• Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    SISTERS Gets Ready to Make Its Debut in Clinton Hill

    Flatbush Farm owner Damon Gorton has lived in Clinton Hill for more than 15 years, and he's spent the last several looking for a space. He wanted something interesting for a potential second concept, and he found it in the old Sisters Hardware Store. "It has remarkably high ceilings and a tremendous ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 22, 2014


    Bringing sexy back to the poetry scene.

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    The Underachievers Recall the Time Cops in Missouri Made Them Take Acid

    AK and Issa Dash join together as the Underachievers, a Flatbush-based rap duo signed to Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder label. After dropping the excellent Indigoism mixtape in 2013, they've just released Cellar Door. Still buzzing from the reaction to the project, we hit up the indigo kids to talk thro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Meet Bobby Shmurda: The Rapper That Has You (and Beyoncé) Doing the Shmoney Dance

    Bobby Shmurda is having the best summer ever. After bubbling in his native Flatbush, the 20-year-old has skyrocketed from relative obscurity to viral star upon the heels of "Shmoney Dance." The track and its swaying, dance accompaniment are the stuff that Vine dreams are made of. It's no wonder the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Here Are NYC's Best Happy Hour Deals This Week

    It might not feel like it today, but summer's here (or, at least, the pools are open, and school will be out soon). Celebrate with a cheap drink at one of these four happy hours.

  • Voice Choices

    August 28, 2013


    West Indian american day brings parties galore

  • Voice Choices

    August 7, 2013


    Bring your dancing shoes 
to prospect park

  • Voice Choices

    April 17, 2013


    Joey Bada$$ and friends kick it on the beast coast

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Hear James Blake's New Album Overgrown Before All Your Friends at Listening Parties Throughout the Week

    Fans of minimal emotional music, take heed! James Blake's new album Overgrown is out next week. But before it does, you can cozy up to it at one of several early listening parties around town this week, the details of which are as follows...

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    [Updated] For Easter: The Story of Hot Cross Buns

    Howard F. asks: What is the religious significance of hot cross buns, and where can I get them? Dear Howard: Hot cross buns are an English pastry associated with Good Friday. Actually, some are like bread rolls, while others are more like muffins or even cupcakes in texture and taste. What they hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Five NYC Rappers Who Deserve To Be In XXL's 2013 Freshman Class Issue

    XXL magazine revealed their annual freshmen list today. Among the10 picks for future rap fame (plus a boxed-out bonus picture of Chief Keef's head), New York City is represented by the monolithic Action Bronson, Pro Era leader Joey Bada$$ and Angel Haze. In the interest of municipal pride then, here ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 6, 2013

    Finding The Perfect Jerk on Flatbush

    Dueling spice-rubbed chickens

  • Voice Choices

    March 6, 2013
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    December 19, 2012

    Live While 
We're Young

    See the present and future 
of New York rap at S.O.B.’s

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Pork Slope Now Delivers in Brooklyn

    Great news for pig-hungry Park Slopers. Dale Talde's roadhouse-inspired tavern, Pork Slope, is now allowing its neighbors to feast at home. As of last Friday, the restaurant is offering delivery service from Flatbush Avenue to 9th Street between 4th Street and Prospect Park. If you're in range and n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Shoplifter Ripped Off Brooklyn 7-Eleven. So Employees Ripped Off His Pants *VIDEO*

    When you work at a convenience store in Brooklyn, you have to learn to pick your battles. For example, candy bars are going to get stolen every once in a while. When this happens, you can do one of two things: ignore it and take the loss, or drag the shoplifter back into the building kicking and scr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Make Time for These Hip-Hop Shows at CMJ 2012

    By all means, enjoy the whispy waifs warbling their sensitive indie ballads up and down the city during CMJ. But make time for some hip-hop while you do. Here are a few acts worth your time. See Also: - Don't Miss These Bands At CMJ - Handy CMJ Flowchart Panel Selector

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Live: The Cops Shut Down Fool's Gold Day Off; DJ A-Trak Throws Out More T-Shirts

