Table: Something's in Store for You

    A Chelsea artisanal grocery serves up dinner

  • Voice Choices

    April 11, 2012


    TR Warszawa present Festen (The Celebration)

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Eat Well, Feed the Hungry With New City Harvest App

    ​We've always been a big fan of City Harvest, the organization that collects up to 30 million pounds of excess food from restaurants and markets every year to feed the hungry. The most famous supporter of City Harvest is organization chair Eric Ripert. The problem? Most people can't afford to ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 14, 2011


    DUMBO gets submerged in art

  • Music

    September 7, 2011

    Gabriel Kahane's Open Arms

    The singer's grand, sweeping take on pop

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Partying En Masse in the Subway Actually Is a Crime

    ​Yesterday we posted a video of a bunch of people taking over an F train so that they could party in it, because partying in a subway seems like a good idea to some people. But subway partying is not a victimless crime! Today we heard from someone who was trying to use the subway just to get h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    The O.B. Tampons Shortage: A Story of Loss and Longing

    ​Tampons. They are important to ladies. We won't go into the details here, but suffice it to say, they're personal. Intimate, even. So when o.b. nonapplicator tampons disappeared from the shelves of our local Duane Reades, something of a Seinfeld: The Sponge Episode was born. Except maybe born ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 13, 2010


    Chilling visions of a steampunk past

  • Voice Choices

    September 8, 2010


    Paying tribute to our neighbors over the border

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    New York Tours Are as Diverse and Disturbing as New Yorkers Themselves

    ​Crazy celebrity stalkers and morbid ghost-seekers unite for a two-hour tour of the city's sites of notorious deaths (Heath Ledger, Keith Haring, Sid Vicious, "Crazy Joe" Gallo, Thomas Paine, to name a bunch)! And the tour vehicle is no smiley double-decker bus -- it's a hearse (actually a 196 ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 25, 2010

    Summer Guide: The Village Voice's Field Guide to Cold Summer Treats

    From gelato to affogato to fro-yo&emdash;our recommended frozen fun

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Ed Cotton In at Plein Sud; Massimo De Francesca In at Nios

    ​Ed Cotton, formerly of BLT Market, will be the executive chef at Frederick Lesort's new Tribeca brasserie, Plein Sud, set to open next month. [NY Times] Massimo De Francesca, who was previously at Domaso, just outside D.C., will take over the kitchen at Nios, and is planning such new menu it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    It's Raining Meatballs in Manhattan; Finally, a Return to Real Salsa

    ​Denny's, with its "Grand Slam for a Year" promotion, is just one of the fast-food chains with food prizes. Subway, Krispy Kreme, and KFC also give away, respectively, foot-long subs, doughnuts, and popcorn chicken to loyal, lucky customers. [Wall Street Journal] New York is meatball mad thes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Hecho en Dumbo Opening This Friday

    Yesterday, Marion's. This Friday, Mexican.​ Last September, we reported that Hecho en Dumbo would be moving, name intact, to the Bowery sometime this winter. Per Grub Street, it looks like they'll be opening their doors in the old Marion's Continental space this Friday. There's a slideshow up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Cultured, Lazy? Brooklyn Art Hops will Drive You to Out-Of-The-Way Galleries

    ​Every so often someone tells us about an incredibly cool thing in some distant neighborhood, and when we weigh the benefits of seeing the cool thing against getting a good night's sleep or even going to work, the cool thing usually suffers. But here's a loophole: Brooklyn's smART Brooklyn Gal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Canning Across the Country; Will New Yorkers Go Nuts for Goobers?

