Downtown Brooklyn

  • Voice Choices

    October 1, 2014


    Discover this Brooklyn museum after dark

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    "We Can't Survive On $7.25": Fast Food Workers Strike Across New York City

    All over the city today, protesters were out in a full show of support for fast food workers in search of fairer wages and the right to unionize. For the second time in three months, the nationwide one-day strike brought rallies to fast food restaurants around the city. The Voice made it out to one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Masta Ace on Disposable Arts Getting the Deluxe Treatment

    This week, Masta Ace's Disposable Arts, one of the most treasured rap albums of the 2000s, finally gets a long-awaited deluxe reissue treatment that brings us the out-of-print classic along with a documentary on its making featuring new interviews with all of the parties involved. One of rap's all t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Free Wi-Fi Coming to Brownsville, Harlem, the Bronx, and Housing Projects in Brooklyn

    On the heels of a report that New York's tech sector grew faster than almost any other city's--becoming the city's second-largest industry this year--comes more good tech news. Mayor Bloomberg announced Monday the city will be rolling out free and public wireless corridors to 10 neighborhoods in D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    5 Ramens to Love, Plus Tribeca's Secret Ramen

    It's been over a year since Fork ranked the best bowls of ramen in New York, and plenty of new ramenyas have opened up in the city since then. In fact, we can hardly keep up with the ramen news, what with Yuji Haraguchi graduating from Smorgasburg, and Ivan Orkin working on opening a place on the Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Sticking Pot Stickers Together at Ganso and Lotus Blue

    Gyoza served lattice-style at Ganso Recently, FiTR has been spotting a new form of dumpling presentation. We don't know if it yet constitutes a trend, but it certainly results in a more-attractive app, a superior consistency of cooking from dumpling to dumpling, and a bit more of the crunchy crust ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 9, 2013


    On the hunt for a missing child

  • 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 30, 2012

    Boycott at Brooklyn Wendy's Apparently Causes Owner to Rehire Worker Fired For Striking

    Management at a Downtown Brooklyn Wendy's probably thought it was sending a stern message to its staff after one of its employees was fired this morning for participating in yesterday's city-wide walkout. Well, just hours after laying down the law, it appears that the owner stepped in and hired th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Russian Tea Room Reopens; Southern Hospitality Closes for Good

    Southern Hospitality, the Memphis barbecue restaurant cum preppy hangout, has thrown in the towel. The restaurant, owned by Trace Ayala, Etyan Sugerman, and Justin Timberlake, will no longer operate on the Upper East Side. The Denver location is still in business. [Eater]

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Say Hello to Landbrot, Seattle's Best Coffee in Downtown Brooklyn

    Seattle's Best Coffee opened a new location at 253 Livingston Street in downtown Brooklyn on Thursday. To celebrate the launch, they're giving away free small 12 oz hot brewed coffee at the new location from 5:30 am - 11 pm on Wednesday, June 27. Landbrot's Lower East Side location recently opened ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    New York University Scores Partnership With City for New Applied Sciences Center -- In Brooklyn!

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg, surrounded by around 30 officials -- electeds, reps from his administration, university partners, and more -- announced yesterday that New York City would be partnering with New York University to create an applied sciences center in downtown Brooklyn. It was such an importan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Live: The MATA Festival Brings Brooklyn's Drones And Whirs To Roulette

    2012 MATA Festival Roulette Friday, April 20 Better than: Figuring out how to play the Koyaanisqatsi German Blu-ray on an American TV. Between Charles de Gaulle interpreted by a coloratura soprano, a Deliverance-style duel pitting a player piano against a live pianist, and a 13-piece chamber suite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    What to Do This Weekend: Smorgasburg, Dekalb Market

    Smorgasburg, the outdoor food fair in Williamsburg, will open for the season this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The usual suspects, like Asia Dog, McClure's, Porchetta, and Red Hook Lobster Pound, will be there along with 57 other food vendors.

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2012

    Junior's Black and White Cookie Turns Red and White for Valentine's Day

    Behold, the Valentine's black-and-white. Long-running downtown Brooklyn deli Junior's has an always-active bakery carryout operation right inside the front door, where the most popular pastries are plain cheesecake, cheesecake with canned cherries, cheesecake with canned pineapple, cheesecake with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    MTA Releases New Night-time Version of Subway Map

    The MTA has released a late-night version of the subway map so that now, on that rare occasion when you're trying to get home drunk on a Thursday night, you will know exactly which trains you should avoid waiting for! Said MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota, "This companion night map will, for the first tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Look at All the 'Lost Subways' That Might Have Changed Your Life

    ​Have you seen WNYC's "Lost Subways" Map? It shows 11 planned subway lines that, had they ever been built, would have added to the current 842 miles of track in the New York City system. Among them: An underground subway connecting the North Shore of Staten Island with Bay Ridge, Brooklyn; a F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    December's Openings and Closings

    The shark-infested waters of New York City's restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you're into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Valery Jean, Executive Director of Families United for Racial and Economic Equality, on FUREE's 10th Anniversary Party

    Caleb Ferguson​It's the holidays and time for nightly benefit parties. This month, we're be circling back to non-profits and art groups we've talked to through out 2011 as they gear up for their annual shindigs. Today we're talking to Valery Jean, Executive Director of Families United for Rac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    M50 Bus Wins "Slower Than a Lawnmower" Acclaim