    Check out our slideshow from the party. Fool's Gold Day Off: French Montana, Danny Brown, Brothers Macklovitch, Just Blaze, Flosstradamus, Flatbush Zombies, Nick Catchdubs, Ricky Blaze, Party Supplies, #BEEN #TRILL, Telephoned, and more City Winery Monday, September 3 Better than: Rain. Last yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Live: Action Bronson Causes Christmas In August At Music Hall Of Williamsburg

    Action Bronson w/Flatbush Zombies, Meyhem Lauren, Tanya Morgan Music Hall of Williamsburg Thursday, August 23 Better than: Hip-hop actually dying back when Nas called it in 2006. What was Action Bronson going to do? Last night, around midnight, the Flatbush Zombies, accompanied by A$AP Rocky, lef ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 22, 2012


    The Afro-Punk festival storms Commodore Barry Park

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Live: Flatbush Zombies And Cerebral Ballzy Bring Brooklyn To The Lower East Side

    Cerebral Ballzy w/Flatbush Zombies, The Gospels, Jasmine Solano The Space Friday, June 22 Better than: Getting caught in the rain. On a humid Friday at a new, still-raw, skate-ramp-slash-stage-equipped Lower East Side space (called, er, The Space), the answer to the timeless question "Is Brooklyn ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 23, 2012


    Dance all day at Dekalb Market

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Q&A: Joey Bada$$ On Singing Biggie At Two, Tumblr Stalkers, And Finishing High School

    Joey Bada$$ is perched over a Pac-Man tabletop arcade machine at a neighborhood bar in Flatbush. With a glass of Sprite resting on the video game's screen, he confesses that he's never played Pac-Man before, gives a laugh, and says, "I probably suck at this." Bada$$'s lack of experience at early-'8 ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 1, 2012

    RAP 2.0

    A$AP Rocky headlines Irving Plaza

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Q&A: Flatbush Zombies On Thug Waffles, Longtime Friendships, And The Meaning Of The Zombie Lifestyle

    The word "Brooklyn" conjures up images of all types of illy shit—gold fronts (not grills), bubble coats, designer "wears," dreads smoking bud like it was legal. Newcomers Flatbush Zombies managed to incorporate all of the aforementioned BK traits into their music and its accompanying visuals w ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 21, 2011


    Action Bronson and 
Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire team up

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Say Hello to Kutsher's, Konditori

    Here are some of the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Mega-restaurateur and convicted felon Jeffrey Chodorow has launched Kutsher's, a Catskill-resort-culture-influenced resto in Tribeca. The menu includes pastrami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Smashburger to Colonize Fort Greene Condo Tower

    CurbedThe future home of Smashburger.​As it inches closer to opening in Brooklyn, Smashburger has provided Diner's Journal with the address of its first location, in Fort Greene. The burger chain will open on the ground floor of 80 DeKalb, an appropriately grandiose condo tower near Flatbush A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    The Opulent Organs of Western Beef

    ​Here's looking at you, kid -- I mean piglet. Organ meats, also known as offal or by the more all-inclusive category of variety meats, form a perpetual topic of conversation among food fanciers. Some love 'em. Some hate 'em. But no one is completely indifferent. Many chefs have fooled around ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2010

    Hibiscus Flowers Make Festive Xmas Mixer

    ​Hibiscus flowers are now available in Flatbush Caribbean markets. Fresh hibiscus flowers are seasonally being sold in the lush vegetable markets that line Flatbush Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The blossoms are damp and leathery in texture, and the deep red color is striking.

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Police Seek Man Wanted in 3 Brooklyn Sex Assaults

    ​The NYPD is asking for the public's help locating the suspect in the police sketch, who's wanted in connection with three sex assaults in the same neighborhood of East Flatbush, Brooklyn. He's described as a black male in his late 20s, approximately 5'9" to 5'11" with a medium build, medium t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    CMJ Portrait: Rapper Theophilus London

    photo by Sam Horine Theophilus London Hails from: Flatbush Occupation: Musician Best CMJ moment: Headlining Fader Fort at the last moment. Favorite band: New Look

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    The Great Maybe-Tornado of 2010: Tornado Spares Voice

    All photos by Steven Thrasher​We're still waiting for confirmation on whether the tornado that ransacked Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Queens last night was actually a tornado -- investigators are out trying to determine whether patterns were "swirling" or otherwise, and the National Weather Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Taro Sushi Will Open Its Flatbush Avenue Location by the End of the Month

    Get ready, Flatbush Avenue.​ Taro Sushi is an institution in Park Slope, thanks to its impeccably fresh raw fish and such rarefied options as natto and monkfish liver.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Presenting: the Greenest Block in Brooklyn

    The winner. (via Brooklyn Botanic Garden)​Congratulations, Vanderveer Place between Flatbush Avenue and East 23rd Street in Flatbush: you've been crowned the Greenest Block in Brooklyn by the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, regaining the title after not winning since 1997.