    ​According to the National Center for Home Food Preservation, requests for canning classes have increased. Countrywide canning fests organized by Canning Across America are all the rage, and Jarden Home Brands -- makers of Kerr and Ball brand jars -- say sales of canning equipment are up 30 pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    10 Brooklyn Restaurants Worth Going To; Eater Founders' Favorites

    ​Daniel Boulud reportedly raced back from the Entertains NYC event last week when he heard that a very recognizable Sam Sfton was at his flagship Restaurant Daniel. [NY Post] Costco has struck a deal with Tyson for testing for the pathogen E. coli. Costco will start buying beef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    City Poised to Swallow Even More Pizza

    The Pocket/flickr​In the last several months, nary a day has gone by without news of yet another pizzeria that will teach us philistines the true meaning of authentic/artisanal/authorized wood/coal/brick- oven pizza. Today is no exception: not only are Grimaldi's founders Pat and Carol Grimald ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Jacques Torres, Beer Table Coming to Chelsea Market

    Diner's Journal brings word that Chelsea Market is set to get two new high-profile tenants: Jacques Torres and Park Slope's Beer Table will be opening up retail outlets. This will be the fifth storefront for Torres, who earlier this summer opened up an ice cream parlor next door to his Dumbo chocola ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Organic Groceries Come to the Other Park Avenue

    Clinton Hill Blog brings news that a new organic grocery store is opening this week in the old Chocolate Factory building on Park Avenue. The store, called Fresh Fanatic, will be situated under the BQE, on the border between Clinton Hill and the Navy Yards. According to its owner, it will have a sus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Grimaldi's Opens in Queens

    NY1 brings word that a new branch of Grimaldi's has opened in Queens. The location, on 61st Avenue in Douglaston, offers the same menu, as well as new salads. Whether or not it will become, in the words of Grimaldi's manager Gina Peluso, a "total total total tourist attraction" like the original DUM ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Dumbo Smasher Gets 3 1/2 Years

    Followers of this summer's window-smashing epidemic in Dumbo may recall that blog tipsters drew suspicion upon local skel Darren Stone, aka Squarehead. The Brooklyn Paper reports that Stone, who was arrested in August, has just been found guilty of the spree and put away for three and a half years. ... More >>

  • Art

    October 29, 2008

    Brooklyn's Industry City Forges A New Kind of Arts District

    An art world sprouts near Sunset Park, DUMBO be damned

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    Manhattan Mag Debuts: Reality Star, Wine Forgery Examined

    Manhattan magazine debuts today. While there are no vendors of posh glossies within stumbling distance of our Brooklyn hellhole/satellite office, the magazine's publisher, Modern Luxury Media (!), helpfully describes in a press release the premiere issue ("101 pages of uptown hip and downtown chic" ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 3, 2008


    Cinco de Mayo’s got nothing on this party

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2008

    Update: Car-Smash "Blog Bust" in Vain?

    As we reported Friday, concerned bloggers of Dumbo brought attention to local thug Darren Stone, whom they thought responsible for a number of area car break-ins. Cops linked Stone to one smash-and-grab via DNA (!) and picked him up last week. The Sunday New York Post hailed the "Blog Bust" ("Online ... More >>

  • Art

    October 2, 2007

    Modern Brooklyn

    A formalist occasion at DUMBO's Smack Mellon

  • Dance

    August 22, 2006

    Minds of Summer

    Old fort inspires quick sketches by choreographers

  • NYC Life

    July 11, 2006

    How Not to Pay Rent

    The lofty ambitions of tenants of illegal apartment buildings

  • NYC Life

    May 9, 2006

    A Tent Grows Across the Bridge

    Bryant Park, meet Brooklyn Fashion Week

  • NYC Life

    March 7, 2006
  • Specials

    February 22, 2005
  • NYC Life

    October 28, 2003

    Cool Hunt

    Deconstructing the Gap, J. Crew, and Banana Republic

  • NYC Life

    August 19, 2003
  • NYC Life

    July 2, 2002
  • News

    November 6, 2001

    Push Push in the Flatbush

    Brooklyn Dance Clubs Pick Up the Cabaret Law’s Slack

  • Theater

    April 24, 2001
  • News

    January 16, 2001

    Project Girls

    Five Veterans of the City’s Public Housing Tell Their Tales

  • NYC Life

    November 28, 2000
  • Theater

    September 12, 2000
  • News

    May 11, 1999

    Queers in Space

    DUMBA Takes Off

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