    According to this year's annual "Pokey" award, the slowest local bus route in New York City is the M50, which travels crosstown on 49th and 50th Streets between First and Twelfth Avenues, clocking in at just 3.5 miles per hour at noon on a weekday, according to Straphangers Campaign staff and volunt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    The Weeknd Will Come On Down To New York Next Thursday

    Details are sketchy on how exactly to get in, but yes, the Toronto-based downer R&B outfit known as The Weeknd will make its US live debut on September 15—that's a week from tonight—at Skylight One Hanson, the schmancy Downtown Brooklyn venue that earlier this year hosted a super-exclus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Ten Great Neighborhood-Specific Brooklyn Rap Anthems

    ​This Saturday, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival will conclude with shows by Brownsville's mighty M.O.P., who will perform their rambunctious brand of rap down under the Brooklyn Bridge, and, er, noted Queens representer Q-Tip. Rappers from Brooklyn have never been shy about proclaiming their her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Five Dead and Gone Classic Brooklyn Restaurants

    pbase.comAt one time, Lundy's was the world's largest restaurant, seating 2,800 hungry souls.​ Shed a tear for Brooklyn's great restaurants of the past. They once defined life in the borough, making it unnecessary to toddle to Manhattan for a lively and memorable night out, and they died as t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 23, 2011


    Elliott Sharp turns 60

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    This Week in Chains: Panera Bread Is Coming to Brooklyn

    ​Chains just love them some downtown Brooklyn: Not only is the neighborhood getting a Shake Shack, it's also the future home of the borough's first outpost of Panera Bread.

  • Voice Choices

    September 1, 2010


    An eminent domain showcase

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Pressuring 'Rat'-ner in Brooklyn

    ​Either this rat really can't wait to get shop at Best Buy, or somebody hasn't negotiated with the union. It is of course the latter. Local 79 was protesting this morning outside of the old Circuit City in the Atlantic Mall in downtown Brooklyn, which went belly-up last October. Like the Cir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Comes to Brooklyn

    ​If you're a fan of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series, today's your day. The final installment, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, hit stands this morning.

  • Voice Choices

    May 18, 2010


    Pop the kickstand on your weekly art fix

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2010

    Have you seen... an Armed Robber in Brooklyn

    ​The NYPD would like to speak to the man in the picture about four armed robberies in the past month in downtown Brooklyn. Police in the 84th Precinct say that he approaches his victims, shows them a black gun, grabs their stuff and runs. He hit three victims between January 20-25, all on Fult ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Downtown Brooklyn -- Where It's All Happening, Eventually, Baby!

    ​The New York Post has the surprising story: that the newest Hot Nabe is -- Downtown Brooklyn! Yes, the zone of borough offices, courts, the Transit Museum, and crappy delis is "Brooklyn's fastest-growing residential neighborhood" -- its population has tripled in just 10 years. That still l ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010
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    December 4, 2009

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Ofrenda; Goodbye to Rainbow Cafe (in Manhattan)

    The Loading Dock, an expansion of Forrest Cole's Choncho's Tacos cart at the Brooklyn Flea, has opened in Downtown Brooklyn. Serving Mexican-style eggs, tacos made with tortillas from Corona's Nixtamal, and Gorilla coffee, it will also act as a gallery. [NY Magazine] Peter Poulakakos, whose father ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    34th Street Bus Lines Get Timers

    ​It surprises us that the MTA has chosen the M16 and M34 buses on 34th Street for its bus-shelter digital timer pilot program, which announces to waiting riders when the next one is scheduled to arrive. The relatively uncomplicated L train made a good test case for the subway version, but the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    City Officials Still Park Illegally. Our Solution: Jimmy Justice!

    Browstoner and the Daily News notice "parking abuse" by civic officials in downtown Brooklyn. Expired meters, crosswalks, hydrants, bike lanes -- these mean nothing to the police, fire, and judicial employees who use their placards to park any damn place near Borough Hall, despite a mayoral crackd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    Protesters Tell Gristede's King Catsimatidis: Give Us Back Our Supermarket

    It's undoubtedly not how John Catsimatidis, the billionaire Gristede's owner and rumored 2009 mayoral candidate, would have liked his bespectacled, slightly pudgy face get public recognition: aloft on a pole held by a Brooklyn pre-teen, beneath the words "SHAME ON YOU!!" The occasion was a protest ... More >>

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    October 15, 2007
  • NYC Life

    July 17, 2007
  • News

    May 22, 2007

    On the Outs in Brooklyn

    The city's complicity behind the borough's soaring eviction rate

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2007
  • NYC Life

    July 25, 2006

    BAM Goes the Neighborhood

    While Atlantic Yards grabs the headlines, an art attack quietly transforms downtown Brooklyn

  • Film

    May 2, 2006

    Sundance 2.0

    Redford vs. De Niro: Utah fest moves into Tribeca's backyard

  • NYC Life

    November 15, 2005

    Cracking the Code

    How to dress like a schoolboy—for less

  • NYC Life

    November 16, 2004

    'Fever' Pitch

    Karaoke for a cause in Brooklyn; bitch sessions about bottle service

  • NYC Life

    April 22, 2003
  • Film

    July 16, 2002
  • Specials

    December 4, 2001
  • News

    January 16, 2001

    Project Girls

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

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