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Winter BLT With Smoked Tempeh at Brooklyn's Flatbush Farm

    Open wide​A bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich is one of the fleeting joys of summer eating, but Flatbush Farm in Park Slope/Prospect Heights has built a better BLT, one that can be eaten year-round and by vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2010

    2 Brooklyn Women Injured in Early Morning Hit-and-Run

    ABC News​Police in Brooklyn are looking for the driver in a hit-and-run accident which injured two young women crossing Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights at 4:30 this morning. Investigators say the green Acura, its windshield caved in and side mirror missing, was later found abandoned two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Have You Seen... Holiday Subway Platform Robbers

    Some folks decided to get some Christmas money by robbing citizens on train platforms, showing no respect for the season or the city's reputation as an oasis of low crime. These two stuck up a man on the 7th Avenue/Flatbush Q train platform in Brooklyn on Christmas Eve. Perp #1 is described as b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    The Burgeoning Ditmas Park Restaurant Scene is Still No Place for a Vegan

    Cortelyou Road is still a barren place for a vegan.​Ditmas Park may be home to a growing number of restaurants, but its animal product-free options are apparently still lacking: the blog Flatbush Vegan has suspended operation because its authors, though still vegan, have moved out of Flatbush. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Corrections Officer with Suspended License Runs Down, Kills Woman in Brooklyn

    ​It's not a cop this time, but a state corrections officer who has reportedly mowed down a woman with his car in Brooklyn this morning. The as yet unnamed 38-year-old victim was struck at St. Marks and Flatbush Avenues and pronounced dead at Methodist Hospital. Sing Sing employee Damon Padmore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Jewish Patrol Assault Trial "Close to Farce"; Messiah to Be Called as Witness

    ​The Flatbush Shomrim -- a safety patrol of observant Jews -- has been on fire lately. Last week they caught a graffiti artist and a car-breaker, and yesterday they took down a burglar. The Crown Heights Shomrim, meanwhile, has been much busier in court, with six of its members charged with be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Times: New Storefront Art Shows Like Old Kind, Except Fancy, Curated

    ​Last week we mentioned that some city-owned rental space, even in buildings one imagined would be very rentable (the Staten Island Ferry terminal, for example) were being offered free to artists to use as exhibition spaces. Today the Times tells us the city's not the only landlord to give ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Sharlene's Bar Replaces Mooney's in Prospect Heights

    Mooney's, the ancient, beloved dive bar on Flatbush Avenue closed last summer, pushed out, reportedly, by rising rents, that common, sad story. Sharlene's has emerged in it's place, and seems pretty close to opening. The intel from Brooklynian is that the place is owned by one of the bartenders from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    What's Happening This Week

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! This week, we bring you an ancient feast and a good ol' fashioned crawdad boil. Capitale Executive Chef Jason Munger has teamed up with the Archaeological Inst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    5 Banks Robbed Yesterday in 4 Boroughs

    Citizens responding to the financial crisis robbed five banks in the city yesterday. A WaMu was hit in the Bronx at 9:20 a.m., then a Valley National near Flatbush, then an HSBC in Long Island City, then the Sovereign Bank on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint -- and this was all before 11 a.m. At 3:30 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Voters Persist in Voting

    What, they're not done voting yet? Fat lines reported in Williamsburg, Carroll Gardens, Flatbush, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope -- you get the idea (but not so much in Van Cortlandt Village). Turnout also remains heavy in the real America, as shown by an old lady in a lawn chair in Louisiana, a "flo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2007
  • News

    November 15, 2005

    An Army of None

    If counter-recruiters succeed and enlistees flee, a draft could be next.

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    March 30, 2004
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    April 30, 2002
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