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 >>
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.
West Indian american day brings parties galore
Bring your dancing shoes to prospect park
Joey Bada$$ and friends kick it on the beast coast
Fans of minimal emotional music, take heed! James Blake's new album Overgrown is out next week. But before it does, you can cozy up to it at one of several early listening parties around town this week, the details of which are as follows...
Howard F. asks: What is the religious significance of hot cross buns, and where can I get them? Dear Howard: Hot cross buns are an English pastry associated with Good Friday. Actually, some are like bread rolls, while others are more like muffins or even cupcakes in texture and taste. What they hav ... More >>
XXL magazine revealed their annual freshmen list today. Among the10 picks for future rap fame (plus a boxed-out bonus picture of Chief Keef's head), New York City is represented by the monolithic Action Bronson, Pro Era leader Joey Bada$$ and Angel Haze. In the interest of municipal pride then, here ... More >>
Dueling spice-rubbed chickens
See the present and future of New York rap at S.O.B.’s
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 >>
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 >>
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
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 >>
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 >>
The Afro-Punk festival storms Commodore Barry Park
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 >>
Dance all day at Dekalb Market
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 >>
A$AP Rocky headlines Irving Plaza
The word "Brooklyn" conjures up images of all types of illy shitgold 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 >>
Action Bronson and Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire team up
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 >>
viaLearning to drive can be an embarrassing experience. One or both of your parents is in the car with you clinging to the armrests for dear life, you are being cursed relentlessly by surrounding drivers and your mistakes are very public. That's why we kind of pity this kid who crashed into t ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
AOL's WalletPop site has revealed the safest neighborhoods in America's major cities based on neighborhood and FBI crime data. Guess what!? Bedford Avenue has ranked as one of those cozy locales, where your chance of becoming the victim to a crime is but 1 in 500 each year.
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
All photos by Steven ThrasherWe'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 >>
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.
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.
It's Friday afternoon, and thus time for a fond glimpse back to the best posts of the past five days. We ranked Our 10 Best Picnic Spots in NYC. Painkiller's Giuseppe Gonzalez talked tiki, frozen drinks, and the hangover cure that comes in a syringe. Tortilleria Nixtamal's Fernando Ruiz talked ab ... More >>
Open wideA 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.
ABC NewsPolice 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
If counter-recruiters succeed and enlistees flee, a draft could be next.